Has anyone ever heard of owning a hummingbird as a pet. I was looking through another forum and saw that there was a place that sold hummingbirds as pets. I don't see how that could be a good pet. Any thoughts? Although it also listed pelicans, which I love, but still don't think would be great pets.
After looking some more I am just a bit upset at the list of 'pets' that this site is listing.http://www.gotpetsonline.com It doesn't appear that they are limited to selling to anyone. I know that most states have specific laws on owning many animals for sale on this site. It seem that these are individuals lising animals they have for sale. When living in Missouri people would keep these type of pets illegally. My husband was repairing things in a ladies apartment. She owned a full grown male lion. Yep, an african lion. This is just too bad.
I can see that some birds can be tamer than others, I know that hummingbirds can be conditioned to get close to humans. but I would never consider having one as a pet. In fact, I thought some pelicans were endangered? And that it was illegal to keep any wild bird as a pet, especially raptors.
i don't know about owning hummingbirds but i think owning a lion is disgusting. i really wish people would stop owning these types of animals. they are not pets in any way shape or form and should be left to their natural environment. people really make me sick sometimes.i feel really bad for these creatures. they were not meant to live like this and i can guarantee it is not being taken care of properly.
I was really scary for my hubby and his brother. The lion was lying on the couch and started over to the guys. They of course froze not knowing what to do. The owner stuck out her thumb and called the lion. The huge beast came over and sucked on her thumb. While doing that she led it to a back room until they were done working. It is really sad. I have heard of people's illegal 'pets' (used loosely) wandering the streets of my home town. The owner's could not claim them because they would be arrested. I don't understand what is wrong with some people.
You could try what we do, which is to put out feeders and sit outside and watch them. We get endless hours of enjoyment, having coffee with them. I would like to know who would sex them to keep them as pets?:-) They are ferociously territorial so you could only keep either a mixed pair of one bird. One morning I had a pair of them fly into the side of my head they were so intent on fighting. I don't know who was more startled. Please whatever you do, leave them as nature intended them to be. Wild and free.
i don't know about owning hummingbirds but i think owning a lion is disgusting. i really wish people would stop owning these types of animals. they are not pets in any way shape or form and should be left to their natural environment. people really make me sick sometimes.i feel really bad for these creatures. they were not meant to live like this and i can guarantee it is not being taken care of properly
That is not true. Though I do agree that most people should not have them a few people can take great care of them. My 2nd cusion had many many large cats, including a large male lion. he got it as a baby, so small it stayed in his shirt pocket and went everywere with him. he took very good care of him and he loved my cusion more then you would belive. When he got old he became blind and my cusion still took care of him, One day he was feeding him and the lion mistook his arm for food and bit him. My cusion kept his arm and the lion he knew it was not his fault he couldnt see. he died a old lion and was take care for untill the end.
Someone ended up burning all his cats one day when he was gone, He was able to save 3. Now he does mostly rescue work for animals, he has a horse that had been shot through the neck there is a hole in its neck big enough for you to put your arms in and wiggle them. he has some kind of large cat (its smaller then alot of big cats I cant rember what it is though).
When I hear about people having animals like that in appts or tied in a back yard it makes me sick. Even some of the zoos bug me but if I had a lion, elephant, any kind of large animals that I had to get rid of I would give it to my 2nd cusion.
I'm gonna trade this life for fortune and fame I'd even cut my hair and change my name