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Old December 24th, 2012 (06:52 PM).
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If that were the case, it'd be kinda cool to have one. Chances are they're illegal exotic pets in like a lot of the world.
Well really they belong in the wild, so it's not that surprising that they're illegal to own, and I certainly wouldn't recommend anyone go out and illegally buy one.

Then again, if the animal is genuinely happy to live with you as a pet I can't really see anything morally wrong with owning one (although owning something like a Komodo Dragon is completely impractical).
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Old December 24th, 2012 (07:29 PM).
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Get a constrictor, then. The method of feeding a mouse to a small constrictor (larger ones eat (a) rat(s)) is pretty simply and you never need to see it, dead or alive. Even if it's live, the people at the pet store may kill it for you (the ones at mine will) upon your request. Then you just put the snake in the paper bag with the mouse and set it in the tank. The only times you would need to see the mice would be when they're alive (and only when the pet store staff is showing you to find out how big of a mouse you need).

I don't mean to push it on you, by any means. You seem interested, though, so I'm just (attempting) to help out. (:
Naw, I probably wont ever get a snake lol. I thik they're kinda cool though. If I ever want a reptile Id probably get a lizard or turtle.
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Quote originally posted by Kanto_Johto:
There's a couple in Africa that did this with a sick Hippo calf, and since then it still practically lives with them and has never lashed out at them despite being a fully grown adult (hippos are the world's most aggressive animal btw).
The funny thing is that the hippopotamus is a vegetarian. XD

My aunt had this lizard named Rico Suavé, and a few years later got a cat named Fluffy who proceeded to hunt it. Funny we were just talking about cats lol
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Lizards and turtles are cute, too. (:
Though I've never had a turtle (mainly because of their lifespan and size).

So I'm looking up money from other countries that I was given for Christmas as an early gift. I've searched for 1,125 of various currencies (1,000 Dong, 100 Kwacha, and 25 Piastres)...so far the value in USD is $0.13. It's still cool to own them, though.
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Old December 24th, 2012 (08:01 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Kanto_Johto:
If you reared a Komodo Dragon, chances are it would never try to eat you and you'd be able to form a bond/friendship with it. There's a couple in Africa that did this with a sick Hippo calf, and since then it still practically lives with them and has never lashed out at them despite being a fully grown adult (hippos are the world's most aggressive animal btw).
Hippos aren't the world's most aggressive animal.
Also, just because one person was able to do that, it doesn't mean another will. There's still a high chance that the animal could attack. It's happened hundreds of time before. It's more like animals are tolerating your presence, not really a 'bond' in most cases.
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Old December 24th, 2012 (08:06 PM).
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I dont really think wild animals like that should be kept as pets tbh.
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Old December 24th, 2012 (08:15 PM).
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^ I suppose thats true but owning one would just be awesome i guess.
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Old December 24th, 2012 (08:15 PM). Edited December 24th, 2012 by Kanto_Johto.
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Quote originally posted by Charizard★:
Hippos aren't the world's most aggressive animal.
They're certainly one of the worlds most aggressive animals, though.

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Also, just because one person was able to do that, it doesn't mean another will. There's still a high chance that the animal could attack. It's happened hundreds of time before. It's more like animals are tolerating your presence, not really a 'bond' in most cases.
Some dogs have turned round and randomly attacked and killed their owners, and that too has happened hundreds of times. Yet dogs are one of the most popular domesticated animals around. I've also met cats that are completely mundane and have failed to form a bond of friendship with their owner, and essentially "tolerate your presence".


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I dont really think wild animals like that should be kept as pets tbh.
Agreed. However, if the animal is happy and doesn't cause any problems for anyone else, I'm not against the idea of it.
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Old December 24th, 2012 (08:22 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Kanto_Johto:
They're certainly one of the worlds most aggressive animals, though.
That, I agree with.

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Some dogs have turned round and randomly attacked and killed their owners, and that too has happened hundreds of times. Yet dogs are one of the most popular domesticated animals around. I've also met cats that are completely mundane and have failed to form a bond of friendship with their owner, and essentially "tolerate your presence". What point are you trying to prove? I also don't know how you managed to conclude that it's not a bond "in most cases".
In some cases, it can be friendship, however, most of the times with wild animals, it's not. Unlike domesticated ones, you won't be able to take the 'wild' out of the animal. Not to say that a domesticated animal is 100% 'trainable'. Many people who try to form the 'bond' don't know much about the animal themselves and say, 'Oh I've had it for ___ years and it never attacked me. It responds to me when I call it, etc.' You can't do that in most cases. Just because you hand rear an animal doesn't mean it'll bow down to your every whim.

And I didn't mean to come off rude or anything at all, so I apologize if it does.
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Quote originally posted by Charizard★:
In some cases, it can be friendship, however, most of the times with wild animals, it's not. Unlike domesticated ones, you won't be able to take the 'wild' out of the animal. Not to say that a domesticated animal is 100% 'trainable'. Many people who try to form the 'bond' don't know much about the animal themselves and say, 'Oh I've had it for ___ years and it never attacked me. It responds to me when I call it, etc.' You can't do that in most cases. Just because you hand rear an animal doesn't mean it'll bow down to your every whim.
I get what you're saying. An animal's built-in mentality is not altered by its upbringing. I agree with that.

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And I didn't mean to come off rude or anything at all, so I apologize if it does.
Neither did I, which is why I edited out that last part of my reply to you in hopes that you wouldn't notice :3.
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Those being movies that feature James Bond, naturally. Nothing says "holiday spirit" quite like gadgets and international espionage.
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It's almost 10:30am here and nobody has opened gifts yet. I guess I just will be wandering around PC and listening to music while I wait for everyone else in my house to be ready.
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