Tuesday, May 12, 2015

5 Pets I'd Love to Have Someday

Have you ever met an animal and thought to yourself - "Gosh, that guy would make an awesome pet!"? I can't count the number of times I've had this thought myself. Working with a wide variety of different animals will have that effect on you though.

I don't think of animals as objects that you keep, so don't get the wrong idea about this list. The animals listed here are merely creatures I wouldn't mind sharing my life with someday. I'd like to be their friend, if you will. It's kind of a fantasy list, but who knows? Maybe one day, my dreams will come true. Here are 5 pets I'd like to have someday.

1. Guinea Pig


It wasn't until I became a Vet Tech that I really thought I'd like to have a Guinea Pig one day. I got to hang out with them all day at work and they were just really cool little critters. They were always sweet and some were shy. Plus, being adorable doesn't hurt. My favorite part about Guinea Pigs? The noises that they make are SO cute!

2. Pacific Parrotlet

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For anyone that doesn't know about Pacific Parrotlets, they might just be the absolute cutest little birds in the world and I have a major bird crush on them. If that's even a real thing. They are very small parrots, but still have the personality of a large one. They come in a variety of colors including green, blue, and yellow. 

3. Bearded Dragon

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Honestly, I've *kind of* already had a Bearded Dragon as a pet. Kind of. My brother had one as a pet for several years, and he used to live here with us. He was a very friendly lizard that convinced me that if I were ever going to keep a reptile as a pet, it would be a Bearded Dragon. They are one of the nicest lizard species I've ever met, and make amazing companions. 

4. Chickens

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I always talk about how I want to have some chickens to my daughter. She thinks I'm crazy, but I just think chickens are so beautiful! Plus, they give out tasty eggs. I've met a lot of chickens before and they were all really nice ladies and gentlemen. I definitely have the space for them, but don't think I'm ready to make that leap yet. We have a lot of chicken predators where I live (coyotes, raccoon, possums, etc) and I think it would take a lot of work to secure them properly. 

5. Chinchilla

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Chinchillas are small mammals that can live between 12-20 years. I actually met a Chinchilla that was 15 years old once! They seem a bit cheeky with a bit of attitude. They are known for their super soft fur, and believe me it is so soft. They are native to the Andes Mountains in South America and used to living in high altitudes. They eat hay, run around really fast, and take baths in dust. If you've never seen a Chinchilla take a bath, you are missing out on some major cuteness! 

And that's sort of my fantasy list of pets I'd love to have someday. Nothing too weird, at least I don't think anyways. All the pets listed here are fairly common and I may just be lucky enough to share my life with these guys one day. 

What about you? Are there any pets you'd love to have someday? 

25 comments:

  1. You want your own dragon? That's a cool idea :o) My mom dreams about a parrot, but we couldn't give the perfect home such a bird would need. So we watch them in their natural habitat, that's ok too :o)
    easy rider

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    1. I also couldn't provide them with a proper home right now, which is why I don't have one... yet!

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  2. You know you're pet crazy when... you read a post like this and only one is a pet you have never had or spent a lot of time with! So the Pacific Parrotlet is that for me here. How long do they live? And I am partly asking that because Leo was looking over my shoulder and was a little disappointed not to see one of his closer cousins on your list.

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    1. I've met quite a few Parrotlets and they are just so adorable! I see Information online that says they live 10-15 years, and another website says 20+ years. Back when I was seeing a lot of birds, I narrowed it down to about 3 or 4 species that I might want to keep one day. My home's not ready for that just yet, but my bird list includes Parrotlets, Goffin's Cockatoo, Parakeet, and Lovebird. I've always imagined I'd want a smaller bird. I think Parrotlets are high on my list because they are small, not too loud, and unique. Don't worry Leo - I still love you! I LOVE cockatoos and would love to have one because they are the sweetest birds ever, but I don't know if they'd be the perfect fit for me.

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  3. I have ALWAYS wanted, and one day WILL have, a ferret! I think they are the coolest little animals, and I grew up with my neighbors kids always having them, so I got to play with them first hand. So cool!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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    1. I had 2 ferrets before and they are very cool, and very mischievous :) What surprised me about them was how much my father ended up liking them. He even built a little outdoor cage for them to hang out in sometimes. Very uncharacteristic of him, because he usually isn't fond of pets like that.

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  4. with your land I am surprised that you DON'T have chickens! Also, I am surprised you don't have a guinea pig!

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    1. Ha - I know right?! I just don't want to commit to animals that I'm not ready to properly care for yet. Some of these fancy chicken coops cost upwards of $1k! I'm sure we could easily build something ourselves, but I'd be devastated if a predator ever got to them.

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  5. I have had both bearded dragons and chinchillas. They were both really cool pets to have.

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  6. We used to have a guinea pig and whenever we opened the fridge or cabinet, it sounded like she he said "we eat, we eat"- LOL.

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  7. I want a hedgehog lol they are super cute

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  8. some great pet ideas Ann,xx Rachel

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  9. I've never been much of a bird person, but I love Parrotlets so much. I really do wish to have a couple one day. Definitely a couple of rats, too :)

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  10. Now that would make for some interesting blog posts!

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  11. I think a parrot would be a cute animal to have around. We have one in our neighborhood, and while I’ve never seen it, I always hear it complaining about this and that. It just sounds too funny. The problem would be caring for a parrot, especially with dogs and cats already living in the home.

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    1. Our friend Bethany from Cascadian Nomads lives with a cockatoo, 3 dogs, and a cat and they all get along :) In fact, I've seen her travel with all of them... together! But you are right - parrots are a huge commitment and need some really special care.

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  12. We would love to have a chicken. Mmmmm....tasty! ;)

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  13. Mom would love to have gerbils again, other than that just certain breeds of dogs and cats.

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  14. I think out of your list I would love the Parrotlet - Sounds like an adorable bird. We had an African Grey years ago when we lived in Germany. Parrots are phenomenal pets.

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    1. Those African Greys can be real characters :)

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  15. That's a pretty good list! Chickens and chinchilla are on my list as well - along with a sugar glider, goats, pot bellied pigs, and a cow!

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    1. Haha - I like your list! But sugar gliders do scare me a little bit. They are adorable though!

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  16. I find it hard to believe that you don't have chickens! Love Dolly

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  17. Good list ! We're lucky to live in a rural area ; Mum can pet many chicken, dogs, ducks, goose, cows and horses (and mice), but we don't have to live with them ! Purrs

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  18. Oh my goodness. Chinchilla is #1 on my list followed by Llama or Alpaca. I hope to rescue a little furball once I move into a bigger space!
    -Jessica from Beagles & Bargains

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