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So I went to Petco today and like always I made my round with the animals, and ended up at the reptiles.
Oh man I love the baby bearded dragons. Am I projecting or are they just smart? I turn my head one way and they turn their head, turn it the other way and they turn theirs again. And they always scrabble at the glass and come forward to try to get to you.
Well as I was engaging those little guys I hear this PLOP and see a green flash near my feet. I look down and see a bright green lizard pressed up in the corner of his tank nearest me and staring up at me. Holy crap was he cool. I bent down and engaged with it for a while, pretty awesome, and only $34. If I wasn't broke as shit, and if I actually knew anything about them, I totally would have bought that cute little bugger.
Then I was playing with the bearded dragons a bit more and an employee who had been talking to people about how to train their new small dog came past and this is what she said:
> Now you can give your dog a Kong toy, and if they lick at it for 12-15 minutes that's the same as giving them a 20 to 30 minute walk
I said 'Jesus Fuck!' really loud when she said that and got the fuck out of there after that. What makes it worse is the ladies buying dog stuff were a grandma/mom/18+ granddaughter trio and all were REALLY overweight.
Don't tell fat people they don't have to walk their dog, Jesus Christ.
PETCO THREAD EVERYONE
Best low maintenence, small space consumption insects/fish
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So im at uni and i really want to invest in a pet, i love the idea of having a small insect or fish/shrimp or something similar to look after and to have on my desk to stare at etc.
I like the idea of a small fish, but not something lame like a goldfish, something that maybe looks kinda weird or unique, but id want something i could keep in a tiny environment maybe as big as a pint glass sized object or small sphere.
I also really like mantis' and have had experience feeding my fathers as he used to breed them.
So my question to you all is - what is outright the best low maintenence insect/aquatic that wont take up much room and can be transported home a few times a year?
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If any of you here are animal "lovers", get the fuck out. Do you have any idea how many bad connotations that term has?
Some of you better be on here because you have an interest in animal science, the natural world, evolutionary biology, etc, and not just because you want to dress up your little pet kitten.