Discussion in 'Cat and Pet Forum' started by Tahla9999, Jun 30, 2012.
Should be picking up my Coturnix within a week. Not sure they count as pets though.
Possibly a cat down the road, and possibly a bird. Cat would be a rescue cat and bird would be a crimson bellied conure.
Those are just possibilities though, I am not 100% set on getting anything outside of dogs.
I recently adopted another hamster, an Rc dwarf. She was apparently found outside -- abandoned. I also got some corydora fish for my 20 gallon but I need to get a few more soon. Besides that I would love a betta, hehe.
I'm really not sure about having to take care of anything but the dogs; ideally someday we'll have saltwater tanks or "display" snakes of some sort. Realistically the NEXT non-dog will be a betta, I'm dying for another one
Okay so it was more like 11 days...
Do you... eat them? What are they for?
Next non-dog pet... errr... nothing? Right now I can't be bothered with anything else.
You can. They are also prolific egg-layers. They start laying around 6 weeks old and outlay chickens in numbers of eggs...about 5-6 a week for the first year. They are also table-ready at 6 weeks.
Granted the eggs are smaller than chicken eggs so you need more, but chickens aren't an option for me til sometime next year anyway since I don't have a run built yet and don't have a perimeter fence.
Probably will stick to dogs, cats, and maybe fish for the foreseeable future.
My roommate wants guinea pigs next year, but I'm trying to hold out: it will be too crowded with two of us, Capo, and Dillinger as it is!
Probably my next non-dog pet will be either another beta or a Leopard Gecko (I'm itching for something a little less...um...carnivorous after owning a Tokay!)
After the 3 rattie boys (and 1 girl) Im fostering go home I think Ill just stick with my 3 for a while. It will be hard to see them go. Id like an Oriental Short hair or Peterbald at some point but I dont see myself with out with curs and sighthounds so that maybe just a dream.
I'm sorry, there's no way I could eat those babies. Even as big ol ugly chickens..I admit I eat Purdue and try not to think what it actually is...gah. Anyway, Lacey the rat is growing nicely so that's 4 rats, 7 cats, a gerbil, fish and Pookins and the garden out front. That's enough stuff to feed and water for now, I'm good
Fair enough, wouldn't ask you to. FWIW my main point in getting them is eggs.
Oh, they are wee quail! How big are their eggs compared to a hen's egg?
It'll take about 4 quail eggs to equal one chicken egg by weight lol
These are Jumbo Coturnix which basically means they are Coturnix that have been selected for larger egg size so their eggs should be a bit bigger...the ones they had in their incubators were a bit bigger and out of the same birds...but that gives a general idea.
I want another snake. And a fish tank with cichlids.
Okay, well I mean the birdies don't have to get hurt to lay eggs...I could handle that...
I just got a cat last month, so probably nothing for a while now.