- Jul 12, 2011
Hamsters are varmints.
Tarantulas eat varmints.
Tarantulas eat varmints.
I remember seeing a TV program about pet behaviour where someone complained that their hamster chewed the bars of its cage constantly. The expert rehoused it into a big enclosure with burrowing opportunities and the hamster promptly disappeared underground. Were they happy? No, because the cute fluffball was not on display 24/7 for them to gawp at.I bet 9/10 people who think hamsters are a better pet would keep them in inadequate enclosures. They require a ton of floor space in an enclosure and most people think the little wire ones sold in pet stores are good…not even close.
I was gonna mention the smell if no one else did. The only rodents I liked keeping were rats, because at least they were smart... though they still smelled and made a ton of mess.Ts are so much simpler to care for in comparison... plus the no smell bit. Major, MAJOR plus right there.
I generally don't have issues with dogs... but when it's time to say goodbye, it hurts big time. For that reason, I'm done with dogs. The emotional pain is just too much. Probably, I'll react in a similar fashion when one of my Ts finally pass of old age, but given that I feed sparingly and keep them somewhat cooler (72F) compared to a lot of keepers out there, I feel none of mine will be kicking the bucket anytime soon.
Can't stand dogs!!!! If true and not typed to prove a point it's absolute proof aliens are amongst us.I used to get this one a lot and it's funny watching people get all bent out of shape when I tell them that I can't stand dogs.
Love Dave!Can't stand dogs!!!! If true and not typed to prove a point it's absolute proof aliens are amongst us.
And hamsters are omnivores. Pop a few crickets in their cage and watch them hunt. Had a hamster called Dave. Used to feed him a few crickets a week or locust, morioworm.
Here's Dave eating a morioworm. View attachment 389292
Amazing!He was brilliant. Absolutely bit the hell out if me (until I realised to accept his decision to not be handled) but what a little hunter he was.
He could be asleep, buried and I could drop a few crickets in to his cage and there'd be movement.
Very much true, I'm sure a lot of it is because of crap owners who are incapable of properly training them/keeping them under control but they just annoy the hell out of me.Can't stand dogs!!!! If true and not typed to prove a point it's absolute proof aliens are amongst us.
I can't type "dogs are the best thing about living" because even though that's true for me other humans type it about breeding/kids/partners/marriage and how that's the best for them.Very much true, I'm sure a lot of it is because of crap owners who are incapable of properly training them/keeping them under control but they just annoy the hell out of me.
There's pros and cons to everything but people that love animals don't fuss about the cons so much.Just a random thread idea. People ask me why get a tarantula when I could get say a dog or a cat and my response is normally "I have a cat as well". It's silly because although they're both considered pets a tarantula is not really in the same league as a cat or a dog. It is in the same league as a Hamster tho so I felt like comparing them. In this case let's compare a Tliltocatl abopilosus with a Syrian Hamster. I'll admit I'm probably biased so take this as a bit of fun with a pinch of salt.
- Lives waaay longer than a hamster. Even males
- Rarely needs cleaning
- Can be considered cute
- Gives warning before biting (most of the time)
- Makes no noise
- Feeding live prey is cooler but can be considered a con.
- feeding live prey may not be your thing
- Handling is frowned upon
- most of the time it doesn't really do anything
-Bites although not fatal can be uncomfortable
- Very entertaining to watch
- a wildly accepted pet by most people
- Handling isn't frowned upon
- They're cute when they eat instead of savage
- Bites and it hurts (I've found) without warning
-Doesn't live very long
Feel free to criticise and add more
I agree, I brought my cat in for an eye problem and they gave her a big look over and told me I should probably also have another completely unrelated thing done which was £300-£500. I said I'll think about it then asked around to see what other people think. My boss told me they're just trying to make money off me.There's pros and cons to everything but people that love animals don't fuss about the cons so much.
The biggest cons are with dogs and not what most people that want one admit at first to themselves. Which is the scamming veterinarians that have requirements on said test before they will give the vaccine you went in for.
Best example, it's time for your dog's rabies shot. Rabies shot is actually cheap. You walk in thinking it's going to cost you what? $15 maybe $25, and after leaving you just dropped $200 to $300, yeah......
All the vets have a recipe now for milking customers of their cash. I personally started to notice this trend in the early 2000's like 2001 to be exact. Now it's through the roof.
I can't tell you just how much I spent keeping my dog going at vets to 10.5 years from when I got her at 6 months old. I really don't know how I afforded it all especially when she had to go on medications.
So after a long winded rant I would say the bigger the animal especially anything mammal the cons are always going to be the vets forefront.
Yes I am a little sour towards them.