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M McClure - 2003-12-26
We have a pet reccoon, who is now 8 months old and 22 lbs. He is very "high maintenance" constantly needing his in-house cage (4 x 4 x 4 ) cleaned and water refreshed. Bowls of water get all soupy with what ever he can drag thru it. The lick style water bottles constantly need refilling.
He pats the spout with his hands just for the fun of it. We had a large carpeted cat condo in the cage which he destroyed by peeling apart the cardboad barrel it was made of. Anything that he can reach (socks, newspapers, books, etc) will end up in his cage and destroyed just for the fun of it!

We put him on a dog tie-out outside for variety, but have to check on him frequently because he tends to get tangled in bushes, trees, anything he can figure. There is a tree in the front yard I let him climb untethered for air-robic exercise, when I am willing to stay outside to wait for him to come back down. When we can, we feed him worms, minnows and crayfish in addition to dog food and table scraps.

He is a lot of trouble, but is very affectionate and has stolen our hearts. I have been bitten many times and have gotten poison ivy from him twice when he has gotten away. But we have gotten so much affection and kisses from him, it all seems to be worth while.

If you ever want to keep a raccoon for a pet, you must be willing to get bitten and make the effort to give him a good quality of life from his point of view. Boredom is his biggest enemy - a raccoon can never have too many toys or too much variety.

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Animal-World info on Budgerigars - Parakeets
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Anum - 2003-12-26
hi! we just found out one of our parakeets laid eggs... three of them! And i have no clue what im supposed to do... if you can help email me at twistyy123@yahoo.com. thanks!!

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Trevor - 2003-12-24
I just bought a stripped raphael at a local pet store for $5.99. Hes almost 2 inches long...

Im trying him out with pirhana... i hope it lives...

hes done ok in one night, the dont seem to bug him.

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Animal-World info on Hamster
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Karl - 2003-12-24
I have a lot of this type of hamster. They are very easy 2 look after. I got 20 of this type of hamster. The rest are teddy and robov.

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Animal-World info on American Guinea Pig
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Angie - 2003-12-24
they r u sooo cute!!! i have a pigy of my own his name is flubber! i got him when he was 6 weeks old! his nicknames r piggy, piggly wiggly, fat kid, fatness, gordo, and piggy baby!!!! i love my baby!!!

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Animal-World info on Nanday Conure
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levi - 2003-12-24
i have 13 birds and the latest addition is my nanday! she can be loud! even louder than my sun conur which i never thought possible. the first day i came home from work after getting her....i almost dropped everything at the door and ran! i was not prepared for that noise...but now its a week later and still no complaints from my neighbor, im in a duplex so i think he must be deaf or extremely understanding. she has definatly choosen me as her owner and i cant wait for the years to come!

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Anonymous - 2003-12-23
My famliy just adopted a teddy bear hamster. His name is Spanky, he brings a lot joy and spunk to our home. We also have 3 mice and a turtle. Spanky is very adorable and very funny. We all hope that he will be in our home for a very long time!

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Animal-World info on Budgerigars - Parakeets
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anthony - 2003-12-23
hi my name is anthony and i own a parakeet, her name is suchan i love her so much she loves to talk when i wake her up in the morning the first thing she says is hello buddy.

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Animal-World info on Common Goldfish
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Marco - 2003-12-23
I have kept common and comet goldfish for 18 months now. I have been very happy with them, they are hardy, grow quickly, and are interesting fish to observe. They will also grow very quickly if properly cared for, mine are 3-5 times larger than when I first bought them. The most important thing to remember when keeping this fish is the water quality, just keep the water quality high and the goldfish will do very well.

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Claire - 2003-12-22
I have a hamster. His name is Nifty. I just got him last week but he is great and fun to be with. I hang with him alot and my sister teaches her hamster(Cuddles) and Nifty how to climb up and down the stairs! I recommend hamsters to everyone!

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