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29th June 2012 at 01:00

A love for slightly unusual pets

I love my two Highland "coos". They are pets, and NOT for eating. Anyone else got other slightly different pets they would like to share?


We have a corn snake who lives in the kitchen. Have to keep him away from the guinea pigs. He is harmless and very soppy. He is eight years old and five-and-a-half ft long. My son gets him out and wanders around the house with him. He is a rather boring pet - not cute and cuddly.


I have a square somewhere I knitted years ago out of mum's poodle's hair. Very soft.


My oddest pet isn't really that odd, but he's a bit quirky. He's a weather loach. He is going to live in my mate's pond soon when I move house, as I cannot transport the whole tank. Gutted is not the word.

Professor Dumbledore

I am just about to start off my next generation of triops. Brilliant to watch but short lived - the kids were fascinated by them. The last one grew to 5cm. It ate all its siblings though.


I've got some triops to start somewhere, thanks for the reminder.

They don't count as pets, but we are taking our guarding duties of the blue tits' nesting box seriously.


I had 26 rats, they are amazing animals- cute, clean and very, very intelligent. I read that they were called palm puppies at one point because they are just like tiny dogs.


We have dogs, cats and horses and also chickens. Chickens are real personalities and great fun to watch scratching around. They reward you by changing stale bread and scraps into yummy eggs.


Ernie, the pigeon, is not exactly a pet; more a regular visitor. I eat in the kitchen, sitting at a small table, under the window. Ernie started popping his head through the open window a few weeks ago. If he arrives at breakfast before me, he raps on the window with his beak until toast or cornflakes are forthcoming.


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