Pets are a common thing in many households, they bring a lot of joy and a lot of laughs. Some of us here at NDiN also have some more “unusual” pets as well.
Here at Chiot’s Run we have all kinds of pets. We have 3 indoor cats and 1 dog (the namesake of our gardens). We also have an outdoor feral cat that adopted us, and she has a kitten as well. Mr Chiots and I both work from home so we love having pets around the house. They provide a lot of entertainment and keep us sane! All of our pets have found us through the years, they’ve all be rescued from the pound or they showed up on our doorstep.
Growing up in South America, I always had pets that tended to be more on the exotic side; armadillos, monkeys, snakes, parrots, love birds, etc. I think we got it from my dad, who grew up with all kinds of weird pets as well.
Of course we had our normal pets as well, dogs, cats and guinea pigs.
Mr Chiots and I only have 1 (or should I say thousands of unusual pets). We have two beehives in our backyard.
I’d love to have chickens as well, which aren’t really that unusual nowadays. I’d also love to have a pig and maybe a few goats someday. Those will have to wait until we have more space.
Jennifer here! While I may not have a monkey or a camel I’ve always adored animals of all kinds. Growing up I was fortunate to have the chance to help raise orphaned squirrels and raccoons. When I grew up and moved out on my own I took advantage of my freedom and went wild. (Pun totally intended)
Between my roommates and I we raised an albino python, a couple of ferrets, and a 6 foot iguana.
Now that I’m a bit older my taste in animal companions leans toward the more manageable…
…or do they?
This year we started raising heritage breed chickens for eggs.
We’ve also got a few adopted fuzzball types hanging around: Sassafras, Boo, and Kenya.
Finally we’ve got a lot of critters that don’t make very good pets:
but at least they let us pet them!
I’m hoping one day that we’ll have a few milking goats (one of the fainting variety), a couple of llamas, and a few sheep. That will take a bit of convincing and a lot of fencing!
Pets and family members…a line easily blurred here at the inadvertent farmer!
Most of our mammals came from the local animal shelter or were given to us be exasperated owners.
Our foul we purposely keep for their eggs and slug eating abilities!
None bring more laughs and more headaches than Gizmo the camel. We also keep llamas, goats, sheep, chickens, turkeys, ducks, rabbits and hubby keeps bees.
I cannot imagine life without pets…and in my case LOTS of them!
So what kind of unusual pets do you have, or would you like to have?