How many pets do you have and what are they ???

(133 Posts)
andrea315 Fri 08-Feb-13 12:10:54

Just that really ! Just want to know how many people have ?.

AllOverIt Fri 08-Feb-13 12:11:37

One cat and one dog

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Fri 08-Feb-13 12:12:43

Until DS comes home to live we just have a dog, a Labrador.

Once DS comes home we'll have a dog, a snake, a Harris Hawk and possibly a Saker Falcon.

ClaimedByMe Fri 08-Feb-13 12:13:00

1 Dog, 3 Cats and 3 Guinea Pigs and currently my sisters rabbit as shes away to London for a long weekend!

WifeofPie Fri 08-Feb-13 12:14:11

Springer Spaniel, West Highland Terrier, hamster, leopard-spotted gecko, two bettas and five tropical fish...and a shrimp.

CMOTDibbler Fri 08-Feb-13 12:16:06

3 cats, 1 lurcher, 2 fish, 1 rabbit, and a pony. Negotiations are always in progress for more smile

andrea315 Fri 08-Feb-13 12:20:49

Ok I have a bunny a hamster 2 fish and a dog but my daughter wants 2 guineas next month for her birthday and I have just seen a homeless rabbit up for adoption that has been since November what do I do sad

ClaimedByMe Fri 08-Feb-13 12:51:52

Take the poor rabbit, our dog is a rescue dog, one cat is from CPL, one was from a frantic call from my sister as a friend of hers was moving and tried to take it with her but had escaped its cat box in the car and was hyperventilating and the other cat was a kitten from a relatives cat that she doesnt get neutered, one guinea pig is also from a frantic call from my sister and the other 2 are from a pet shop!

I have no ability to say no when it comes to animals!

lubeybooby Fri 08-Feb-13 12:53:11

Three cats, all rescues

andrea315 Fri 08-Feb-13 13:04:21

Nor me She just kept looking at me and I kept looking back sad

CatDilemma Fri 08-Feb-13 13:05:42

1 cat and 5 guinea pigs

Floralnomad Fri 08-Feb-13 13:06:47

1 dog , 1 rabbit ( large) and 1 pony (small)

smilingthroughgrittedteeth Fri 08-Feb-13 13:07:37

2 horses, 1 dog and 3 rabbits that belong to me and a leopard gecko called bob that belongs to dp.

Rescue the rabbit, I'd have more if dp would let me

andrea315 Fri 08-Feb-13 13:30:22

Need to get husband drunk later ;)

Lilka Fri 08-Feb-13 13:42:37

3 Gerbils

Would love a cat in the future

andrea315 Sat 09-Feb-13 23:13:53

Well we have adopted the bunny she hasn't had a home in 2 years because she is grumpy
sad after 7 hours can already see a massive change in her smile

GROOVEYCHICK Thu 21-Feb-13 12:36:11

Hi we have a male guinea pig , 3 cats an 18 month old golden retriever and a 12 week old husky puppy x

TataClaire Thu 21-Feb-13 17:14:25

One black labrador, one rough collie, one large tabby, 3 Rouen ducks, one shire cross and a large spotty cob horse smile

weegiemum Thu 21-Feb-13 17:17:02

Three hamsters, 2 guinea pigs and a house rabbit.

More than enough!

5 cats

andrea315 Fri 22-Feb-13 00:52:59

We now have 2 fish 2 rabbits 1 hamster 1 collie dog and 2 guineas coming soon ! !

Kormachameleon Fri 22-Feb-13 00:58:28

A llasa apso, a Pomeranian, 2 cats, a Norwegian fjord horse and a gerbil

bruffin Fri 22-Feb-13 01:01:40

I cat and a very old tortoise Dh has had for over 40 years and it had belonged to a family before that whose children had grown up.

monsterchild Fri 22-Feb-13 01:05:45

one blue heeler, one appy, one spotted saddle horse, three moggies, 18 chickens and three ducks. And a skunk that has moved into an old tree stump for the winter!

beldaran Fri 22-Feb-13 18:11:02

2 Bearded Dragons
1 Leopard Gecko
1 Crested Gecko
1 Yemen Chameleon
1 Blue Tongue Skink
and 1 Royal Python

Kungfutea Sat 23-Feb-13 03:13:22

A lovely boxer-lab cross and currently 10 gerbils ('male' gerbil had babies!)

andrea315 Sun 24-Feb-13 02:09:42

And I thought I had a few !! smile

Jayne266 Sun 24-Feb-13 05:43:56

2 dogs, 1 cat and 8 fish(4outdoor)

Iteotwawki Sun 24-Feb-13 06:44:22

A 5 month old puppy, 2 cats, 14 chickens. Except the hens aren't really pets, they are mini egg factories that will become casseroles and soups when they stop laying. And one of the cats is being subverted by our neighbour (she's unusual and I'm sure they're trying to sneak her away).

So a dog and a cat, currently.

2 guinea pigs. I would have more piggies but DP thinks 2 is enough!

IncognitoIsMyFavouriteWord Sun 24-Feb-13 07:11:02

Wire Dachsund
Yorkshire Terrier
Jack Russell

Ginger Tom cat he's been neurtered don't worry.
Silver/Grey female cat.
Both the cats are ex strays and it has taken a lot of patience to get them to the pets they are now. smile

WMDinthekitchen Sun 24-Feb-13 07:12:38

Two ruthless killers adorable cats

IncognitoIsMyFavouriteWord Sun 24-Feb-13 07:18:03

oh my girl cat has been spayed too. She was so ferrel when we found her that she had to be sedated to find out what sex she was.

Abigail9580 Sun 24-Feb-13 07:33:55

2 working collies, a "working" cat (very lazy, don't think he actually knows what a rat is!) 4 chickens. And I'm hoping for done more pigs in may.

GingerPCatt Sun 24-Feb-13 07:48:57

Three cats. One rescue and two that adopted us.
I thought that was a lot, but not compared to a lot of y'all smile

damppatchnot Sun 24-Feb-13 21:49:18

Shih Tzu
4 budgies
28 Guinea pigs ( my hobby)

Looking at tortoises for ds but not sure where to keep

At the moment

One dog
5 hens
1 cockerel
3 fancy rats
1 medium sized pony
2 orphan baby rats rescued for hand rearing. But probably won't keep the babies.

I did have a rescue rabbit but he contracted mix sad

Would dearly love a sphynx cat but dp will not hear of it.

One tiny dog, one small dog, one medium cat, and a large pony grin

a Staffordshire bull terrier
1 kingsnake
Chilean rose tarantula
2 cornsnakes
3 bearded dragons grin

VerySmallSqueak Sat 02-Mar-13 11:03:53

That sounds like a lovely mix of dogs Incognito!

I have dog,cat,hens and a cockerel.

(and a house mouse at the mo)

A dog and a hamster.

My best friend and I were laughing the other day about my db's reluctance to allow pets in his house given (and a quote my friend 'you grew up in the ark'. grin

We had 2 dogs, a cat, 6 GP's, a rabbit, 2 gerbils, a hamster, a tank of fish and a horse. All but the horse in a 2 bed house. Though there was the occasion my mum let me bring a pony into kitchen as we has just polished him to within an inch of his life pre show and it started to rain. grin

Masterchuff Sat 02-Mar-13 11:07:41

Two naughty torti cats, mother & daughter, one jrt x who is smaller than the cats and two bloody huge rabbits whose hutch fell apart when we moved so are currently living in the greenhouse (will move before they cook in the summer!)

damppatchnot Sat 02-Mar-13 14:02:11

Plus 2 tortoises

IncognitoIsMyFavouriteWord Sat 02-Mar-13 16:48:48

Thank you very it is but they're like a bloody tag team if I don't stay one step ahead grin

shockers Sat 02-Mar-13 16:54:19

Two dogs (one very elderly), one cat.

Lost an elderly hamster and rabbit recently, but have no plans to replace at present.

yuleheart Sat 02-Mar-13 17:07:35

1 elderly cat (16yrs)

1 rescue kitten (our dogs found it freezing cold and wet in the undergrowth on the local A road)

2 rescue boxers

If I won the lottery I would have a lot more rescue boxers! (and some llamas, and goats and donkeys) smile

Frettchen Tue 19-Mar-13 17:57:43

1 dog - 11yo labrador with a healthy dose of 'something else'
3 cats aged 6, 5 and 4 (I think)
9 ferrets two aged 3, four aged 2 and three aged 1

If I had more money, time and space I would have another dog or two, but it would be very unworkable at the mo! Maybe when I get that unexpected windfall... <crosses fingers>

Corygal Tue 19-Mar-13 18:01:52

1 x tabby (rescue, FIV, light of my life)

Corygal Tue 19-Mar-13 18:02:41

Beldaran - how utterly lovely.

CornMonster Tue 19-Mar-13 18:04:39

1 dog
1 horse
1 snake (kept at work - classroom)

heronsfly Tue 19-Mar-13 18:05:55

1 large ginger kitten, we lost both our old boys last year sad and this one is the result of me saying no more cats, I have to have a cat grin,
2 Rabbits both needed new homes and found us.
2 Guinea pigs ( I promise to look after them mum) they are now mine.

PipkinsPal Tue 19-Mar-13 18:11:07

2 cats, one inherited hamster ( ex MIL had a stroke and went into a nursing home). Would love to get 2 more rats. In fact would love more pets but the expense sad

TooYappy Tue 19-Mar-13 18:15:05

One dog and 3 cats now.

I had more cats when I was breeding but had to sell some.

1 Dog
4 Ferrets
2 Lovebird
4 Indian Runner Ducks
10 Chickens(15 on hatch)
9 Quail
15 Hebridean Sheep
2 Guinea Pigs
1 Rabbit
Koi Carp

Summer115 Sun 07-Apr-13 08:13:31

one cat, two dogs

Summer115 Wed 10-Apr-13 09:31:12

I have two lovely dogs

Madmog Wed 10-Apr-13 09:57:34

Two cats and six fish. Would happily have more, but we go away about 5/6 times a year, so feel I can only ask neighbours/family to do so much!

woozlebear Wed 10-Apr-13 09:57:50

2 extremely large rescue cats. 1 x timid tabby and 1 x naughty tortie.

We've just bought a house with a large home office building that DH and I really want to use to house foster cats from the same charity our lovely girls came from.

oldwomaninashoe Wed 10-Apr-13 10:02:15

2 cats ....1 ginger male and one female tortieshell
6 cockateils (hoping to aquire some more, anyone know of any breeders in the South East?)
1 fish (recently bereaved)

TisILeclerc Wed 10-Apr-13 10:30:32

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Gingersstuff Wed 10-Apr-13 10:34:56

A 3 yo fox red lab girl (rehomed), a 2 yo golden retriever boy, and the 8 month old product of their romantic interlude behind a tree just before the boy lost his knackers grin
Hoping to get some ex-battery hens this year and would LOVELOVELOVE a horse.

We have two Jack Russells, 10 minnows and a horse!

And trying to find someone to part share my horse as I'm pregnant!

willyoulistentome Wed 10-Apr-13 10:36:41

1 hamster
3 chickens
1 horse

MrsE Wed 10-Apr-13 11:03:53

6 cats - 2 norwegian forest, and 4 moggies ranging from 14 to 1 year old
a horse (big)

AmberSocks Wed 10-Apr-13 11:06:06

we have 2 cats,would like a dog one day but dh hates them.Can see us getting another cat or two in the future.

i dont see the point of fish/guinea pigs etc,they are a bit pointless and boring imo.

higgle Wed 10-Apr-13 11:16:03

Just the one dog, he would fight with or eat any further additions to the animal side of the family.

skratta Wed 10-Apr-13 11:16:54

Two dogs....a Labradoodle and a vizsla!

One tarantula...Alfie (hoping to get a Brazilina Black tarantula in three weeks though)

One corn snake....Milo

Two bearded dragon lizards...Louie and Sam

One Syrian hamster....Mokky

Two dwarf hamsters....Archie and Kiran (Chinese dwarfs)

Guinea pigs....Rosie and Carys (Carys is being PTS in tw days sadly).

skratta Wed 10-Apr-13 11:17:09

Molly, not Mokky.

MRSJWRTWR Wed 10-Apr-13 11:24:33

3 bearded dragons, 2 girls - Blaze and Cynder and 1 boy, Ember.

3 cats, 2 dogs.

mouses Wed 10-Apr-13 11:49:01

1 blue eyed white (deaf) kitten, did have 2 but lost his brother, also blue eyed white and deaf on 8th march :-(
1 huskypup
1 old syrian hamster - rescue.
1 spiny tail monitor lizard - rescue
9 female fancy mice - rescues.

love them all!

so... what do you have andrea315?

mouses Wed 10-Apr-13 11:53:49

ok scrap that lol just see yours :-)

Mette7 Wed 10-Apr-13 12:27:32

None sad I really want a cat or three but DH is allergic, the wimp.

Idratherbeknitting Wed 10-Apr-13 12:28:04

Ready, here goes,
2 dogs, 2yr old Hungarian Visla, 2yr old Cocker Spaniel.
1 cat (12yrs old, very tolerant)
1 7" Goldfish (in his own 60l biorb)
3 guinea pigs
1 sigma aguama lizard
1 corn snake
1 ball python (both babies)
11 Chickens (3 ex-batts, rest rare breeds, average 6 eggs per day)
1 Cockerel (gorgeous bantam Appernzola (sp))
About 80 tropical fish in a 6' tank

And I'm getting a licorice rat snake in a month or so.

Oh, and 4 children.
When DP moved in 4 yrs ago I had 3DD's, my cat and the goldfish!

2 cats
2 turtles
1 rabbit
1 tarantula
and a yearning for a dog

AdoraBell Wed 10-Apr-13 13:03:24

4 dogs, all German Shepherds.

dizzyhoneybee Wed 10-Apr-13 13:15:14

Gosh, I am glad that I'm not asked to look after some of your pets when you go away! Tarantulas....ugh! Snakes - fine except they might eat our pets smile

Madratlady Wed 10-Apr-13 13:42:26

14 rats
4 mice
2 rabbits
2 cats

The majority of them are rescue animals.

One dog,one cat,feel very boring now sad

Fuzzymum1 Wed 10-Apr-13 14:12:02

7 cats
6 Degus
1 duprasi
1 russian dwarf hamster (belongs to eldest son)
2 giant african land snails (belong to middle son)
a tank of coldwater fish.

Squarepebbles Wed 10-Apr-13 14:29:32

1 hamster
2 gerbils

We're more a rodent loving family.

Kendodd Wed 10-Apr-13 14:34:40

One dog, a Jack Russell.

How do people manage with cats/dogs and mice/hamsters etc?

Our dog is lovely, soft as anything with people, but she's so blood thirsty we could never have any chickens/rabbits/mice or anything like that, she'd just kill them.

Shesparkles Wed 10-Apr-13 14:37:35

One puppy (who actually thinks he's a toddler in a furry suit grin )

Fuzzymum1 Wed 10-Apr-13 14:52:50

We've always had small furry things with the cats, they learn to leave them alone generally. Our youngest cat likes to sit on top of the duprasi's tank and we're trying to teach him to leave him alone. Generally we don't have a problem though.

enormouse Wed 10-Apr-13 15:04:28

2 dogs, Archie the samoyed (mine) and pippa the border collie (DP's)

enormouse Wed 10-Apr-13 15:05:24

What is a duprasi btw?

MillyMoo1113 Wed 10-Apr-13 15:11:43

2 cats, one a rescue then other a stray who adopted us and a hamster. DD wants a fish..

Personally I'd take in every stray that appears, we seems to attract themsmile

BeCool Wed 10-Apr-13 15:24:09

None & I really like it that way.

aoife24 Wed 10-Apr-13 15:37:39

Two moggies, one ginger and white and while sweet and dainty looking, is a bit raj, goes from play to kill in a nano second. The other is a huge, slightly sinister-looking black cat, but he's the sweetest, gentlest creature I have known.
I didn't intend to either of them, but on different occasions, they needed rehoming, so here we all are smile

Plomino Wed 10-Apr-13 16:23:07

3 horses , one Danish Warmblood , one Belgiam Warmblood and a Welsh pony .

Two greyhounds , both retired racers , one of which is currently cutting the circulation off to my feet because she's laid across my knees .

onetiredmummy Wed 10-Apr-13 18:30:59

Absolutely none.

HouseLikeAZoo Wed 10-Apr-13 18:35:38

Two dogs (a greyhound & a lurcher), one cat, one crested gecko - all rescues. Also three teeny guppies, the only pets we have bought.

IPreferCats Wed 10-Apr-13 18:46:57

4 chickens
1 rabbit
3 cats

All rescued

Bookwolf32 Wed 10-Apr-13 19:02:32

1 Greyhound. Would love to have guinea pigs, but Greyhound is a little fond of the small furries!

Orangerevel Wed 10-Apr-13 19:04:43

1 Jack-chi
2 Guinea pigs
7 tropical frogs
25 tropical fish

I dog, I rabbit, 2 guineas (sadly down from 4 sad), 2 cats, 7 chickens, 11 eggs in the incubator, 1 gold fish and 6 white cloud mountain minnows. Negotiations are underway for budgies/parrots and a chihuahua.

abbyfromoz Wed 10-Apr-13 19:14:55

2 female cocker spaniels. With a toddler they are more than enough!!

MissBetseyTrotwood Wed 10-Apr-13 19:42:19

1 Greyhound (perhaps, soon to be two).
2 Guinea Pigs

Bookwolf32 (great name) - the hound is interested in the Guinea Pigs but they're always tucked away in their hutch or run and he doesn't bother them. When he thinks I'm not looking he enjoys barking at them but they're spectacularly unbothered and just sit there gazing at him.

marriedinwhiteagain Wed 10-Apr-13 19:50:45

Three cats and nowadays a rare rat in the garden but Rentokil look after them nicely.

Labrador and three chickens.

3 dogs - Brown Border Collie ('officially' she's a red tri but to me she's brown with ginger bits!), Liver and white Springer, Grey blotchy (i think he would be described as brindle) Jack Shit (not an official name!) grin

3 cats

2 guinea pigs

4 chickens

EMUZ Wed 10-Apr-13 20:23:39

1 hamster
2 fish
1 horse

Mibby Wed 10-Apr-13 20:27:52

Four cats, four fish and theres currently a stray cat in the garden angling to be number five. DH says no. But he said no to numbers three and four smile

Janboreeni Wed 10-Apr-13 20:33:46

1 Tamaskan dog, 1 very old moggie and a tank of 14 coldwater fish. Used to want a Garter Snake or an Iguana when I was a kid though, but the nearest thing my parents let me keep were newts and tadpoles. Sadly my DS(10) is terrified of all reptiles and amphibians.

wfrances Wed 10-Apr-13 20:37:49

one spoilt husky dog

floatyflo Wed 10-Apr-13 20:46:21

Three cats, two gerbils. Ds keeps going on about guinea pigs. (Can get mini pig mini pig??)

LST Wed 10-Apr-13 21:10:05

1 dog 3 cats and a 190ltr fish tank... oh and 17mo ds! grin grin

Jaynebxl Wed 10-Apr-13 21:15:25

6 hens and a hamster, and negotiations are underway between DC and DH for a couple of cats.

Cuntcentreplus Wed 10-Apr-13 21:24:23

2 cats brother and sister..was 5 till a few weeks ago till the kittens left <sob> sad

zamantha Wed 10-Apr-13 21:53:23

2 cats too many.

They are such hard work - we had to sort out all manner of pooing issues. DH said cats are no bother ( HE NOW THINKS THESE ARE HARD WORK), DD cries if I WANT TO RETURN TO KINDLY FARM SANCTUARY.

I am kind to my cats, will look after them but they have to havew litter trays and I hate it.

Two dogs
Two guinea pigs
A hamster

7 chickens (5 are adopted battery hens)

Three newborn kittens (my friend's cat sadly died when they were three days old, poor mites, PTS, and I am looking after the cuties!)

Evenstar Wed 10-Apr-13 22:08:29

I have 3 cats, 2 rabbits and 5 guinea pigs though 2 of those really belong to the playgroup where I work and I am getting a new baby guinea pig at the weekend as a friend for my little white one that the others didn't like.

Crazy border terrier whom I adore. I'd like a cat but house at the mo not suitable plus dh a bit allergic but will work on him. Grew up with cats and a springer spaniel and love em.

Whatalotofpiffle Wed 10-Apr-13 23:05:06

6 fish
2 adult stick insects
30 approx newly hatched stick insects who will be our pets until tomorrow when I take them to the pet shop

fiverabbits Wed 10-Apr-13 23:21:43

Can you guess what I have ?

Yes that's right five rabbits, three rescues, one was dumped in the local park. The oldest one is nine years three months and thirteen days old !

Also eight brown chickens.

ALL the above have names but don't ask me which chicken is which but the DD knows.

babyboomersrock Wed 10-Apr-13 23:26:55

One dog (cavalier, aged 10).
One cat (14).
Three guinea pigs.
Two free range bantam hens (Wyandottes).

They live in harmony, though the guinea pigs are behind bars at all times.

Hullou Thu 11-Apr-13 03:02:46

Pippie - Wire Haired Daxie
Boo - Sharpei/Pug
Margaret - Rescued tabby with skinny tail

millimurphy Thu 11-Apr-13 06:05:19

6 Parrots
3 Fancy Goldfish
2 Rabbits

A lot of cleaning involved! smile

One cat, a tank of fish (and a clam)

When DS is older will get him some rats been a few years since we've had any and they are fab pets

Essexgirlupnorth Thu 11-Apr-13 08:01:15

2 rabbits and 2 kittens. The kittens are scared of the rabbits!

SomewhereInTheMiddle Thu 11-Apr-13 08:28:10

A 3 yr old cocker spaniel bitch.
A 7 yr old doe house rabbit.
A 23+ yr old royal python who I've always assumed is a laydee. grin

larahusky Thu 11-Apr-13 09:13:22

I just feel like ending with a Partridge in a Pear Tree, when I read this thread.

Wuxiapian Thu 11-Apr-13 09:26:47

A 12 month old dog and collecting 8 week old puppy dog on Saturday!

SomewhereInTheMiddle Thu 11-Apr-13 09:45:07

grin lara

IcaMorgan Thu 11-Apr-13 11:15:34

3 and 3/4 cats

one of the cats has 1 deformed front leg and the other front leg had to be amputated when he was 4 months old, he's now about to turn 1 and you wouldnt think there was anything wrong with him (other than the vet bills)

TomDudgeon Thu 11-Apr-13 11:44:09

Not many at the moment
I'm sure it'll up again when we buy an are out of rented

1 dog
2 rabbits
5 chickens

spiderlight Thu 11-Apr-13 12:07:52

Two dogs, eleven thousand hexbugs and a robofish.

TisILeclerc Thu 11-Apr-13 12:23:33

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

EauRouge Thu 11-Apr-13 16:57:58

2 cats
8 cherry barbs (fish)
Lots of shrimps
4 giant stick insects and soon to be lots of babies

Really hoping to get a dog by the end of the year! I used to have loads more fish but got rid of loads of tanks when DD1 was born. I'm starting over again now, just setting up a couple of shrimp breeding tanks.

damppatchnot Fri 12-Apr-13 19:44:46

Shih Tzu
Persian kitten
26 guinea pigs and three litters due
6 budgies and 12 eggs
8 finches assort
2 tortoises

Slavetothechild Fri 12-Apr-13 20:38:45

7 dogs
4 cats
And a goldfish !! Guess who is the least work smile

rainbowslollipops Sun 14-Apr-13 09:35:17

A hamster. grin However I would like: a Newfoundland, bernese, collie, beagle or retriever. A cat or 2. Another hamster. The rabbit dd and I saw yesterday who went loopy for dd and a guinea pig. grin

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