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If you could have any animal as a pet, real or imaginary, what would it be?

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brasty Fri 24-Nov-17 22:12:27

I would have a miniature dragon. You would have to be careful it doesn't set your curtains alight, but it would be very useful when you are camping.

MunchMunch Fri 24-Nov-17 22:15:09

Me and my brother always wanted a chimpanzee when we were young. We used to lie in bed on a night talking about how we’d dress it (Michael Jackson and Bubbles era!) and we’d cry because we really wanted one.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Fri 24-Nov-17 22:15:37

I'd love a baby elephant. grin.

hugoagogo Fri 24-Nov-17 22:16:24

A phoenix- too much Harry Potter no doubt.

Claricestarling1 Fri 24-Nov-17 22:16:30

A mogwai 😁

PoisonousSmurf Fri 24-Nov-17 22:16:52

A full sized dragon so that I could ride it! grin

Hidingtonothing Fri 24-Nov-17 22:18:13

Ha, I came on to say Phoenix too hugo so at least you're not the only one smile

theredjellybean Fri 24-Nov-17 22:18:26

A unicorn...
And maybe a herd of wildebeest... Always wanted a stampeding herd of wildebeest.. Tricky in central London flat

Ylvamoon Fri 24-Nov-17 22:20:01

A Griffin... I had a pet one as a child. They are truly magical creatures and choose a lovely and kind child to look after them. grin

Notagainmun Fri 24-Nov-17 22:20:59

A miniature tiger. It would be the size of a Labrador with a very placid temperament and well trained.

SilverySurfer Fri 24-Nov-17 22:43:01

No contest, an orangutan.

BulletFox Fri 24-Nov-17 22:43:52

A dodo smile

Alittlepotofrosie Fri 24-Nov-17 22:44:20

A Pegasus. Best of both worlds, a horse that can fly!

StupidSlimyGit Fri 24-Nov-17 22:44:57

I was a reasonably sized dragon, self defence, home security, central heating and transport all in one... Plus you'd never have to worry about hecklers or people causing you trouble. wink

CanIBuffalo Fri 24-Nov-17 22:46:01


StupidSlimyGit Fri 24-Nov-17 22:46:11

Want not was, obviously I have never been a reasonably sized dragon hmmgrin

Thesqueezermustghost Fri 24-Nov-17 22:47:32

Alpaca. Love their eyes.

FrankiesKnuckle Fri 24-Nov-17 22:49:10

Sloth. Gotta be easy to look after and unlikely to run away. Cute as a baby.

HemanOrSheRa Fri 24-Nov-17 22:49:12

I would like a teeny little pigmy goat that I could dress in pyjamas. Or a prairie dog. Or a raccoon.

Spudlet Fri 24-Nov-17 22:49:22

Toothless from How To Train Your Dragon, of course. We would mount nighttime raids on people who irked us That twat in the Volvo who nearly flattened me and DS the other day is top of the hit list

AnonEvent Fri 24-Nov-17 22:49:52

A bear cub, that stayed a cub forever.

DonkeyOaty Fri 24-Nov-17 22:51:44

Teacup elephant. There. I said it.

strawberrypenguin Fri 24-Nov-17 22:59:20

A dodo - but only if they’re lovely like the ones in the Thursday Next novels!

Otherwise I’d like a hedgehog and I love my cat so I’d keep her too!

ScreamingValenta Fri 24-Nov-17 23:01:00

Being boring, but I'm happy with the cats and dog I have! If it were possible to have one as a pet, I'd love my own fruitbat though.

BatteredBreadedOrSouthernFried Fri 24-Nov-17 23:01:51

Me and my brother always wanted a chimpanzee when we were young. We used to lie in bed on a night talking about how we’d dress it (Michael Jackson and Bubbles era!) and we’d cry because we really wanted one.

Me too!!

I also wanted a pet lamb and piglet. I could t understand that they would grow into a sheep and pig. Despite growing up in the countryside and seeing calves turn into cows I just refused to accept that my lamb and piglet would grow. My mum used to get very exasperated with me pleading for them. She must have thought she’d produced the stupidest child ever who couldn’t understand that animals grow up! grin

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