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11 years 2 weeks ago #27613 by milomo
Hi there,
Please excuse this intrusion on your forum. I'm a journalist and am looking to interview owners of "unusual" pets for a magazine article.
I stumbled upon this forum while looking for people with pet Avondale spiders.
The article will be in a magazine that circulates in Auckland and to a lesser degree the rest of the north half of the north island. It will be a nice friendly article about why you keep these pets etc etc.
If you are able to help, please contact me ASAP on 09 4466931 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you go to www.wordfusion.com you will see links through to many of my published articles. I'm just saying this to ensure you that I'm a bona fide journalist.
Many thanks
Diana Clement

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11 years 2 weeks ago #379541 by Lindeggs
Are chickens an unusual pet? It seems like everyone has a chicken or two in their backyard these days - or maybe that's just the people I know! ;)

Diana, I have left a message on your voicemail. :)



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11 years 2 weeks ago #379542 by Ghilly
I have Anglo Nubian goats which are a rare breed, so elegant and so full of character and personality.
I've also got a red eared slider turtle but she's gone to bed for the winter..... and not as exciting as Anglo Nubians. LOL

Yakut

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11 years 2 weeks ago #379547 by BillyTheTractor
We don't have anything that unusual, but we've got variety!
Chickens, ducks, highland cattle, donkeys and alpacas :D



Wee Farm

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11 years 2 weeks ago #379548 by stephclark
blind cat and a pet rock.. as unusual as it gets at mine i'm afraid..

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11 years 2 weeks ago #379558 by Hawkspur
dust bunnies? [:I]

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11 years 2 weeks ago #379573 by GloPony
All my neighbours think I'm a bit 'unusual' for having my pet sheep that I lead around with their pink collars & leashes & cuddle in the paddock daily, being that I'm not 10 yrs old, I'm over 40. :p But as pets themselves, I'm guessing sheep aren't exactly unusual.

How about Kaimanawa wild horses? Not everyone has them & they're a very rare breed now there's only 300 left in the wild.

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11 years 2 weeks ago #379603 by digby
hey stephclark we have a blind cat too. He has been blind for about 2 months and is coping really well.
Maybe you could do a series on blind cats

Bye
Digby [:)]

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11 years 2 weeks ago #379604 by NZ Appaloosas
Hmmm, what constitutes as unusual? I'm pretty sure our horses consider us to be their pets...

Diane


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11 years 2 weeks ago #379607 by shad297
We have a whistling tree frog?..........probably not that unusual really.

Husband, two teenagers, Stanley & Jed the greyhounds, one quail (Hawkefrost), one budgie (Chaos) small productive surburban section.

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11 years 2 weeks ago #379635 by stephclark

digby;372655 wrote: hey stephclark we have a blind cat too. He has been blind for about 2 months and is coping really well.
Maybe you could do a series on blind cats


they do do realy well dont they.. mine had one eye for years, then lost the other last oct..
hes quite good unless stressed, then he gets abit 'lost' otherwise just point him the right direction, make sure the doors are fairly wide open..( or he ends up walking behind it instead of thru it )..and hes away

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11 years 2 weeks ago #379650 by milomo
Thanks for all your replies. I just wanted to explain to Lindeggs , why I haven't called you back. Listen as I can,I can't quite hear your phone number on my answerphone!
Unfortunately the editor has specifically excluded chickens and bees - which is a real shame as my neighbour has both. So far I have someone with a bearded dragon who I have interviewed, but no other interviewees. Yes, a sheep on a pink leash sounds great. Tree frogs, yes. Mynahs, Magpies, possums, stick insects, goats in an urban area, cockroaches in a tank, etc etc. Just out of the ordinary animals/invertebrates. Thanks Diana

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11 years 2 weeks ago #379659 by Lindeggs
Hi Diana, no problem about not calling back. Sorry I mumbled! ;) It's a shame to exclude chickens and bees as they are both excellent urban pets. Perhaps the editor is planning another article about useful pets! (In that case my compost worms would also qualify.)



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11 years 2 weeks ago #379661 by Cinsara

milomo;372559 wrote: I stumbled upon this forum while looking for people with pet Avondale spiders.

That was me :D I released her in 1969 so no help now I'm sorry.

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11 years 2 weeks ago #379748 by Stikkibeek
I frequently keep a preying mantis as a "Pet" Don't currently have one, but am looking for one. I too have a worm farm although they are not exactly pets. LOl

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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