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I currently have an African Grey parrot, a betta fish, an Eastern Box Turtle (which is actually a small tortoise), 3 dogs (Pit Bull, American Bulldog, and Basset Hound) and a boatload of free range wild spiders that are allowed to live in the basement and eat whatever insects come along until they reach a certain size at which point they get a free ride in a jar to the garage.


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Chinchillas... Canaries... Fish...

But nothing like Mies van der Rohe the cat:



From someone that doesn't care for cats, you do have a beautiful one
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I'm interested in adopting a hedgehog but not sure I have adequate free time nor if they're legal in Minnesota.

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I have read many delightful stories about African Grey Parrots. Is yours chatty?



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I currently have an African Grey parrot, a betta fish, an Eastern Box Turtle (which is actually a small tortoise), 3 dogs (Pit Bull, American Bulldog, and Basset Hound) and a boatload of free range wild spiders that are allowed to live in the basement and eat whatever insects come along until they reach a certain size at which point they get a free ride in a jar to the garage.
That is quite the menagerie you have going on.If the parrot would eat the spiders you would be on a winner.Does Lily the lab get on ok with your dogs.
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I'm interested in adopting a hedgehog but not sure I have adequate free time nor if they're legal in Minnesota.
I used to live in NZ, a land where hedgehog's roam free. They are cute little creatures.
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I have read many delightful stories about African Grey Parrots. Is yours chatty?
She's very affectionate and talkative....when she wants to be. She's only 5, so she hasn't quite grown into her adult personality and vocabulary yet. She's just coming out of adolescence and into adulthood, so she is basically a mischievous toddler in a bird suit.

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That is quite the menagerie you have going on.If the parrot would eat the spiders you would be on a winner.Does Lily the lab get on ok with your dogs.
Miss Lily gets along with other dogs, for the most part. My males get along with other dogs, for the most part, too. Unfortunately, my female (predictably, the Pit) does NOT get along with ANY other dogs, at all. We even have to keep her separate from my males. I have a crate and rotate and a locked pocket door system for canine safety. She absolutely adores humans of all shapes and sizes, but detests her own kind. So, the family doesn't bring their dogs to my house when they come visit.

My Pit and the parrot "make out". My bird will go to the bottom perch in her cage and whistle or call my Pit. My Pit will come running. Then, they'll start nuzzling each other through the bars. It's a real strange combination of sweet and hilarious.

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Depends on whether or not a wife can be considered a pet. She fetches when I ask for something, speaks when I ask her a question, sits when I pull out a chair for her, has a gold chain around her neck with her name on it, growls when I make her mad, likes to be petted, will rollover if I ask in bed, likes it doggy style, likes to be told she is a good girl, likes treats, has big puppy eyes, sometimes follows me around when I come home, can stand on hind legs, will jump through hoops to please me, has to touch me when she sleeps, smells funky when wet, Knows the meaning of NO, etc..

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She's very affectionate and talkative....when she wants to be. She's only 5, so she hasn't quite grown into her adult personality and vocabulary yet. She's just coming out of adolescence and into adulthood, so she is basically a mischievous toddler in a bird suit.



Miss Lily gets along with other dogs, for the most part. My males get along with other dogs, for the most part, too. Unfortunately, my female (predictably, the Pit) does NOT get along with ANY other dogs, at all. We even have to keep her separate from my males. I have a crate and rotate and a locked pocket door system for canine safety. She absolutely adores humans of all shapes and sizes, but detests her own kind. So, the family doesn't bring their dogs to my house when they come visit.

My Pit and the parrot "make out". My bird will go to the bottom perch in her cage and whistle or call my Pit. My Pit will come running. Then, they'll start nuzzling each other through the bars. It's a real strange combination of sweet and hilarious.
That can be a common problem with pits and they have such a bad reputation as it is.I was on a remote part of Ireland once visiting a relative of mine and nearby there was a cottage that was rented out from time to time.An English guy was staying there with his young pitbull and he kept letting the dog run loose on the nearby beach..My cousin had a lab pup and an Irish wolfhound and one day the pitbull tried to attack the lab and the wolfhound killed it.He just picked it up and shook it until his neck broke,it was awful to watch.The guy who owned it was pissed but pitbulls have to be muzzled and on a lead in Ireland so he couldn't do anything about it.He said he thought wolfhounds were passive dogs,I asked him why the **** did he think they were called wolfhounds.
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I have a rabbit that I'm obsessed with. She is free roam in my living room and is litter trained. She won't walk on hardwood floor so she doesn't get into trouble.

I have been reading about birds. My local shelter has a ton of them.



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OMG that is one beautiful bunny!!!
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That can be a common problem with pits and they have such a bad reputation as it is.I was on a remote part of Ireland once visiting a relative of mine and nearby there was a cottage that was rented out from time to time.An English guy was staying there with his young pitbull and he kept letting the dog run loose on the nearby beach..My cousin had a lab pup and an Irish wolfhound and one day the pitbull tried to attack the lab and the wolfhound killed it.He just picked it up and shook it until his neck broke,it was awful to watch.The guy who owned it was pissed but pitbulls have to be muzzled and on a lead in Ireland so he couldn't do anything about it.He said he thought wolfhounds were passive dogs,I asked him why the **** did he think they were called wolfhounds.
Renee, my Pit, isn't my first. I was well aware that there was a chance she would become dog aggressive and need to be kept separate from the others. Dog aggression isn't a fault in the breed according to the breed standard, but it does make owning a Pit an extra responsibility and pain in the rear.

Renee is known as my "soulmutt". She alert barks when my blood pressure spikes or my blood sugar drops. She can open any door in the house unless it's locked. She knows 11 behaviors/commands. I have a couple friends with anxiety and Renee will plaster herself to them until they leave. Her athletic ability is just amazing and she is an excellent hunter of vermin. She has an incredible amount of personality.

I know my dog and I know what she is capable of. When I take Renee out, I use a leash splitter and attach to both a collar and harness. If the collar fails, the harness acts as a back up. I also have a muzzle. The leash is required for all dogs here. The muzzle is not. I can keep my dog under control, but there are many people who do not or cannot. Rather than risk some off leash dog rushing up to my seriously not dog friendly ball of all go, no quit canine muscle and get itself killed, I keep a basket muzzle on her for everyone's safety.

Frankly, the man on the beach was a fool and an innocent dog died for it. I passionately HATE those who irresponsibly own dogs, especially dogs that already have PR issues. Clearly, the guy knew nothing about dogs if he was shocked a Wolfhound fought an attacker of it's packmate. Has everyone forgotten that dogs were bred to fulfill purposes, some of them to guard and protect? Yeesh.

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I have a rabbit that I'm obsessed with. She is free roam in my living room and is litter trained. She won't walk on hardwood floor so she doesn't get into trouble.

I have been reading about birds. My local shelter has a ton of them.
Your bunny is adorable!!!!

I heartily encourage you to get a parrot. I've had friends and family who own them and they're each just awesome in their own way. I couldn't imagine life without mine anymore. She praises me when I clean, verbally comforts me when I'm sad, tells jokes she made up (some are even funny), plays pranks and simple games, asks questions, cuddles..... she's just awesome.

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@Manchester haha no I don't, that was a big box of fresh hay.
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@MJJEAN I didn't realize there was so much with birds. I started some research and was overwhelmed. Some of them are sooo needy. I read that some if they don't get attention start screaming and then pull their feathers out. I didn't realize some live for 60 years.
I'm slowly doing some research. I think I am into the small lovebirds or small parakeet. I'll still in the research phase
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