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My Peanuts
10-22-2004, 02:59 PM
If you read my other post I was thinking about getting a hermit crab or two to keep on the desk at my work. I was wondering if anyone else had any ideas for a good, small office pet. Any ideas would help. Thanks!:)

Cinder & Smoke
10-22-2004, 03:06 PM
:D

Pet Rocks are purdy easy to keep...

Don't eat too much,
Never want to go *poddy* when it's rainin,
Won't *BARK* when you're on the phone...

:D
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My Peanuts
10-22-2004, 03:08 PM
Originally posted by Cinder & Smoke
:D

Pet Rocks are purdy easy to keep...

Don't eat too much,
Never want to go *poddy* when it's rainin,
Won't *BARK* when you're on the phone...

:D
..

Thanks Phred! I'm going to run right out and pick one of those up! :D :p

cookieluver7
10-22-2004, 03:09 PM
Fish are pretty and they are fun to watch swim. Also, turtles are cute and you can take them out of their aquarium and let them walk around. I would suggest turtle, but make sure you get at least two turtles. My turtle died at age 8 days because he was lonely. Good luck on finding an office pet!!!;)

slick
10-22-2004, 03:34 PM
Around our office there are several people who have a Siamese Fighting Fishie swimming around. They even have names. :)

Desert Arabian
10-22-2004, 03:49 PM
Turtles in the office are out of the question. Turtles are an extremely hard animal to care for properly and having them in the office would be difficult to take the time for proper care. Also, turtles require a huge tank (30 galons plus) and I doubt you could place one of those in your office!

Cookielover, your turtle did not die at 8 days old from not having a friend- it died from not recieving proper care as harsh as that may sound it most likely true. They are just a tricky pet to care for. Turtles do just fine without companionship.

Hermit crabs and bettas/other fish are two wonderful ideas- I think I would go with bettas- the color and their swimming movements would calm me down and help me think during stressful times.

KBlaix
10-22-2004, 04:22 PM
Originally posted by YellowLabLover
Turtles in the office are out of the question. Turtles are an extremely hard animal to care for properly and having them in the office would be difficult to take the time for proper care. Also, turtles require a huge tank (30 galons plus) and I doubt you could place one of those in your office!

Cookielover, your turtle did not die at 8 days old from not having a friend- it died from not recieving proper care as harsh as that may sound it most likely true. They are just a tricky pet to care for. Turtles do just fine without companionship.

Hermit crabs and bettas/other fish are two wonderful ideas- I think I would go with bettas- the color and their swimming movements would calm me down and help me think during stressful times.

I agree with everything YLL said

Before I even read the others posts I was going to suggest a betta.

Logan
10-22-2004, 08:27 PM
Just NOT a Cockatiel or 3 Cockatiels! :eek: Mine are SO loud and they share the office with me! :p People actually love it. One guys told me he was going to give me an Indian name this week and it was "3 birds a chirping". I told him it ought to be "3 birds a squawking", but he said "chirping" sounded much better for the soul. Wasn't that sweet? :)

K9soul
10-22-2004, 10:27 PM
I'd also suggest a betta. In fact I'd kinda like to get another myself, my last one passed away a year or so ago (they tend to have a 1-3 year lifespan depending on age when you get them). I felt it was overall pretty easy to care for and a beautiful pet, they can easily make it through weekends when you are away.

confined
10-22-2004, 10:35 PM
I have to agree with a Betta. I have a few and they are very easy to care for, and with a pretty bowl they will be complimented on their already high caliber of beauty.

My second suggestion would be a Rock, too. You can choose from granite, quartz, mica, shale, sandstone, or even obsidian.... Or you can go with a mineral and choose some sulfur or amethyst, etc.. :)

Uabassoon
10-22-2004, 10:36 PM
A few years ago I worked at the front of office of a dorm on campus, as our office pet we had one of those tiny little african dwarf frogs. They are super small, maybe about an inch long and don't eat very much and if I remember correctly they only are supposed to eat every other day. I'm not sure about their lifespan but he was alive the whole year that I worked there.

Here's what they look like.
http://www.pipidae.net/david/dwarf1.jpg

Fox-Gal
10-22-2004, 10:42 PM
I was thinking a Betta too as long as your work doesn't mind you doing water chances at your desk. ;)

Also a turtle is nice idea too, a small land turtle of course. I have my Mel, small little guy who lives in a clear small like storage container (no lid of course). No tank to worry about there and there's something calming about raking his sand bottom and fixing him his little island up. :D I've had him over 2 years now, no problems ever.

flamepony12
10-22-2004, 10:52 PM
Hermit crabs are good, but sometimes it's kind of like having a pet shell. :p
I also like little turtles ! :D

BUT I LOVE THE IDEA OF A PET ROCK!! :D

Horse Lover
01-14-2006, 09:30 AM
I'm not really sure for a hermit crab because you have to do humidity and temperature and they require baths once a week....BUT if you have the time to do that at work I would REALLY reccommend one they are awesome pets!!Oh plus if you do get one get 2 they are social animals :D :p

buttercup132
01-14-2006, 10:49 AM
I'd also suggest a betta. In fact I'd kinda like to get another myself, my last one passed away a year or so ago (they tend to have a 1-3 year lifespan depending on age when you get them). I felt it was overall pretty easy to care for and a beautiful pet, they can easily make it through weekends when you are away.
you guys should get one from luvgold or the other way around I can't remember her name fully, but she needs help with getting rid of some bettas and her a GORGOUS!!

Karen
01-14-2006, 10:53 AM
Folks - check the date before you reply to a thread like this! This thread is over a year old, so she's probably has gotten either rock or fish a long time ago!

buttercup132
01-14-2006, 11:30 AM
Oh lol :p

My Peanuts
01-16-2006, 06:03 PM
LOL, Actually I did get a betta. His name is Drew and I kept him at home. I couldn't bare the thought of him being at the office all weekend alone! :p
My dad agreed.
I've had Drew for over a year and he seems happy and healthy.

reptiledude
01-16-2006, 07:49 PM
i thinks a snake would do well they look nice and only eat every week or 2 and easy to take care of

FizzGiggs_Mommy
01-17-2006, 06:39 AM
I would sujest a fire bellt toad,
:) they are easy to take care of
:) they have a long lie span
:) only need to eat about twice a week
:) one frog can live quite happy on a 5 gallon tank
:) and if you are lucky to get a male he will chirp for you.
:) last but not least they are just cool :cool:

If you would like more info on them and how to set up a tank you can PM me and i would be more then happy to help you and show you a pic of my set up.

midget gem
01-17-2006, 12:56 PM
How about a snail or some stick insects :). Or you could have sea monkeys. They live in a little tank and only need feeding every 2 weeks. If you need any more info, PM me and I will fill you in.

Suki Wingy
01-17-2006, 05:40 PM
She said she already got a betta named Drew a year ago! ;)