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Posted: 12/6/2002 6:09:03 AM EDT
Here's an interesting question - do you have a set limit on the number of pets you think is "too many"? My wife and I got into a discussion about this yesterday as we brought home a new cat. We now have 8 cats, all adults, ranging in age from 4 years to 13 years. All are housecats, get plenty of food, water, love and affection, and get yearly Vet care with all shots. We have 6 large litterboxes throughout the house that get cleaned twice a day. We also used to have 2 parakeets. What about you guys? How many pets do you have, and do you think there is a set number that one shouldn't go beyond? I sort of feel like if you can provide for all their needs and keep them healthy, safe, and loved - then there really isn't a limit as long as you can afford them and keep them healthy.
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 6:11:31 AM EDT
Zero pets. No time for them.
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 6:15:14 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 6:18:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/6/2002 6:19:22 AM EDT by CAMPYBOB]
3 horses cats? never in one place long enough to count them all.
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 6:34:21 AM EDT
If the shtf you are set with meat for awhile hell you could even open a chinese restraunt I set my limit at 3 large dogs years ago. They all have died off. I miss them alot BUT it is DAMMM nice not having to Worry about what to do and when to get home because of the dogs. No more pets for now. The wife is hinting I told her she can get one and I will show her how to train it but it will be her dog. She will not go for that.
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 6:46:54 AM EDT
The one nice thing about cats as opposed to any other animal is that we can leave them, the litterboxes, a bunch of food and water and go away for 4 days and not worry. Sure, we come home to some stinky boxes, but nothing more than that. Even if the power goes out they are still OK, as opposed to fish or birds. And with a dog you'd have to leave it outside.
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 6:47:58 AM EDT
If your signifigant other cannot remember all their names...then you have too many.
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 6:51:30 AM EDT
2 horses 2 cats and 2 dogs, all outdoor animals. I don't care how clean you keep everything inside but indoor pets make your house stink. I can't imagine what 8 cats indoors can do to your house.[:X*]
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 6:58:21 AM EDT
Eight cats for a couple is reasonable. That gives each of you four cats for the coldest nights. I have two cats, two aquatic turtles, and a desert tortoise.
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 7:03:28 AM EDT
Well, believe it or not, the smell isn't a factor. And I ask EVERYONE who ever comes over to be perfectly honest with me about the smell. It helps that we clean them twice a day, and that we have a Alpine Air Ozone air purifier running as well.
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 7:05:05 AM EDT
As many as you can feed and take care of. Love your animals but dont love them in that special way.
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 7:06:48 AM EDT
Anything over one (excluding fish)
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 7:10:18 AM EDT
When the care for them (food, vet, etc)starts to bite into your guns and ammo funds. But if you have a few, you don't ever have to worry about starving. Sorry, that one slipped out
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 7:12:08 AM EDT
We have a deed restriction of no more than 4 pets...(excluding fish or anything kept in an tank). Domesticated only.
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 7:16:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/6/2002 7:16:49 AM EDT by QuietShootr]
When you can't take care of them, and they start fucking up your house. Edited to add: 2 Yorkies, 2 iguanas, and a guinea pig (wife's).
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 7:57:14 AM EDT
I don't have a set limit, just a rough concept of "enough is enough"[:)]. Currently 6 rabbits, 5 cats, 3 dogs, and 2 horses. The number of cats tends to change with the hunger level of the local coyotes.[:D]
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 8:20:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 8:43:29 AM EDT
Most of the litterboxes are in the basement (full) and they go down there to do their thing. Works pretty well.
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 8:52:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 8:55:08 AM EDT
One...
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 7:55:00 PM EDT
Hmmm...too many? I'm not sure. Let's see 6 inside dogs 1 outside, two cats, 14 snakes, 6 lizards, 8 tarantulas,1 bird, 2 55gal fish aquariums, 40 breeding mice and 24 breeding rats. Breeding means most of the time bunches of babies.[:D] What was the question again?[>:/] [bounce][bounce][bounce][bounce][bounce]
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 8:26:32 PM EDT
Edited to add: 2 Yorkies, 2 iguanas, and a guinea pig (wife's).[/quote] When I was a kid, I asked my dad for $1.50 to buy a guinea pig. He handed me $5 and told me to get a nice Irish girl instead![:D]
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 8:47:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By lostwildcat: Hey Greywolf, I dont know how your house is place is set up, (house, Apt, etc) We have a cat, and the last thing I wanted was to have litter boxes inside the house. So i cut a hole in the sheetrock wall between the garage and the kitchen, put 2/4 blocks arount the inside of the hole and rigged a pet door in it. The kittie lives inside, but eats and craps in the garage. Keeps everything nice and tidy! With 8 cats, that might work out well for ya'll
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I have two cats, but the litter box is in the kitchen. I can't imagine letting the cats crap in the garage, I keep tools and work on guns in there.[:)]
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 11:21:54 PM EDT
14 dogs,1 cat,1 parakeet....
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 11:52:52 PM EDT
3 greyhounds on a queen bed
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