The Top 5 Worst Pets

Updated on November 28, 2018

Animals are great. There is no denying the fact that life would not be the same without them. Pets are a vision of our better natures, masters of the wisdom and simplicity we wish we could attain in our lives.

But let's face it, some animals are better left outside of the home and should really not be sold in pet stores, much less anywhere where someone might find them. These are either animals that are more difficult to keep than advertised, or animals so vicious, so destructive, that it's a wonder they are still offered for sale nation-wide. Some animals just make the worst pets.

DISCLAIMER:

The views expressed on this Hub are mostly somewhat to entirely satirical and should not be taken to the grave. Some animals on this list genuinely do not make good pets for beginners, however, and it is recommended that you do the proper research before purchasing any animal, anywhere.

"I'm gonna poop all over your room!"
"I'm gonna poop all over your room!"

#5. Parakeets

Also known as budgies, budgerigars, and miserable freaks of nature, parakeets are small parrots indigenous throughout Australia (the same place that supports a splendid array of other friendly creatures). They eat a modest diet of seeds, vegetation, and human blood, while screaming and beeping continuously in a cacophony that fills the air and deafens the ear. After all, they spend their time traveling together in flocks of the thousands, so they have to be able to hear one another over all that racket.

That's a lot of dang birds.
That's a lot of dang birds.

Some melodious parrot undulations for you:

You have every right to be terrified, little girl.
You have every right to be terrified, little girl.

Parakeets have the honor of being scientifically classified as Melopsittacus undulatus, which in Latin literally means 'melodious parrot undulations.' Yes, it's true. The melodious sound of their mechanical squeals are reminiscent of a dying chipmunk, punctuated by all the warbling nonsense of a senile patient. The continuous buzz of their annoyingly pervasive song is enough to make one succumb to an anger only witnessed in those who have survived fingernails on chalkboard.

As one might assume from their horrible noises, parakeets are downright mean. Look at how this one completely ignores his friend's pleas for a turn at the seed jar. What a selfish jerk. In fact, birds get a kick out of teasing others. They can frequently be seen plucking, pecking, wing bashing, and generally taunting their fellow mates for sport. Some people claim that this is "funny" or "cute" because birds are so like us in that we choose similar outlets for our boredom, but they would be wrong. Well, actually, they would be right, but it doesn't make this behavior any less despicable.

Speaking of their beastly behaviors... Have you ever tried to catch a parakeet in a cage? This sounds like a fairly easy endeavor, but it is unfortunately a dangerous dance with the devil. They never want to come out, and removing them from their wiry home is about as easy as wading through a crocodile infested river, and just as equally safe. Parakeets are equipped with stupid little beaks and a blunt brain, which they use in unison to bite onto any inch of your skin that is exposed. Once latched, they will scissor their beaks back and forth in a vicious, pinching, gnawing fashion, which is both painful and infuriating.

How can such a small animal inflict so much pain, you may wonder? Why are they so full of hate? Just more of the many mysteries of the universe. But something that is no mystery are the sheer mountains of poop that they will generate over a very small span of time. Every parakeet owner will come to find that parakeets poop on beds, carpets, your clothes, and even your hair. They constantly poop. Poop is all over the place.

So, do you like obnoxious little birds that shed dandruff and rain feces from the ceiling while simultaneosly eying you up to target the most sensitive areas on your hand (the skin between your fingers)? If so, then you're in luck! Every pet store on the face of the planet has approximately 2 million of these irritating little things!

"Blub blub blubbity blub."
"Blub blub blubbity blub."

#4. Goldfish

Did you know that the common goldfish can grow up to one foot long!? No? Congratulations, you are the typical human being.

In actuality, there are a lot of things about goldfish you probably don't know. Such as the fact that, for their size, they are possibly the dirtiest non-aggressive freshwater fish available in pet stores. Does this mean they survive in bowls?

NO. IT DOESN'T.

...Unless this is what you enjoy seeing. Sicko.
...Unless this is what you enjoy seeing. Sicko.
"Blab!"
"Blab!"
The ideal tank for a goldfish is, above all, a TANK, with adequate circulation and fresh plants. It is also most likely out of your price range and level of patience.
The ideal tank for a goldfish is, above all, a TANK, with adequate circulation and fresh plants. It is also most likely out of your price range and level of patience.
Fun fact: did you know that many goldfish turn silver or white as they age?
Fun fact: did you know that many goldfish turn silver or white as they age?

There exists a large amount of uneducated people who believe that goldfish can survive splendidly in bowls, because, well, they had a goldfish in a bowl when they were a kid that survived a whole year! Well boy howdy, inform the presses, what geniuses they must be to know more about goldfish than Ichthyologists and professional aquarists all across the planet. Goldfish actually have the ability to live over 30 years.

The ridiculousness of those defending the "long lifespan" of their 6-month or 1-year goldfish is about as laughable as someone saying they did a great job with their last Rottweiler because it survived a whole week under their care.

Most people pick up goldfish at the pet store with nothing but a bowl and some fish flakes to go. This is a mistake. And will most assuredly always end in a fish that lives but a fraction of its typical life, which undoubtedly will result in both a crying child and more money for yet another, and another, and another replacement. To adequately keep a goldfish, one is recommended to provide 5 gallons per inch of fish and a filter that both circulates and cleans the water, which will by this time be full of ammonia because goldfish are such filthy little creatures. This is all not even to mention the entirety of what we call the Nitrogen Cycle, also known as The Ridiculously Complicated And Delicate Life of Water Chemicals And Bacteria in Domestic Aquariums.

People are constantly flabbergasted as to why their goldfish, or any fish, die all the time, and it's probably because they haven't done their proper research. Parasites, nitrites, ammonia, pH, hardness, temperature, tank size, adequate filtration systems, appropriate day/night cycles, and oxygenation are just a few of the little gems you'll have to deal with when setting up a proper (eg: anything that you intend to last longer than a few weeks) tank.

If all of this headache sounds like a trip to the fun fair, then goldfish might be the perfect pet for you! And lucky for you, you can acquire goldfish at most fun fairs worldwide.

"Tee hee, come pet my belly! I promise I won't disarticulate your phalanges."
"Tee hee, come pet my belly! I promise I won't disarticulate your phalanges."

#3. Hamsters

Like most evil things, hamsters have the outward appearance of being cute, fluffy, cuddly, and all things that girls are for some reason drawn to. In fact, when girls see hamsters, they elicit instantaneous squeals and coos of perturbing obsession that only seem to become harsher in volume and irascibility depending on their direct relation to the fluffy little freaks. But before you reach a hand into that Critter Trail to give your cuddly new pet a tickle, consider the following:

"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA."
"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA."
"Hey, do you mind giving me your finger real quick? This will just take a second."
"Hey, do you mind giving me your finger real quick? This will just take a second."

Hamsters are absolutely terrifying.

It is a well known fact that hamsters are blood thirsty killers that will not only bite through your fingers without a second thought, but they will also brazenly take on Russians. In fact, there are few things in life that hamsters will not attempt to puncture full of holes, and the only thing they hate more than fingers is apparently everything. Even metal is no match for the destructive power of these hateful biting machines.

Through means of genius deception and cut-throat tactics, hamsters have established themselves within millions of homes all throughout America. They are in rooms with your sons. They inhabit the same living spaces as your daughters. They pander to your child's ridiculous interest in weird rodents enough for you to buckle under the pressure and buy one, two, or five, and then, once they have settled themselves into their new home, the bloodbath begins.

With all the equipment of a barracuda and the brain of only a small caterpillar, these animals are about as trustworthy as a blonde driving a fully functional Panzer through the downtown streets of Seattle. Do not be fooled by the chubby arms and beady little eyes of these popular pet store vermin. Those colorless peepers are windows into the inky blackness of the hamster's nonexistent soul, God's only warning that would stop us from otherwise hugging a giant wriggling, screaming pile of them.

And oh, the screaming! They sound like a... Well, they sound like a dying hamster.

In addition to their less than pleasant bedside manner, hamster urine is highly acidic and extremely difficult to clean. If left for just a week, it can cake, stain, permeate, and even begin to erode plastic. Don't even get me started on the smell...

With eyes reminiscent of a Jurassic Park raptor, a green iguana knows your every fear and desire.
With eyes reminiscent of a Jurassic Park raptor, a green iguana knows your every fear and desire.

#2. Green Iguanas

What a cutie! Such intelligent eyes! Neato burrito, only $30 bucks? It's small, colorful, fun to watch, and cheap - what could be a better combination? Green iguanas: best pet ever?

Green iguanas: worst pet ever.

Green iguanas are green and flashy, beautiful and exotic, pragmatic and active, and full of charm...as babies. But soon enough you'll notice that your cuddly little squamata starts wearing out his novelty by constantly breaking curfew, bringing his irresponsible friends over whenever you're out of town, and of course magically disappearing all of the liquor in your cabinets. Plus you'll find yourself staring at this ugly mug all day.

"Soon..."
"Soon..."
This individual has learned the hard way what just one dangerous choice made in Petco could result in.
This individual has learned the hard way what just one dangerous choice made in Petco could result in.
"Hahahah but seriously I'm going to impregnate you."
"Hahahah but seriously I'm going to impregnate you."
This man here is experiencing the full force of a green iguana flash mob.
This man here is experiencing the full force of a green iguana flash mob.

Unsuspecting American citizens all across the country walk into pet stores with only the best intentions in mind, looking for a new best friend. Unfortunately these ignoramuses are doomed upon entry, for the mere sight of a baby green iguana is near impossible to resist. Like the infamous Edward Cullen, the sparklyness of a young green iguana's body is designed to attract males and females alike, stirring in them an intoxicating, alien fascination that will undoubtedly end in a tale of pregnancy gone horribly wrong.

Or it could just end in lighter wallet. But who wants to play chicken with a pregnancy test?

These animals seem easy to manage in the pet store, but really they are expensive money pits that require constant UVB lighting, UVA lighting, heat, nutritional supplements, extensive saladry, climbing materials, baths, and medical care should something go wrong (and believe me, something always goes wrong)! Metabolic bone disease, gout, hypothyroidism, kidney diseases, stomatitis, ticks, mites, roundworms and flatworms are all just examples of the things a typical green iguana owner will come to witness.

Green iguanas have become invasive in some states, namely Florida, where they toss about eating peoples' shrubs and digging holes wherever they fancy. They also like to poop in peoples' pools, which is cool I guess if you like animals pooping in your pool.

Not only that, but as pets, green iguanas quickly grow from being a bright green, 6-inch individual to a 6 feet long, dull gray monster capable of scratching your eyes out, biting your pinkies off, and lashing your bare skin with its powerful whip of a tail. But then again, I can't really blame any animal that wants to whip a cat in the face, seeing as how they are...

Cute and cuddly? Not exactly.
Cute and cuddly? Not exactly.

#1. Cats

You may be wondering how anyone could call cats the worst pets ever when there are over 80 million cats kept as pets in the United States alone. Surely cats must be great due to the large influx of their popularity in American homes. But the truth of the matter is that cats are terrible and would sooner watch you drown in the bathtub than please you by correctly using the litter box.

Cats simply have no time for bull ****.

"What the **** are you looking at?"
"What the **** are you looking at?"
"I wanted FANCY FEAST, not MEOW MIX, you imbecilic fool!"
"I wanted FANCY FEAST, not MEOW MIX, you imbecilic fool!"

It's true. Cats are not interested in the least bit of happiness, sadness, or anger you express, nor are they particularly moved by any affection you may offer them. These selfish beasts are under the impression that the world revolves around them, worthy of nothing less than to be doted on 24/7. Constantly dissatisfied with every toy, treat, meal, and game you offer them, cats only seem interested in pooping under your bed, peeing on your pillows, dragging dead (or not so dead) birds to either rot or ricochet about your house, and lastly, of course, hurting you.

This poor little girl became aware of the contemptible characteristics of cats early on when her own long lost pet thanked her for her continuing care by sinking its fangs into her hand. What a jerk. Compare that train wreck of ungratefulness with this video of a dog being reunited with his owner.

Mmm-mmm, toxoplasma!
Mmm-mmm, toxoplasma!

For being such demanding, self-centered beasts, cats get away with a lot. They are allowed to roam free in your neighbor's yards (this is called being an "outdoor cat"), dig up gardens or children's sandboxes to plant festering piles of defecation in, steal things, decimate wildlife, and even attack small children in the face. Feral cats are even allowed protection, meals, and spay/neuter programs despite the fact that are invasive, destructive, murderous, disease-spreading packs of wild animals.

Dogs could never get away with this kind of reckless behavior. Packs of feral dogs are captured and destroyed if they are not adoptable, and any attack made by a dog on a child would result in the animal's immediate euthanasia. But cats are free to run willy nilly through the countryside, spreading their AIDs to the rest of the feline populace and causing little girls worldwide to burst into tears.

Speaking of spreading diseases, enter one parasite by the name of Toxoplasma gondii. This bizarre creature has the ability to infect you and not only threaten the life of your baby (if you are pregnant), but also alter your mental state. In simpler words, this protozoa can control your brain by releasing endorphins whenever you smell cat urine. Crazy cat ladies just started to make a lot more sense! Additionally, Toxoplasmosis carried by feral cats into wilderness areas is causing a slew of diseases in wild animals, including deer and whales.

Detrimental to our native animals through means of predation and disease, harmful to our children and potentially to our pregnant women, the destructive forces of cats far outweigh any other pet animal known to man due to the sheer number of feral and outdoor individuals (which according to the Stray Pet Advocacy is somewhere between 18 and 87 million). All this makes the subtly refined cat, shrouded in a cloak of mock innocence, the worst pet ever.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.

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      Anonymous 

      13 days ago

      Most people are barely right in the comments some are stupid and others are basically talking trash about dogs and stuff. Most people in the comments think they are right but they are just as bad as the people who wrote the article. A lot of people in the comments are just trash talking people with dogs and saying mice and rats cannot be pets. Well they can if you know what to do.

      I hate people who protect some animals and trash others because they seem like super trash but they can be every good if you train them properly almost no one in the comments is right and these stupid idiots trashing everything.

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      Louis 

      2 weeks ago

      If you don't do your research beforehand than any animal is a nightmare. This list is inaccurate in a lot of ways. This is a biased article that has very little evidence other than opinion. I know for a fact hamsters have no intentions of causing pain to their owner, cats are very affectionate and loyal, etc. I get this article is probably just a joke but specify that cause people might take it seriously.

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      Tom 

      2 weeks ago

      This article is actual trash, oh my god

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      Lauren 

      4 weeks ago

      Iguanas and Goldfish are the only two here that can be quite difficult. Parakeets are fine with proper care and training. Hamsters are the sweetest little things. Cats are also fine with proper care and training.

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      sjhasdjfhashdfj 

      4 weeks ago

      I have budgies, hamsters, and cats ):

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      Jack Miracle 

      5 weeks ago

      You are a heartless person! Why are cats on this list? My ragamuffin loves affection and moves being pet. She is very affectionate and is calm, and is very playful and active. I love all animals, even rats, mice, earthworms, toads, but not disease spreading blood sucking mosquitoes. I love going outside and looking for animals and plants. God created everything for a reason, and I love everything he created. The only exeption is mosquitoes, because all the do is suck your blood and spread disease. I admire the living things I see, and wish people would stop killing poor little cute animals. People killing rats and mice, people killing bees, people cutting down trees, all of this makes me offended and disgusted by all of this nonsense. Don’t just give your opinion, just show the pros and cons and how to lessen the cons.

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      Kira Schofield 

      7 weeks ago

      Every pet acquired and handled by an ignorant owner can become a nightmare. This article is total bullshit. None of it is animas fault and, if raised in proper conditions by a knowldeable owner can thrive. I can only attest to cats and goldfish, I have no experience with other animals mentioned as an adult. My goldfish are not pets, they live in the ecosystem in my pond, are totally self sufficient, other than maintaining the pond water which I would do anyway, and that is where they belong. Would a human child thrive in a filthy jail cell? Well, that is what aquariums and fish bowls are.

      All my cats have been great. I get six week old kittens two or three from the same litter, females, from people I know. I raise them with lots of love, toys, and proper boundaries, training, and veterinary care. I prefer females. I have not had any of the problems described. Cats should not be allowed outdoors, but they are great at keeping mice out without resorting to traps and poisons. Feral animals are the result of irresponsible owners, and much of animal behavior problems described is the same. Getting an animal is a serious commitment And responsibility, it should be a rational thought out researched behavior. Blame the idiot owners, not the animals.

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      sally the animal lover 

      7 weeks ago

      first things first, hamsters are the sweetest things they were just yawning in the photos and they are not blood thirsty animals you idiot .And second,this is what the list of animals not to get should look like:

      snakes

      any spider

      mini sharks

      ants

      any kind of bug

      rats

      i think that every animal on your list were animals that you should get. so turn your head straight. and stop making these fake websites.

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      Lily 

      7 weeks ago

      First of all I am a girl and I do not squeel when I see a hamsterd and second I have the sweetest hamster in the world and they are not blood thursty monsters so buzz off the hate.

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      food_unicorn8 

      2 months ago

      WhY aRe CaTs On THiS LiSt TheY arE ThE MoST SwEEtEsT ThInGS EVERRRRR!!! i seriously disagree with this. This is so not true. PERIODDDD........

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      Maren 

      2 months ago

      I completely disagree with each of these. There is no "worst pet" There is a pet for each family. For example, I could say that the worst pet is a dog. My family is not very active, therefore, a cat would be a good choice. We also don't have much free time. In this scenario, a cat would be the best pet to adopt, over a dog, who would simply take up too much time. So, there is not a "worst pet" list. Thank you for reading this, and I'm sorry if I offended you. This is just my thought on the matter.

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      True words 

      2 months ago

      I was surprised to see budgies on this list... But it concluded with cats being deemed the worst, so I know there must be some truth to that. Cats truly are the worst... Maybe second to people already carrying toxoplasmosis.

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      Mike 

      2 months ago

      You got it on point with those damn birds. 100% annoying

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      Catgirl1110 

      2 months ago

      I have 3 cats and 2 budgies... so f*** you whoever created this

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      Teresa Carpenter 

      2 months ago

      I have three cats. One is a ragdoll. The other two are exotics. They are the sweetest pets. They are affectionate. Cats are very independant and theyet you know when they want something. When and if my cats bite it is gentle.When they were babies we taught them when biting hurt. Yes, like dogs cats can be trained.

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      you do not get this 

      2 months ago

      how come earlier you wrote a page about how cats are the best pets

      Honestly i do not get you

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      cats are cool 

      2 months ago

      WHY ARE CATS ON THIS LIST

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      yyyfyytytty 

      2 months ago

      i dont see why cats are even on this list!!!! CATS RULE!!!!!

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      Terri Sites 

      3 months ago

      This article is so upsetting. Except for the iguana I have owned all of the animals. I currently have a 10 yr. old parrot and a 19 yr. old cat. They are the sweetest things ever. The problem with ANY animal is that people don't usually do research on anything they want to get and then they expect human behaviour. A parrot is a bird...they are social animals, and they are prey for most other animals. Their only protection is to fly or bite. All these animals she talks about are prey for other animals. It's their instinct to bite if they feel threatened. They will usually give physical signs first before attacking. Young children, on the other hand bite with no warning. Does that mean we shouldn't have them?

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      Boopkins 

      3 months ago

      This was a difficult piece to read (no offense). All the animals mentioned in this article are completely described wrong.

      The Parakeets. I’ve never actually owned one, but I’m currently taking care of a Lovebird. You’re right, they are loud, however, she only is loud when she tries to get my attention or she wants to sing/talk with the wild birds that pass by. Other than that, she’s a beautiful bird that loves to play and even give me kisses.

      The Goldfish. I used to have so many, but they all sadly passed away from old age. However, they were actually with me for about 5 years. It’s not actually that expensive to take care of them, depending where you go and how many you get. With a bit of work and research, it’s actually easy to take care of the messy goldfishes.

      The Hamster. Woah, buddy. I’ve taken care of two Robo hamsters and I’m taking care of a Albino Dwarf Hamster(I actually adopted this little guy.) They are the sweetest, and with proper cage care and diet, they are actually fun to have around. Even buying chew toys for them to bite down their insciors, is pretty cool.

      The Iguana. I never have taken care of one of these, but I wanted to at a certain point. These guys are awesome. Reason why I said that? I went to the beach and I passed by an old man, and on his shoulder was this really old Iguana, just sleeping on his shoulder as he walked. So cool. I’ve held one as well, and as long as you don’t drop them and show trust, they’ll have a liking for you, especially if they’re babies. As adults, they’ll know about your trust and kindness towards them, thus it may show in their personality to be nice. (I know this as I did research in Iguanas. I sadly never got one, getting a Ball Python instead, but it’s the same basics.)

      Finally, tha Cat. I’ve never had one, nor do I plan on having one. However, a friend of mine has a cat, and he’s the sweetest tabby cat ever. Whenever I visited her, he always greeted me and usually stayed in the room we were in. He would often rub against my legs, do playful meow, and he would even let me rub his tummy. Cats are great companions for a lot of people, especially those who can’t get Dogs and choose the alternative.

      Either way, you might want to go through your article again. There’s lots of animals that may seem bad as a pet, but can be taken care of with lots of love. They’ll be sure to love you back. (This does not mean there are not animals that are completely good. However, you might want to do full research on every single one before judging them.)

      Thank you.

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      jonathan 

      3 months ago

      i hate this

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      Kenya 

      3 months ago

      She is a complete moron! She just mad because none of her pets like her. First of all, I have a budgie, lizard and a cat and I've been doing just fine. Budgies don't usually scream idiot not if you train them not to do that and if they do it is not quote on quote "deafening to the ear" it is not that loud. And, cats aren't always mean. You have to get them at a young age so you can train them and feed them so they trust you. There is always this myth that cats have high standards but they really don't they are independent creatures so sometimes they don't want to be cuddled. That something to think about before you get mad at your cat for scratching your ugly face because you start squeezing it to death because your boyfriend left you. Also, you are the ugly mug, not lizards why is it that you pick some of the most popular pets on this list. Most people have a good time with these pets and have no problems but I guess your just that kind of person nobody likes. All this woman did was tell lies about all these amazing animals for no good reason and for that this girl is really annoying and she is a liar and that is all she will ever do, lie. she is the real animal, not the animals on this list.

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      4 months ago

      parrots are sooooooooooooooo cute!!! THEY SHOULD NOT BE ON THIS LIST!!!

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      Guinea pig lover 

      4 months ago

      This list should be

      . Spider

      . Snake

      . Scorpion

      . Hippo

      . Lion

      PS someone actually had a pet hippo

      PPS it ate them!

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      kiwi 64 

      4 months ago

      parrots are the best pets anyone can possibly have.

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      Something else 

      4 months ago

      Five star turd if you ask me

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      Worldofparrots 

      4 months ago

      I have three parrots, and parakeets are one of the best birds you can ever have, they are outgoing birds and super playful. Try having a cockatoo or a macaw scream till you wake up thats a worse sound. Parakeets make small cute noises getting a parakeet out a cage is easy unless you treated it bad.

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      Kitty kat1963 

      4 months ago

      Well then i have 4 out of the 5 worse pets according to this hogwash . But i prefer them over people , especially people that write jibberish such as this article i just read and wasted 5 minutes of my life on . Whoever wrote this must hate their own life and decided to write some B.S. by the way my hamster has a cage that is bigger and better then this whole stupid article

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      ingrid cummings 

      4 months ago

      I always had animalss throughout my entire life.as a child , I had turtles, hamsters, rabbits, dogs, birds and guni pigs.now, I have 4 furbabys and 20 birds.my animals are family mbers and they give me so much love and happines that what some people are not able to give..

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      Noob 

      4 months ago

      Egg mayo

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      Geek 

      4 months ago

      I have noticed several spelling mistakes

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      I have a brain 

      4 months ago

      My friend has an iguana 2 hamsters 4 goldfish and a budgie. I have had 5 cats and they are all great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Guinea pig lover 

      4 months ago

      A member of my family was attacked by six rottweilers last year all six were put down! (I still like dogs)

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      Guinea pig lover 

      4 months ago

      I have had five cats in the past and not one of them have even hissed at me!!

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      anika 

      4 months ago

      hamsters are amazing animals, plus everything looks wierd when its yawning

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      ParakeetLord 

      4 months ago

      Cats are literal garbage but you're just whining about your inexperience with the other animals.

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      Another thing... 

      5 months ago

      I forgot to add that if rats and mice cannot be considered pets, then dogs are the most destructive pets. 4.5 million people in the US are bitten by dogs every year. 36 people died last year because of dog attacks, and 6 people have already died this year. Dogs are extremely destructive to property. They rip up rugs, chairs, and sofas, flower beds, gardens, etc., and chew smaller objects until they are no longer recognizable. They are smelly. They poop everywhere. Even small dogs can be very destructive. My sister was chased and bitten by a dog, and had to get stitches. I was chased by a dog, and I luckily wasn't bitten. If the supposedly destructive nature of cats is what landed them on this stupid list, then why did you not consider that dogs actually kill and attack people and other dogs? Some dogs bark non-stop because they and their owners are idiots to the point that their neighbors have to call the police. I have sometimes been walking on a sidewalk, when an uncontrolled dog has run up to me and barked irritatingly. Overexcited, smelly beasts jumping all over me, humping me, and licking my face is not appealing. There is an entire irritating subculture of Americans that treat their dogs like surrogate children and dress them up in ridiculous little overpriced outfits. Dog-lovers tend to hate people who are afraid of dogs. So many people talk crap about cats, and yet they don't bother anyone nearly to the extent that dogs do, if at all. Many people hate dogs for these reasons.

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      Everything you wrote on cats is untrue or out of context 

      5 months ago

      You are a complete moron. Mice should be on this list in place of cats. Cats are the best animals ever, and the only people who hate them are deluded and ignorant people with no understanding of their behavior. I have seldom met a cat that has been unresponsive to my affection, so maybe you're the problem, and not cats. Even if cats were always unresponsive to affection from complete strangers, they would be well justified in doing so. People who know anything about cats do not expect cats to bond with undeserving people instantly. Furthermore, you are probably one of the many idiots that expects cats to act like stupid dogs (who either enthusiastically give affection to everyone and anyone, or maul people: go read the news). If one earns the trust and loyalty of a cat, then that trust is more meaningful than that of an animal that is willing to give affection to anyone at any time. My cats are my best friends and loves me very much, so shut up about cats being unresponsive and selfish. Your idea that cats are selfish is unchecked anthropomorphism. Go read a book about animals. I have owned two cats, and neither of them have ever pooped under my bed or peed on my pillows. They rarely (once a year, maybe) poop or pee anywhere outside the litter box. When they do, it is often in a convenient place such as the bathtub. They are very smart and well-trained, far more so than any of the five dogs my family has owned, who could barely go a week without peeing or pooping somewhere in the house, and certainly never communicate to humans that they need to take a crap. Again, do you realize how many dogs kill and maul humans every year? How's that for "gratefulness"? Even packs of small Dachshunds can and will kill people. Regardless of how many cats one person can own, they will never kill you or team up to kill you. If a cat bites a person, it is because people have neglected or ill-treated cats in the past, or because that person was asking for it, whether intentionally or not. What would you do if you were a cat and a huge beast touched you in a way that made you feel threatened? Have some compassion and understanding, rather than writing untrue crap about animals. Cats are allowed to roam free precisely because the are not destructive, dangerous, or stupid like dogs are (some "faithful" dogs will run away and never come back if given the chance). Would you rather have a cat bury its "defecation" in a sandbox, or would you rather step on a dog's crap lying out in the open (which happens frequently on both public and private property because of stupid dogs and their irresponsible owners)? How many cats have you ever heard of attacking children in the face, honestly? Can you give me the statistics on that? On the other hand, how about dogs? Feral cats are not "murderous", you childish fool. They are simply trying to survive, and they do so with remarkable adaptability. It is the fault of irresponsible humans that non-native cats are living in the wild in North America. Dogs "cannot get away with this kind of reckless behavior" because they are actually dangerous. Cats are not. Toxoplasmosis is easily preventable through the use of gloves when cleaning, and proper sanitation of, litter boxes. If mice and rats can be called pet animals, they are clearly the most destructive pets, having diseased a major portion of the human population a few centuries ago. Mice and rats still wreak havoc on agriculture and food storage, and endanger public health in third-world countries. Unchecked, mice can chew through plastic, rubber, vinyl, foam, wood, drywall, and electrical wires. In the UK, mice and rats have to be actively controlled to limit crop damage and contamination, and structural damage to facilities. Domestic and feral cats are able to control rodent populations effectively (Wikipedia). That is the reason cats were domesticated in the first place. They are useful as pest control. In industrialized countries, however, people have found that cats have lasting appeal as companion animals. They make affectionate, loyal pets, if their owners have earned their trust.

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      Squeak 

      5 months ago

      Harry if one cat you had (that was a stray, probably scared of you and feral) wasn’t what you considered an ideal pet that doesn’t give you an excuse to say all cat owners are mentally ill and into self abuse! Our cats are the best pets on earth apart from my hamster and they never bite. Even when they claw us it’s only if they get excited or panicked - ie when we try to pick them up and they get into an uncomfortable position. Even as a love gesture!

      Cats are not demons in disguise, OK? You might just not have known how to handle a stray as you’re a dog person. Just saying, dogs aren’t heaven because you have to pick up their poop. And if you don’t people step on it. And it sticks to their shoe. My ideal of a civilised society is one we don’t have to be careful where we step because it might be in a pile of faeces. Ew. This post just really annoyed me because it is NOT true because I am not into self abuse.

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      Excuse me 

      5 months ago

      Cats are not horrible! They do not poop under your bed, they do not pee on your pillows! Cats are very nice, they have feelings and they really care about their owners, I strongly disagree to your article about cats. (I have read the disclaimer)

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      AJ 

      5 months ago

      Hey I know this is just satire, but seriously, if you’re considering keeping a hamster in a Critter Trail, do more research on proper hamster care. The minimum cage suze requirement is around 450 square inches btw. Then it won’t feel the need to bite off you’re finger!

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      This is crazy 

      6 months ago

      I did read the disclaimer but... cat's are great, and hamsters two how the heck can they eat your finger off!

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      Ellie 

      7 months ago

      The whole thing about the parakeets is absolutely true ! They NEVER STOP MAKING INCESSANT SCREECHING SOUNDS !!! They will drive any normal person to complete insanity

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      Why do people always skip the Disclaimer? 

      8 months ago

      Unless the comments are meant to be sarcastic, please read the disclaimer that was posted before the article.

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      kiwi64 

      8 months ago

      budgies should not be on this list

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      Lee 

      8 months ago

      You obviously have no personal experience with cats! Not really an objective view. Do you know that cats are #1pet?? Thinking you meant to be funny, but it's not! I adore my cat!!

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      Dave 

      8 months ago

      You are clueless. And have no business writing or just plan insulting animals you know nothing about. Humans and their dogs are the most disgusting of all species. Especially hateful humans like you.

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      Anonymous 

      8 months ago

      Being sarcastic is one thing but insulting the species is just plain wrong. You may have had bad experiences with these perfectly good pets but they can all make wonderful pets

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      Lol 

      8 months ago

      I think you forgot to read the disclaimer.

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      You're too slow! 

      8 months ago

      "I can't read! Now allow me to tell you why cats are soooo great!

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      Cats and hamsters are good 

      9 months ago

      I don’t know what your up to but I had a hamster that loved everyone and would always cuddle with me and my friend has a cat he is so cute some cats can be mean but most cats are not maby you should care for your cat more

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      the random 

      10 months ago

      put dog on there

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      Lmao 

      10 months ago

      LOL at all the angry cat people who are probably infected by the parasite to become a mindless cat lover

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      *sigh* 

      10 months ago

      Did you guys not read ths disclaimer. this is a sarcastic article. Apperently you guys skipped it

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      Honestly 

      11 months ago

      You are wrong cats are nice gold fish are fine and something is wrong with that hamster! Parakeets are very sweet and nice you just need to train these animals and they will be fine you are just giving them a bad rep !

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      Anne 

      11 months ago

      I'm so mad. I hate most of these pets too, but the worst things about them aren't even mentioned.

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      Giest 

      11 months ago

      Nice photoshop on the hamsters teeth, hamster teeth are not like that even. btw i had a hamster and she loved everyone. idk where i got this info i would love to know.

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      Riley 

      11 months ago

      i was about to get a hamster. Are they really that bad to have?

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      Anna 

      11 months ago

      Cat are NOT the worst pets to have!! To SOME people, they mean the world! So? Your point is?

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      Mariann 

      12 months ago

      Cats are devils i hate them because where i live they ate my 5 week old bunny named Max

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      YOU.ARE.WRONG. 

      13 months ago

      All pets are great! I have all those animals in my house and some of them keep me warm and protect me!

      The only thing that should die in a hole is the the person

      who made this artical!

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      Yes, Parakeets are super annoying 

      13 months ago

      There are two parakeets where I live and they are super annoying. I can't comprehend how someone would want these loud annoying animals as pets. There's nothing soothing, relaxing or nice about the sound they make, it's an annoying piercing sound. You have to be insane to like that sound or able to tolerate it. There's no piece or quiet if these irritating animals are around

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      LITTLE JEFFY!!!! 

      13 months ago

      cats should not die in a hole I have one and it loves me so much and always licks me and never bit or hissed at me

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      Little JEFFY 

      14 months ago

      Your are so right cats are little devils that should die in a hole.

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      You are extremely wrong. -Not A Brainless Idiot 

      14 months ago

      Parakeets are wonderful pets, full of personality and can be very smart, unlike how you portray them. Another thing you had very wrong is how they act. Not all parakeets like being cooped up in their cage all day everyday, nor will most parakeets, if properly introduced to humans, bite hard. One of my parakeets only nibbles and hasn't bit me since she was 3 months old, and that was around the week I got her. Now her mate, bites infrequently and he only bites if he does not get his way, which is to say he wants out of the cage. Both my birds, Poppy and Frost, are great little creatures, who I treat like my family, because they don't think I'm a disappointment like my real family does. I doubt you have had any of these pets you biased fuck. Shame on you for giving these creatures a bad rep just because you think that's how they are. I read your warning labels, and I find that even being warned, you are an extremely bigoted idiot torwards pets. I love cats too, and most of the cats I ever owned, never clawed me! I had a black cat called Diablo who was the exact opposite of his namesake. He was sweet, never scratched or bit, and loved me unconditionally upon meeting me. He used to even sleep at the end of my bed at night with me, to always make sure I was ok,even when asleep. Wake up you brainless fuck and own the pet before you give it a bad rep.

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      You’re wrong 

      14 months ago

      I have had all these pets at one time or another. The only horrible, wretched, unholy, mean pet here is the author of the article.

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      Dog 

      14 months ago

      I have an iguana,a hamster and two budgies! They are great! Why think of those four amazing animals as the worst! I have to give you credit for the cats! Cats are the worst! They pee all over you! Just, change the other four!

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      lol 

      15 months ago

      Idk if it's a millennial thing but you all seem so fucking triggered right now. I didn't agree with the list either but apparently you guys can't read disclaimers.

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      Jamin 

      15 months ago

      The hamsters are perfectly fine. I say there the perfect pet!

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      bookpaw 

      16 months ago

      yes i love all animals too

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      Silver 

      16 months ago

      Did you even have any of these pets before? I had a cat named Fancy, she was loving never bit or scratched me ONCE! You are just listing the negatives. "Oh boy everybodys gonna ove this!" Said no one EVER. This is actually sad. I wouldnt be surprised if your cat dosent like you now.. This is just your opinion.. next time actually list facts.. Have a good day!!

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      me 

      16 months ago

      To all the people complaining about bad experiences with cats, you:

      A. May have gotten a mean cat. When looking for cats, look for lively, friendly, attentive, playful, healthy-looking ones. These will make the best pets.

      B. Did not take good enough care of the cat. Please do your research before whining about how awful your cat was. Plus, some idiots did not realize that getting a new cat means the cat needs TIME. CATS ARE NOT LIKE DOGS. They will most likely not immediately love you like a dog will. Please, for the love of God, do your research before you say that cat owners should be in a mental hospital, you braindead wet blankets.

      C. Are a dog person and you did not understand how a cat works. Did you assholes really think, "My cat will act like a dog and love me after a month!"? You're stupid. You have to EARN a cat's love, you fucks. That's why it's rewarding to finally have a cat sit on your lap or lick your hand. It's because you know you've earned it. Clearly, you want a shallow dog that will love you for no reason immediately without seeing how fucking close-minded you are. You don't want to have to work for a relationship. It's like if you met a guy who immediately adored you and followed you around and hugged you. As with humans, you earn a cat's love.

      I understand that not all people like cats, but some of you are acting like cats are hellspawn. I know that some people aren't cat people. I can comprehend that. But, for the love of God, stop acting like cats are hideous, narcissistic demons.

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      me 

      16 months ago

      For your information, whoever wrote this article, you are absolutely wrong about almost all of this. Are you saying cats and parakeets can feel no love? That's ridiculous. I have a cat named Gus who is the sweetest, most kind, most adorable little thing. He's fifteen years old and he is super cute and nice. Never once has he scratched me. He follows me around, rubs against me, purrs, falls asleep on my head, and is just so cute. He is a lovebug and wants cuddles sometimes but also prefers his alone time too. He is healthy and easy to tale care of. Additionally, I have another cat named Trixie, who is very, very, VERY cuddly. She meows for attention sometimes, but I don't mind. She is super loving and always enjoys belly rubs and licking your hand. She is very cute and is always up for cuddles, even when she is eating or sleeping. When you are sad, she will walk up to you and meow. She rubs her head vigorously against your hand and sits on your lap and purrs loudly.

      The point I am trying to make here is that you are absolutely wrong about cats and most of these pets for that matter. All you're doing is highlighting the negatives! Plus, you are adding in mediocre "jokes" and stupid commentary that nobody asked for. Nobody asked for this garbage article anyway! I could do the same for dogs, just watch.

      Dogs are really loud and obnoxious. They always get sick and you always have to groom them. They are very annoying and bark in your face at 4 am all the time. They run around so much and chew up all of your furniture and apparel. They bite you and attack you when you set foot into your house after work. Talk about ANNOYING!! They're about as quiet as a choking horse!!

      See how easy it is to demonize something? I just made dogs less appealing. This entire article is so opinionated and rubbish. Did you write this and then think "Boy, everyone is gonna LOVE this!!"? You're a fool. Sorry to say, but it's true. Have you ever even had any of these animals before? Before you whine about how "heartless," "mean," and "horrifying" these animals are, you should have experience with the animal. That way, you at least have SOME basis on what the animal actually acts like.

      Maybe before you write about how awful these animals are, you should take a look at yourself.

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      17 months ago

      budgies are poopy

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      bookpaw 

      17 months ago

      yes budgies are cute

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      Abby 

      17 months ago

      Yes, I agree with bookpaw! No pet is dumb!

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      Abby 

      17 months ago

      No pets should be treated this way. Except for dogs! Dogs are the worst pet ever! BOO DOGS!

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      Abby 

      17 months ago

      I have a lizard Rancho. And TWO cats Daisy and Tulip. Never. Scratched. Me. Once. And plus. Why does everyone love dogs

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      bookpaw 

      17 months ago

      no pet is dumb

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      Bob 

      17 months ago

      I have A cat and it never scratched me once.

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      Aleeza 

      18 months ago

      @harry. Aha. Its called a personality. Most cats actually arent like this. Everytime i came home from school he would run to me and start licking me/ purring/ bwing affectionate. He always came in my room and cuddled with me non- stop. I live him so much and i miss him so much. Because dogs can act selfish too. Its kinda sad you havent learned what a personality is. Because dogs can be mean, cats can be mean. It just depends on the personality, idiot. Anyways, this list is very inaccurate except for the green iguanas and goldfish. I have a hamster and she has never bitten me and ive had her for almost a year. She is literally the sweetest thing.

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      Someone with a brain. 

      18 months ago

      This is the worst list ever,the only true bad pet there is is the green iguana.If you have a pond,goldfish are amazing pets.Cats can be great pets for the right people(and them liking you in the first place).Parakeets are wonderful pets but they are misunderstood and shouldnt be kept as if youre keeping canaries.

      The worst part of this is the HAMSTERS.They arent the best pets to handle and cuddle,but their busy personalities and adorable and endearing antics.They can be great pets for busy people that cant have too much time to spare for handling your pets.

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      Parakeets are devil's 

      20 months ago

      I own 2 parakeets one is mean and one is scared of people all the time and every time I'll call my brother I all ways hear them screaming and its bleh id say make sure they. Are acually not wild or mean for a fact.

      . The best pet for me is rats I've only had one before but she was the best rodent I've ever had ... counting anything small

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      Doesn't matter, its irrelevant 

      21 months ago

      Iguana's.... yes there are bad cases with them, but my iguana is AMAZING and to say this is beyond a joke, its just like a dog really it all depends on how well you bring them up.... as long as you train them to be tame, they are amazing things. People need to do serious research before posting stuff like this. NOT IMPRESSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Chris Burdick 

      21 months ago

      Coming from someone who's owned 2 Parakeets aka "Budgies" that managed to live 4-5 years and died, I can honestly say that these are the kinda birds you may want to think twice about BEFORE buying.

      Parakeets are a dime a dozen and, like Goldfish, don't live long. IF you're thinking about adding a bird to your family, get a Cockatiel, African Grey, Cockatoo, or any kind of Macaw, but stay away from Parakeets, Finches, Lovebirds and Canaries. These kinda birds will DEFINITELY drive you nuts with their CONSTANT singing and squawking.

      Despite their outward cuteness, Parakeets like Lovebirds, are mean little shits. Lovebirds won't willingly let you hold them, you have to let them come to you ... unless they've really bonded and developed a certain level of trust with you. For a member of the Parrot family with a 4-5 year lifespan, Parakeets have limited talking capabilities when compared to larger birds with longer lifespans.

      My point of this rant, is Parakeets are headaches and stress just waiting to happen and tears shed when they die.

      And if you're gonna buy a bird, DO NOT BUY FROM PET STORES! You don't want their health is and you'd hate to waste good money on a sick bird.

      Just stay away from these little devils.

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      Chris Burdick 

      21 months ago

      Coming from someone who's owned 2 Parakeets aka "Budgies" that only lived 4-5 years and died, these are the kinds of birds you may want to think twice about BEFORE buying.

      Parakeets are a dime a dozen and are like Goldfish, they don't live long. IF you're thinking about adding a bird to your family, get a Cockatiel, African Grey, Cockatoo, Hans Macaw, or a Macaw, but stay away from Parakeets, Finches, Lovebirds and Canaries. These are the kinda birds that are too much hassle and will drive you nuts with their CONSTANT singing and squawking.

      Despite their outward cuteness, Parakeets are mean little shits, just like Lovebirds, except Lovebirds won't let you hold them, you have to let them come to you. Also, for a parrot with a 4-5 year lifespan, Parakeets have limited talking capabilities when compared to a Macaw or other larger parrots.

      My point is, IF you buy a Parakeet, be prepared for A LOT of headaches and stress.

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      Chris Burdick 

      21 months ago

      Coming from someone who owned 2 Parakeets that BOTH died, I can honestly say that IF you're considering adding a bird into your family, avoid a Parakeet.

      I'm sorry, but despite their cuteness, Parakeets are just too demanding and stressful to put up with on a day-to-day basis. Plus, Parakeets are like Goldfish, they don't live long and their vocal skills are very limited when compared to a Macaw.

      To make a long story short, don't buy a Parakeet, they're just not worth the headaches and stress.

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      person who owns hamsters 

      22 months ago

      hamster are not killers, if they bite it just pinches a bit.

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      xxx tentasian 

      22 months ago

      you are right about hamsters they look cute but are vicious

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      Saturnsrings 

      23 months ago

      Why didn't you include rats?

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      CatCuddles 

      23 months ago

      Has the writer of this article ever owned a cat? I have owned many cats and never had a bad experience. In fact, my brother has been saved by cats. As a toddler, my brother, whom I'll call Balake for now, once encountered a rattle snake in our back garden. (Rattle snakes were frequent in the place where we live) Balake was not a smart child and not being so he kicked the rattle snake. The snake was not happy. It almost bit him, but fortunately, Whiskers intervened, not wasting time cutting off the snake's head.

      My current cat, Anastasia, is amazing. She is always finding me when I could use some cuddles on a hard day. In the winter, she makes an excellent bedwarmer. She is clever enough to turn on the lights and she is not pushy. We hardly need to do anything for her.

      TO DO DOGS:

      Scoop that disgusting poop off the lawn.

      Waste your time being pulled around. Apparently it's called walking the dog.

      Spend money on all the equipment you need to take care.

      Take them to a groomer.

      Replant the flowers they dug up.

      Replace the jeans they tore apart.

      Aside from that, I still think dogs are cute and I like them as pets: Just not my pets. If I see a dog on the street I'm all aww and stuff.

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      BlueHaired Lawyer 

      23 months ago

      Apparently, judging by the many other comments on here, society is beginning to lose an understanding of satire. Gotta say I agree wholeheartedly on the budgie thing. I agreed to look after six of those little monsters for my neighbour, and I don't think I'll ever get that distinctive bird smell out of my home, or their little "presents by air-mail" off my lighting fixtures and curtains. They're vicious and loud and filthy as far as pets go, kind of like rainbow-coloured, feathery rats. Maybe you need to be the right type of person to tolerate all that mess or something.

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      Nora 

      2 years ago

      I don't want to see you again but I am so mad at your own opinion

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      Quin 

      2 years ago

      Parakeets don't eat human blood...

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      Quin 

      2 years ago

      My version of this list:

      5. Tarantula

      4. Scorpion

      3. Centipede

      2. Salamanders

      1. Tigers

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      Angela 

      2 years ago

      I believe that dogs are worth using all your money for them. They are extremely cute like labradors. I don't think they deserve this hatefulness. I hope you change your mind.

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      Brian Chen 

      2 years ago

      Bad Dog

      Dog is bad and mean.I take a vote and most people say dog is

      dog.

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      BudgiesAreTheBest 

      2 years ago

      I HATE YOU! YOU ARE SHIT WITH EYES! BUDGIES ARE SUPER CUTE! And smarter as you! They make the best pets in the whole world! It's not true! They don't eat human blood! If you hate budgies, just shut you shitty mouth! Budgies don't scream. I had two budgies and they are very melodious. You are an shitty animal. You must train the parrot, fur brain! Mine goes in the cage when I want. You are a shitty person! Shame on you and you're hub!

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      AP 

      2 years ago

      So basically, all the animals that parents get their children as practice animals, plus cats. Though I'd argue that budgies, dwarf hamsters, and green iguanas can all make good pets for responsible adults who understand what to expect of them.

      I don't understand why anyone who knows what they're actually like would want a teddy bear hamster, nor why anybody who understands the proper care requirements of a goldfish wouldn't get a more interesting fish.

      I like cats better than dogs (which seems to be unusual for someone into exotic animals, most of whom seem to have at least one dog), but I wouldn't dream of keeping one as a pet. And I've never forgiven them for probably giving me latent toxoplasmosis.

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      Chris 

      2 years ago

      thank you for the information

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