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Thread: Doctors: No Hamsters or Exotic Pets for Young Kids

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuietWind View Post
    Must I find one?
    It is not my place to tell you what you must and mustn't.






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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernBoy
    It is not my place to tell you what you must and mustn't.
    Fine....then you can go to the library. I'm sure that you have missed a peer reviewed study concerning children participating in the care of pets and their subsequent behavior towards those animals. You may also want to look up studies about children who abuse animals likely being victims of abuse themselves.
    "I do not know what horrified me most at that time: the economic misery of my companions, their moral and ethical coarseness, or the low level of their intellectual development." Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. Lyfing View Post
    Makes me wonder if any one around here has any strange pets?
    I kept tarantulas when I was younger. I only have one now though. I grew tired of them, there is no real emotional attachment other than watching it eat mice and crickets. The only one I really miss is my goliath bird eater. She was big, mean and hissed at me when I got out of line. She was close to 8" leg span and then our heater stopped working for a while in winter and she didn't make it.

    I have ferrets. They're very clean and have litter boxes and are just as playful as a dog, and love to steal things and hide them.

    In response to the article:
    Having your immune system constantly tested from childhood is typically a good thing. Using disinfectants and such is bad for our bodies because it does not keep our immune system strong by killing antigens before they enter the body. Hooray for Secondary Immune Response! Stop coddling your body and get a little dirty, it's good for you.

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    as a child we had 13 cats 10 ferrets and a greyhound, also in for R and R several squirrels, leverets and a roe deer. I also kept African snails (lost them in the garden! it's ok the winters here kill 'em) tadpoles, and woodlice I didn't catch anything and apart from colds I still don't catch anything, I have been known to eat raw chicken (for a dare) and often nick uncooked bacon etc, guess what, I've never had any form of stomach trouble. Getting an exposure to germs is definitely good.
    Cattle die, kinsmen die,
    the self must also die;
    but glory never dies,
    For the one who is able to achieve it.

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