Well said. Truth be told...most pets aren't domestic at all. Many reptiles, rodents, small mammals, and birds still exist in the wild today and haven't changed at all. When I was breeding rats, a guy came into a rat forum with his pet rat that he actually found in the wild. The difference was his parents were wild. He actually looked very similar to one of my gals which was born from show rats. There are actually quite a few wild native snakes in my area that are kept as pets.I agree. They have been around for hundreds of years. My only point was that it started somewhere. Just because we (ourselves) were not alive at that point doesn't make it any different.
bahahahaha much braver than I. I see them at the zoo a lot and you can touch them. I'm always too scared :binkie:I keep a pet that has not been domesticated...a scorpion.
Thats what I'm trying to say though. Many wild animals are kept as pets. Few are actually domestic so to say. Tame is the word. There are some wild domestic animals and tame wild animals in today's world.There are differences between wild animals and domestic animals though...wolves and dogs are not the same. Even wolf hybrids can act quite different then domestic dogs.
I am not against keeping some animals (reptiles and the like),but things like monkeys and apes and tigers and foxes,those are NOT pets.
This is a complete contradiction. You state that certain things are not pets but then admit to keeping one that blatantly isn't.I keep a pet that has not been domesticated...a scorpion.
I never said they weren't different. Wolves are not dogs, but where do dogs originate? Closest ancestors ever found have been wolves. Does this make them wolves? No, because over the centuries they have been fashioned into the domestic dog. But does that stop them from being able to kill and tear something to shreds just as fast? Animals are animals, you really never know what they will do. Even bunnies attack. I also do not think prairie dogs are currently domesticated. All I said was the domestication process starts somewhere. That occurs by taking in something that was wild and through time (whether years or centuries) taming it to eventually reach domestication.There are differences between wild animals and domestic animals though...wolves and dogs are not the same. Even wolf hybrids can act quite different then domestic dogs.