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I want a pet that tick

Discussion in 'Spiders and Inverts' started by LapisOre, Jul 5, 2017.


  1. LapisOre

    LapisOre Invertebrate Enthusiast, Mantis Master

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    LapisOre Invertebrate Enthusiast, Mantis Master

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    I mean I want a pet tick
     
  3. LapisOre

    LapisOre Invertebrate Enthusiast, Mantis Master

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    Idk how I would raise it and lol but I like arachnids especially dangerous ones.
     
  4. danielled

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    No you don't want a pet tick. They are a pest. We on here try and avoid ticks.
     
  5. ameliajane

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    A tick would not be a good choice for a pet. It would need to feed on either your blood or that of another animal. In feeding the tick can pass on disease or cause infection.

    I remember, as a youngster, my mum removing head lice from my hair and I really loved them! I found all invertebrates absolutely fascinating (still do in fact) and kept lots of creatures I found. I desperately wanted to keep the head lice as pets and tried for ages to think up a way to make it work. My mum, quite sensibly, said absolutely not!

    A spider would make an interesting pet but do do some online research first to find out the best type of spider and the right way to keep them. Often, with creatures you find outside, it can be better to keep them for a short time and then release them back where you found them. They don't always do well if kept long term.

    I wonder whether there is an entomology society with a junior branch anywhere near where you live. There should certainly be some online that send out regular journals that you might find interesting. Might be worth doing a search.
     
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    LapisOre Invertebrate Enthusiast, Mantis Master

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    Lol ok. I know a lot about insects and spiders, I know what ticks eat and I know about the diseases they carry, in fact me, my mom AND my sister ALL have lyme disease. We don't think we got it from ticks though....
     
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    LapisOre Invertebrate Enthusiast, Mantis Master

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    That's why I said I didn't know how to raise it because I would not let it drink my blood. Don't say anything mean, I know a lot more about insects than you think. And spiders too. I just kinda feel like I want a pet tick idk why but I just do
     
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    LapisOre Invertebrate Enthusiast, Mantis Master

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    I've bred praying mantids before, brought dying creatures back to life, I even raised a crippled praying mantis that had a bad adult molt. That mantis lived over and year and even went with us on a camping trip, even though she was missing like 2-3 legs and her front legs were paralyzed, she couldn't even walk by herself. She had a good life for a crippled mantis anyone else would've probably killed or failed to care for. I am only 12 yrs old but I know what I'm doing.
     
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    Twelve or 16 as on your profile? There's a big difference.
     
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    Calvine PetForums VIP

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    That's a relief!!:)
     
  11. danielled

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    You can't give 2 ages. You are either 12 or 16 so which one is the truth and which one is a fib.
     
  12. Zaros

    Zaros Pet Forums, P/resident Evil

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    I have a pet tic(k) :)

    On occasion, it lives under my left eye and other times it moves all the way down to my right leg.

    It makes it quite a fun experience when out driving.

    We tend to compete with each other for speed limits. I prefer to stay within the designated restrictions, whereas he, always wants to exceed those limits.:Facepalm

    It's only when the Police are on our tails :Nailbiting that we agree speed is our best ally.
     
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    LapisOre Invertebrate Enthusiast, Mantis Master

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    Lol I'm 12 I accidentally put 16 on my profile and idk how to change it.
     
  14. LapisOre

    LapisOre Invertebrate Enthusiast, Mantis Master

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    Do any of u see ticks on a regular basis and if so show me a pic. You should put flea and tick collars on your dog's or give them flea and tick pills and or shots.
     
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    LapisOre Invertebrate Enthusiast, Mantis Master

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    Ticks can carry lyme disease so you shouldn't let them on your dog
     
  16. Calvine

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    No, I don't, but if I find any I'll post them to you!:)
     
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    LapisOre Invertebrate Enthusiast, Mantis Master

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    Ok. Ticks are rare here in Washington. I've never seen a tick here. Actually I kinda did in a way. It was dead on the back on my neck. I hope that tick didn't give me Lyme disease. I probably have lyme disease and definitely have bartonella.
     
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    LapisOre Invertebrate Enthusiast, Mantis Master

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    Idk why but I think ticks are cute, and I would NEVER EVER kill one if I saw it.
     
  19. danielled

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    That's that cleared up. I protect Buddy from ticks, fleas and worms but doesn't mean a tick won't be found on him. Thankfully not come across any so far.
     
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    I guess someone is bored :rolleyes:
     
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