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Title: What's the Most Unusual "Pet" You've Seen Someone Camp With?
Post by: TKnecht on December 06, 2012, 10:38:42 AM
Many moons ago, at a state park on Maryland's Eastern Shore, I camped near a guy who erected a low wire fence in the shape of a square. Next time I looked, there were 8 or 10 rabbits in it. Turns out, he bred them. He was joined, later, by a friend and her rabbits. At least they were quiet and well-behaved. (The people, too.)
Title: Re: What's the Most Unusual "Pet" You've Seen Someone Camp With?
Post by: 01YZF6 on December 06, 2012, 10:53:57 AM
one guy had a chinchilla, and some woman had 2 ferrets on a leash another time
Title: Re: What's the Most Unusual "Pet" You've Seen Someone Camp With?
Post by: twstdpear on December 06, 2012, 01:11:32 PM
We've brought our guinea pig with us a few times.  On one trip, it was almost perfect weather, so much like the rabbit breeder mentioned above, we found a shady spot and put him in an outside, floorless cage so he could munch on real grass for a change.

It was mainly for the week-long trips, not the weekend ones, since they can go a few days when you fill up their water, food and hay.
Title: Re: What's the Most Unusual "Pet" You've Seen Someone Camp With?
Post by: MariskaHargitay on December 06, 2012, 02:43:53 PM
Ive read a few blogs where people take their goldfish camping.  On my last tent trip I won a fish at a nearby community day, and kept it in my extra fire/water jug until I got home.
Title: Re: What's the Most Unusual "Pet" You've Seen Someone Camp With?
Post by: acenorm on December 06, 2012, 03:17:54 PM
When we went to Disney last November, we decided to take our hermit crab with us, since we were turning the heat down in the house while we were gone. The funny thing is that the whole time we were down there, he would come out of his shell and climb the cage everyday, when we had him at home he barely ever came out. He must have really liked the weather in Florida.

Best Regards,
Norm
Title: Re: What's the Most Unusual "Pet" You've Seen Someone Camp With?
Post by: IA Poppers on December 06, 2012, 06:48:47 PM
We have friends whose teen daughter always brings her rabbit. During the day they have a little fence set up for the rabbit. I just sit in my chair and wait for the eagle or hawk circling above to swoop down and ....... well you know. My other favorite thing to do is bring out a plate of meat & cheese and ask if anyone would like some rabbit & cheese  ;D.
Title: Re: What's the Most Unusual "Pet" You've Seen Someone Camp With?
Post by: tentNjeep on December 26, 2012, 07:29:30 PM
I've seen cockatiels in a pup.
Title: Re: What's the Most Unusual "Pet" You've Seen Someone Camp With?
Post by: TKnecht on December 27, 2012, 04:20:11 PM
I've HAD cocktails in a pup. Oh. Never mind.
Title: Re: What's the Most Unusual "Pet" You've Seen Someone Camp With?
Post by: BigDawgGang on December 28, 2012, 10:30:45 AM
We went to Raccoon SP in PA last year.  I kid you not the camper next to us had a pet skunk.   I was sitting by the fire and looked over toward  their camp and saw a skunk.  The owner came out of the camper and picked it up and took it off a leash.  He saw me looking and said it was their pet.  They told us it had its stink glands removed.  It was very friendly, very soft fur.
Title: Re: What's the Most Unusual "Pet" You've Seen Someone Camp With?
Post by: Tallis on April 11, 2017, 11:43:06 PM
Last summer, the people next to us who were tent camping, had a one-eyed parrot. It hung out on the picnic table all day. Didn't even have a cage.