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Old 09 January 2014, 08:31 PM
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Do raccoons and coyotes live in the New Orleans area?
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Old 09 January 2014, 08:44 PM
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It was really amusing to drink our coffee at sunrise in the back yard and watch them fly/fall down the 20 foot or so descent from the pecan tree branch they favored. The coop was just a step stool to the branch anyway before it was torn down. Mr. SDF took pity and put a ladder up the tree trunk for them after a while. Took them a while to figure out how to use it but they eventually did.
Your post reminded me of another thread: "As God as my witness, I thought they could fly!"
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Old 09 January 2014, 08:47 PM
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This reminds me of a stupid question I asked one time on this board about wild hamsters.

For the record, IIRC, they do exist.
I believe the reason why you can't have hamsters here in Australia is because of the potential for escaped pet hamsters getting into the native landscape and out-competing native animals.
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Old 09 January 2014, 08:53 PM
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BB Guns and a chicken fry, anyone?

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Old 09 January 2014, 09:57 PM
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Do raccoons and coyotes live in the New Orleans area?
Yes, lots of them. http://www.bestofneworleans.com/gamb...nt?oid=1740134
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Old 09 January 2014, 10:33 PM
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I believe the reason why you can't have hamsters here in Australia is because of the potential for escaped pet hamsters getting into the native landscape and out-competing native animals.
I was told at PetsMart here that you can only ever buy females of the small pet rodents. The clerk was unsure if the reason was vendors not wanting private breeding or the government had regulations to prevent a wild population getting established.
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Old 09 January 2014, 10:44 PM
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I don't know what you mean by "here", but male hamsters, rats, and gerbils have been commonly available in my experience.
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Old 09 January 2014, 10:58 PM
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I don't know what you mean by "here", but male hamsters, rats, and gerbils have been commonly available in my experience.
Well, strictly speaking I have only been to PetsMarts in suburban Atlanta. If males have been available in the stores you visit, then it must be a PetsMart policy.
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Old 10 January 2014, 12:52 AM
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Petsmart has male rodents. http://reviews.petsmart.com/4830/389...ws/reviews.htm
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Old 10 January 2014, 06:54 AM
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I don't know what you mean by "here", but male hamsters, rats, and gerbils have been commonly available in my experience.
I have seen both male and female mice, rats, and hamsters for sale but Iíve never seen a gerbil for sale since since they are illegal here in California. In fact, the only time I have even seen a gerbil was when I visited a family in British Columbia who had one as a pet.

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Old 10 January 2014, 06:59 AM
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Iíve never seen a gerbil for sale since they are illegal here in California.
But Richard Gere had one while he was here ...
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Old 10 January 2014, 07:04 AM
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Interesting. Apparently, California and Hawaii have gerbil bans.
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Old 10 January 2014, 02:38 PM
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I was told at PetsMart here that you can only ever buy females of the small pet rodents. The clerk was unsure if the reason was vendors not wanting private breeding or the government had regulations to prevent a wild population getting established.
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If males have been available in the stores you visit, then it must be a PetsMart policy.
In which case, it makes no sense at all. Refusing to sell females might somewhat reduce the chances of excess private and/or wild breeding. Selling only females when there are males around sounds like it would increase such chances, not reduce them.
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Old 10 January 2014, 03:58 PM
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I had wild gerbils running over me all night when I was sleeping on the ground in Mongolia. It's quite a pleasant sensation.

(In a ger, on a carpet, but that didn't stop them. There was a bed but it was too short for me so I was more comfortable on the ground.)
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