Indian Palm Squirrel

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  1. thals

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    LMAO, they're still cuter, stop bein such a baby :p hahaha
     
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    looks pretty cool
     
  3. solar 17

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    Indian Palm Squirrel[​IMG]An Indian Palm Squirrel photographed in Bangalore
    A pic for those that aren't sure, cut and pasted off Wikipedia...cheers solar 17 [Baden]
     
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    There are plenty of introduced species that are allowed to be kept as pets; dogs, cats, rabbits and numerous birds and fish.
     
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    It's very unfortunate that they are allowed to be sold at all. But thank goodness they must be desexed before being sold. Imagine what havoc they could cause to the Australian environment if they were allowed to breed freely.
    Australian native animals have been decimated more than enough by introduced species. Do Cats, Rabbits, and Cane Toads ring a bell to people, lol. Surely we couldn't be stupid enough to make those same mistakes again...
     
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    They probably make pretty good eating. Very lean and quite tasty.
     
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    I'm with you!! How come there are numerous passionate threads about how awful it would be to bring in exotic reptiles into Australia, and yet the majority of responses in this thread seem to be supporting or at least indifferent to yet another hardy, competitive, urban-adaptive, exotic scavenger being allowed as pets? :shock:

    Does no one else see this as having double standards?
     
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    re Indian Palm Squirrels

    I must admit tho - they are really cute.
    If they were like about $300-400 I would have possibly considered getting them - cos theyre different n quirky. Not everyones got one.
    But at $1100 its quite steep considering at best they'll live about 5 yrs.
    You cant show them like a dog or cat which you can buy for the same money and less.
    BUT even more ridiculous is the price cos I found out from a friends vet that they can only be sold if they have been DESEXED! So you dont even get to breed them to recoup your expenses.
    I'll definately be waiting for the price to drop before I'll be getting any.
     
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    as i stated before there are alot of these running around Perth zoo so they obviously are breeding.
     
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    At $1200 they better be delicious and high in protein
     
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    theyre sooo cute!

    i was just at the petshop in mount colah and he was FINALLY out and about, i must have looked in that cage 1000 times so far this year and never saw him, hes so quick and so cute!!

    Im a little bit in lurve,..!!
     
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    I'll take a male and a female please. lol
     
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    Are we exterminating any of these wild ones? cuz we should, especially that place in perth!!!
     
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    Here are a few piccys of the ones at Ryde.
     

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    Biggest overpricing of a glorified excuse for a rat.

    When I found out more about them I was shocked. Fair enough with desexing, microchipping etc... even so... that is still ridiculously overpriced.
    You've got to be absolutely nuts to buy one! They only have about 5 year life span.

    Still cute though. I can't deny the facts.

    They featured in the daily telegraph about 3 weeks ago.
     
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    I agree. A little overpriced unless they really are full of that much protein.
     
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