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(Mother Nature Network)   It's a question somebody should ask: "Does an octopus make a good pet?   ( divider line
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5284 clicks; posted to Main » on 20 Feb 2014 at 1:47 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-02-20 12:15:04 PM  
3 votes:
No. They don't live very long. And they really know how to escape from tanks.
2014-02-20 02:36:40 PM  
2 votes:
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Great pets. And they love to cuddle with you. That burning sensation spreading through your body? That's love.
2014-02-20 02:15:38 PM  
2 votes:
I'm coming to the conclusion I need to stop eating them - they're so damn smart, it's almost  like eating a sentient being.....
2014-02-20 02:14:09 PM  
2 votes:
Does an octopus make a good pet?

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2014-02-20 02:00:29 PM  
2 votes:

dryknife: Cuttlefish are more cuddly.

I want some. They're like little Lovecraftian puppies.
2014-02-20 01:54:09 PM  
2 votes:
I had one years ago. Lots of extra work. Especially designing the tank to avoid escapes.

The supplier I used (this was in the 80's) once showed me an amazing video. He was losing fish. They were just disappearing. A camera he set up showed an octopus leaving a huge tank he was in, plopping to the floor, getting into another tank and having his "dinner", then going back to his origional tank. Just amazing.
2014-02-20 03:18:24 PM  
1 vote:

cwheelie: I'm coming to the conclusion I need to stop eating them - they're so damn smart, it's almost  like eating a sentient being.....

I stopped eating them years ago. A guy I worked with had several marine tanks set up in his office,
and at night, before I left, I would sit and stare at his octopus for an hour or so. If he was on the glass, he'd change texture and color to match my hand when I brought it near.

And that was when I stopped eating tako. Not nearly delicious enough to justify it.

Chickens on the other hand - I don't care if they can play chess I'm still eating the farkers.

2014-02-20 02:52:52 PM  
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Gandalf_is_dead: Literally Addicted: miniflea: It really is a shame how short their lives are, given how intelligent they are. They don't ship well either. I've heard survival rates of around one in twenty using the same method that most tropical fish are shipped. One of my local shops had blue ring octopus in once. About the size of a thumb, supposed to be poisonous (venomous?) enough to kill a person with one bite.

Blue Ring Octopus  - just a little poisonous.

All Octopuses are a little bit poisonous. Blue-ringed octopuses are REALLY farkin poisonous.

Not only that, they are also venomous.
2014-02-20 02:14:56 PM  
1 vote:
Fark, you disappoint me.  Now, I gotta go fetch the NOPE, NOPE, NOPE gif.
2014-02-20 02:11:14 PM  
1 vote:
'Pandora' - the large female octopus @ the Nat'l Zoo just died at age 5: - octopus-dies/4701392318183/
2014-02-20 02:07:16 PM  
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2014-02-20 02:00:40 PM  
1 vote:
Depends if you're into that sort of thing and by that I mean tentacle porn.
2014-02-20 01:59:04 PM  
1 vote:
The fisherman's wife most certainly approves.
2014-02-20 01:49:04 PM  
1 vote:
No.  A meal?  Yes.
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