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(Mother Nature Network)   It's a question somebody should ask: "Does an octopus make a good pet?   (mnn.com) divider line 30
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2014-02-20 01:53:52 PM
10 votes:
You might think so, but they're smart and they have eight whirling legs sharp beaks.  One minute you're taking a pleasant stroll through the park.  The next, you're flat on your butt with two black eyes, a face full of ink and frayed leash in your hand, wondering why you got out of bed that morning.
2014-02-20 02:02:22 PM
7 votes:
I have one I use to refill my fountain pen.

Neither of us likes the process.
2014-02-20 03:21:48 PM
4 votes:

ristst: Despite being called an octopus on a couple first dates I really have no clue on this subject.

Prey4reign: [...] The reporter turned the broadcast back to the anchor, who turned to the weather girl sitting next to him and said: "Wow, did you see the size of that octopus's testicles?  They were huge."

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2014-02-20 02:14:09 PM
4 votes:
Does an octopus make a good pet?

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2014-02-20 02:07:16 PM
4 votes:
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2014-02-20 02:04:41 PM
4 votes:

AFJuvat1: No,

They don't.

Best case under perfect conditions, they only live 2 years.


That's why, even though I dive all the time and have the opportunity, I would never take one home as a pet.  I just grab a rock and club 'em to death right there in the ocean.  The funny part is when you get in a real solid whack right on top of the head, they're legs shoot straight out in all eight directions and they make a loud "DING!" sound just like one of those hammer swinging games at the carnival.
2014-02-20 02:00:29 PM
4 votes:

dryknife: Cuttlefish are more cuddly.


I want some. They're like little Lovecraftian puppies.
2014-02-20 02:36:40 PM
3 votes:
marinebio.org

Great pets. And they love to cuddle with you. That burning sensation spreading through your body? That's love.
2014-02-20 01:59:04 PM
3 votes:
The fisherman's wife most certainly approves.
2014-02-20 04:26:07 PM
2 votes:
Come on boy - shake..
Other paw
Other paw
Other paw
Other paw
Other paw
Other paw
Other paw
Good Boy!
2014-02-20 02:33:19 PM
2 votes:
I'm going to go with no. They're extremely high maintenance and probably smarter than the person that bought them.
2014-02-20 02:30:26 PM
2 votes:
This reminds me of a news report given by the crack Eyewitness News team of Channel 10 WCAU Philadelphia one extremely slow news day.  The station was the lowest rated of the local broadcast stations and the reporting team had been the subject of a number of turnovers in personnel.  The news anchor this night was a pompous clown generally regarded as the dullest blade in the cutlery drawer.  He had turned over to a field reporter who was doing a remote report from the Camden Aquarium and the final shot had the reporter framed by an aquarium tank.  As he was wrapping up his report an octopus moves up to the aquarium glass as if it thought it could capture the reporter with one extremely long tentacles.  The reporter turned the broadcast back to the anchor, who turned to the weather girl sitting next to him and said: "Wow, did you see the size of that octopus's testicles?  They were huge."
2014-02-20 02:15:43 PM
2 votes:
Despite being called an octopus on a couple first dates I really have no clue on this subject.
2014-02-20 02:14:56 PM
2 votes:
Fark, you disappoint me.  Now, I gotta go fetch the NOPE, NOPE, NOPE gif.
2014-02-20 01:55:23 PM
2 votes:
They make pretty good dads.

/not obscure
2014-02-20 01:54:41 PM
2 votes:

Lando Lincoln: No. They don't live very long. And they really know how to escape from tanks.


I talked to an aquarium keeper who said their octopus would climb out of his tank at night and eat his neighbors.

They solved it by putting Astroturf around his tank. Apparently they hate Astroturf.
2014-02-20 12:35:27 PM
2 votes:
I hear they can get attached to you.
2014-02-20 04:48:50 PM
1 votes:
durbnpoisn:

Seriously...  I don't think there is any doubt that they are surpisingly intelligent animals.

But they're lousy public speakers.

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2014-02-20 03:47:42 PM
1 votes:
One of my buddies got into salt water for a while...he bought an octopus to put into one of the tanks.  It was so exciting to get it to the tank to release it!  And then to never see it again.

The guy the at the store was telling us that it used to get out and into the adjacent tanks to eat the fish.  Then it would go back to its tank and act all innocent.
2014-02-20 03:24:07 PM
1 votes:

cherryl taggart: Fark, you disappoint me.  Now, I gotta go fetch the NOPE, NOPE, NOPE gif.


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2014-02-20 03:18:24 PM
1 votes:

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.


TEAM MAMMAL!
2014-02-20 02:37:44 PM
1 votes:
Lio says yes!

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2014-02-20 02:31:22 PM
1 votes:
First thing I thought of:

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2014-02-20 02:19:19 PM
1 votes:

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: You might think so, but they're smart and they have eight whirling legs sharp beaks.  One minute you're taking a pleasant stroll through the park.  The next, you're flat on your butt with two black eyes, a face full of ink and frayed leash in your hand, wondering why you got out of bed that morning.


YOU

You need to come here and explain to the person in the office next to me why I laughed so hard I almost choked.
2014-02-20 02:05:40 PM
1 votes:
Can I bring it on a plane as an assistance octopus?
2014-02-20 02:00:40 PM
1 votes:
Depends if you're into that sort of thing and by that I mean tentacle porn.
2014-02-20 01:55:37 PM
1 votes:
Who's that man with the three piece suit?
Makin' a doll with a log and fruit
Who's that man with the eight strong legs?
Tried to make me breakfast but he broke my eggs
2014-02-20 01:55:34 PM
1 votes:

Kanemano: your pet store does carry octopus food. it's called other fish


No wonder so much of Fark can't get laid.  The octopi are eating all the other fish in the sea
2014-02-20 01:53:06 PM
1 votes:
your pet store does carry octopus food. it's called other fish
2014-02-20 01:50:45 PM
1 votes:
Cuttlefish are more cuddly.
 
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