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View Poll Results: Do you have pets to dote on as much as you orchids?

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  • Of course, I gotta lota love to give!

    61 84.72%
  • I would love to have a pet but...

    6 8.33%
  • Wouldn't mind, but I have way too many orchids taking up my time to add a pet to the mix.

    4 5.56%
  • I don't like animals, orchids fill that void.

    1 1.39%
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Thread: Orchids & Pets

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  1. #21
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Bulbophyllum, Cattleya
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    New Tampa, Florida
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    Well, I have one dog inside and tons of "pets" outside where my orchids grow.
    Take a look:




  2. #22
    Real Name
    Jervis
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Paph, Ctsm., Crths., Stan.
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Quezon City, Philippines
    Posts
    1,717
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    Whoah!!! I did not expect that from your "pets"...but it does complement the orchids...hahaha

  3. #23
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vanda, Phals & Dendrobium
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Bangalore,India
    Posts
    7,119
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    how did it climb up into the hanging pot?. sure he will take care of some of your pests.

  4. #24
    Real Name
    Wade Hollenbach
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Anything in bloom :)
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Central Pennsylvannia
    Posts
    602
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    As long as your pets are friendly

  5. #25
    Real Name
    Carol
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Phals, Catts, Onc. Alliance
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Eastern WA State, USA
    Posts
    1,503

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    At the moment we have two dogs - a Smooth Collie and an English Setter. Along with them we have 4 cats, a couple of aquarium fish (though when they go, I will have a 55 gallon orchidarium!) and 15 ducks. The ducks aren't really "pets" as such, they are livestock, but they are very funny and we like the eggs. That's a very low pet population for us, we've had horses, many dogs (I used to breed and show them for years), various cats, parakeets, lots of different aquarium fish and various oddball pets. My husband is no help at all. If I call him and ask if I can bring home a kitten, he is likely to say, "I like cats!" and we have another pet. lol He's almost that bad (good!) about the orchids - he says he likes my orchid hobby and doesn't complain about fancy pots, potting media, new plants, etc. If I see a pretty one shopping, he almost always says yes to buying it. He's a sweetie.

  6. #26
    Real Name
    Karen
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    I love them all.
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    254
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    Well, I have 3 cats, and 2 cockatiels inside. Then I have 4 cranes that come to visit outside. Lots of lizards which I love too.
    Karen

  7. #27
    Real Name
    Traci
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Phals, Paphs, Vandas and Dracs
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Lafayette , Louisiana
    Posts
    881
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    I totally missed this thread. I have three dachshund rescues and two fish tanks. Nothing exotic just tropical fish. One of the fish tanks just has a betta fish named Evelyn. She is my study buddy. I had an iguana named Emmie for over ten years. She finally passed away due to some complications from a surgery. I miss her a lot. I raised her from 19 grams into a 6 kg gorgeous lizard.
    My sister has an African gray parrot named Chevy. When I spend the night he doesn't allow anyone to sleep very late. He screams wakey wakey wakey! Until someone gets up with him.

  8. #28
    Real Name
    Karen
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    I love them all.
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    254
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    Nat,
    Do you grow all of your orchids outside?? With this horrible heat, I am concerned. I moved my phals back inside as they were getting burnt. We put new screening on our lanai, it is shade screen. Are dendrobiums better in or out? Thank you my friend.
    Karen

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    I have a pomeranian dog and a mixed tricolor cat

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