Pets in the office? (LTC) - page 3

by danceswithsnakes

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I would like to liven up my office, which is located at a LTC facility. Another office worker sometimes brings her little dog to work and it stays in her office. I happen to like all animals and am especially fond of reptiles,... Read More


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    There is an aviary at my MILs nursing home. They have it full of finches and they are so much fun to watch. Last spring they even hatched some babies and the residents were just fascinated! Occasionally someone brings their (very tame) cat in and the residents are very interested in that. My MIL is completely obsessed with cats and kittens, so the cats really provide a diversion for her.

    We used to have a family of gerbils at our house. Well, actually a few families before I figured out which were boys and which were girls. But they were the most fun, very tame, quiet, and non-stinky(they're desert animals so they don't pee and poop much.) The parents are so devoted--both the father and mother take care of the babies until they are big enough to have fur and eat seeds, several weeks of non-stop care. They are just very interesting animals, so busy all the time.
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    I agree that some people are really uncomfortable around snakes. We actually keep our ball python in our spare room where we can shut the door to keep visitors happy.

    Maybe get a pair of gerbils for your desk? They are absolutely adorable and tend to frequently produce tasty litters of snake food. (yes, we raise gerbils for this purpose)
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    Quote from casi
    I agree that some people are really uncomfortable around snakes. We actually keep our ball python in our spare room where we can shut the door to keep visitors happy.

    Maybe get a pair of gerbils for your desk? They are absolutely adorable and tend to frequently produce tasty litters of snake food. (yes, we raise gerbils for this purpose)
    I suppose you could use them for that. If you would rather just raise them be sure you get two females or two males. They must come from the same litter, as they will fight to the death if they're not. A male and female from separate litters will not generally fight, but they will make babies every 28 days. And if you ever get the chance to see one deliver you will be amazed. Our old mother gerbil used to stand up on her hind legs and shoot them out like a cannon! I It was pretty funny to watch.
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    I brought some pictures of my snake (Nanook) to work and showed them around. One nurse said it wouldn't bother her a bit, another nurse said she would like make a new opening in the building in the shape of a person, I got several "hmm...s", and one CNA ran to the DON and said "I need to talk to you in your office NOW!!!" Upon pressing my ear to the door I was able to make out "and she has these pictures she's showing around...!!!!!"

    I have also since learned I will likely be having my office moved to the basement. Maybe it will work out after all. I would love to set up my terrarium and since I spend most of the days of the week at work, the snake could live with me, in the basement...
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    you're kidding right ? a snake in a nursing home

    praiser


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