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Pet Discussion #2

Postby Prof. Gustavo Flores » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:52 am

Sorry for the delay!!

October's Pet Discussion:

Why do you think toads are among the least popular pets at Hogwarts?


There is no right or wrong answer, just please explain the reasons behind your wishes. At least 100 words for full marks. Please post your answer in the correct thread in our Class Forum.

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Re: Pet Discussion #2

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:36 am

I think that toads are among the least popular pets at Hogwarts, not because they are repulsive (they are beautiful) but ... really, who wouldn't want to have an owl or a cat as a pet? Me, I'd probably want a cat because I'd want it to stay in the house (dorm) with me. And I think this is also a thing of preferring a cat because there is a lot less 'work' to keeping a cat. Toads, you have to be very careful of! They need special place to live; certain kinds of food to eat (not just food off your plate) and so there is a lot of having to be very careful with them. Also, they are a prey animal for some, so you have to be careful around all the larger predators (cats, well, cats AND owls) because the toad could end up someone's meal. I think that the thing about 'not wanting to be caught' is a thing too. I think that most folks would prefer to have a pet someone who would at least want to be around you. But then again, different folks have different likes and requirements, so that's why the owl or cat or toad, I guess. :)
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Re: Pet Discussion #2

Postby Arianna Stonewater » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:54 pm

I think a big reason a cat or owl is preferable is that toads require more. An owl or cat can be left alone for awhile and they are capable of fending for themselves. Toads have so many natural enemies (including cats and owls!) and they are very small, so you really have to be careful where you leave them! Plus, they are more temperamental and so more likely to run away if they don't feel like you love them enough. Finally, they just aren't as useful as other pets. Owls can carry messages (cats can as well if you catch them in a good mood) and cats will keep your garden gnome-free.
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Re: Pet Discussion #2

Postby Shiloh Adlar » Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:21 pm

The reason I did not choose a toad as a pet to bring to Hogwarts is because I like having my own owl to deliver my post for me. I also somehow managed to sneak in a cat and get it him approved to have, and I have a cat because I like having him cuddled up next to me at night so we keep each other warm. With toads being cold blooded creatures, I can't really do that. Also, toads require more care than a cat does and my owl that just hangs out in the owlery. My cat can take care of himself for the most part. He's very intelligent and independent (except when there are storms). Owls and cats are much more exciting than toads that, from what I hear, can be rather boring. They don't do too much and they are at a higher risk of getting harmed than pets such as owls and cats are because they are not as intelligent.
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