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The Top 5 Worst Pets


Shaddie has countless years of experience dealing with all manner of creatures great and small.

5 Worst Animals to Keep as Pets

Animals are great. There is no denying the fact that life would not be the same without them. Pets are a vision of our better natures—masters of the wisdom and simplicity we wish we could attain in our lives.

But let's face it, some animals are better left outside of the home and should really not be sold in pet stores, much less anywhere where someone might find them. These are either animals that are more difficult to keep than advertised or animals so vicious, so destructive, that it's a wonder they are still offered for sale nation-wide. Some animals just make the worst pets.

The views expressed in this article are mostly entirely satirical and should not be taken to the grave. Some animals on this list genuinely do not make good pets for beginners, however, and it is recommended that you do the proper research before purchasing any animal.

5. Parakeets

Also known as budgies, budgerigars, and miserable freaks of nature, parakeets are small parrots indigenous throughout Australia (the same place that supports a splendid array of other friendly creatures). They eat a modest diet of seeds, vegetation, and human blood, while screaming and beeping continuously in a cacophony that fills the air and deafens the ear. After all, they spend their time traveling together in flocks of thousands, so they have to be able to hear one another over all that racket.

Parakeets Are Noisy

Parakeets have the honor of being scientifically classified as Melopsittacus undulatus, which in Latin literally means "melodious parrot undulations." Yes, it's true. The melodious sound of their mechanical squeals is reminiscent of a dying chipmunk, punctuated by all the warbling nonsense of a senile patient. The continuous buzz of their annoyingly pervasive song is enough to make one succumb to an anger only witnessed in those who have survived fingernails on a chalkboard.

Parakeets Are Mean

As one might assume from their horrible noises, parakeets are downright mean. In fact, birds get a kick out of teasing others. They can frequently be seen plucking, pecking, wing-bashing, and generally taunting their fellow mates for sport. Some people claim that this is "funny" or "cute" because birds are so like us, in that we choose similar outlets for our boredom, but they would be wrong. Well, actually, they would be right, but it doesn't make this behavior any less despicable.

They Are After Blood

Speaking of their beastly behaviors . have you ever tried to catch a parakeet in a cage? This sounds like a fairly easy endeavor, but it is, unfortunately, a dangerous dance with the devil. They never want to come out, and removing them from their wiry home is about as easy as wading through a crocodile-infested river and just as equally safe. Parakeets are equipped with stupid, little beaks and a blunt brain, which they use in unison to bite onto any inch of your skin that is exposed. Once latched, they will scissor their beaks back and forth in a vicious, pinching, gnawing fashion, which is both painful and infuriating.

They Are Poop Machines

How can such a small animal inflict so much pain, you may wonder? Why are they so full of hate? Just more of the many mysteries of the universe. But something that is no mystery is the sheer mountains of poop that they will generate over a very small span of time. Every parakeet owner will come to find that parakeets poop on beds, carpets, your clothes, and even your hair. They constantly poop. Poop is all over the place.

Their Numbers Are Great

So, do you like obnoxious, little birds that shed dandruff and rain feces from the ceiling while simultaneously eyeing you up to target the most sensitive areas on your hand (the skin between your fingers)? If so, then you're in luck! Every pet store on the face of the planet has approximately 2 million of these irritating little things!

Melodious Parrot Undulations

4. Goldfish

Did you know that the common goldfish can grow up to one foot long? In actuality, there are a lot of things about goldfish you probably don't know. Such as the fact that, for their size, they are possibly the dirtiest non-aggressive freshwater fish available in pet stores. Does this mean they survive in bowls? No, it doesn't.

Their Lifespan Can Exceed 30 Years of Age

There exists a large number of uneducated people who believe that goldfish can survive splendidly in bowls, because, well, they had a goldfish in a bowl when they were a kid that survived a whole year! Goldfish actually have the ability to live over 30 years. The ridiculousness of those defending the "long lifespan" of their 6-month-old or 1-year-old goldfish is about as laughable as someone saying they did a great job with their last Rottweiler because it survived a whole week under their care.

Most people pick up goldfish at the pet store with nothing but a bowl and some fish flakes to go. This is a mistake and will most assuredly always end in a fish that lives but a fraction of its typical life, which undoubtedly will result in both a crying child and more money for yet another replacement.

They Need Lots of Space

To adequately keep a goldfish, one is recommended to provide 5 gallons per inch of fish and a filter that both circulates and cleans the water, which will by this time be full of ammonia because goldfish are such filthy little creatures. This is all not even to mention the entirety of what we call the nitrogen cycle, also known as "The Ridiculously Complicated and Delicate Life of Water Chemicals and Bacteria in Domestic Aquariums."

They Require Husbandry Knowledge

People are constantly flabbergasted as to why their goldfish, or any fish, die all the time, and it's probably because they haven't done their proper research. Parasites, nitrites, ammonia, pH, hardness, temperature, tank size, adequate filtration systems, appropriate day/night cycles, and oxygenation are just a few of the little gems you'll have to deal with when setting up a proper (e.g., anything that you intend to last longer than a few weeks) tank.

3. Hamsters

Like most evil things, hamsters have the outward appearance of being cute, fluffy, cuddly, and all things that kids are for some reason drawn to. In fact, when kids see hamsters, they elicit instantaneous squeals and coos of perturbing obsession that only seem to become harsher in volume. But before you reach a hand into that Critter Trail to give your cuddly new pet a tickle, consider the following: Hamsters are absolutely terrifying.

Hamsters Are Absolutely Terrifying

It is a well-known fact that hamsters are bloodthirsty killers that will bite through your fingers without a second thought. In fact, there are few things in life that hamsters will not attempt to puncture full of holes, and the only thing they hate more than fingers is apparently everything. Even metal is no match for the destructive power of these hateful biting machines.

They Find Their Way Into Your Home . .

Through means of genius deception and cut-throat tactics, hamsters have established themselves within millions of homes all throughout America. They are in rooms with your sons. They inhabit the same living spaces as your daughters. They pander to your child's ridiculous interest in weird rodents enough for you to buckle under the pressure and buy one, two, or five, and then, once they have settled themselves into their new home, the bloodbath begins.

Their Urine Is Highly Acidic and Fragrant

Do not be fooled by the chubby arms and beady little eyes of these popular pet store vermin. Those colorless peepers are windows into the inky blackness of the hamster's nonexistent soul—God's only warning that would stop us from otherwise hugging a giant, wriggling, screaming pile of them. And oh, they scream! They sound like a . well, they sound like a dying hamster.

In addition to their less-than-pleasant bedside manner, hamster urine is highly acidic and extremely difficult to clean. If left for just a week, it can cake, stain, permeate, and even begin to erode plastic. Don't even get me started on the smell . .

2. Green Iguanas

What a cutie! Such intelligent eyes! Neato burrito, only $30 bucks? It's small, colorful, fun to watch, and cheap—what could be a better combination? Green iguanas: best pet ever? Green iguanas: worst pet ever.

Green iguanas are green and flashy, beautiful and exotic, pragmatic and active, and full of charm . as babies. But soon enough, you'll notice that your cuddly little lizard starts wearing out his novelty by constantly breaking curfew, bringing his irresponsible friends over whenever you're out of town, and, of course, magically making all of the liquor in your cabinet disappear.

They Are Hard to Resist

Unsuspecting American citizens all across the country walk into pet stores with only the best intentions in mind, looking for a new best friend. Unfortunately, these ignoramuses are doomed upon entry, for the mere sight of a baby green iguana is near impossible to resist. The sparkliness of a young green iguana's body is designed to attract males and females alike, stirring in them an intoxicating, alien fascination.

They Are Expensive Pets

These animals seem easy to manage in the pet store, but they are really expensive money pits that require constant UVB lighting, UVA lighting, heat, nutritional supplements, extensive saladry, climbing materials, baths, and medical care, should something go wrong (and believe me, something always goes wrong)! Metabolic bone disease, gout, hypothyroidism, kidney diseases, stomatitis, ticks, mites, roundworms, and flatworms are all just examples of the things a typical green iguana owner will come to witness.

They Are Invasive

Green iguanas have become invasive in some states, namely Florida, where they toss about eating peoples' shrubs and digging holes wherever they fancy. They also like to poop in peoples' pools, which is cool, I guess, if you like animals pooping in your pool.

Not only that, but as pets, green iguanas quickly grow from being a bright green, 6-inch individual, to a 6-foot-long, dull-gray monster capable of scratching your eyes out, biting your pinkies off, and lashing your bare skin with its powerful whip of a tail.

Lizard Shows Cat Who Is Boss

1. Cats

You may be wondering how anyone could call cats the worst pets ever when there are over 80 million cats kept as pets in the United States alone. Surely cats must be great due to the large influx of their popularity in American homes. But the truth of the matter is that cats are terrible and would sooner watch you drown in the bathtub than please you by correctly using the litter box. Cats simply have no time for bull ****.

They Are Selfish

It's true. Cats are not interested in the least bit of happiness, sadness, or anger you express, nor are they particularly moved by any affection you may offer them. These selfish beasts are under the impression that the world revolves around them—worthy of nothing less than to be doted on 24/7. Constantly dissatisfied with every toy, treat, meal, and game you offer them, cats only seem interested in pooping under your bed, peeing on your pillows, dragging dead (or not so dead) birds to either rot or ricochet about your house, and lastly, of course, hurting you.

They Are Ungrateful

This poor little girl became aware of the contemptible characteristics of cats early on when her own long lost pet thanked her for her continuing care by sinking its fangs into her hand. What a jerk. Compare that train wreck of ungratefulness with the video of a dog being reunited with his owner (below).

They Get Away With Everything

For being such demanding, self-centered beasts, cats get away with a lot. They are allowed to roam free in your neighbor's yards (this is called being an "outdoor cat"), dig up gardens or children's sandboxes to plant festering piles of poo in, steal things, decimate wildlife, and even attack small children in the face. Feral cats are even allowed protection, meals, and spay/neuter programs despite the fact that they are invasive, destructive, murderous, disease-spreading packs of wild animals.

Dogs could never get away with this kind of reckless behavior. Packs of feral dogs are captured and destroyed if they are not adoptable, and any attack made by a dog on a child would result in the animal's immediate euthanasia. But cats are free to run willy nilly through the countryside, spreading their disease to the rest of the feline populace and causing little girls worldwide to burst into tears.

They Carry Disease

Speaking of spreading diseases, enter one parasite by the name of Toxoplasma gondii. This bizarre creature has the ability to infest you and not only threaten the life of your baby (if you are pregnant) but also alter your mental state. In simpler words, these protozoa can control your brain by releasing endorphins whenever you smell cat urine. Crazy cat ladies just started to make a lot more sense! Additionally, Toxoplasmosis carried by feral cats into wilderness areas is causing a slew of diseases in wild animals, including deer and whales.

Detrimental to our native animals through means of predation and disease, harmful to our children and potentially to our pregnant women, the destructive forces of cats far outweigh any other pet animal known to human due to the sheer number of feral and outdoor individuals (which, according to the Stray Pet Advocacy, is somewhere between 18 and 87 million). All this makes the subtly refined cat, shrouded in a cloak of mock innocence, the worst pet ever.

Dog Being Reunited With Owner

9189180919181 on September 05, 2020:

I hate to do this but you are 100% correct on parakeets. One of my parakeets cut the other one on the head and it started bleeding mad

Cookietel462d on September 02, 2020:

I agree with the most part with the budgies. I had budgies that i tried my hardest to tame and bond with but they wont even let me play with them let alone have them love me. They screamed so loudly that my whole family wanted me to get rid of them but i didn't. The only thing they thought as me was a food dispensing machine.Eventually my male budgie started to warm up to me a little and let me pet him and he even stepped up. But then i learnt the truth that he was slowly dying and thats why he didnt care about me touching him. He eventually became one with the ground. (he's dead) I got a cockatiel that also didnt like me ofc but it was only the first week so it was to be expected wish me luck!

ALSO this comment and this list is just the writers opinions! Don't get sooo worked up people.

HoagieTheHamster on August 06, 2020:

Also, cats are nice pets if you treat them nice, and they want attention when they want it. Rather than a dog who always wants attention. That’s just my opinion.

HoagieTheHamster on August 06, 2020:

Are these exaggerated? Lol I’m pretty sure you can prevent some of these from happening such as if you’re going to pet a hamster you should wash your hands first with non-scented soap. I dunno, these seem very dramatic.

Lua on August 02, 2020:

Parakeets are social loving birds, they're often shy and scared at first because at Pet Shops they're neglected and don't interact with humans. Like the person said under, they see grabbing hands like a predator, a bird of prey swooping on them, which is absolutely terrifying. Their cage is their safe spot, it's like their home they can hide in, and you, coming in their cage scares the living daylight out of them. They're not mean, theyre acting normally to defend themselves against heartless people like you. They play, once they finish the "pecking order" which is normal in ALL birds, they do not normally hurt eachother, as they bond for life. Your facts are wrong and you're full of hot, biased hate. It's immature. This is also to anyone looking to buy a parakeet!

Shayaan Mujawer on July 31, 2020:

No you are wrong I have 9 parakeets and they are sweet they have a fabulous behavior .Sure they poop alot but that does not make them the worst pet,they are considered one of the best pets in the world and cats are playful,hamsters are great for small kids or adults and every animal in this list does not suppose to be here in this list.And budgies/parakeets do not drink or go after blood.You just hate animals!!

So your saying that almost all pets except dogs are bad? on July 19, 2020:

I have had 3 goldfish, all of them living at least 20 years, 2 hampsters, both of them living 4 years and both of them being very sweet, 2 parakeets, both of them being loud, but not freaks of nature at all, and I have owned a cat!

Wrong info on July 11, 2020:

I have 6 pet parakeets and they are the sweetest! I've never received a bite so painful that it sprouted blood, and they don't eat a seed diet, it needs to be fed in minimum quantity.

They are not irritating, and you have to survive with pet poop if you own a pet.

Sure, sometimes they might scream a little and potentially annoy you, but this is atrocious and rude. They are not obnoxious and never show their "un-happiness" in even the worst pet care, and brighten up your day. You have insulted a lot of animals here.

You are the one full of hate. This is a very biased article, and thanks to you, your website will lose a lot of readers.

Guest User on July 10, 2020:

It’s me again I wanted to add I literally put in are crabs good so many thing came up like “crabs are the best pet! I wish I had a crab” I had to subscribe because of that but I even put in should I have a card it sad Yes! Crabs are the best pet!

Guest User on July 10, 2020:

I thought crabs were going to be on this list but it’s not I don’t like people saying never buy crabs there fun curios playful can be tamed there so much fun!

Me on July 08, 2020:

Owners of horrible pets around the world have united in rage and protest against you.

Lottie on July 05, 2020:

I had a wonderful hamster named Jerry. He was kind and sweet and most hamsters are “mean” because they have inadequate housing. Hamsters need at least 450 square inches of floor space, 8 inches of bedding, spot cleaned daily, full clean every month, 11-12 inch wheel (for a Syrian), a sand bath, vegetables, meat, hamster food, hamster balls are bad btw, chew toys, tunnels, soft paper based bedding, no other hamsters (all hamsters are solitary) and may more things! They are underestimated little creatures.

Hope this helps some people getting hamsters.xx

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I love cinnamon on July 02, 2020:

I’m really mad!

CATS ARE GOOD on June 30, 2020:

look, cats are cats and they are different and they do know when your upset because when someone makes me cry my comforts me and will attack the person, they know when your angry aswell, cats will stop harrasing you if they sence anger, thye overall reason cats aqttck you is because thery dobnt get attention or they want to play or you forgot to feed them, you have a totally wrong porspective on cats, and if cats are so mean how comes outdoor cats still come back home when they are done outside, they are cats not humans so they need us to support them, so fix your oppinion and mabye cuddle with a cat onse in your life

This Article is very strange... on June 17, 2020:

Now listen, I think this is good article if it was correct. The cat at number one got me very angry. My grandma has a cat that loves me so much. It DOES care about my feelings. After I read this I asked my grandma if she had brought birds to the door and she said NO! Then I saw “these selfish beast” and I just quit. This person just hates animals. DOES ANYONE AGREE?!?!?!

PUPPY GIRL on June 15, 2020:

It's kinda unfair, and these animals are all adorable, I'm sure that this article is funny, but this kind of humor, I do not find funny. It's cruel to see the way that they have portrayed them, you would think they were killing machines!

POPCORN?! on June 15, 2020:

This is kind of mean. I think that parakeets and all the above mentioned pets are sweethearts. True, parakeets are poop machines, but that's okay! this article is pretty mean, not to mention rude. Some people have said that the author wrote this for humor, but I think otherwise. This kind of humor, I find, is not funny at all!

Animal lover on June 13, 2020:

I just got a pet parakeet and she’s none of the things you mentioned she is very sweet and even though she makes noise that just means she’s happy and she’s trying to talk to you. She has never bitten me or annoyed me at all so unless you’ve met all the parakeets in the world I don’t believe that you should be saying that all parakeets are bad pets unless you have met them all.

Jeff on June 13, 2020:

Hi I’m a fish hobbyist and own a lot of other pets like 5 cats they are not any of things you said most of my fish are goldfish they are very hardy and the easiest fish to care for they don’t even need filtration they just need a air pump and nothing else they actually don’t need a lot of space everybody please don’t use this website it is a total lie

PEOPLE?!?!?!? Get a life. on June 12, 2020:

"The views expressed in this article are mostly entirely satirical and should not be taken to the grave. Some animals on this list genuinely do not make good pets for beginners, however, and it is recommended that you do the proper research before purchasing any animal." That is a direct quote from the author. READ THE FINE PRINT PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!

Mayble on June 08, 2020:

I own 3 parakeets, this article is SUCH A LIE. Sure they’re noisy, but it’s mostly just the noises they make when they’re happy, and it doesn’t sound like screeching, it’s just normal bird singing. Also they’re not after blood, they’re not vampires!! They’re attitude depends on the way you treat them. If you care for your parakeet and give it lots of attention, love, and respect it won’t struggle or run away when handling it. They’re the cutest and friendliest little fuzz balls I’ve ever owned!! I just thing the person who wrote this article didn’t treat animals the right way and so the animals treated this person the same way.

If this was a joke on June 02, 2020:

Yes some of the bits are funny, but the rest is not /: It is VERY true that budgies are poop machines xD

I’m that person who wrote the warning ⚠️ about this article and the one who did

UGH

UGH

UGH

It’s below my comment if you keep scrolling down

Wth on June 02, 2020:

if this was a joke it aint funny ngl

IKR?!?!?!? on June 01, 2020:

Why are people being so scathing? This article is humorous and funny. I read most of the comments, and the author stopped responding moths ago, probably because people were being jerks about it. I can't believe y'all. Show some decency! I imagine the writer was probably laughing as she wrote this and it crushed her soul to see people respond like this. I must agree with anonymous below me and say I do not like this humor. It seems serious and one cant tell that your joking. And here's a hint for the future, when you write an article, include the warning in the very beginning and not in the prolog. People never read the prolog. I'm truly sorry for they way these people are acting. And if anyone keeps posting hate comments, shame on you. You are shamming a author you have never met because you are just bored. Shame on you!

anonymous on May 26, 2020:

please anyone who has taken this seriously, please calm down. at the start of the article it clearly states that this is all for humoring sake. this writer was just trying to make a funny article. although this humor i do not find funny.

emily on May 21, 2020:

this made me cry! God made these animals and we treat them like this! People are the worst!

tobby on May 18, 2020:

why are you so rude

hamsters are cute

goldfish are cute

CATS ARE ADORBS

dnt be rude to gods creations

Parakeetsthebest on May 14, 2020:

Parakeets are the best pet someone could wish for! I have only had them for a few months, and they already have eggs that are hatchig! EASIEST BREED EVER!!

No on May 13, 2020:

Why won’t you reply anything this comment section? OTHERWISE I will report this article

UnderTaker92 on May 12, 2020:

I had cats and they are very loving to the owner and people who they are familiar with. They can be temperamental and selfish at times but they can sense you’re feelings when your down. Never had my cats pee on my pillow or under the bed. Sounds like You had a bad experience with cats. the cat most likely was in stress or marking if it felt unsafe. Some cats do well without other cats Or kids. Plus I have a parakeet and their bite doesn’t hurt at all. U have to build a lot of trust with them and give lots of attention. I can agree they poop a lot and they are very noisy. Boy the pin feathers can get everywhere but I’m glad I got him!

SilverThorn on May 12, 2020:

I have parakeets they are everything people want in a pet yes they can be noisy but there not mean at all. Parakeets can be defensive but with training there nice. I have cats they are great and I had three hamsters, THREE. this website is trash, stupid and not helpful. I would tell people right now to not believe anything this website says.

ugh on May 10, 2020:

NOT EVEN PET HELPFUL!!!!!!!!!!

Omg stop posting lies on May 10, 2020:

OMG this is lying. Why didn't you put dogs on there? Or any other animal. I have parakeets. They are noisy but if you tell them to be quiet they will. Boomers...

Omg stop posting lies on May 10, 2020:

OMG this is lying. Boomers...

emily on May 09, 2020:

I think cats are the best pet ever! My Grandma has a cat named Darla and she is a sweetheart. She has never pooped anywhere besides the litter box. She is truly a cat from Heaven! Kids none of these pets are the worst.

emily on May 08, 2020:

This is not true. Yes Parakeets are poop machines but they are angels. They also chirp or sing when they are happy. So CUTE!!!

Dwight Schrute on May 08, 2020:

that is so not true parakeets are angels and I have 2 cats who just wanna snuggle you and they have never pooped anywhere besides the litter box

really, ANIMALS ARE SO GREAT on May 07, 2020:

ANIMALS ARE SO GREAT, it is true they are poop machines but, the other rest is just false

Bookworm on May 06, 2020:

I have a cat and cats our not one of the worst pets i the world, the only hard part is i guess scooping the poop.

Pet Person on April 27, 2020:

I think this is biased. The type of pets you get just depend on your personal taste and budget. Also, if you truly have had all these pets, you probably wouldn't have given each and every of them the proper care and affection.

Rachel Long on April 23, 2020:

The parakeet one is just bull crap. They aren't mean and their singing is so beautiful and they are entertaining.

LeahFreckles on April 22, 2020:

Yeah I know right

CATS RULE on April 21, 2020:

Firstly, I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH LeahFreckles on this. Cats are the best in the world and our cats usually have a very large lifespan. Also I would just like to note that cats keep themselves clean most of the time and the only reason they would be carrying disease is if they weren't keeping clean - THEN the vet would be necessary. (DOGS are more likely to be carrying disease with their drooling mouths). I actually think that all cats in MY neighbourhood are very grateful for their food and care. Precious cats have no reason to be on this unhelpful list. And yes, this is the worst article I have ever read. And for that, I am never going on this website ever again. I also agree with various Animal Owners that this is all rubbish and I wouldn't recommend this mistake-ridden article. "This poor little girl became aware of the contemptible characteristics of cats early on when her own long lost pet thanked her for her continuing care by sinking its fangs into her hand. Compare that train wreck of ungratefulness with the video of a dog being reunited with his owner (below)." I THINK NOT!! This "poor girl" must have done something mean to this cat, making it react. Trust me. I know a lot about cats and I even own a countless amount of books from the Cats Protection, on how to figure out a cat's mood. Cats are certainly not ungrateful and a dog does not deserve to have a video over a cat whose actions must have a meaning. Also at the start of this article I think it is incredibly RUDE on how you described a cat: "Cats simply have no time for bull ****"

PROTEST FOR CATS!!

PROTEST FOR CATS!!

Just want to say, don't take this article seriously, this think is almost lies.

Animal Owner on April 13, 2020:

This list is just idiotic. There are so many mistakes I'm just gonna talk about budgies so I don't waste more of my time. First off, you said "They eat a modest diet of seeds, vegetation, and human blood, while screaming and beeping continuously in a cacophony that fills the air and deafens the ear." Before I talk about this, I want to say to budgie owners, do not give your budgies seed and nothing else. I sadly made that mistake and one of my birds are now greatly suffering because of it and I feel horrible. So now, let's talk about the statement. They don't go after human blood, have you ever owned a budgie before? If you did, it was untame. Tame budgies are the sweetest things on the planet. Unless you have tons of budgies, it isn't that loud. Plus, you shouldn't own a budgie if you're not fine with a bit of noise. I have a big amount and it really isn't that loud. Second off, you said "The continuous buzz of their annoyingly pervasive song is enough to make one succumb to an anger only witnessed in those who have survived fingernails on a chalkboard." Their song isn't annoying. I find it quite calming to listen to. It doesn't make me angry at all, and everybody I've met who have seen my budgies loved them. Third, you said "As one might assume from their horrible noises, parakeets are downright mean. They can frequently be seen plucking, pecking, wing-bashing, and generally taunting their fellow mates for sport." No.. they aren't. They're nice most of the time. I have lots of budgies, and guess how many are very mean? One. That's one. She came from a place where they were overbred and treated horribly, so I can't blame her for being mean. She pecks a lot, but when she's not in a bad mood, she's honestly pretty nice. The worst it is for normal budgie owners is them just being untame. They don't peck, pluck, or do other things for fun, they do it when they need food, water, or if they just got in a fight over something. They aren't entertained from doing it. They don't do it for sport, moron. Fourth, you said "Speaking of their beastly behaviors . They never want to come out, and removing them from their wiry home is about as easy as wading through a crocodile-infested river, and just as equally safe. Once latched, they will scissor their beaks back and forth in a vicious, pinching, gnawing fashion, which is both painful and infuriating." So, seems like you have bad budgies, if you do have them. How do you take care of them? Do they have toys and friends? Where did you get them from? There are many things that can make a budgie untame and hostile. Parakeets, unless you have a huge cage, are quite easy to catch, and most don't bite me. They do want to come out.. a lot. They get sad when I don't give them enough time to fly. They aren't always stupid, though most aren't Einstien. Their head is the size of a eye, what did you expect? Again, not all budgies bite. Usually just the mean or untame ones, though there are some exceptions. They don't scissor their beaks. They usually just bite then let go and repeat or bite and clamp down. They don't run their beak across your skin, dude. Fifth, you said "How can such a small animal inflict so much pain, you may wonder? Why are they so full of hate? Just more of the many mysteries of the universe. Poop is all over the place." Uh.. so keep them off your bed and clothes and shit? Once you shoo them off a decent amount if they do start doing it, they usually stop after a bit, atleast for me. They usually shit in the cage, which drops down into a tray covered with scrap paper below. If you clean it every few days, which only takes about 20 minutes, it stays clean and mostly odorless. Sixth, you said "So, do you like obnoxious, little birds that shed dandruff and rain feces from the ceiling while simultaneously eyeing you up to target the most sensitive areas on your hand (the skin between your fingers)? If so, then you're in luck! Every pet store on the face of the planet has approximately 2 million of these irritating little things!" So, they aren't obnoxious.. at all. They don't aim their shits. They either shit on the floor or in their cage. Or just where they're sitting. They rarely shit while flying, atleast with my experience.. and I've owned lots of budgies for years. Also, pet stores need to sell things, so they most often carry lots of common pets. Budgies are small, mostly easy pets, and they're bought a lot, so why wouldn't they sell them? It's called needing to get money, moron. So, that's it. Congrats if you read my whole rant I guess. Here's an accurate rating on budgies for those considering.

First off, if your home or apartment or whatever you live in has a no pets policy, do not keep these. The risk that neighbors will hear them is too much, due to the fact that you know, you could be fined or lose your home or something. If you can't handle cleaning shit, don't buy these. If you want pets that only live for a short time, don't buy these, one of my budgies were thought to be around 10 years old, though she was very healthy and active. They still live a while though. If you only want one and can't play with them lots, do not buy them. The budgie will probably be sad as hell. If you don't want them to fly around at all, don't buy them. Flying is a great way for them to stay more healthy and they will suffer if you don't let them, most likely. Last, if you can't do research, do not buy them. It's essential to research, so please please please don't buy a pet if you can't take care of them or research them.

Just want to say, nobody take this dude seriously. It's almost all lies.

Izzy on April 09, 2020:

Cats are not bad pets at all do not listen to them or glodfish for a cat its how u bring them mine dor example is like a dog she cuddles with u and plays goldfish in some cases may grow to one foot but in most cases they dont if u keep as pets and buy from a pet store

Fukalldosggs on April 02, 2020:

You forgot dogs, they are the worst

I like this opinion on April 02, 2020:

I like this opinion

a random cat on March 24, 2020:

This list is just rubbish. Cats are literally the BEST pets in the world, they are NOT selfish, they care about the owner and hamsters are just cute.

Agnes on March 22, 2020:

This is the most RIDICULOUS thing I’ve ever seen . This person is clearly an idiot and has NO experience with animals . Why would you put a hamster and a cat on there !!!! As if a budgie would be after your blood . I have a budgie and a cat and have had many hamsters and they all are adorable , friendly creatures . This person is straight up ridiculous

Noelle on March 18, 2020:

DIDN’T ANY OF YOU READ THE WARNING ⚠️

Noelle on March 18, 2020:

This is her/he opinion. But, I don’t like when you said about budgies ‘they are after our blood’ like seriously. Can you change it into ‘They bite aggressively’. It’s better.

hunter on March 11, 2020:

parakeet doesn't drink blood i have been studying parakeets(budgie) for 3 years and i have 15 of them.

Kementari on March 04, 2020:

Oh.My.Gosh....... Everything you said in this article is NOT true. And why on earth are CATS ON THE LIST??!! I have 4 beautiful cats (3 are stray) and they DO NOT SPREAD DISEASES. All 4 are very loving and they never fight or try to hurt my family and I. (Sure the Persian in the house is lazy... but come on). I do not find this article humorous at ALL. PERIOD..........

Oh my word. on February 24, 2020:

I read below this and I was amazed at the scathing reviews. She said in the beginning that this was a humorous article and most everything wasn't true! What has happened to people now that they can't take a joke? Has it really come to the fact that you people will call names at a lady you haven't met because her satire article offended you? Show some human decency! I think you all need to grow up. I am a author of a popular humorous book and people often get offended by what I have to say, but its humor! Get a grip!

Hermione Burgoyne on February 21, 2020:

This is stupid what idiot wrote this i wonder

Why people get these pets .. because their good pets this is the stupidity thats ruins the world

kori conner on February 09, 2020:

This website is treacherous!! It’s saying budgies hamsters goldfish and CATS ARE BAD PETS!!!! I’m a kid and my cat is a great pet. DONT TRUST THIS WEBSITE!!!!

These people be lying..... on January 27, 2020:

I have a hamster and some cats they are the sweetest things ever i lay on the couch with my hamster and he watches tv with me. I used to have parakeets and they were the same as my hamster they fly around our house there not the worst pets ever.

Very Inaccurate on January 24, 2020:

The most accurate one of these is the green iguana everything else can be kept as pets and might even be recommended as pets

parakeet lover on January 19, 2020:

i have parakeets... they are noisy but atleast they show affection like bro.

snow's and smoke's on January 18, 2020:

you are so rude and not true i have 2 cats and everyone says how cute they are and Vincent you are so rude and this person who wrote it cats are cute and independent and cute and all my friends say how cute they are and i know that cats are cute and sweet to everyone like my cats they are sweet and playful and why are'nt snakes on their or a worm where it cant be played with and soft and fluffy

Vincent on January 17, 2020:

Cats should be on the list. Cats are the dumbest pet to have

zoe arthur on January 10, 2020:

i love cats and dogs how dare you put cats on there you are the meanest person ever they are so cute and your hair is so ugly.

Lobby on December 18, 2019:

I do Love my cat. But I do hate even more those noisy cricketing ugly stupid poop-eater budgies, specially people who let and encourage them to breed!

so rude on December 08, 2019:

by the way do not even think the cat is the worst animal. they are better than almost any pet this is completely fake. they always cuddle on you and they cheer you when you are sad.even though it stilll has downsides it would never be sad at any food and toy i give.and when i come home from school i see him running towards me to play. afterall i would NEVER thing a cat as the worst animal NEVER.

Moral support! on November 17, 2019:

What the heck people? Did no one read:

The views expressed in this article are mostly entirely satirical and should not be taken to the grave. Some animals on this list genuinely do not make good pets for beginners, however, and it is recommended that you do the proper research before purchasing any animal.

I mean...! Does no one these days have a good since of humor? Does no one enjoy a good laugh? I read the warning, which caused me to prepare for this article and OH. MY. GOSH! You are hilarious and I thoroughly enjoyed this article. Sadie, you are a very good writer, and I am begging you, don't pay attention to what these people below me have said. I think you are a good writer and you never stop using your gift to make non-cynical people laugh!

Taylor Swiff. (I know. In my defense, I had the name before her.) on November 17, 2019:

What. The. HECK?!?! How on earth you write this? I have had two of these animals, such as the cat, and bird.

My cat is a sweet thing. He loves curling on my bed for a good nap and is a quite as the grave. He purrs the sweetest melody and lays on my work when he wants attention. He not only is a sweet ray of sunshine, he is also an out door cat. He is very protective of his territory, but all animals are. You said that cat is never punished for running around,but there is a difference. Imagine a dog on the loose. A big, growling hundred pound dog that could cause a lot of damage. Imagine a cat. Small, thin, and probably hissing. Guess what hissing means? Run for your life! Dogs are huge an can hurt you severely, but cats can little to no damage. As you can see, these are animals that are very sweet.

My bird is a African grey parrot named pebbles. He is the most vocal bird species in the world. He loves opera and my telephone ringers. He is so vocal, my grand children love teaching him new sentences and talking with him. They do love copying your phone ringers, so much so, I wouldn't recommend keeping them for long. Also, don't try to fall asleep in the same room as them. They love talking quietly so they can practice. (I would also minimize the swearing around them. We have to keep an eye on him when the grand children are over, because he picked up on my husband's crud language.) There is really no way to go wrong with them.

This is for the writer of this inaccurate paper. I believe you had good intentions writing this, but the responses, including mine, are not happy ones. You are really a good writer, but you wrote a bunch of lies in a paper. I do believe you can do anything you set your mind to, as long as you do it right. I feel bad for the enormous outcry against your paper, and I do hope that you can forgive me for disagreeing with you. I pray that the next paper you do will be more accurate it the general field. I truly am sorry your not a better writer.

A responsible owner. on November 14, 2019:

I want to ask one thing... Have you actually had these animals? I have had all, and none of them fit the brief! From what it sounds like, you just chose random animals to blasphemy!

Goldfish: The Goldfish are messy, sure, but wouldn't you be if you were incapable to clean up after yourself? They are sweet, (A little stupid... but still!), and pleasant pets to have! I have had a fish for about eight years! It survived its bowl breaking after a friend knocked it off the dresser. I loved taking care of him but sadly he died, and I would do that slightly traumatic experience all over again!

Parrots: How on this bloody earth could you say that they are horrible? I have a four-year-old African grey parrot named Pebble who is a pleasure! She knows the basic human conversation and can do a decent Meil Gibson. Granted, keeping them in your room isn’t the best idea ever, because they will mumble under their breath, practicing their vocal skills. (I wouldn’t keep your ringtone on for too long, that is one of their favorite things to mimic.) But Pebble was a dear!

Hamsters: Just a minute! Who in this world can say an adorable hamster is mean? I had one in my youth who was a sweetie! Each of my children love their shared hamster and begged me to get another one when he died at the expected years of four. Secondly, how could you judge them based on their yawns? It would like me judging you and your family because you yawn.

Iguana: They are a delight. Sweet little things. They don’t smell the best, but they are animals! They aren’t very hard to care for, but they aren’t the cheapest animals in the world. I wouldn’t recommend them if you are looking for a family friendly pet. However, if you are a singly dude who wants a good conversation starter, go for it! They are a single man’s dream! My husband desperately wanted one, and finally I caved. They were hard for a mother with twin three-year-old's and an eight-year-old. Sadly, I wasn’t up to the task. We got rid of them. When my children grew up a little, my husband surprised me with a pair of green iguanas’. I wasn’t happy, but my husband convinced me to keep them. Needless to say, the moment we got on vacation, we got a call from our neighbor saying our pair of “male” Iguanas had laid fifteen eggs. They were soon sent to a different home.

Cats: WHAT??? I have a cat which happens to be an outdoor indoor cat with a cat door in out window. You said that, and I quote, “It is entirely unfair that cats aren’t stopped from running around outside,” Oh please! The difference between cats and dogs is that dogs have the ability to tear you apart but cats warn you from getting to close. To any kids reading this, if a cat hisses at you, that probably means, DON’T TUCH IT! Cats are sweeties who purr and comfort. I honestly think the person who wrote this just closed their eyes and randomly picked animals to trash talk.

Anonymous on November 05, 2019:

Accurate articles...all pets including dogs are a nuisance of highest order. Pets are toys for emotionally damaged people who can't bond properly with fellow humans.

Hi Yaakov on October 31, 2019:

First, Whoever wrote this suck hell, and parakeets and hamsters are cute and adorable Cats are loyal so DAM

Person on August 18, 2019:

Snakes are very ugly though, should be first!

Bill on August 01, 2019:

I feel like the only pets that are "bad" are ones either that people can't properly care for or are dangerous. Everyone has different opinions but I think most people here would agree all the animals on this list are pretty darned cool.

Anonymous on July 09, 2019:

Most people are barely right in the comments some are stupid and others are basically talking trash about dogs and stuff. Most people in the comments think they are right but they are just as bad as the people who wrote the article. A lot of people in the comments are just trash talking people with dogs and saying mice and rats cannot be pets. Well they can if you know what to do.

I hate people who protect some animals and trash others because they seem like super trash but they can be every good if you train them properly almost no one in the comments is right and these stupid idiots trashing everything.

Louis on July 07, 2019:

If you don't do your research beforehand than any animal is a nightmare. This list is inaccurate in a lot of ways. This is a biased article that has very little evidence other than opinion. I know for a fact hamsters have no intentions of causing pain to their owner, cats are very affectionate and loyal, etc. I get this article is probably just a joke but specify that cause people might take it seriously.

Tom on July 02, 2019:

This article is actual trash, oh my god

Lauren on June 23, 2019:

Iguanas and Goldfish are the only two here that can be quite difficult. Parakeets are fine with proper care and training. Hamsters are the sweetest little things. Cats are also fine with proper care and training.

sjhasdjfhashdfj on June 18, 2019:

I have budgies, hamsters, and cats ):

Jack Miracle on June 12, 2019:

You are a heartless person! Why are cats on this list? My ragamuffin loves affection and moves being pet. She is very affectionate and is calm, and is very playful and active. I love all animals, even rats, mice, earthworms, toads, but not disease spreading blood sucking mosquitoes. I love going outside and looking for animals and plants. God created everything for a reason, and I love everything he created. The only exeption is mosquitoes, because all the do is suck your blood and spread disease. I admire the living things I see, and wish people would stop killing poor little cute animals. People killing rats and mice, people killing bees, people cutting down trees, all of this makes me offended and disgusted by all of this nonsense. Don’t just give your opinion, just show the pros and cons and how to lessen the cons.

Kira Schofield on June 02, 2019:

Every pet acquired and handled by an ignorant owner can become a nightmare. This article is total bullshit. None of it is animas fault and, if raised in proper conditions by a knowldeable owner can thrive. I can only attest to cats and goldfish, I have no experience with other animals mentioned as an adult. My goldfish are not pets, they live in the ecosystem in my pond, are totally self sufficient, other than maintaining the pond water which I would do anyway, and that is where they belong. Would a human child thrive in a filthy jail cell? Well, that is what aquariums and fish bowls are.

All my cats have been great. I get six week old kittens two or three from the same litter, females, from people I know. I raise them with lots of love, toys, and proper boundaries, training, and veterinary care. I prefer females. I have not had any of the problems described. Cats should not be allowed outdoors, but they are great at keeping mice out without resorting to traps and poisons. Feral animals are the result of irresponsible owners, and much of animal behavior problems described is the same. Getting an animal is a serious commitment And responsibility, it should be a rational thought out researched behavior. Blame the idiot owners, not the animals.

sally the animal lover on May 31, 2019:

first things first, hamsters are the sweetest things they were just yawning in the photos and they are not blood thirsty animals you idiot .And second,this is what the list of animals not to get should look like:

snakes

any spider

mini sharks

ants

any kind of bug

rats

i think that every animal on your list were animals that you should get. so turn your head straight. and stop making these fake websites.

Lily on May 31, 2019:

First of all I am a girl and I do not squeel when I see a hamsterd and second I have the sweetest hamster in the world and they are not blood thursty monsters so buzz off the hate.

food_unicorn8 on May 23, 2019:

WhY aRe CaTs On THiS LiSt TheY arE ThE MoST SwEEtEsT ThInGS EVERRRRR!!! i seriously disagree with this. This is so not true. PERIODDDD........

Maren on May 21, 2019:

I completely disagree with each of these. There is no "worst pet" There is a pet for each family. For example, I could say that the worst pet is a dog. My family is not very active, therefore, a cat would be a good choice. We also don't have much free time. In this scenario, a cat would be the best pet to adopt, over a dog, who would simply take up too much time. So, there is not a "worst pet" list. Thank you for reading this, and I'm sorry if I offended you. This is just my thought on the matter.

True words on May 19, 2019:

I was surprised to see budgies on this list... But it concluded with cats being deemed the worst, so I know there must be some truth to that. Cats truly are the worst... Maybe second to people already carrying toxoplasmosis.

Mike on May 17, 2019:

You got it on point with those damn birds. 100% annoying

Catgirl1110 on May 03, 2019:

I have 3 cats and 2 budgies... so f*** you whoever created this

Teresa Carpenter on May 01, 2019:

I have three cats. One is a ragdoll. The other two are exotics. They are the sweetest pets. They are affectionate. Cats are very independant and theyet you know when they want something. When and if my cats bite it is gentle.When they were babies we taught them when biting hurt. Yes, like dogs cats can be trained.

you do not get this on April 25, 2019:

how come earlier you wrote a page about how cats are the best pets

Honestly i do not get you

cats are cool on April 25, 2019:

WHY ARE CATS ON THIS LIST

yyyfyytytty on April 24, 2019:

i dont see why cats are even on this list!!!! CATS RULE!!!!!

Terri Sites on April 22, 2019:

This article is so upsetting. Except for the iguana I have owned all of the animals. I currently have a 10 yr. old parrot and a 19 yr. old cat. They are the sweetest things ever. The problem with ANY animal is that people don't usually do research on anything they want to get and then they expect human behaviour. A parrot is a bird...they are social animals, and they are prey for most other animals. Their only protection is to fly or bite. All these animals she talks about are prey for other animals. It's their instinct to bite if they feel threatened. They will usually give physical signs first before attacking. Young children, on the other hand bite with no warning. Does that mean we shouldn't have them?

Boopkins on April 21, 2019:

This was a difficult piece to read (no offense). All the animals mentioned in this article are completely described wrong.

The Parakeets. I’ve never actually owned one, but I’m currently taking care of a Lovebird. You’re right, they are loud, however, she only is loud when she tries to get my attention or she wants to sing/talk with the wild birds that pass by. Other than that, she’s a beautiful bird that loves to play and even give me kisses.

The Goldfish. I used to have so many, but they all sadly passed away from old age. However, they were actually with me for about 5 years. It’s not actually that expensive to take care of them, depending where you go and how many you get. With a bit of work and research, it’s actually easy to take care of the messy goldfishes.

The Hamster. Woah, buddy. I’ve taken care of two Robo hamsters and I’m taking care of a Albino Dwarf Hamster(I actually adopted this little guy.) They are the sweetest, and with proper cage care and diet, they are actually fun to have around. Even buying chew toys for them to bite down their insciors, is pretty cool.

The Iguana. I never have taken care of one of these, but I wanted to at a certain point. These guys are awesome. Reason why I said that? I went to the beach and I passed by an old man, and on his shoulder was this really old Iguana, just sleeping on his shoulder as he walked. So cool. I’ve held one as well, and as long as you don’t drop them and show trust, they’ll have a liking for you, especially if they’re babies. As adults, they’ll know about your trust and kindness towards them, thus it may show in their personality to be nice. (I know this as I did research in Iguanas. I sadly never got one, getting a Ball Python instead, but it’s the same basics.)

Finally, tha Cat. I’ve never had one, nor do I plan on having one. However, a friend of mine has a cat, and he’s the sweetest tabby cat ever. Whenever I visited her, he always greeted me and usually stayed in the room we were in. He would often rub against my legs, do playful meow, and he would even let me rub his tummy. Cats are great companions for a lot of people, especially those who can’t get Dogs and choose the alternative.

Either way, you might want to go through your article again. There’s lots of animals that may seem bad as a pet, but can be taken care of with lots of love. They’ll be sure to love you back. (This does not mean there are not animals that are completely good. However, you might want to do full research on every single one before judging them.)

Thank you.

jonathan on April 04, 2019:

i hate this

Kenya on March 27, 2019:

She is a complete moron! She just mad because none of her pets like her. First of all, I have a budgie, lizard and a cat and I've been doing just fine. Budgies don't usually scream idiot not if you train them not to do that and if they do it is not quote on quote "deafening to the ear" it is not that loud. And, cats aren't always mean. You have to get them at a young age so you can train them and feed them so they trust you. There is always this myth that cats have high standards but they really don't they are independent creatures so sometimes they don't want to be cuddled. That something to think about before you get mad at your cat for scratching your ugly face because you start squeezing it to death because your boyfriend left you. Also, you are the ugly mug, not lizards why is it that you pick some of the most popular pets on this list. Most people have a good time with these pets and have no problems but I guess your just that kind of person nobody likes. All this woman did was tell lies about all these amazing animals for no good reason and for that this girl is really annoying and she is a liar and that is all she will ever do, lie. she is the real animal, not the animals on this list.

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parrots are sooooooooooooooo cute!!! THEY SHOULD NOT BE ON THIS LIST!!!

Guinea pig lover on March 16, 2019:

This list should be

. Spider

. Snake

. Scorpion

. Hippo

. Lion

PS someone actually had a pet hippo

PPS it ate them!

kiwi 64 on March 16, 2019:

parrots are the best pets anyone can possibly have.

Something else on March 10, 2019:

Five star turd if you ask me

Worldofparrots on March 10, 2019:

I have three parrots, and parakeets are one of the best birds you can ever have, they are outgoing birds and super playful. Try having a cockatoo or a macaw scream till you wake up thats a worse sound. Parakeets make small cute noises getting a parakeet out a cage is easy unless you treated it bad.

Kitty kat1963 on March 10, 2019:

Well then i have 4 out of the 5 worse pets according to this hogwash . But i prefer them over people , especially people that write jibberish such as this article i just read and wasted 5 minutes of my life on . Whoever wrote this must hate their own life and decided to write some B.S. by the way my hamster has a cage that is bigger and better then this whole stupid article

ingrid cummings on March 09, 2019:

I always had animalss throughout my entire life.as a child , I had turtles, hamsters, rabbits, dogs, birds and guni pigs.now, I have 4 furbabys and 20 birds.my animals are family mbers and they give me so much love and happines that what some people are not able to give..


Reptiles

Having pets like lizards and iguanas might seem like a cool thing to have, but they’re really expensive.

They need to have certain living spaces that require the temperature to be just right and they eat bugs, so you’ll have a box of crickets and other types of insects, which may freak out some children.

Even snakes are bad pets because no one wants to be in a house with an escaped snake slithering around!


The Worst Frogs for Beginners

Now that we’ve taken a look at the best frogs for beginners, let’s have a look at the worst frogs for beginners. These frogs are here because they’re expensive, delicate, take a lot of upkeep, or their setup is complicated.

Remember, don’t be discouraged by this list. You should get the frog or toad you want. It’s as simple as that. My only recommendation is this do the proper research before buying it. Prepare a nice enclosure and learn everything you can about the species first.

Poison Dart Frog

Poison-dart frogs are undeniably cool. They’re colorful, coming in exotic patterns and bright colors. Sure, they’re potentially deadly in the wild but in captivity, they’re virtually harmless. You see, the reason they’re so deadly in the wild is that they feed on alkaline-containing insects. In captivity, they’re given fruit flies, pinhead crickets, and other small insects. Because those insects don’t contain alkaline, the frogs aren’t poisonous. So if that was something you were worried about, don’t. Its safe to keep captive bred poison-dart frogs as pets so long as you don’t feed them alkaline-containing bugs.

Anyway, the reason these frogs are one of the worst for beginners is their requirements. The humidity level needs to stay above 80% at all times. This requires several things. An automated misting system is recommended, which mists the terrarium for you, keeping the relative humidity in the desired range. Since a lot of water is used to keep the humidity high, a drainage layer is needed to keep the substrate from becoming soggy. The other thing is, you’ll likely need to cover most of the ventilation in order to keep the humidity high. Poor air circulation can lead to a list of other problems.

I certainly don’t want to discourage you from ever getting poison-dart frogs! My point is they’re one of the worst frogs for beginners. A more sophisticated setup is needed to provide a healthy environment.

Vietnamese Mossy Frog

Vietnamese Mossy Frogs are among my all-time favorites. With their bumpy, green skin and big, round eyes, it’s a wonder why they’re not more popular. They’re a little more complicated to care for than most frogs though. One of the best setups for a mossy frog is called a paludarium. A paludarium combines both land and water, live plants and live fish as well. Now, that set up is not required. What is required is a decent amount of water, a relatively high humidity and a temperature that never goes above 75 degrees Fahrenheit. At least not for an extended period of time.

Mossy frogs are one of the worst frogs for beginners because the upkeep and complicated enclosure setup. Some people keep them in a terrarium with a full water bottom and add cork-bark flats as floating islands, which is easy enough to accomplish. But partial water changes are needed and if you want to use live plants, real fish, and create a land area with a substrate, it becomes complicated. As a beginner, the health of your frog should take center focus. Live plants, drainage layers, air circulation, and other factors can be a distraction.

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Top Ten Worst Dog Breeds

1 Chihuahua The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog and is named for the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. Chihuahuas come in a wide variety of sizes, head shapes, colors, and coat lengths.

This is the only dog breed I genuinely hate. They have the worst personalities, are difficult to train, and they kinda look like rats. Not to mention, they're ridiculously expensive.

Chihuahuas are questionable dogs. One, they're spoiled so they're hard to give basic training to. It took my Chihuahua 8 years to stop peeing and crapping on the carpet. Two, for a small dog, Chihuahuas have one of the loudest and most contagious barks of any dog breed. My Chihuahua only barked when someone knocked on the door and when we turned the vacuum on, but some of them bark for literally no reason. Three, Chihuahuas will never hesitate to bite you if they don't like you, and I've experienced that many times. If I even got close to my Chihuahua, she would've started growling at me and ready herself for the attack. Overall, Chihuahuas are not too much of a bad breed. All you have to know is that they're pamper dogs. They want to be spoiled, and if you can't handle that, then it's best not to have one as a pet.

Stupid, stupid breed that barks at anything without provocation. I knew a lady in Napa who owned 4 or 5 of these "cute creatures." The things would bark for hours after someone arrived. This calm and educated upper-middle class lady would lose it some time and yell at these things to shut up. Some say little dogs just have Napoleon complexes and over-compensate for their size. I know a guy with both a pug and chug (Chihuahua pug mix.) Feel free to take a moment and guess which one won't shut up. The only people who don't mind these things have to have advance stage hearing loss and a touch of dementia, as they'll drive any normal person insane. If Mike Vic had lied and said he grew up with chihuahuas in his house, he would have gotten sympathy for his callous treatment of dogs.

I work in a shelter and most of the small dogs there are chihuahuas. There are only a couple sweet ones there, the rest are very skittish and mean, and I've seen them go at people for no reason. They bark non-stop and just. aren't smart. They're the hardest dogs for me to handle at the shelter, and I've actually been bitten by several of them. I feel bad for the breed since I guess people get them thinking they're going to be just this little thing that sits in your purse and doesn't do anything, but oh man do these dogs require work. Like any dog, you have to train and properly socialize them, but chihuahuas aren't smart dogs by nature, so they need to be trained when they're real babies. The chihuahuas in shelters are often the result from an owner that did not want anything to do with properly training it, so the dog isn't house trained or friendly. It's sad, but not surprising given that the breed is sort of a "pamper" dog. Regardless, I wouldn't recommend the breed at . more

Don't stereotype this dog. I've met one before, and that dog was the sweetest, kindest, most patient dog ever. Yes, some can be mean. But some aren't. To the person who said, " I really recommend people seek a second opinion." You've just had a bad experience. I've had a extremely bad experience with a breed before. I do not hate that breed. You and your neighbor just got the wrong dogs. All breeds have dogs that are bad. What I mean, is that some dogs have bad personalities, some have good. Now, it's fine if you don't like this breed. But I'm just saying, don't stereotype. Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful morning, afternoon, night.

This is her child speaking but, I agree that these dogs are very bad dogs. Although, I have a small pit bull and she is the sweetest dog I've ever had. She is a bit feisty though when it comes to other pits. Why I think these dogs are horrible tho, is because one literally ripped apart my step brothers face, splitting his lips apart, resulting in him having to get plastic surgery. Plus, they are ugly. Some are very beautiful but most are ugly.

I like pit bulls. They make great companions if trained correctly. It sucks that most people view them as bloodthirsty killing machines when in reality, most of them are very friendly.

I get that this is a very empathetic way of looking at empirical data, but I guess the logical question is if Pit Bulls are not the most likely to be violent, most likely to kill, strongest jaw and so on then why do dog fighters overwhelmingly choose this breed to fight? This is the dog that is trained to kill and be violent by the the same people that created the breed specifically for that function. I think what people are tired of is the rationalization that Pit Bulls are not going to do what is in their nature with the correct trigger. Hunters hunt, shepherds herd, hounds dig. Etc etc. Maybe mathematically as a percentage of populations the math does not support the stereotype, but to say that Pits are not genetically superior to most dogs for the role of attacking and killing their opponents is patently untrue, supported by the fact that they are mostly used for that specific purpose relative to their World wide populations. Think of it this way.. People tend to have dogs that . more

Ok the important thing to realize with rotties is that you NEED to train them YOUNG. We've had rottweilers at work who are just the SWEETEST things (one likes to lay her head on my lap to demand pets, and she and her brother and baby faced little angels who would cuddle you for hours and I love them), but when we do get an aggressive one, it's incredibly dangerous because they're so BIG. And no, it's not about them growing up in a crappy environment, it's just about socialization and training. We have one regular, Rocco, who we've all known since he was a puppy. The owner is nice, but an idiot, and didn't train him as a puppy. Now, Rocco is 3 years old and can be sweet sometimes, but then snarling and aggressive at completely random moments, and he is the most dog aggressive dog we've ever had. He has to be walked with a muzzle on and with a can of dog pepper spray in hand, just in case. The owner is TRYING to train him now, but it's hard to train rottweilers once they're . more

Ahh wannabe dog experts say that they are man but they aren't. Whenever I do a experiment to see what people think about the breed they usually say they are mean, but they aren't. Rotties are usually sweet dogs naturally. The reason for this is because we didn't train our Rottweiler and he still protected the house. The only reason they are banned in some towns is because they are strong enough to kill you but even chihuahuas can be more aggressive. Rottweilers are by far my favorite breed because they are great with kids

Ahh we have two in our street one breeded with a German shepherd and now they have a Rottweiler cross German Shepard puppy! It was cute at first but now it is much bigger and it is not so cute. We have to go down a hill to get to the park and there is another Rottweiler there. There's no fence and it once came sprinting and me! Never get a Rottweiler in your life (especially if you live in my street)

They are so sweet and kind you can just kiss their heads and they won't bite. I went to a pool and someone had a rottweiler with fleas and patched furs and bleeding cuts it was so sad. He had to stay in a muddy doghouse but he got adopted to someone MUCH better I hope he is better now he was very sweet and he deserves the best home anyone can find

At work, chows are some of the meanest dogs we get. They're even worse over in grooming, where basically all the groomers say they're universally dreaded. We just had a chow in last weekend who had to wear a muzzle, and it still took 3 groomers to groom it. They can be VERY cute, but just incredibly aggressive and awful, and for some reason people rarely bother to train them (or maybe they just don't successfully train them). I think we've had like ONE good chow, and she lived in a house with a small dog and was clearly well trained and socialized.

These dogs are MEAN. They're mean to people and other dogs, plus they shed constantly and are impossible to train. My brother and his wife have one. She wasn't even cute as a puppy, and it's been impossible for them to train her on even basic commands. Coincidentally, my sister-in-law is also mean and high maintenance, so it's the perfect dog for her.

Meanest dogs I've ever known are chows. My dads only been but twice in his life, both times by chows. My friend owns one, and that things always picking fights too. Just my two cents, but I think insurance companies were right when they charge more for one.

I hate chows my dads dog had to be PUT DOWN because one just randomly walked up and ATTACKED him! (the chow killed my dads German Shepard because he has gotten back from a run and was tired)

I know they are dangeros and they can and sometimes will attack and probably kill but if you raise them there is no need to worry, yes they do get huge and I mean huge but inside they are just understood and I think we need to tame our fear and learn to love these great animals befoe they dissepere and it is sad to say but 50% of the world are scared of dogs! I mean that's redicules I have to look after our dog because no one else likes her that's just mean to the dog not just me!

We have a couple canary mastiffs who stay with us - one is a sweetheart who will let you literally nap on her, and the other is so aggressive that none of us will go near it without a large male tech helping us. they have the same owner too, so I don't think it comes down to only training, I think it's partly just personality too.

I agree these dogs can be aggressive but they were created by humans so.

I mean its not that bad. BUT they could like nearly kill like little kids I guess.

I have two Malamutes both females and they are well behaved girls. I don't know where you came up with the impression that they are a bad dog. Yes they are stubborn and get into things like every other dog I have had. I have 6 grandchildren and the dogs are right there with them and guess what NO ISSUES. They wait patiently for the kids to drop their food cause they are foodies. I appreciate that some people have had bad experiences but if you treat them like family they become family. If you abuse them you get what you give in return.

I live on base housing, where 90% of everyone owns a German Shepard, malamute, or husky. I haven't meta single person yet(with a few exceptions for the German shepards) that haven't regretted getting these dog breeds. Malamutes and huskies are not good house pets. Haven't a big yard isn't the answer either. You need to have a profession that involves spending time with them, and working them hard in order to get them to behave some what docile.

They are the best dogs, WHY IN THE WORLD, would people ever say they're horrible! Who ever put this on is a person that I would hate when I meet them, because I love them, they're clever and good, Alaskan Malamute are just like Husky' s! Why does some people disagree!

I have 2 Alaskan Malamutes and they are the best dogs in the world. They are so caring and love my family friends and children. They never even growl at people so you are not rite

Completely retarded, does NOT listen, stubborn, neurotic, can not be voice controlled, incapable of learning any tricks, never comes when called (in fact runs the opposite direction), purposefully runs from you when it’s time to go inside (thinks everything is a game of chase me), not food driven (could care less if you were offering it a treat to be good, more interested in being bad). The goal of this dog is to frustrate its owner as much as possible. I can’t say enough bad things about this breed. I will never get a Dalmatian again.

I have had three dalmatians attack me and my little jack Russell terrier. I never had a good experience with a dalmatian yet.

I had a dog and she was part dalmation part black lab and she was the sweetest thing and when I had her I was probably infant-7 yrs, and she never attacked me or bit me she was sweet.

Dalmatian are notorious for bitting people. They are an aggressive breed and require strong diligent owners.

I love dobermans, they are my all-time favorite dog breed- They are intelligent, and the "facts" about them being aggressive are not at all true. If you raise a doberman properly and not abuse or neglect it, it will be fine. Quit the myths.

The used to be bad but most of the aggressiveness has been bred out of most lines. The modern Doberman is rather docile, loyal, intelligent and very trainable. A couple of walks a day is more than enough to keep the energy of most individuals down and steady and I'd even go as far as saying they're acceptable apartment dogs. No reason to be on this list to be honest. Smart, loyal, loveable, very few breed related negatives that I could think of.

We have had four wonderful Dobermans--Missy who was to be put to sleep because her owners did not want her--gave us 10 wonderful years--Loni--a breeders special dog. She gave us another 10 wonderful years--had to have a Malignant tumor in her eye removed. Allie who developed liver cancer at age four. And now we have Leisel--a throw away from Doberman rescue in Lake Placid Fl. She had been running the streets as a feral dog. She has been difficult--we gave her back twice! But realized she needed a family. She is 3/12 so we have a long way to go!

We had a Doberman, and it was very cute when young, then when she got older she would non-stop smell people's groins. Then one day when the gas inspector came to measure the line she went off sniffing and then bit down hard and would not let him go of his pubic area, it was horrible absolutely horrible.

Yes they are smart, loyal and loveable but make sure you get one from a good line or they may too much too handle.

They are amazing dogs when trained and raised properly, but oftentimes, they end up in the wrong hands. Many people who buy them on impulse do not know what they are getting into. GSDs can be very loyal and loving, but they can also be stubborn and aggressive. They make wonderful service dogs, but I wouldn't recommend them as a family dog or one for an inexperienced owner. My dad bought me a German shepherd when I was seven, and it was a huge mistake. Our family had no time for the dog and we eventually had to rehome him due to behavior problems. Also, they can have a multitude of genetic ailments, affecting their nervous system, pancreas, blood, and liver. If you like shepherds, that's okay. I have nothing against you, but they are not always as glorious as some may believe that they are.

I think this is one of those dogs that can be absolutely WONDERFUL as long as you train them properly. Don't get one without doing your research, and being able and willing to train them. But I work at a pet resort, and we don't tend to have a ton of issues with German Shepherds. Some can be dog aggressive if they haven't been properly socialized, but I think the main thing to look out for with them, that I don't see brought up a lot, is anxiety. A LOT of the German Shepherds we get have really bad separation anxiety, and end up destroying things in rooms or crying constantly, or having to wear a cone because they won't stop chewing on their tail. They're generally very sweet though and unsurprisingly can be GREAT guard and companion dogs when properly trained.

These are not police dogs for nothing! They can be aggressive to there owner but this is because of pet abuse. The pet gets treated unfairly so does the owner. You just have to treat him fairly and he/she will love you and could be a house hold pet, a guard dog, military dog and police dog. German Shepherd are awesome pets and assistants at work. A German Shepard can be a pet and a worker at the same time because it knows when work is over and it's time to hang out. So the way I see it the German Shepard is only bad because it has a bad owner, a horrible trainer, and the person who wrote this has to go on the top ten list for the most stupid people. Everyone knows that German Shepard's are the top ten best dogs not worst! -Jayna age 10

Although many may agree with the ignorant opinion above, if you actually do your research and train you shepherd with positive reinforcement they are he best dog of all in my opinion. Like huskies, many people jump the gun and get a GSD before they Re ready and then act surprised that it doesn't just magically know commands and find out it needs to be trained. They are definitely by no means vicious in the slightest, but they can be a handful for people who don't have the dedication to give them the exercise they need. I've always have shepherds and always will, there isn't a more loyal or intelligent dog out there

Who ever put this here is stupid, I have one at home called Silky and she is the best dog! When my family members came to celebrate a festival or event they will bring my cousin's friends's little sister. When we let Silky came, she just ran over to the little girl, and starting playing with her and licking her on the face! When she got sick, she didn't even bother about her sickness! We were going on a vacation, and she went to see us leave, and each gave us a lick, and a rub on your legs, we love her. So you guys better change your minds about them! I love her, and I will forever. Don't judge a dog by it's looks, who ever thinks they're creepy and scaring, it's natural so better deal with it!

Don't be stupid I have a grandma that has 1 and she's a great dog sometimes she will bark at the door but that's it. She loves children, people, and even my grandma's other dog Max. Which is the only dog she's ever known except for 1 that died. I never want to see this Afghan Hound on the top ten list ever again. I'm definitely using another website.

They might be good dogs at heart, I don't know anything about them, therefore I can't judge. I know you can't judge a book by its cover but the way they look just creeps me out.

I agree with Peppapigsucks. I don’t like afghan hounds. They are EXTREMELY hard to housebreak and train, disgusting, and holy cow they are incredibly stupid. Just look at the face! That hound looks like he is ready to murder you. These people aren’t lying, these things are also incredibly aggressive. Should be #1!
-Madison

Yes, I agree with the person who said this list is VERY stupid.

Although they look like mop dogs, komondors are nice ok

To be honest I really don't like the look of these dogs.

Unique dogs. Cool dogs also.

Spanish mastiffs are the best. They are so loyal and friendly

My Boxer is the sweetest dog ever. She loves people and has a strong desire to lick everyone she meets. She has a raw intelligence that for me is unusual. Whthout training I can tell her to go into the other room and she know what to do. Sit, lay no problem. Great with my 6 year old daughter. I cannot say enough good things about this sweetheart.

There might be mean and sassy dogs but that's their owners fault me and my family own a Boxer and he is so sweet,we own a Boxer German Shepherd mix and yes he can be sassy sometimes but we are training him and he is getting better, and we own a Poodle terrier mix and yes he can act like a little rat but we still love him.There shouldn't be a list of the worst dogs there should be a list of the worst owners.

Boxers are my favorite dog breed. They are brave, loyal, intelligent, and loving guard dogs who would do anything to protect its owners and family. I had a girl boxer and shar pei mix named Izzy and she was so calm and loving. I wish I still had her. She died in 2014 of old age (14 years) and I loved her so much. вќ¤пёЏ My Grandpop had a male Boxer named Charlie who was funny and trouble making but loved me and my other dachshund. He only lived 9 years because he wouldn't eat dog food. I loved Charlie but not as much as Izzy. Boxers rule!

We get a lot of boxers at work. Don't usually have much of an issue with them. The only real problem is they don't tend to realize how big they are and can sometimes accidentally hurt you, and also they're usually pretty dumb. But still generally pretty sweet.

Hello people. I'am of Brazil and knows a lot about dogs, surprising lots of adults for being of small age. They are not fat, anyways the dog in the photo is not the real size of Fila Brasileiro. For me, they are the best, because if some stranger want to hurt me he would hurt that man. Has 24/7 of the protection level, do not needs to much care with fur, loves his owner, full of courage and bravery. Now, Americans, please, you won us in lot of stuff. Richer country of world, language is more talked than ours, bigger territory than ours. Now let us have a turn to make something good because looking to USA brazillians are like poo.

It. looks pretty big and mean but don't judge it by it's looks it can't help that

They are great pets and not as big as you think

Huh? never seen one, but from what I've heard they aren't very good

I love the Irish Setters! (Though I may be biased since I show them in junior showmanship.) Mine are fairly calm and a majority of the bench dogs have zero hunting instinct.
I have never had one be aggressive, though my first setter was terrified of everything. She would suddenly be scared of everything, but all of her dad's puppies are that way.

I have never owned one of these before but know that they often attack other dogs violently. I am not speaking on behalf of all Irish setters as I'm sure they can be lovely if they are in the right hands.

I have owned one a long time ago, and she was an affectionate, very intelligent and faithful dog

They have a strong hunting instinct and need a skilful owner

I have a Mini Schnauzer who I love dearly, buutt these dogs aren't as good as they seem, they might be absolutely adorable, and soft but they smell like a broken toaster and will rip your throat out. But they cute tho

These people aren't lying. It should be law that these things come with a "Buyer beware" sign around their necks. Listen when people say these things stink. You must bathe every week. Catch 22 here is that if you give them a bath more than once every two or three weeks their skin dries out and they start to scratch and lick themselves. their hair doesn't dry either so before you know it, you got a smelly wet with slobber dog that needs a bath again. Good luck

These dogs are ugly as sin and are one of the most high maintenance breeds. They also stink to high heaven. My friends wife got one as a puppy because she thought it was cute then. Big mistake. They literally cannot find anyone who will take it off their hands. Unless you have lots of spare time and money to burn on one of these ugly rats don't get one.

Violent with other animals, children, strangers. Won't listen, hard to house train and backtracks often even with professional trainer, destroys everything, never stops howling and barking at everything and everyone and thus far it's 8 months old. Avoid.

I read most of the comments ( negative ones of course ) and I came to a conclusions. I own a pug too and I don't think it is animal cruelty whatsoever. You can't really shape the way your dog will come out, plus, everyone has preferences and came here to justify themselves. My pug is not disturbing me and my studies, since I am mostly busy with school projects. I come home and play with him and train him. The first time I tried to train him into food waiting he got 10 tries then he was good. One week later, he was mastering it. Yes, it has major health problems, but it depends on the owner too. The owner has to take good care of its conditions as they can be avoided ( never say it is impossible ) with hygiene and cooling it down. So, if you want to get a pug, accept that you are going to need good conditions before you get one.

Rescuing one from a shelter is one thing, but if you buy a pug from a breeder, you're supporting animal cruelty. What we've done to these poor dogs is wrong, and you should be ashamed of yourselves for supporting that industry. I don't think pugs are bad dogs, or that they're ugly, but I think they represent the ugliness and selfishness of human nature - ruining a completely healthy animal just because we wanted a certain aesthetic - and it breaks my heart. If you're so concerned about the looks of your dog that you'll disregard their health, and you'll support an industry that has inbred them to the point where they are ALWAYS struggling to breathe, then you to reexamine your priorities and figure out if you actually have any right to call yourself an animal lover. All breeding of brachycephalic dogs NEEDS to be banned (and I'm not saying anyone should put these dogs down, just that it needs to stop being legal to keep these poor things purebred, and to continue to breed them for a . more

Almost all of the things people like about the way pugs look and act is in fact genetic deficiencies caused by inbreeding. All pugs that are alive deserve good,loving families, but continuing to allow this breed to multiply is humanity serving its own vanity. We've bred them to be lovable idiots that look cute, and that's what they are. Nevermind the horrible breathing from which they constantly suffer, the extra skin in their throat and narrow nasal passages, the easily damaged eyes caused by a genetically mutated head shape, the hip dysplasia, and that cute curly tail that is in fact a spinal deficiency. Don't get a pug if you are a dog lover. Just don't.

Mine is great with my kids and VERY playful, but other than that he is the WORST! Real jerk. HE breaks, eats, urinates everything. He's the only dog I have ever had in which obedience school was necessary, and that isn't working. Mind you that the trainer is certified. It's like he knows what he's doing is bad but does it regardless. I don't know maybe mine is just ugly AND disobedient because everyone I know with a pug tell me the contrary about their pug.

My akita is extremely friendly with children, but she hates most black people and mexicans. She also just acts like a giant stubborn toddler, she refuses to move off of the neighbor's lawn when their dog is out. I'm surprised that this is 30 on the list, they are stubborn, annoying, and extremely jealous around other dogs. Akitas are sweet and cute though.

What!? Akitas are one of the best dogs there is! Remove it please! My aunt has one. Yes they are stubborn. My aunt’s Akita does act like a giant stubborn toddler, but we all love her. She is extremely sweet, exuberant and playful with my cousins and younger siblings.
-Madison

Mine has chased away many a spook and mexican best dog I ever had.

Lol! proud, aloof, annoying but fun

Everybody has their different opinions on yorkshire terriers but I got to say, yorkshires are probably my least favorite dog breed. A couple months ago when a friend of mine hosted a halloween party, they allowed me to feed their yorkshire, Lola. It was going fine until she suddenly snapped at me and started growling, I could have lost a finger from that experience! Plus I didn't even do anything to deserve that. For those of you who are thinking of buying a yorkshire terrier, I'm warning you that usually art good with kids.

GOD these dogs are annoying as hell. We have a lot stay with us at work, and they're pretty much always dumb as rocks, and they tend to pee all over the floor constantly and they never SHUT UP and they have the most annoying high pitched yap, and a lot of them tend to bite. They're a spoiled, pampered breed with almost no redeeming qualities beyond their looks (if they are what you consider cute). I can't stand them.

Extremely challenging breed for a first time owner, expect to spend twice as much time training and if you cut any corners on obedience it is going to be a long and negative experience for you and those living with your pupper. Can be ok, but is pretty much a full time job to get right.

I hate these little rats! They have the most annoying bark, can be very aggressive, and so man people make the mistake of spoiling them! Just because they may look cute doesn't make them the perfect companion. They generally aren't good for kids unless if well trained. The only nice Yorkie, and the only one I ever really liked was a Yorkie named Cookie. She is a real sweetheart and loves people, but barking was her only issue.

Yep, probably the worst breed we've ever had. A neighbour bred them and gave us one as a gift. The parents were both aggressive little dogs that hated other dogs.
The puppy they gave us at about 12 weeks old (pretty much straight after getting him),
latched on to my little sisters bottom lip when she petted his stomach and must've woken him. The bite even from a puppy was quite bad and required stitches.
My parents quickly gave the dog back to the neighbours.
We've had Rottweilers, German Shepards, Blue cattle dogs & even bitsa's that we're from pig hunting dog litters & none of these breeds was as aggressive as the Basenji's we seen.

This is an African hunting dog and isn't good with people.

Total Spawn of Satan. Yeah they don't bark, however these loner dogs whine like no other. They are high strung and not at all for children. We had two throughout my Childhood and they both were aggressive, and would growl at us.

I have one but she is very old.She is very kind to my family because I have known her since Childhood.But these dogs are a one master dog so I do not recommend getting one as a adult get one as a puppy

Listed among the smartest dogs for decades, with an incredible sense of smell. Playful loving dogs do not belong on this list.

The Poodle isn't a bad breed, but it's hated by arrogant Doodle lovers who think that their Doodles are better than any breed in the world. I don't understand why people get Doodles instead of Poodles. Doodles can have health issues from either the Poodle or the other breed it was crossed with. (Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, Cocker Spaniel, etc.) There is also coat variation. With Doodles it's a total crapshoot when a Poodle is crossed with a non hypoallergenic breed. You could get the non shedding Poodle coat, a mild shedding wavy coat, or a shedding coat that's wiry or flat. Poodles are always hypoallergenic. Some Doodles also are poorly behaved and socialized. I also don't understand why some Doodle lovers have an F1B (75% Poodle, 25% Other Breed) mix, yet they criticize Poodles. Not all Doodle lovers are this way. Most of the Doodles I've seen have nice owners and the dogs themselves are well behaved. Just take into consideration that a Poodle may be a better option, just . more

I have a phobia of poodles. They're so mean and bite. I have childhood trauma thanks to Poodles. I remember being like 4 or 5 and my Aunt's poodle would scare me and I'd be afraid to get off the couch. Til this Day, whenever I go bike riding, poodles in the neighbor hood would chase me while I'm riding my bike. I pedal as fast as I can to get out of there. I look back and see them chasing me, and trying to bite my feet while I'm pedaling. Super scary. They also bark so much. I get panic attacks when I see pictures of poodles, and it's not just poodles either. Maltese scare me as well as Yorkies. They all have similar characteristics. I'm still trying to heal and resolve my childhood trauma.

People like poodles because they're pretty and intelligent, but rarely seem to realize that BECAUSE they're so intelligent, they need a lot of stimulation, or they'll get bored and either depressed or destructive. People don't bother to train their poodles because they look delicate, but you can't leave such a smart dog untrained, it's incredibly irresponsible.

Also, they really don't do well with change. They're anxious dogs, and that anxiety tends to immediately effect their digestive systems. So, you know, fair warning there.

I don't know if I'm unlucky but the only 2 poodles I have ever seen in real life were aweful. They were probably 3 times the size of the shih tzu I had at the time and the poodles just randomly attacked my dog. He had a pretty bad bite on the back of his neck. Didn't help that the owner just stood their and watched a show me and my mum tried to stop them. My friend says he has had a similar experience of poodles randomly attacking smaller dogs

In what world? Papillons are smart little guys, super easy to train if you put in the effort, and not nearly as yappy as a lot of other small breeds. They're not a good breed to have with young kids, if the kids haven't learned yet to play gently, because they ARE a delicate dog and they don't like being played with roughly (and I don't blame them). But they're a generally a healthy breed (hip dysplasia is really the main issue they're prone to), and VERY loyal and loving to their owners. If you don't bother to train them at all, they might be yappy or snappy. But that's your fault and that's true of a ton of dog breeds. Papillons don't even require a lot of dedicated training because they're so smart and easy to train. This was literally the first dog breed I ever owned, and they were easy to train and care for even as someone with no experience at the time.

I think papillons are a WONDERFUL breed for someone who wants a smart, trainable dog who's incredibly loyal to their one . more

My dad's side of the family was a family of Papillon people.

One of the easiest of the toy group to train

Along with the pug, these are one of the best dogs ever!

Along with the pug, these are one of the WORST dogs ever!

I don’t agree. It’s a lot like the pug. They are hated for no reason. They have health issues, due to massive breeding. I love them, and pugs as well. All dogs are cute. This dog shouldn’t be on here. It’s too sweet! They are so kind and are only the way they are, because of mass breeding and such. Shelters and such are the way to go. Don’t go hating on them because of their looks, hate the people that made them look like that! It’s not the dogs fault

I used to have a puppy Golden Retriever but my dad beat it for pooping in the house even though he couldn't get out because the way was blocked.

I hate these dogs. They are over rated for being intelligent. Probably the dopiest dogs ever. They are extremely food motivated, that's why they learn things, not because they are really smart. They would jump off a cliff into a pit of fire for a beggin strip. Not to mention every dog I've been bitten by has been a golden, and for no reason I might add. They can be really nasty and stubborn. don't let his pretty golden hair fool you. If he was bald he'd look a lot more true to his inner personality. I've met very few nice goldens. Most are terrible.

Just because I say they are overrated that doesn't mean they are bad. Just because I have a different opinion that doesn't mean it's bad you have the right to not agree with it but you don't have the right to say it's a terrible opinion because everybody has a different onpinion

Completely ridiculous, every Retriever and Lab I have owned has been gentle animals. The fact that they are on your list tells me this list is just an opinion by some underpaid writer. Get a new job!

To the person who said Shih Tzu are the ugliest dog out there. uh. go f- ok, ok sorry but seriously not all Shih Tzu's are like that.

Can't stand them. Almost all the shih tzus we get at work are aggressive biters, who are never trained because people for some reason think they don't need to train small dogs, and who never shut up for a single second. I'm sure if you trained the dog, they could be good. Honestly most of the time, a bad dog just means they have a lazy owner.

It's disgusting to see that people actually hate shih tzu's just because they are small. Their personality is really wise and sweet and not training them doesn't do as much damage as not training other breeds.

I have a Shih Tzu named cupcake. She is sweet, loves kids, and adorable. A great family dog. They do shed a lot, but you just need to keep up with it. They don't need as many walks as often as other breeds but they still obviously need walks.


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