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Old 01-25-2016, 11:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So there's been several threads lately on names for hedgies, but I've also noticed an interesting trend on animal boards. We, as humans, love to not call things by their real names.

Hedgehog-hedgie, hog, cactus mouse, spike rat, potato
Ferret-cat snake, stinks
Birds-birbs
Pit bull-pibble
Axiotl-waterpig, water dog,
Snake-snek
Beardies, gecks, babbers, sugies...the list goes on.

What are some really funny animal species nicknames you have come across?
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Old 01-25-2016, 12:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ferret- carpet snake
Bird- fid= feathered kid
Tortoise- tort, tortie,
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Hedgehog - egg, potato, stinkers, grumplestilskin
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Old 01-25-2016, 10:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ball pythons - beeps
hermit crabs - hermies, crabbies
ferret - carpet shark

I feel like I know more, but I'm mind blanking right now! Also I know you already got it, but I just love "gecks" for geckos!!
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If we were listing the names that get used in our houses, the dogs are lap smashers or bed warmers. Birds are vultures, the torts are lawn mowers, chickens are yard birds... Ok that one is used outside the family.
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I call ferrets ferts. I have no idea why. And my snakes are all snerks. Poor Sherlock has actually become Snerklock. My pets are all nicknamed "trouble." "I have to go feed trouble", "get back here trouble!" and "here comes trouble!" are all pretty common around here. My birds are always "chickens." The Senegal even says "Hey chicken!"

I like carpet shark for ferrets too. Dangerously accurate. I've also heard tuberat.

Small aquatic crabs and snails - the clean up crew, janitors
Salamanders - piggies
Frogs - hoppers
Hedgehog - pincushion, spikeball
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That's funny about your Senegal, skeeter (green cheek conure) will sometimes yell either turkey or vulture when she is trying to start an argument.
Max (Boston terrier) is referred to as my pot bellied pig, he snorts and roots like a pig.
Ruby (boxer) is horse, she stands on top of your feet very oblivious that your foot is there.
Hedgehogs are cockaburrs

Then we have named some resident wildlife. A fee of the deer got names and we named a cardinal, chicken.
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My cattle dog Oz is also a horse. He does the same thing as your boxer, but he has these teeny little feet so it's this horrible tiny pressure point of pain when he does it. He also gallops up and down the stairs and vaults over fences and things. I'm surprised the neighbors don't yell at us, honestly.

Pepper the Sennie's main nickname is "Baby". I regret that immensely now. She's decided it's my name too. When she wants me she screams it at me. Sometimes she says it sweetly, but for the most part you'd think it was a swear word. Visitors think it's hilarious but it's just awful . They'll go to say hi to her and she'll lean around them and screech "BAAAAAAAY BEEEEEEEEE" at me like she's all offended that I'm letting other people speak to her. How dare they.
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These are hilarious! Keep them coming!
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We call our doberman a Dobie or pooper. My hedgie Delilah is Mrs. Tiggywinkle, the spike ball, the beb or the grumpy inverted pincushion.
Pahedra, our sheltie is called the fluff, floofy, or the fluffernutter, which is odd ?
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