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Take a dog for a walk
Feed a dog scraps
Keep a bird in a cage
Play with a pet
A; your dog is so much fun. He’s so playful. I wish our cat enjoyed being around people as much as your dog does.
B: cats are well know for being more independent than dogs. How old is your cat now? you’ve had her longer than we’ve had our dog.
A; she’s eight years old. She’s getting quite old. Your dog’s six, isn’t he?
B; yes. He’s so energetic. We take him out to the park every morning and evening. I think he’d be happy to stay there all day!
A: I’m sure he would. We usually have to drag him home.
B: your cat spends most of the day outdoors’, right? Do you kwno where she goes?
A: she spends less time outdoors and she used to . we have no idea where she goes. She’s very secretive. Occasionally, she brings back a dead mouse.
B: have you ever thought about having another pet?
A; the kids want a rabbit. I don’t think it would be a good idea to get a mouse or a fish! That might be too tempting for our cat!
A; I’m thinking about getting a pet, but I’m really not sure which animal would be suitable. Could you give me some advice?
B; certainly! The first thing is to be honest about how much time for you can devote to your pet. Dogs are very demanding. You need to take them for walks and they love to play. Cats, on the other hand, are more independent.
A: I’m fairly busy, so I really need an animal that I don’t need to care of very much. Actually, I’d like a pet that’s a little unusual. I don’t’ really want a typical pet, like a cat, dog, or hamster. Do you have any suggestions?
B: unusual pet are often more expensive to keep. Is that a problem?
A; not really. By the way, I don’t want a pet that could be dangerous, like a tarantula or rattlesnake.
B: we have those, but I only sell them to people I know well, for obvious reasons. How about a lizard? I have some that are very brightly coloured, are not aggressive, and are easy to feed and look after.
A: that sounds ideal. Could you show me some?
B: sure. Come over here. As you can see, I have a wide selection of species. They can live together, if you want lizards of different kinds. Do you have a favourite colour?
A : I like the red one. What do they eat?
B; you can feed them on various things. They will eat small pieces of meat, but I’d recommend insects. You can get them from your garden, but remember that lizards eat a lot insects. I sell them there.
A: thanks a lot. What I’ll do si find out more online and drop by next time.
B; that’s fine. You shouldn’t make a hasty decision when choosing a pet.