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Old 06-18-2010, 10:22 PM   #111 
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bettalover, I understand how you might think younger members might be offended by the comment metalbetta made about Alienbetta being too young to care for a betta. I'm sure metalbetta wasn't trying to be rude. Sometimes people, whether they are young or older may not be quite ready for the responsibility of a pet.I hope no one takes offense at what I just said. Sometimes, when you're young, it's easy to get distracted by school, sports, friends or whatever and pets can sometimes get neglected, not on purpose though.
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:36 PM   #112 
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I myself am in danger of neglecting my own fish because I'm the sole caretaker of a parent who is in bad health and I have a lot on my plate right now.
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:39 PM   #114 
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We've all been there. I'm seriously behind on water changes because I've been taking care of Bella.
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Old 06-18-2010, 11:01 PM   #115 
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I myself am in danger of neglecting my own fish because I'm the sole caretaker of a parent who is in bad health and I have a lot on my plate right now.
And you're probably neglecting yourself too.. I really sympathize with your situation, I have been in a similar situation and it is unimaginably hard. I just wanted to say that. ;)
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Old 06-19-2010, 12:10 AM   #116 
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If she'd said something like, young people are all irresponsible, then I might agree. All she said was that Alienbetta was too young. When you're younger, you don't always have the money or the freedom to do everything you want. You're often at the mercy of your parents and their wallet. (Been there, done that). You think your fish needs a heater and all that other good stuff but you may not be able to provide that at 12 and your parents may not be willing.

It doesn't mean that young people can't care for fish but that it makes it a greater challenge and if there's a problem, they're not always able to address it. There's nothing wrong with that. That's just the way it is, again, in some cases. Sometimes you just have to wait until you're better equipped to care for an animal. It sucks, but there it is. We've ALL been there. :)
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Old 06-19-2010, 12:42 AM   #117 
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Wow I didnt realize how many other members were relatively young on this forum! I just wanted to say that I didnt find the comment in question to be offensive at all, because it wasnt adressed to all young people.
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Old 06-19-2010, 12:51 AM   #118 
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Honestly, I wasn't trying to be mean. as much as I was holding back what I really wanted to say, I wasn't trying to be mean. At all. I know not all younger people are the same, as some reach maturity much sooner or later than others. My comment was directed at one individual. Not the entire population of this site.

I have several young siblings who range within the ages of 11-15, and some I would never ever trust with an animal. Ever. My 15 year old brother has two firebellied newts that he does nothing with but neglect. The last time I visited my parents I felt so bad I changed their water and offered to take them. My brother refuses to let them go.
My sister who is a year younger has 2 rats which she takes excellent care of.
My 11 year old brother owns a goldfish that he also takes great care of, and he/she looks healthy and happy.

Your age is worth as much as you have matured. Dont think for a second I was tring to pi** the world off. As much fun as that is, no I wasn't.
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Old 06-19-2010, 11:48 AM   #119 
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Metalbetta Im 12 but I don't neglect my animals as Ive said before I have snake who has to be feed by hand and Ive have had tons of fish in my life and I also had mice.Its seems Im talking to a stone when Im talking to you Metalbetta.=/


Sorry didn't mean to offend anyone.

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Location: Canada, eh?
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I don't see any use in wasting time on this thread anymore, guys.
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