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#65996 - 06 Dec 07 16:03 Brought a pet cat to Indonesia?
BAPAKADRIAN Offline
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Hello!

I will be moving to Bali in January. I have read all the advice provided on the expat site, but am unsure with regards to the wisdom of bringing my cats along. I am concerned about the long travel (from London) and their adjusting to the new climate.

Has anyone done this?

THANKS

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#65997 - 06 Dec 07 16:11 Re: Brought a pet cat to Indonesia? [Re: BAPAKADRIAN]
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No!

But you have provided me with an excellent opportunity for a repost on the subjcet of Pets in Indonesia

Indonesia's great for animals, you can get all sorts here, and they don't last long, which is even better! Scabby cats are ten a penny. Who needs to take in strays, when for just a dollar you can buy a prime 'guaranteed high quality' specimen from the ojeg drivers on the corner.

You might even get lucky and buy a blind one, or one with some strangely exotic and highly contagious skin disease. And it'll help you build a bond with the local community when you go back to replace Flaky Flaps, or whatever you call it, on a monthly basis.

Dogs are a little more expensive, and they need more food, but are great fun for scaring little kids on bikes, especially if you file their teeth to razor points and shave patches of hair off.

If you some cats too, well that cuts down on the food bills... If you want to go upmarket, there're plenty of 'tropical' options. No birds fly freely here, because they've all died of bird flu. Hold on, I'm wrong... Oh yeah, they're all in cages!

The bird market is really where your bargaining skills come into play: why buy just one? Just go to the guys outside the shoppping malls with bird cages and buy five - then you'll get one for free, and maybe a sweet discount on a 30cm-square cage to put them all in!

For an extra few thousand rupiah, you might get them all colour co-ordinated in pink, blue, yellow or whatever other colours you can get permanent markers in. The lower maintenance, less contagious, though less cuddly, option is the snake. Available again from the mall-front entrepeneurs, these are the masculine alternative to kittens, and will surely dazzle all visitors to your house.

The best time to get one of these bad boys is on a Friday or Saturday evening in the city centre, when there are many Western Shrivelled Trouser Snakes (Buleus floppius) on the prowl, looking for some chicken. Be careful not to let it escape in a public area, as it is likely to be hammered flat by a scared pembantu, or have all of the blood sucked out of it by a Chinese man in search of extra 'oomph'.

The true connoiseur of the pet market will love to take the opportunity to raise a primate here. For less than a bag of monkey nuts, you can buy a whole monkey, nuts intact. THis season's monkey fashion essential is arguably the 'Spongebob Squarepants' babygro, though for a little more you can go upmarket and get one with an Air Supply t-shirt.

The life expectancy of a pet monkey is notably short here, as they seem to be bred without an immune system, though will be able to give any children nearby a good respiratory disorder as they are humping its leg. For the pet lover on a tight time-frame, goats are a good way to go. Prime goat-buying season is about a month or so after Ramadhan, and you won't have time to form too close a bond with it before you have to say goodbye.

Soon after you have named it, had the vet remove all of its expensive yet invisible parasites and got in some good goat-style quality time, your neighbours will hop the fence in the dead of night, stealthily making as much noise as possible as they wrestle it free of its chain. If you're not up by the crack of dawn the next morning, it's too late - poor Billy (I'm sure your name will be a whole pile more imaginitive) will have been chopped up and distributed to the locals. Not to worry about the boring old land-dwellers, though.

Indonesia is surrounded by water, and that water is filled with wonderful potential pets. First off is the easily-kept Jakartan Brown Trout (Turdinina turdina). To get hold of one of these friendly chaps, wait for some local boys to go swimming in the stream and carefully pluck one from their hair. Keep them in a well-ventilated pond or in a cup of tea in the staffroom fridge, if you want to extend their lifespan.

Once you have mastered the low-demand fish species, it's time for a step up into the world of turtles. Turtles are endangered everywhere in the world except Indonesia. How do I know that? Because I asked a man who was selling one. "Is it OK to sell these?" "Oh yes Mister, very OK. You want?" And that, of course, is conclusive proof of the acceptability of buying and selling turtles.

These pets will set you back a great deal, perhaps enough to feed a whole family of turtle-catchers for a month, but they will give you a free black plastic bag to carry it home in. Turtles truly are a challenge to keep alive, but don't worry - their shells make great souvenirs, and you can bulk-send stuff home for next to nothing. The perfect coffee-table ornament, next to the collection of coral.

Indonesia is truly wonderful for the pet lover.

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#66029 - 06 Dec 07 23:56 Re: Brought a pet cat to Indonesia? [Re: Dilli]
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I deve4lop5ed a 8seri97ous narcob naraciss dciar drug habit and the shit cat will do 2


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#66030 - 06 Dec 07 23:59 Re: Brought a pet cat to Indonesia? [Re: Piss Salon]
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Mind you. There is safety in numbers. You fucking poof.


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#66032 - 07 Dec 07 00:07 Re: Brought a pet cat to Indonesia? [Re: Piss Salon]
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OHH.. cats are so cute!!
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#66041 - 07 Dec 07 00:40 Re: Brought a pet cat to Indonesia? [Re: emmajkt]
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Quoting: emmajkt
OHH.. cats are so cute!!


Quote:
to raise a primate


Adopt a septic.
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I also made a vegetarian version,with tempe and tofu chunks for myself and others.Get over it.
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#66044 - 07 Dec 07 05:44 Re: Brought a pet cat to Indonesia? [Re: Piss Salon]
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Quoting: Piss Salon
I deve4lop5ed a 8seri97ous narcob naraciss dciar drug habit and the shit cat will do 2


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#66104 - 08 Dec 07 04:32 Re: Brought a pet cat to Indonesia? [Re: BAPAKADRIAN]
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nope, better you buy some here!
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#66105 - 08 Dec 07 04:54 Re: Brought a pet cat to Indonesia? [Re: dolphin]
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I wouldn’t think it would be a good idea to bring your cat from the UK. The surroundings (and possible diseases) of Bali are very different from the UK. You could be killing your cat by bringing it to Bali. The other thing to think about is what if you don't like it as much as you thought ... then you will have your cat in a long expensive quarantine hotel.

Best advice is to leave your cat with a trusted friend, go to Bali and then make a decision on the cat when you have lived there 6 months. There is plenty of pussy action in Bali so I doubt you will miss your cat to long.
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#66115 - 08 Dec 07 06:27 Re: Brought a pet cat to Indonesia? [Re: chewwyUK]
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most cats in indonesia have toxoplasmosis, a zoonotic disease that does nasty things to human foetus's, among other things.

furthermore, your cat has been raised in a cold climate; adjusting to the tropics will not be easy for it.

frankly, you don't need pets in indonesia. there are plenty of perfectly good, sociable people here to keep you company, as compared to the icy social isolation of the West.
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#66120 - 08 Dec 07 10:37 Re: Brought a pet cat to Indonesia? [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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Disturbing


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#66121 - 08 Dec 07 10:38 Re: Brought a pet cat to Indonesia? [Re: Piss Salon]
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#66135 - 09 Dec 07 00:05 Re: Brought a pet cat to Indonesia? [Re: Piss Salon]
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careful feed your cat

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#66137 - 09 Dec 07 00:38 Re: Brought a pet cat to Indonesia? [Re: BAPAKADRIAN]
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Quoting: BAPAKADRIAN
Hello!

I will be moving to Bali in January. I have read all the advice provided on the expat site, but am unsure with regards to the wisdom of bringing my cats along. I am concerned about the long travel (from London) and their adjusting to the new climate.

Has anyone done this?

THANKS


For ages I have been slated for generally warning people off about bringing any pet to Indonesia - but now, bugger it , I give up, I reckon it's a lovely idea , don't worry that it will either end up as an interesting pavement embellishment or as number 73 at the KDS Chinese Restaurant - use gravy pets who I am also led to believe can arrange repatriation of the remains, or in the case of the KDS will recover the collar.

On a more serious note - never use a flea collar designed for a cherry hog on your little felix - all it's barnet will drop out.


Nothing to do with cats but it amused me.


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I also made a vegetarian version,with tempe and tofu chunks for myself and others.Get over it.
Kosong.Wolo.Setunggal.Setunggal.Setunggal.Kosong.Pitu.Setunggal.Kosong.Wolo=Tempik

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#66198 - 10 Dec 07 19:28 Re: Brought a pet cat to Indonesia? [Re: Capt. Mainwaring]
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#66667 - 19 Dec 07 20:24 Re: Brought a pet cat to Indonesia? [Re: Piss Salon]
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thanks everyone

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#66670 - 19 Dec 07 22:43 Re: Brought a pet cat to Indonesia? [Re: BAPAKADRIAN]
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It may not all have been constructive Adrian, at least it gave you a flavour.....Leave the cat at home seems to be the concensus
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