Do animals have a sense of humour?

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Do animals have a sense of humour?

Postby TalkingPoint » Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:58 pm

Do you think it's true that animals have a sense of humour?
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Postby MissLT » Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:09 pm

Yes. My dwarf hamster used to swing himself around his cage like Tarzan for fun. Now he's old so he doesn't do it anymore. But gosh, when he was young... Every night around 9 o'clock, he would get up, eat and then go to the bathroom. Then he would jump on his ballhouse and hold the wires of the lid on top his cage and swing himself around the cage like a little Tarzan. When he gets tired, he would do backflips. At first, I thought he wanted to get out, so I took him out. However, when he was out, he was still doing his backflips on my bed :lol: :lol: .

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Postby Shazzam » Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:58 pm

Definately; we have quite a few pets; ie a dog, bird, mouse. They all have characters my daughters bird gets angry with her when she doesn't show her attention, and will yell at her until she gets her out of the cage. Once out of the cage she is cute and cuddly.

Our dog is similar she will sit quietly all day until she has attention and then she is like a circus animal showing off her tricks etc. Quite funny really. When she is upset she looks at you with her big brown eyes (like let me in I need to sit with you).

I believe that most animals have their own personality; of course, they are like people.

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Postby MissLT » Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:28 pm

shazzam1452 wrote: Our dog is similar she will sit quietly all day until she has attention and then she is like a circus animal showing off her tricks etc. Quite funny really. When she is upset she looks at you with her big brown eyes (like let me in I need to sit with you).

My cousin's dog chases his tail and barks at his T-bone treats for fun. Stupid dog :lol: . But cute as hell :wink: .

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Postby cristina » Fri Sep 23, 2005 12:50 pm

I don't know if pets have sense of humour but they have sense of opportunity. My neighbours cat always knows where to sit down so that nobody will disturb him.

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Postby MissLT » Fri Sep 23, 2005 8:36 pm

There's a show on American TV called "America's Funniest Home Videos" that have a lot of funny clips about pets doing crazy, silly and questionable things. It always gives me a stomachade from laughing whenever I watch the show.
http://abc.go.com/primetime/americasfunniest/
You can see some bits of the clips at this site. Let me check around more to see if there is any site that carries the full clips. I'm pretty sure the chance is not great, though.

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Postby WWilliam » Tue Jan 17, 2006 6:02 pm

In scientific world, it is necessary to define what is sense of humor. Is it the animal perform funny motion or response to the master's jokes will be classified as having sense of humor. I don't know, human is also animal..... :P

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Postby Ika » Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:42 pm

I don't know it in the means of science, but my cat enjoys playing hide and seek with me. And a lot of other things, like showing what he can do (like climbing and jumping) when I have visitors. Sometimes he behaves like a real clown.
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Postby Norshan » Tue Feb 28, 2006 2:31 pm

when animals do something funny i don't think we can consider it as a humour..may be something else i mean when animals do funny things,it is funny for us bt for them we don't know !! do you think it is funny for them too??

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Postby MissLT » Tue Feb 28, 2006 7:47 pm

Norshan wrote:when animals do something funny i don't think we can consider it as a humour..may be something else i mean when animals do funny things,it is funny for us bt for them we don't know !! do you think it is funny for them too??

I think they do it for fun, too. Like my cousin's dog. Sometimes we throw rawhides for him and he eat them right away when he could catch them. However, there are other times that he won't catch them and just bark or throw the things with his paws a bit first before he would lie down eating them. And when we're busy to play with him, he would sit for a bit, then he'd stand up chasing his tail.

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Postby Nawas » Sat Jul 29, 2006 7:25 pm

yes of course,the animals are very senstive kind of creature .I have bird which play with me and share me the sad movement in my life. I hug them like my baby and he is attend whith me in my picnic .
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Postby Gwynfor » Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:32 pm

It's true! They have it. Just have. I have seen millions of situations.

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Postby hung » Fri Dec 01, 2006 6:38 am

I donnot know but my stupid dog sometimes hug my leg, twitching and jerking. Is it called sense of humour? :roll:

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Postby novatena » Sun Dec 03, 2006 7:46 am

hung wrote:I donnot know but my stupid dog sometimes hug my leg, twitching and jerking. Is it called sense of humour? :roll:


Yes, it is,I think.

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Re: Do animals have a sense of humour?

Postby Krisi » Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:57 pm

Yes. Even a fish has. :) I've watched a fish in an aquarium rubbing it's body against a rock. It's just going back and forth without getting tired. :) I was just laughing watching it. Surprising really!

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Re: Do animals have a sense of humour?

Postby Bambang » Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:53 am

TalkingPoint wrote:Do you think it's true that animals have a sense of humour?


Yes, they do. However, they cannot smile.
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Postby Tora » Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:45 pm

LennyeTran wrote:There's a show on American TV called "America's Funniest Home Videos" that have a lot of funny clips about pets doing crazy, silly and questionable things. It always gives me a stomachade from laughing whenever I watch the show.


No wonder they are broadcasting it here, I'm watching it sometimes in the morning when I'm not hurrying for university. Stupid but funny :lol:

Well, I'm convinced animlas have quite a wide range of feelings and emotions. My dog doesn't have a lack of impudence, stubbornness and loving care, self-denial - those we ascribe for human beeings mostly. So why not to suppose they have a sense of humour. I'm sure she knows my gestures - when I smile she starts wagging her tail. when she was a puppy she used to bite the buttons off the matrass, I'm convinced she was doing it fo fun. and the way she eats fresh snow has me in stitches!


to Bambang - dogs can smile

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Postby Bambang » Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:48 am

Tora wrote:to Bambang - dogs can smile


How can they smile? Do they have smile muscles?
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Postby Tora » Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:22 pm

bambang wrote:
Tora wrote:to Bambang - dogs can smile


How can they smile? Do they have smile muscles?


Many dog owners may prove the fact, dogs grin in such an amusing way when they see the master, the way that you can't observe in commom life

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Postby Bambang » Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:41 am

Tora wrote:
bambang wrote:
Tora wrote:to Bambang - dogs can smile


How can they smile? Do they have smile muscles?


Many dog owners may prove the fact, dogs grin in such an amusing way when they see the master, the way that you can't observe in commom life


I know that dogs have some muscles of angre. But I am not sure if they have any muscles of smiles.
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Postby Krisi » Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:47 am

bambang wrote:
Tora wrote:to Bambang - dogs can smile


How can they smile? Do they have smile muscles?


Once your pet dog's tail wags upon seeing you, you've got to look at its face then you'll see the smile. :)


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