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Is it okay to buy a lobster from Hyvee and keep it as a pet?

i've always wanted a pet lobster, i figured it'd be easier if i just bought one from Hyvee rather than order one from some fancy pet shop. i'm worried the grocery store lobster could have some diseases or differences to pet store lobsters. any tips on proper lobster care and feeding would be appreciated too!

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JeffSilence

I'll bring the butter....you supply the pot of boiling water. Who would want a pet lobster ?

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pinetac88
that was almost a poem , lol
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Yes. Yes, of course it is. Ha.

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Chances are the grocery store lobster is less likely to have a disease as it has to pass FDA standards to be sold as food. Lobsters like cold water so you would need a cold water tank.

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No, those are lobsters created to be eaten. They're no good doing anything else

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They're very difficult to keep alive. The water, has to be kept cold and the salt, and oxygen levels are crucial. Of course when it dies, you've got a great meal!

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Yes, but it's very difficult to teach them tricks.

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