Right now, our chat room's name is just Pets. I think we can do better than that, what sort of clever and appropriate name could we use instead?
A burrow is a hole or tunnel excavated into the ground by an animal to create a space suitable for habitation, temporary refuge, or as a byproduct of locomotion. Burrows provide a form of shelter against predation and exposure to the elements, so the burrowing way of life is quite popular among the animals.
It is where you go to feel safe, you can be yourself and let your hair down. Usually there is a back door so you can leave when ever you feel the need, and of course all of your friends are there :)
(Latin, literally for "place of life"; plural: vivaria or vivariums) is an area, usually enclosed, for keeping and raising animals or plants for observation or research. Often, a portion of the ecosystem for a particular species is simulated on a smaller scale, with controls for environmental conditions.
Quote is from Wikipedia on Vivarium. I think this fits the bill perfectly. Single, easy to remember word, and doesn't really exclude any animal species. It also has a ring to it suggesting a lively, vibrant place.
As mentioned in Chad's chat post, I present to you, "Table Scraps".
Chat room name should reflect the name of the main site.
"The Pets Chat" follows a common naming style of StackExchange chat rooms.
I propose "The Yard". I dislike the current "The Litter Box" for two reasons.
For one, I agree it primarily evokes thoughts of cats (and while I like cats, not all of our visitors will be cat people).
For another, while it is cute, I feel its a bit too cute. Not everyone shares the same sense of humor.
I'm all for a catchy, amusing name, and I realize that "the Yard" doesn't really qualify on either counts, but I think it is better than one that evokes strong imagery of a specific type of pet (let alone the other imagery that comes to mind with the current name!).