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How old were you when you became a Furry?

JIBBLY

♡ Stuffed & Full of Love ♡
I was thirteen.
 

Tacoshark

Defender of the Sacred Nuggs
Was maybe 16 or so when I found the fandom through artists on DA and VCL. Had been interested in antro characters long before then but this is when I found out furries were a thing and made my first fursona
 

RyuokoWolf

Your Cantaloupine
If you count officially? 15. But i had an imaginary friend when i was 7 or so that was a buff anthro tiger
 

lolox

Well-Known Member
Krystal from Star Fox Adventures was my first furry crush and what triggered my furry affliction. I must have been around 15-16 years old at the time.

I stayed closet fur until just this year. (Tbh, I'm still closet fur for the most part.) I come from an extremely conformist society, and I grew up in a very conservative and dysfunctional family. This made me uncomfortable with revealing my furry affinity. "Coming out" was weird and I'm not sure it was worth it.

All I ever wanted when I first got into the community was to have a close, real life furry friend. Back at that time, there was essentially no furry presence in my country however, so that made it difficult. I was so lonely. It would take a long time before I finally found someone. Now, I'm very happy to say that I actually do have someone like that (since 6 years back), and I wouldn't trade this person for anything.
 
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TemetNosce88

Guest
I remember running across some furry art when I was in middle school sometime in 2002 or 03. It just clicked with me immediately.
 

MischievousPooka

Artist, cosplayer, and of course a furry
I always pretend to be some type of animal growing up. I never really pretended to be human when I was playing. Also early elementary school I pretend to be a tiger called Water Tiger. I did not tell anyone I was a tiger but I imagine I had a tail, ears, fangs and claws when I walked around school and home. My grandma always complained I made silly faces. I drew Water Tiger a lot as an anthro tiger with a hat, mask, and cape. I also like a lot of animal characters or monsters from cartoons. Later on I pretend to be a bird, dinosaur, or a gargoyle and each did have their own names. I did not know the title furry until I went to college.
 

that_darn_furry

all that is gold does not glitter
13 was my first introduction to a Therian/Therianthrope website (the OG furries that have differences) when googling wolf games, but I didn’t really take on a “fursona” until I was in my later teens, around 17-19 (my memory is fuzzy).
 

Raever

Chaotic Neutral Wreckage
When I first became a furry in the sense of just enjoying anthropomorphic media? Probably younger than seven.
When I first became apart of FurAffinity and learned what the Furry community was? Around Thirteen was the first time I officially joined.
I never designed my own Sona for the purpose of getting Furry Art and self expression until around the age of nineteen.
 

Raever

Chaotic Neutral Wreckage
13 was my first introduction to a Therian/Therianthrope website (the OG furries that have differences) when googling wolf games, but I didn’t really take on a “fursona” until I was in my later teens, around 17-19 (my memory is fuzzy).
Don't let any actual therians hear that, lol.
 

DireDrag0n

Not actually a dragon. Am catfish.
My first introduction to something "furry" was probably around 12. As for officially being a furry, I think I still haven't accepted that yet, despite having a fursona and a few other furry characters.
 

Monosuki the Aurian

Kyu the Braixen
I'd say somewhere around.....10...14....yeah, somewhere around then I was messing around with it. It actually started off it GTA Online, when I was sixteen or fifteen, when I saw you could put a fox mask on your character, never took the mask off by the way. And around sixteen I started drawing my own furry characters, starting with the typical black and red fox named Vioko Moonlight. Around seventeen, (my age now), is when I decided to finally get immersed with the fandom, hence now. And I must say, it's been quite the ride since then! I've seen some furry things before GTA Online, but I could never really pinpoint what it meant. I just knew I loved foxes to a really far extent. Around middle school was when I was messing around with the concept of an anthropomorphic animal, making little fox noises and such. But yeah, definitely sixteen was the year I questioned what a furry was. And currently, seventeen is where I stand in terms of liking the said fandom, and I grew accustomed to it, made lots of nice friends, and just...well, fit in really! I haven't really attended the big things, like Midwest Furfest and all that, but hopefully, if they make another one sometime next year or whenever this madness is over, I'll be sure to make my best effort in attending!
 

that_darn_furry

all that is gold does not glitter
Don't let any actual therians hear that, lol.
Oh, I have before and most of them find it funny LMAO I didn't realize it could upset anyone - I know they're not the exact same, it was moreso how I view them since that's where my experience with therians and furries alike started, on a site made for therians that seemed to occupy furries as well, since it was a graphical chat site where you could "become" any animal you wanted, directed at canine species specifically.
 

Kit the fox

I am a proud therian! (And a furry) :3
Twas a long time ago,
Were bad games were good tho,
Little kit was 12,
And that's when he found it out,

What kit was all about,
Indroduced by his best friend,
Who may stay with till' the very end,
Unless, truth be told,
Till' thou friendship must get old,
Till' he finds out what I am,
Till' he knows that I can,
When that finally occurs,
I shall be unheard,
Hiding amongst the shadows,
Holding in my fears,
But then what I may find,
Shall bringith me to to tears,
All the love, all the hate,
That is something to debate,
Until then I shall tell,
Whether you are worthy,
That you should not hate a furry.
 

HistoricalyIncorrect

Shekel collector
Officialy? Around 2 years ago but i liked anthro character back with Looney Tunes already so quite a while
 

Monosuki the Aurian

Kyu the Braixen
Twas a long time ago,
Were bad games were good tho,
Little kit was 12,
And that's when he found it out,

What kit was all about,
Indroduced by his best friend,
Who may stay with till' the very end,
Unless, truth be told,
Till' thou friendship must get old,
Till' he finds out what I am,
Till' he knows that I can,
When that finally occurs,
I shall be unheard,
Hiding amongst the shadows,
Holding in my fears,
But then what I may find,
Shall bringith me to to tears,
All the love, all the hate,
That is something to debate,
Until then I shall tell,
Whether you are worthy,
That you should not hate a furry.
Truly a way with words, this one.
 
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