I have been wanting to get a pet for a while. I grew up with lots of animals around/underfoot and I find myself visiting my friends' places to visit their pets. I would love to have a dog or a cat, but I don't think I would be doing them a favor as I tend to move around quite a bit. I like animals that enjoy being petted/handled and are social. I abhor reptiles.
It must be small and be able to live in a cage.
It must be nice to my friends.
Maintenance is not really an issue because I love taking care of pets.
Pick my pet!