Hamster – kind of like a rat but cute
Guinea Pig – more high maintenance but cuddly
Gerbil – so that you can name him Richard Gere
Snake – and then you can also get hamsters…to feed it
Other – and I’ll tell you why in a post
I got something you can pet…right here.
You most definitely should not get a pet, you nut case
Definitely guinea pig. It would be perfect for you. My son has a bedroom in someone else's apartment and is inseparable from his g.p., Ralph. It's not that high maintenance. But it will make some noise at night - are you a sound sleeper?
didnt read all the post but you should get a ferret
I've always wanted a Sea Otter. Doesn't really fit your requirements, but I just wanted to say.
My sons best friend has had one for over a year, most of that time without any sort of special light.\
Both lizards get handled by 6 year olds. They seem to like the attention, once they get used to handling.
For the first few weeks, you just lightly touch the lizard, do not pick it up. Slowly increase the amount of contact until the lizard is comfortable in your hand. After a few weeks, the lizard should be calm and sit in your hand.
Freddy will now crawl up your arm and sit on your shoulder, or climb into your hair.
He make a little chirping sound and pecks at finger tips sometimes.
I think a gecko would be a great consideration for a low maintenance pet.
My wife and I spent a bit of time at several pet stores researching geckos before deciding on one for our son.
So, the cavy is out.
Why don't you just get a man as a pet? He may take a bit more to clean up after than a gerbil but there may be other benefits. Then again, people have been known to do some strange things with gerbils.
surprise another thread in the so cal forums that has nothing to do with cycling.
Anyway, you can't get a pet and expect to take off for out of town doubles like the Eastern Sierra. So you should wait a while. <- note the cycling related content.
Sponsor a non-profit dog rescue organization. All the benefits, none of the responsibility.
But I can't go pet the puppy/pig I sponsor.
I am going to volunteer at a local rescue/adoption place to go walk the doggies, though. The dogs are desparate for attention and often very depressed. Volunteers can go once a week and walk up to four of the dogs (rules are different at each place). That a way, the dogs see you once a week and get petted and walked. It isn't a home (which would be ideal), but they feel less abandoned.
It must have been love.
But it's over now.
Definetly a man.
You can train them to do things.
and they can feed themselves for a few days. If they don't work out, just get a different one. They are easier to "re-home" than reject pets.
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