What small pet would you reccomend to me and why?

I am wondering this because I really would like a Small Pet and I was thinking of Guinea Pigs but im really not too sure and would like too keep my options open. I make only 12.50 per week allowance. I am willing to save up my money for a while to be able to afford the pet but just please what do you think is best for my price range? preferrably something furry.

Guinea Pigs are AWESOME and so are hamsters. My kids have one of each. I do see a better benefit with having a guinea pig because it doesn’t escape like a hamster does. It snuggles and watches tv and can run around on the floor better… just because it is bigger.

The hamster likes to ride around in my daughter’s hoodie and is a great escape artist and chews through its cage all the time…
If you are limited on your space a hamster would be a better bet.

Either way they are both the same cost to take care of. Food, chips, chew toys, vet, nail clippers…. all the same.

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8 Responses to What small pet would you reccomend to me and why?

  1. lilpurpledog says:

    Guinea Pigs are AWESOME and so are hamsters. My kids have one of each. I do see a better benefit with having a guinea pig because it doesn’t escape like a hamster does. It snuggles and watches tv and can run around on the floor better… just because it is bigger.

    The hamster likes to ride around in my daughter’s hoodie and is a great escape artist and chews through its cage all the time…
    If you are limited on your space a hamster would be a better bet.

    Either way they are both the same cost to take care of. Food, chips, chew toys, vet, nail clippers…. all the same.
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  2. K says:

    Guinea pigs are alot of work to keep clean, they are messy animals. I would go with something smaller like a hamster. They are less expensive and easy to care for.
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  3. CrAzY_chik says:

    Dang! "only" 12.50 a week allowance. When I got allowances I only got 5 dollars a week. (I’m a teenager I’m not old btw) Anyways, guinea pigs are great but they take a lot of care and attention. I strongly suggest reading aa book about them before you buy. Don’t get a rabbit! They are so hard to take care of that they are the most commonly abandoned pet in the United States.
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  4. cg says:

    guinea pigs are pretty cool even though i think they are a little loud with their sqeaking they don’t make big messes so that is a good thing money wise you can prbably afford them well.
    you probably need to save up for the initial investment of buying a cage and everything what goes with it unless your parents are willing to help you out.
    chinchillas are pretty neat too, i prefer rabbits,and they are about in the same price range to maintain… food and hay and such things.
    i used to have a mouse she was really cool i took her everywhere with me she would always hang out on my shoulder or in a shirt pocket if i didn’t want ppls seeing her.
    there are a lot of little furry pets,you can choose from. hamsters are cool too but they like to sleep during the day.. and can cause quite a racket at night. but so do guinea pigs.
    i probably would go with a rabbit.
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  5. Sara S says:

    a good pet is a hamster. Ive had eight, and all have been really fun. there’s so much you can do with them. any where from making cardboard palaces, (or just a house,) to getting all the fancy stuff, like critter trails and tubes. i would recommend a Honey-bear hamster, they are about 4 to 5 inches, and very sweet. make sure to get a male, though, because a girl will probably have babies! i also really like giving them the wide variety of treats available, from lettuce, grapes, and apple, to hard honey treats, chew sticks, and salt licks. i hope you like whatever pet you get, and good luck!
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    i’ve had eight hamsters

  6. jennalynn0369 says:

    Guinea pigs are really messy I had one once for my son and it ate his sheets because it was too close for one, but it made a bed out of what he ate. I would recommend a cat. I love cats and I have 2. They were older when I got them and they have been wonderful. I don’t know what you are looking for, but they are great, they sleep with me , at the foot of my bed,(they are short haired), they listen to me when I need to talk to someone, I know that sounds crazy but sometimes you just need to get stuff out. They don’t need a bath all the time, they are not messy, and they only need food and water, and of course your love., and believe me they will show there affection also. They are not that expensive I spend about $8.00 a month or longer for food. ( I get a big bag) And I spend about $12.00 a month for kitty litter, the scoopable kind, and this is all for 2 cats. I am very particular in my house, so believe me when I tell you these things, and I have people say to me I did not realize you had 2 cats. You cannot tell. So good luck in your decision.
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  7. Landrie M says:

    I would reccomend a Chihauhau. They are small cuddly animals that are very sweet. They are about 200 dollars that about the lowsest price i could say for a pet. Chihauhau’s will stay little for there whole life. They are the best small pet. I just want you to know even if you don’t get a Chihauhau and you get some other type of animal that you have to brush it every week and feed it every day. and if you get a dog then give it a bath every week to.
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    I know this from all my animals that i had.

  8. Barney E says:

    Rats are the ultimae small pets. They are about as intelligent and sociable as dogs. When I worked for Petsmart and had to clean out the small animal cages the rats were the only ones I could pick up without fear of getting bitten.

    Ginuea Pigs are also sociable and friendly, but they need much bigger cages, may cost about $30 -$50 (depending on where you go) and all the vitamins and supliments they need could exceed your $12.50 a week allowance.

    Take my advice, you can’t loose with rats.
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