My 8 year old has been begging for a Small Pet (hamster, mouse…..) I want to get something that she can feed and clean up after herself. I’m trying to show her what it takes to be a responsible pet owner. I also want something that will stay alive for longer than 2 weeks. Any ideas would be great! Thanks!
Hamster or guinea pigs. I pluralize guinea pigs because they prefer to live with buddies. i, personally, would suggest guinea pigs over hamsters because i’ve had them since i was six. They have a cheerul personality and love to be cuddled. I’ve never own a hamster but the ones i have known were very unfriendly and liked to bite. Guinea pigs live for about four to six years so they are great pets for an eight year old. I do not suggest mice, rats, or gerbils because they are wicked fast and hard to catch. Good luck and hope i could help!
By the way, if you do get a guinea pig, check your local shelters because you don’t want to get a pet store guinea pigs. I have seen some in horrible condition at Pet Smart.