Oh Rats!

Oh Rats!

My daughter has finally done it. She has asked for her first pet. She told me the other day that she wants a hamster or rat for her birthday. I actually had a rat about a year ago that she named Pet, but them she accidentally let him go when she was trying to feed him a piece of her hamburger. Pet still pops up every once in a while. Like yesterday for instance, I baked cookies and set them on the top of the stove to cool. Next thing I knew, I looked in there only to see Pet sitting on the cookie sheet eating a cookie. He was too young when he got out to be properly hand trained, so he just runs now when we get near him.

Anyway, I got off subject. So, she wants some sort of animal for her birthday. I can’t decide what to get her. If your children watch the show BG then you know who George the hamster is. Well, she seems to think that all hamsters are like George. She thinks you can just carry them around and they will sit and play with you all day. I tried to tell her that is not the case. I am trying to talk her into either a guinea pig or a rat, only because they are the calmest and friendliest.

I have never owned a ferret, so I don’t know how they would work for smaller children. I have owned rabbits and loved them. What is your opinion? Have your children owned any great pets?