My DDs are desperate for a pet - to the point of adopting every caterpillar, millipede, skink etc they come across. I have so far resisted but they are wearing me down & since they have recently been begging for a baby brother I thought a small animal might be a better bet. I have a 6 yr old & 4 yr old DTs. DTs both have asthma.
I am not a dog person and although I love cats we are (unfortunately) living in Australia and cats really need to be kept indoors here. Any suggestions/ recommendations as to what would be the ideal pet? I am thinking along the lines of rabbit/ guinea pig sort of thing but have only ever had cats so not sure really.
Not first on everyone's list but I'd highly recommend rats. I accidentally acquired one and really enjoyed having him.
They are intelligent, social and very handleable if they get used to it from being young. I used to walk around with mine asleep on my shoulder. Guinea pigs and rabbits are fine but they take up more space and are less interactive.
Thanks - asthma trigger so far has been respiratory infection/ illness. We have had brief petting zoo visits - baby farm animals rather than small pets- no adverse reactions, but would hate to get an animal then have to rehome. Hoping that keeping guineas or rabbits outside would minimise asthma risk.