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Low maintenance pet that lives outside - Is there such a thing?

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celticclan Sun 04-Aug-13 00:47:54

I would love to get a pet for my little boys but don't know if we live in the right environment. We live in a very small house, too little space indoors but we could probably manage a small hutch in the garden.

In the summer we travel to Cornwall (from London) for at least one weekend every month and the whole of the summer holidays.

Is a Guinea pig or rabbit a good choice? Is it cruel to travel with pets and keep them outside?

Empress77 Wed 07-Aug-13 19:11:58

I agree its sensible not to get a pet unless you have a lot of time for it. rabbits are the most neglected pets in the UK-they have it pretty bad. And defo need alot more cleaning up after than a cat so its good youve decided against them. What about regular visits to your local rescue/rspca centre - they always need volunteers for dog walking, cat 'cuddling' and generally helping socialisation of the rabbits & guineas?

ArtVandelay Wed 07-Aug-13 19:13:57

I love the immortals! But on a serious note, your tank has probably been set up for years and you've got great ph and bacteria levels. I once had a 3 spot gourami that got to 9. He was a miserable thing, always on the prowl for my neons.

OverTheFieldsAndFarAway Wed 07-Aug-13 22:12:25

The immortals are really immortal. They get topped up with tap water, they seem to thrive on being forgotten about. I think if we took them out of the tank they would still live. They do resemble the Cullens in a less pale, fishy kind of way. Best outdoor pet would be an earthworm, needs no looking after and every time you dig the garden you would see it.

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