I'm contemplating a pet mainly for the children to learn about pets although as they are young the responsibility will be mine.
my dog died two years ago and I miss having pets round the house but dogs and cats are a no go.
I'm looking at a small rabbit possibly guinea pig. My questions are
- is it realistic for them to live in proper hutches etc in the garden with access to a shed/garage over colder weather or is this cruel. Having only ever had a dog the idea of my pet being outside makes me feel cruel.
- How much work and handling time is needed. I would expect to be obviously feeding and watering cleaning out poo every day and a big clean once a week. Would that be accurate?
- health wise anything I should know prone to? vet bills expectations
- one singular rabbit of a dwarf variety or would two be better. I would assume two guinea pigs and what gender
obviously I'm researching thoroughly before deciding as once I've committed to a pet its there for life and I don't want to make a bad decision but any help or guidance would be great.