posted on Nov, 18 2014 @ 09:44 PM
Resist that urge to buy something alive for your daughter as a 'neat idea'. It wears off quickly and then either you're stuck with the cleanup, the
vet bills, the damage and so forth, or it doesn't get done...
Besides fish, we *did* have one successful pet when the kids were grammar school to junior high age, though. The inner city school my mother
volunteered at had two chinchillas that needed caretaking over the summer, but we ended up with them for a couple years. They like to 'wash' in a
bowl of sand and eat sparingly. We ended up covering a part of a room up with plastic and then gave them a huge sandbox to play in. Absolutely
clean, smell-less animals and cute as heck. Be careful if you end up giving them away, there are chinchilla breeders that will use them for fur.
IIRC, you need to get two females or a male and a female, two males will fight.
PS: That's a sheltie, not a collie, right? Please tell me that's a sheltie...
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