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Q: i want a rodent or something but my mom said not right now but i want one

August 2, 2009 | By Mimors240 | 9 answers | Expired: 1927 days ago

Mimors240

please help find out ways to ask her and her saying yes and if she said yes i would adopt one from this website so its a good cause please help!!

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SweetIcee
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Aug 13, 2009

If your mom says no, then I would suggest doing all your research, finding out what food, habitat, etc... I would also ask for books and supplies for Christmas or your birthday. It really is her choice in the end, though.

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Ethel02
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Aug 03, 2009

Rodents or something?? Whatever, any pet takes allot of care & money for Vet care, wait until you know what you want, your Mom agrees & you can take care of it, they are living creatures & not somethings, hamsters & guinea pigs are fragile anf need gentle care & guinea pigs have special dietary needs & should be cleaned every day.

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Lisa B.
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Aug 03, 2009

If you get only one hamster it doesn´t get lonely if you play with it during the day. Hamsters don´t smell like mice to and they live longer. They take less space than a guinea pig. Use paper for the bedding and change it every two weeks, but we have gone a month before and it didn´t smell. We keep the food separate and he has a little bit of cat litter in a plastic container that he can use for a toilet and we change that every week. We just adore the hamster.

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Norrie
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Aug 03, 2009

Have you ever done pet sitting for some one with a rodent? Maybey that would be a good 2nd step after doing research. It isn't all about the cuddling. They need to be fed & cleaned up after every day not just when you think about it and aren't busy. Anyway responsible pet sitting can be an eye opener.

My grandson loves his new puppy but does not love cleaning up after the pee & poop accidents or the outside poop, he doesn't like having to stop what he's doing to take the pup outside every hour but it's part of the deal even adults forget about.

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josh k.
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Aug 02, 2009

get a gerbil they do poop and pee a lot nor smell and once they get use to you they will come up to you and craw right in your hand their the best rodent ever

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AnnaBehlmann
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Aug 02, 2009

Tell your mom that you want to get a rat before you die. Some kind of life goal. Also that it will help build charachter and you'll clean up after it and feed it and everything. Hope this helps! :)
-Anna

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Anonymous
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Aug 02, 2009

I agree with the post below. Get all your facts, present them (confidently, not like you are begging. This is the time to act mature!) and maybe if yiou have a friend with one it might help. And remember to have realistic expectations!

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daryl b.
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Aug 02, 2009

i agree with kavy. that is the first step. then if she starts to sway if you have a firend who has what you would like introduce them. good luck

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Kavykeeper
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Aug 02, 2009

I volunteer with a guinea pig rescue. We only adopt out to adults because if a child doesn't care for the animal, we know it will become the responsibility of the adult. If you are serious about wanting a pet, your best bet is to do a lot of research on what kind of animal you want, what kind of cage is needed, what the cost is, what do you feed it and what type of bottle or water dish does it need. I'd also find out if there is a vet in your area that treats this breed in case it gets sick. Once you fully understand what a pet requires, then talk to your mom and show her everything you've discovered. Ultimately, it is her decision, though.

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