I am thinking of getting my son either a either a Hamster, Gerbil or Guinea Pig and was wondering if anyone elses child has one of these pets and how it is working out? Which is the better choice for an 8 yr old. Also what do they cost? Any info. is appreciated.
Asked by Anonymous at 8:51 AM on Oct. 4, 2010 in Pets
Answer by Freela at 4:36 PM on Oct. 4, 2010
Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 8:57 AM on Oct. 4, 2010
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Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 8:54 AM on Oct. 4, 2010
We were at the pet store the other day and the prices for gerbils and hamsters were about the same, but guinea pigs were a lot higher. We had a hamster for a short time but he developed a tumor and died. Not really a good experience there, but taking care of him wasn't hard. I don't know if that's a common problem with them, but I've known lots of people who had them with no problems so I don't think so.
Answer by scout_mom at 8:55 AM on Oct. 4, 2010
Answer by MeggieSwan at 8:56 AM on Oct. 4, 2010
Answer by Scuba at 9:01 AM on Oct. 4, 2010
We had Hamsters in our apartments...not too bad. My sister's youngest has had hamsters and gerbils and prefers the gerbils because they aren't necessarily nocturnal.
Hamsters and Gerbils usually average $10 each and Guinea's average $30. Most rodent pets prefer having 2 or more in their cage for companionship.
Answer by twinsplus2more at 9:26 AM on Oct. 4, 2010
Answer by HeatherReneeB at 10:07 AM on Oct. 4, 2010
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