Then my sister adopted a white gerbil with red eyes. He reminded me of Bunnicula, a story I read as a child. This gerbil also broke out of the cage from time to time, and he ended up staying in our living room. One time, he started drinking from our dog's water bowl, and one time he simply got out and sat on top of his cage. The time he was sitting on the top of the cage, I was the last one awake in the house, and when I turned off the TV to go to bed, I simply saw red eyes staring at me. It startled me, but I put him back in his cage.
None of the pictures on this page are of the pets in my post, but each are very similar to what they looked like.
My dad created a small pond in our old backyard and put a turtle in it. The turtle literally walked away one day. There were rumors for years after that people saw him in the much larger development pond, and I choose to believe he is there to this day. My sister tried getting a frog next. It ate crickets, and the crickets would escape from the cage, so she started keeping the frog's cage in our bathroom. As a teenager, I was not at all happy with this arrangement.
|This Sulcata looks a lot like Morty.|
I have also had some experience with raising bunnies, but I will write about that soon. Chris and I are pretty big animal lovers, and even though smaller pets aren't my favorite, I have had mostly positive experiences with them. While I am definitely not an expert, feel free to ask me questions and I can probably point you towards more helpful information. If you are looking for an animal that will love you back, I think cats and dogs are the way to go, but frankly, I'm quite biased, so don't take my word for it.