while i am having a difficult time keeping up with this thread, i just wanted to remind everyone that a gallon of water is what 8.35 lbs, that woudl be the like a child cuddling with a milk jug. pictured in my mind lol.
i still don't agree with/or like this product.
like others have stated while it is up to the parents to properly teach a child how to care for their pet in any situation, you cant watch them all the time.
i have always loved animals, and i am ashamed to tell this story, but when i was 4 or 5 i won a goldfish at the fair and he lived in a rather nice bowl, i can clearly remember taking fluffy out of his bowl and jumping on the bed with him in my hand until i dropped him and put him back. the poor thing. he lived for at least a year. I dont remember if my mom ever caught me doing this but i learned rather quickly how to properly take care of my pets from my mom, one bad incident with the cat is all it took.