Originally Posted by finnfinnfriend
Yeah, apparently I won't be asking for opinions on this forum anymore because people like to give rude and assuming responses.
Just some advice, but never post a question on a public forum if you're not willing to field lots of opinions both positive and negative.
Think of all the folks who post asking for advice on their fish only to get jumped on for their tank being overstocked. Or the member who posts questions about breeding and gets overwhelmingly negative responses.
I'm sorry if you're having a bad day but I think you need to re-read my posts for what they are, and not point fingers or get angry and frustrated because you were less than clear in your original post.
I'm more than willing to offer ideas but I don't know you well enough to know what you would like, your financial situation, or room you have available, so it's tough.
You say you can't have pet rats, so I assume there's a good reason, but it's too bad. I had my girls when I lived in my own apartment so I didn't have anyone disagreeing with my choice. They are wonderful, clean, sweet, SMART little critters and it would be nice if you had that as an option.
After the cleanliness of my pet rats, I gotta say I'm repulsed by the strong odor of pet mice, but they are cute.
Many folks would say gerbil, but I had one sink it's teeth into my finger and hold on when I was a child, so I'm not a fan.
I have no experience with hamsters or guinea pigs.
There are lots of options but it will depend on what you're looking for.
Oh, and once you've got some ideas for a pet, a cost saving option is to check your local Craigslist to see if anyone is trying to re-home what you're looking for (I saw someone listing a panda hamster with cage, water bottle and feed dish, wheel, and litter for $50).
Just an idea. Good luck.