Do you think which animal is the best pet in college dormitory?

@Shooyao (156)
China
November 4, 2009 4:05am CST
Hi my dear friends in mylot,one of my roommate want to have pet in these days but he have no idea which is the best. As we know ,the college requirements prohibited student have pet,so the animal must have small size body. hehe,do you think which animal is the best? need your answer and reason~~~ ym:shooyaow@yahoo.com
5 responses
@earth2jacq (1503)
• Philippines
4 Nov 09
The best pet I can think of is a fish. It is not a high maintenance pet. No poop or urine to clean you just need to clean the aquarium every now and then. Plus you don't need to walk it. Feeding time is not that messy and they don't make loud sounds (they don't make any sound at all).
• Philippines
4 Nov 09
since the fish is already suggested....may I suggest a snake or a lizard or a spider....all are low maintenance pets....or better yet a virtual pet would be nice.
@Shooyao (156)
• China
5 Nov 09
Thanks for your answer my friend,from my perspective,spider is a good choice,i will told him~~
@minx267 (14650)
• Hartford, Connecticut
4 Nov 09
Probably a fish is best. They are not so messy a don't require a lot of time from the owner. And cheap to replace if they die. :)
@Shooyao (156)
• China
4 Nov 09
Thanks for your answer my friend,maybe the fish is not cute enough for my roommate~~
• United States
5 Nov 09
I agree with everything said above... whatever you do, I wouldn't get a cat or dog. Both make noise and are bigger and will probably try to escape... dogs also have to be taken out... so I REALLY wouldn't recommend those!
@maximax8 (28570)
• United Kingdom
14 Jun 10
One of my friends at college had some pet mice. The three of them were female. I suggest a pair of female gerbils in a tank. It should have stuff that the gerbils can dig around in. I have had pet gerbils and I have found them adorable. Alternatively a single hamster might be a lovely pet in college residence. They are very cute and could live in a cage. It could be a female hamster or a male hamster.
• United States
14 Jun 10
I guess if you want to keep a pet in the dormitory a hamster would be the preferred choice. It is small enough to live in a shoe box and it is also quiet. When I lived in the dorms, my roommate kept a fish because we are allowed to have a tank and it was pretty nice. I think most dorms allow tanks so maybe you can keep a goldfish. If not, you can probably keep a hamster a secret.
• Philippines
7 Nov 09
an animal that can be kept in a small cage and doesn't really need exercise will do.a fish,iguana,or hamster can be kept in a cage and doesn't require exercise.as long as you leave them with food and water and make sure that the cage is closed before you leave,it's ok.you can't have a dog or cat in a dormitory since it will need private time with you.college life is a hectic,and you might neglect a dog or cat.