Small animals for 8 & 11 year olds?
My 2 girls are always looking at the small animals when we go to the pet store. But this last time they saw dwarf hamsters and just fell in love. We have a dog, 2 cats, 2 Betta fish and 3 chickens so they are used to pets and the work that goes with them.
My question to you is what small animals (2 in one cage) would you recommend? I know regular hamsters need to be solitary. Dwarf hamsters are more social and we would get 2 females to lessen the chance of (male) fighting. But they are nocturnal and will sleep all day. Would gerbils be better? I want something that will be friendly and like being held (after a while).