My doughter is asking me to buy her a little mascot. We live in a small apartment and we use to make short two-days travels in which I dont intend to carry with the little animal. I wont buy a dog because it is not good to let them alone, neither it is good to let them in the house of some friend, it can be a problem. So I need advise to buy a mascot that can be left alone for a weekend inside the apartment without any care. Not fishes because you can not touch it.
What do you recommend me?
Can I live a cat three days alone in my house and find it alive and my house in order when I return?
Maybe a house bunny?
I am in problems, my wife dont want a cat in the house. A cobayo or hamster maybe? dont know what about letting them alone.
Pending on your daughter's age. Why not just try a "stuffed" animal. No food or water required. No mess either unless something tears it up.
I'm with standready, get her a stuffed animal. Pets needs to be cared for, and even if you can get away with leaving them for 3 days, it doesn't mean you should. I don't recommend hamsters as pets for most children, having had several myself growing up. They must be handled regularly, and always with adult supervision, or they can become very nippy. Also, because of their small size, they can meet all sorts of tragic fates. Cats are very social creatures, it will be lonely and sad by itself. Unless you are going to get 2 cats, so they can keep each other company, it is probably not a good idea. Same thing with guinea pigs, they are herd creatures, and don't usually like being by themselves. Think of how bored you would be if you had to sit in a little cage all by yourself with nothing to do for 3 days...
A turtle may be a good solution.
Yeah, turtle should last for a weekend without much food.
Also maybe a Hamster? I used to have one. Often i just put many apple pieces, carrot etc to its cage and went for 2-3 days. Hamster survived... Until he decided to escape :/
Why does it have to be a live mascot? How about a stuffed cute owl for example?
I can't imagine any live animal being cooped up in an apartment at all. Even cats need some attention over weekends.