We knew it would happen sometime, but my daughter’s dwarf hamster croaked on Friday. He/she (we think it was a she) was almost 2 years old, which is about the average lifespan of a dwarf hamster. This is our family’s 2nd hamster, so it wasn’t overly traumatic. We did have a quick burial in the backyard, though.
My daughter has asked for fish as a replacement, so we’re getting our aquarium out of storage and seeing what parts are needed to put it back in working order. I’ll keep you updated on this family project !!
Hope your daughter will enjoy her fish! 🙂
Oh, Sorry about that. I know how it feels to lose a pet.I cry everytime.
Hermit crabs sound like a great idea !! My daughter was also interested in them since we saw great painted shells when we were at the beach this summer.
Sorry for your loss. In my experience fish last less than a couple of years depending on the type and what other house pets you have. We have a cat who ate all the fish even though we made sure the top was secured. I'm still not sure how she did it. We now have hermit crabs and they are great. No mess, they don't smell, they can live for a very long time, years and years, if they are given larger and larger shells as needed. Because they don't move around a whole bunch the cat hasn't noticed them.