How do you convince your parents into letting you get another pet when you just gotten one?
I am in this situation right now. We just got a new dog, and I already have a guinea pig, but I want a rabbit. You're going to have to do a lot of thinking. Is it possible for you to get another pet? Do your parents hav the income? Are you old enough to take care of this pet? Do you have enough time and energy to take care of the new pet? 1. Research the new pet. What is the lifespan? What care does it need? How much does the pet and its supplies cost, on average? Does its general temperament and needs fit into your lifestyle? 2. Make a list of the pros and cons of the new pet. What things would be worth the money you spend on it? What thing wouldn't be worth the money you spend on it? Weigh out the situation, and then you decide. Is it worth it? 3. Visit a pet supply site, like PetSmart. Find everything your new pet would need. I mean everything. List it all out and use a calculator to add up the start-up cost. Then, estimate how much it would cost on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis. 4. Think about money. Do your parents have the income to support another pet? Or can you pitch in some money to pay part of the expenses? 5. Show that you are responsible. Do your homework without being asked, do extra chores, keep your room clean, and take care of the pet you just got. Show them that you are responsible enough to care for another pet. 6. Think about time. Are you involved in a lot of hobbies or activities outside of the home, that would take away from time you should spend taking care of the new pet or socializing her? 7. See the situation from your parents' point of view. If you're too busy, your parents will have to take care of the new pet. Another pet just adds to the expenses. If you have a part-time job, such as babysitting or dog-walking, you can add some money to deter the costs. Do things that would help your parents see that getting another pet would be worth the money spent. In the end, if all else fails, wait. Maybe in a few months, after the stress of getting a new pet diminishes, your parents might be more apt to allowing you to get another pet. Don't lose hope! Eventually, you'll be able to get this new pet. Good luck!