My little boy is 8 years old and he wold like for his father and I to get him a pet for Christmas. I would like to get him something that requires minimal responsibility. Dogs and cats are out. I am thinking more along the lines of pets that can be contained in some sort of cage or small tank.
Some ideas that I have so far are lizard, gold fish, snapping turtles, etc.
Keep in mind that I am also looking for a pet that will not be to expensive to purchase and maintain.
What has been your experience with children and pets? I would love to hear your ideas and experiences both good and bad.