We have been debating for a couple months now on letting the girls get their own pets. They have been asking and well, begging for about a year now. We finally caved and let them get guinea pigs. Something that is easy to take care of and handle, yet will teach them responsiblity all at the same time. The deal is the girls have help keep their cage clean as well as feed them and love them. They have to get them out everyday and spend time with them. They agreed to everything and are very excited. Of course, with the girls each loving Hannah Montana they have choosen names based off that show. Our female is about two months old and her name is Lily. The male is six months old and his name is Jackson. Cute!