Any playful small animals that can be kept as pets(please read description)?
I'd love a small animal that has the personality of a rat, because rats seem like really good pets. But my mom won't let me have a rat, because she's scared of them.
I can't have a chinchilla because they need cool temperatures, and it gets pretty hot where I live, especially since I don't have air conditioning.
Guinea pigs seem too timid, and slow, and I'm looking for an interactive pet, one that clearly enjoys you playing with it.
Rabbits seem interesting, but they just don't seem to be on the same intelligence and playfulness level as say, squirrels or rats. Plus, for some reason, I'd love to have an animal that can hold things with their "hands" the way a rat or a squirrel does.
So basically, I'd love to have a pet that can be as active and playful as a squirrel, except It's legally not allowed to have a squirrel as a pet where I live.
And I live in California, and many animals are illegal to own over here, including ferrets and sugar gliders.