No dogs or cats please. I have 3 fish tanks, and I am comfortable with the number of water changes I do now (about 10g total a week between the three). So no water creatures hence no amphibians. I don't want reptiles because I have a gecko and I don't want to be feeding insects and keeping on heat lamps. So take away dog cat fish and reptillians; that leaves you birds, rodents, and invertebrates. I have never had a bird, and do not have room for it at the moment. I want a big space for any bird, finch or macaw, and I have no room for that. Leaving rodents and invertebrates. I had rats. Past tense. Meaning I have them away to a foster family. They are too poopy, like a lot of poop all day err day. It's just gross. Finally invertebrates. I don't like arachnids (tarantulas or scorpions). Leaving bugs (walking stick, praying mantis, etc) and hermit crabs. I know aussieJJDUDE has hermits and would like to hear from him. I would like to hear any arguments to woo me towards a pet like a bird or rodent. I do not have time for a dog or cat right now so I physically can't. I can't even walk my malamute. I do not have room for guinea pigs or rabbits. I need a compact smaller creature. Which is why invertebrates are my only hopes. Thanks a bunch.