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post #1 of 12
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Okay, so here is the deal. My name is Katie. I am 14 years old. I was feeling very rebellious the other day so I bought a pet hamster without my parents permission. I am afraid I am going to get caught and my parents would kill me? I dont wanna just let the little guy go but what should I do with him? HELP!!!!! It was a very stupid thing to do but my parents would be sooooooooo mad if they knew! What should I do? I am sorry, I know I messed up!
post #2 of 12
Katie, you can't just let him go. That's sentencing him to a certain death. You are going to have to tell your parents.
post #3 of 12
Take him back to the pet store.
post #4 of 12
Well there's nothing you can do about buying him now... Maybe it was wrong of you to do so without your parents' permission but that's done & overwith and you can't control that. So. Maybe you could try bringing him back to the pet store? I'm not sure if they'd accept him back. If not, I guess you'll have to tell your parents. It would not be humane to let it outside to fend for itself, with cars & whatnot. Just tell your parents that you KNOW it was wrong of you to do that, that you've learned your lesson, you'll ask next time, and that it was just your mood and normally you wouldn't do that (so long as this is all true anyway ) Maybe they'll understand; maybe they'll be angry. Either way, the simplest, easiest thing would be to just accept the consequences, whether you agree with it or not. It would avoid a huge arguement and further punishment. I hope everything works out alright!!

I'm proud of you for realizing "my bad" , and for being upset about it. It would be a whole other story if it was something your were proud of and wanted to argue with your parents about it. Good luck
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by Katzy
Okay, so here is the deal. My name is Katie. I am 14 years old. I was feeling very rebellious the other day so I bought a pet hamster without my parents permission. I am afraid I am going to get caught and my parents would kill me? I dont wanna just let the little guy go but what should I do with him? HELP!!!!! It was a very stupid thing to do but my parents would be sooooooooo mad if they knew! What should I do? I am sorry, I know I messed up!
There is no need to let this hamster go in the great outdoors. Simply take him/her back to the pet store you purchased it at and either see if you can return it for a refund, or donate the hamster plus cage and supplies to the petstore and they will offer it for adoption.

~Julia
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by Phenomsmom
Take him back to the pet store.
umm that would be my solution... you may lose some money since likely the store wont give you a refund
post #7 of 12
Please, take it from someone who did their share of rebellious things growing up, honesty is the best policy. Tell your parents what you did. Admit they were right and you were wrong (this will really make them feel better ). Ask their advice about how to resolve the situation.

Don't wait until they find out on their own! This will make things worse. Beating them to the punch makes you pro-active and more responsible for the little furry life in your hands. There may be consequences for your rebellion, but being honest and respectful will repair a lot of the damage.

I pray that you will find a peaceful solution to your situation.
post #8 of 12
I am suprised they let you purchase a hamster without an adult present, also I think if you take it back they will be more then willing to resale it , but you wont get a reund. Also tell your parents maybe they will let you keep it. If not then take it back.
post #9 of 12
Sounds like your getting some good advice . If the pet store won't take it back, your local humane society might take it. The one where we got our dog had hamsters, guinea pigs and rabbits up for adoption . If my daughter did this, I would feel a lot better if she 'fessed up-Then I'd know she had enough good sense to recognize her mistake, own it and is trying to correct it honestly. That's what lets us parents know we've done something right-when our kids do the right thing,even when it's their fault, even when it's hard.Will be praying for you! I know it's difficult!
post #10 of 12
Everyone has got great advice... Listen to them
Just wanted to say I hope you get to keep him & good luck
post #11 of 12
The store should take him back hopefully, this is why at our store we don't sell any animals to anyone under 18. If not, explain to your parents and get them to contact the store. Next time, I would discuss with your parents before getting an animal, you never know, they could say yes. Hamsters have been bred for so many years in stores that they don't have the full natural instinct to make it outdoors, they are easy targets for birds, cats and many other predators. You can also see if a friend can keep the hamster (with their parents permission of course.) Good Luck!!
post #12 of 12
You're getting great advice. I think of this as a "growing pain", and if you 'fess up to your parents, they will most likely be impressed that you are mature enough to realize you couldn't take on this responsibility. In one of my son's classes this year, they have to take care of a computerized baby in order to see how hard it is to have an actual baby. This is much the same sort of situation. You now know your actions are affecting another living being, and that is a great sign of character!

I don't know if schools these days can have hamsters, but maybe a teacher's classroom could take him on as a pet or something like that?
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