I'm really sad. Broccoli is still not living indoors. I've wanted him and Carrot to live indoors all their lives, but we've got so many issues with it. My parents will not allow it.
Here is why he's not living indoors:
1. We don't have the space. And we really don't. I though he could be housed in a 2x3 cage behind the sofa, but if he is we will have nowhere to put the ironing board/washing airer when we need to have them out. There is no space in the kitchen, there's no space upstairs and barely any room in the living room. With 5 people, 1 dog and 1 hamster in a small house we struggle as it is. I had considered asking if we could have a shelf built but there's nowhere.
2. There are too many allergies in this household. That's true as well. My mum is allergic to hay, reacts quite badly and I am slightly allergic. My dad and my sisters are usually okay. I will post my arguments against this point after posting this post which I shall show my mum.
3. We've just bought a new hutch and hamster cage and money is tight. That's true as well unfortunately My hamster cage had not been any good and starting breaking, so we had to fork out £50 on a new cage, and £75 on a new hutch for Broccoli.
1. Photo of where he could have gone if we'd had more space for ironing board etc
Please do not say 'you shouldn't be owning piggies' or 'why don't you rehome him' because that'll make me feel even worse. I get him out for cuddles and floor time for hours every day, but I really wish I could do more He's already 4 years and a few months and I'd hate to rehome him, especially now we've had all this time together.
I won't be getting any more piggies after he passes because I don't want to keep having ones that live in the shed, and I am 14 and when I am 18 I will probably go off to university and in student accomodation there are no pets allowed - there's no way I will be sneaking a big C&C in with me and hiding it successfully!
I just don't know what to do. Any suggestions? Any way I can make his life better as it is?