In the pet store you saw hamsters and wanted to have these funny animals at home. It would seem that a small fluffy lump should not create problems. But here's the bad luck: parents nod their heads doubtfully, not wanting to have a pet for you. What to do?
To begin with, leave all thoughts and ideas about how to secretly bring the hamster home, feed and water him with a concealment and just "quietly" clean up after him, in the hope that when your secret is revealed, the parents will allow you to leave the animal at home …
Most likely, such secrets will not help, and your pet runs the risk of being on the street. Needless to say, a hamster on the street is doomed to death. Therefore, if you firmly intend to have this animal for yourself, then act openly.
Best of all, any doubt wins over openness and facts. As for the first, we have already figured out: talk to your parents about the possible purchase of the animal in advance, so that its appearance in the house does not become an unpleasant "surprise" for anyone.
Information about hamsters will help convince the household. Read books on keeping these animals (such literature is now easy to find even in a regular bookstore), talk to sellers in a pet store - find out from them about the main difficulties that the owner of a hamster may face. Finally, it is easy to find specialized sites about rodents on the Internet, as well as read the advice of experienced breeders of these animals.
After this informational preparation, you will be able to confidently answer all the questions your parents might have. First of all, they will most likely be interested in: how independently can you take care of the animal?
Tell that a hamster is a harmless animal that is easy to handle and requires regular, but uncomplicated care. Note the unpretentiousness of this animal: you can feed it with vegetables, herbs, and special food for rodents is also very affordable.
Convince your parents that you yourself will clean the pet's home (by the way, it is better to use special aquariums for keeping a hamster than a cage from which he can easily escape). Note that you will clean every day to prevent the spread of unpleasant odors throughout the apartment.
An additional plus can be the mention of a friend who already contains such a pet. The seriousness of your intentions should be confirmed by preparing in advance the places where you plan to put the container with the animal. Choose a part of the apartment in which, on the one hand, the hamster will be protected from the sun, draft and moisture, and on the other, it will not interfere with your parents.