By Louis DeNicola, Cheapism.com
If you're looking for a new best friend, consider a cheap pet. A pet provides companionship, entertainment, and love. And while the expected cost of care may seem like a burden, some pets that are cheap to own are sure to delight children.
Cheapism's list of six pets that won't devour the household budget includes insects, reptiles, fish, and even a crustacean. They're all relatively low maintenance, as most cheap pets are, but will provide years of affection and camaraderie.Goldfish
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Goldfish. A classic first pet, a goldfish adds life and beauty to the room without requiring much attention from its owners. Goldfish can live for more than 20 years, have a memory-span of at least three months, and can be taught to perform tricks. Their vision is surprisingly sharp and allows them to distinguish between people and eventually learn who you are; don't be surprised if, after a while, they swim over to ask forRead More »from 6 Cheap Pets to Keep You Company