I have been thinking about getting a pet at my dad's house(the house where my other pets arent at). The only problem is he works from 6:20 A.M to 5:45P.M. And I will not be there half the time(monday-wednesday and every other friday-sunday). He would be able to take care of it(if its low enough maintanance) between 5:45 A.M.-6:20 A.M. and 5:45 P.M.+. There are no dogs allowed, my dad is terribly allergic to cats, if its a rodent, snake, or slimy my dad's girlfriend will kill it. I have been looking at leopard geckos and other geckos and tortoises and box turtles(we have a 15x40 foot backyard) or frogs of some sort( but then again croaking would be a problem). Is having a pet even possible for me? I want to be able give whatever I get best life possible with the circumstances im under. I love animals and I cant stand being without something to love and take care of. Flying squirrel?