I'm sure this has been discussed here before, but I was wondering what everyone's opinion was on class pets. My class has been begging me to get one. I am really not to hip on the idea because a) they take a lot to take care of, b) they need someone to take care of them when we're on vacation, and c) they die. But I really do have a good group, and they are very willing to work hard for it, and I'm really not a big meanie, more like a softie! So what are some recommendations? One of my friends suggested parakeets. Any ideas? Especially what NOT to get!