I’ve really wanted a ferret ever since I saw one at the pet store. I’ve done alot of research on them and I think I can handle it, but I know my parents will probably say no. Is there a way I could convince them to get me one? Sorry if this isn’t the right kind of site this is my first time asking.
Having raised children, and I can tell you what works and what doesn’t work from the parenting perspective.
You have to think through what objections your parents might have, say five items. If you can anticipate their objections, you can be ready with decent responses.
Whining doesn’t work, logic does. Badgering doesn’t work, but eliminating objections does. Find some quiet time when your parents are in a good mood. You might have to wait.
In your own words, tell them there’s something you want to talk about, which warns them there’s a whole story coming ... and not to interrupt so fast.
Tell them you want a ferret, and you’ve done your research to know in fact that you can handle it.
Here’s the ace up your sleeve: your final point becomes, again in your own words, is there something that I can do to earn it?
Parents are human, they will be blown away by the maturity of your plan.