Re: What kinds of pet(s) do you have, if you wanted the pet FOR your lo?
When I first saw this I was going to mention rats or guinea pigs. I had guinea pigs in the past and they are a little more messy than rats but you can block off an area for them to run out of the cage without them escaping as easily as a rat. I took the time to litter box train my guinea pigs and they did pretty well. Another tip for either of these pets is to look for kiln dried pine for bedding, I used horse bedding in there cage as it is so much cheaper and just as good as what a regular pet store would sell.
Hope this helps!