I'm reading up on it and I realize I need to have more than one so they can keep each other company, but I'm full of questions like "can I leave home for a day without them spontaneously dying?" and "are they expensive to keep alive and happy?" and so on. I've only lived with a cat and a dog at my parent's house and I didn't have to have the sole responsibility for them, so I'm quite pet-inexperienced. Should I just get a fish?
I take this opportunity to tell you about a girl I know who once said "well, if you get tired of pets, you can always just release them in a forest", lolz. :(