On cnn.com today there is a story about Iggy, a pet iguana who swallowed an toy iguana. The little boy that owns Iggy feed the toy iguana to him. The news is calling Iggy a "cannibal" but I don't blame Iggy- I blame his idiot child owner who gave him the toy in the first place. Iggy survived thanks to a 24hour vet that removed the toy.
When I was a kid I owned a hamster named Peanut. I rarely played with Peanut because he use to bite me. (I would have bit me too) When I did take Peanut out of his cage I would put him in a rolley ball and spin him around until he got sick. At the time I didn't realize I was torturing Peanut- I was just a kid playing with my "toy" pet.
I propose that you have to be at least 10 years old or older to own a pet - OR the pets should be armed with weapons so they can fight back against there underage owners.
Click this link of you want to watch the story: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/offbeat/2008/02/25/nc.iguana.swallows.toy.wfmy