What pets are good for an apartment that're also interesting? I mean, I like gerbils, but they're...kind of boring. Preferably I'd like something that didn't stink too badly and that I couldn't mistake for a pest if it got out of its cage at night. Suggestions?
I would stay away from all rodents. They all tend to get a bit smelly. You could get some kind of reptile, like a turtle or frog, but a bearded dragon is much more interesting. Of course they need heat lamps and can grow up to 2 feet.
I've been thinking about getting a macaw ever since I saw Rio, but I think they're a bit too high-maintenance for me. If you can dedicate 50+ years of your life to taking care of one bird, though, that's cool!