Teen Rehomes Dream Pets After Mom Refuses to Let Her Care for Them

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A teenager's dream of owning chinchillas turned into a nightmare when her mom refused to let her care for them properly. The mother gave her daughter three chinchillas in a small cage on her birthday, but when the girl tried to buy a larger cage and supplies, her mom forbid her. After arguing, the girl decided to rehome the chinchillas with a friend who takes better care of them. The girl's dad thinks she should apologize to her mom, but was she really in the wrong for wanting to care for her pets properly? Read on to find out.

Teen receives dream pets from mom on birthday 🎁

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Teen's dream of owning pets dashed by unsupportive mother 😔

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Teen takes initiative to provide better care for chinchillas 🐭

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Teen's dream pet rehoming denied by mom - argument ensues 😞

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Teen's struggle to care for dream pets despite mom's denial 🐭

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Teen forced to rehome pets due to unsupportive mother 🐹

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Teen fights for dream pets but dad sides with mom 🐶🐱

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Teen finds new home for dream pets amidst family conflict 🐿️

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Teen tries to repay mom, gets called ungrateful. AITA? &#x1F914

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Teen rehomes dream chinchillas after mom refuses proper care 🐭

A 17-year-old girl received three chinchillas from her mom as a birthday gift, but her excitement quickly turned to frustration when her mom refused to let her properly care for them. Despite having saved up her own money to buy supplies and a bigger cage, the mom insisted that the small travel cage was sufficient and that chinchillas only live a few months anyway.

After a heated argument, the teen decided to rehome the animals to a friend who could provide better care. The mom called her daughter selfish and ungrateful, while the dad sided with the mom and called the daughter unreasonable. The daughter asks if she's the a**hole for standing up for the proper care of her pets. What do you think? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below.

NTA. The mom's attitude towards pets is terrifying. 🐾

9okm | 9okm

NTA prioritizes animal welfare despite parents' ignorance and negligence 🐹

Readalie | Readalie

Providing a good home for pets is important 🐱. NTA for rehoming.

Kythsharra | Kythsharra

Rehoming pets is tough, but NTA in abusive household 🐾

RVFullTime | RVFullTime

NTA for rehoming pets after mom refused proper care 🐱

ComfortableZebra2412 | ComfortableZebra2412

Standing up for animal welfare 🐶👍

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Maturity wins! Exotic pet shelter owner praises NTA for being responsible 🐾

backaritagain | backaritagain

NTA rehomed pets due to mom's neglectful pet ownership. Sad.

dawizrardking | dawizrardking

Terrible pet store and AH mom force teen to rehome pets 💔

ecto412 | ecto412

Controlling mom ruins pet ownership dreams 🐾 NTA

HelpMeUpPls | HelpMeUpPls

You're not the a**hole and the only responsible one here 💪

Lovegivingadvice | Lovegivingadvice

Teen defends rehoming pets and cleverly shuts down mom's argument 🐶

QueenSupreme21 | QueenSupreme21

Buying old pets to avoid daughter's expenses? 🤔

Shilotica | Shilotica

Responsible pet owner rehomes dream pets, friend steps in 🐾

HousingAggressive752 | HousingAggressive752

Teen rehomes dream pets, mom suspiciously okay with their disappearance 🤔

copper_rabbit | copper_rabbit

Teen tries to educate mom on pet care, rehomes them eventually. 😿

Poison-walker3 | Poison-walker3

Standing up against animal abuse 🐾

OatmealCookieGirl | OatmealCookieGirl

Animal neglect is unacceptable. NTA for finding them new homes 🐾

SaltMarshGoblin | SaltMarshGoblin

Think twice before gifting pets. 🐾

HedgieoftheLab | HedgieoftheLab

Rehoming pets for their wellbeing is selfless and admirable ❤️

Infinite_Finding_523 | Infinite_Finding_523

Agreeing with the OP - 🐾👎 mom's pet care

liarslittlepretty | liarslittlepretty

Navigating difficult parents with support from Reddit community. 🙌

BazTheBaptist | BazTheBaptist

Comment section gets heated with NTA verdict 🔥

LittleFreakyReaper | LittleFreakyReaper

Responsible teen rehomes pets due to mom's neglectful ownership. 😔

Suonii180 | Suonii180

Empathizing with a teenager rehoming pets due to parental neglect 💔

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Supportive comment section agrees: NTA, mom is being unfair 🙌

Vavamama | Vavamama

Savage response to unsupportive mother deserves a mic drop 🎤

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Encouraging response to a tough situation 👍

JoseyxHoney | JoseyxHoney

👍 Responsible teen rehomes pets despite mom's refusal. #NTA

klc123 | klc123

Teen rehomes pets after mom's neglect, logic questioned 😩

Korrin | Korrin

Animal lover takes a stand 🐾

PlatypusDream | PlatypusDream

Misinformed mom leads to NTA teen and aging chinchilla 🐭

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Disturbing plan to get pets, good job for rehoming them 🙌

Trick_Force | Trick_Force

Rehoming pets for their well-being is the responsible choice 🐾

Mister_Silk | Mister_Silk

Mixed opinions on reporting animal abuse in the comment section

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Proper care is essential for pets. NTA made the right decision.

ScratchyPup | ScratchyPup

Escape plan needed for safe and healthy chinchillas 🐱

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A heartless mother forces daughter to watch pets suffer. NTA.

Memsical13 | Memsical13

Escape the madness and then adopt all the pets 🐾

Bearkaraoke | Bearkaraoke

A heartwarming story of a teen who prioritized the welfare of her dream pets 🐭❤️

No_Elephant3224 | No_Elephant3224

This responsible teen shows a lot of heart 💕🐾 NTAs & alternative pet suggestions

forget_the_hearse | forget_the_hearse

Teen responsibly rehomes dream pets, mom should be grateful. 🐭

SneakySneakySquirrel | SneakySneakySquirrel

Rehomed dream pets, good move! Parenting gone wrong. 🐾

cassowary32 | cassowary32

Saving money to move out 🏠💰

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Animal lover takes initiative despite parental opposition 🐾

Sleagh | Sleagh

Be a hero for helpless floofs 🐭💕

Randomized_Tiger | Randomized_Tiger

Animal abuse is never okay. Support the rehoming decision. 🐾

MissMcSmasherson | MissMcSmasherson

NTA. Commenter praises person for rehoming chinchillas despite family drama ❤️

ozagnaria | ozagnaria

Give your pets the space they deserve! NTA 🐹🐰

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Standing up to controlling parents for a better future 🐾

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Commenter supports teenager, blames parents with 👍 emoji.

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Responsible teen rehomes dream pets. Not the a**hole.

Miexed | Miexed

👏🏻 You made a difficult but compassionate decision. Keep being a great pet owner!

R_Mack | R_Mack

Standing up for your pets, NTA. 🐾

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Animal welfare comes first 🐾 You made the right decision.

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Disturbing outlook on pet ownership by negligent parent. 😿

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Mom's control issues affecting daughter's dream pets 🐾

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Standing up for animal welfare is never a**hole behavior! 🐾

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Chain pet stores & toxic family dynamics frustrate aspiring pet owner 💔

PersnicketyKeester | PersnicketyKeester

Caring for chinchillas - NTA finds dream pets new home 🐭❤️

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Empathy for mistreated pets 💔

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Escape the toxicity 🏃‍♀️🚪 Rehoming yourself is self-care.

Carl_Lindenburg | Carl_Lindenburg

Comparing pet care to feeding a child? 🤔

DiabloDeals | DiabloDeals

Standing up for yourself and making choices can be tough 💪

NekotheCompDependent | NekotheCompDependent

Teen faces manipulative mom when rehoming dream pets. #NTA 👏

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Calling out pet abandonment 👎🐾 Disgusting behavior from parents.

Used_Athlete_9298 | Used_Athlete_9298

Chinchillas require expensive and meticulous care. NTA for rehoming them.

Rymare | Rymare

Surprising someone with a pet is irresponsible 💔

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Don't gift pets! NTA for ensuring their good life ❤️🐾

TheBloodstoneRogue | TheBloodstoneRogue

Questioning the logic of buying expensive pets for poor care 🤔

Peterfug | Peterfug

Reddit community relates to difficult family dynamics 🤝

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