I did an analysis of three possible things that could possibly be raised: vegetables, pets, and kids. The best choice for each aspect has been highlighted.
|Need to be housebroken||No||Yes||Yes|
|Complain if you forget to feed them||No||Yes||Yes|
|Can be consumed for food||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Can legally be consumed for food||Yes||Varies by country||No|
|It’s not gross to watch them reproduce||Yes||No||No|
|They might try to off you to cash out on the life insurance||No||No||Yes|
|But at least you can force them to do chores||No||Very limited||Yes|
Yes, I think the choice is pretty obvious.