DD has pets which she begged for about 18 months ago. For the first few months she played with them and loved them. But for the last year she couldn't be bothered. She has to be constantly nagged to clean up after them. Will take hours to give them the bare necessities of food and water. No longer plays with them and treats them like a chore. We've tried set rules on when tasks need to be done. We've talked to her over and over about how important changing their water and cleaning up after them is. We've threatened several times to give them away.
We have a baby, DH is studying and working. We have 2 school aged kids that do sports and extra curricular stuff. DH and I don't have the time to care for these pets and frankly we shouldn't have to, DD was clearly told when she got them they were her animals and while we would help, they were a majority of her responsibility.
We are now seriously discussing giving them away. Are we being unfair? Thoughts please.
eta - DD is almost 11.