If you want a low maintenance pet, check out the Roboco by TakaraTomy. This robot, which was discussed on GeekAlerts, is supposedly the new and improved Tamagotchi—remember those? It eats, sleeps, needs attention, poops, gets sick and needs to be patted twice on the head when happy—ok forget about what I said about it being low maintenance! Each Roboco reacts to sound and comes in blue, dark blue, green, pink, white or yellow for $17 from AudioCubes.
If you want a low maintenance pet, check out the Roboco by TakaraTomy.