I completely agree with everyone else, and especially Auskan. You should not have to ask permission -- you are not a child. Your husband doesn't have to touch it. He doesn't have to feed it, or clean out it's cage, or even look at it. As long as you take responsibility and there are no negative impacts on your family, it's up to you. He's not your mommy or daddy and he shouldn't treat you like a child. Does he ask you permission for everything that he wants to buy?