+1 that is what I was going to write. Yes coastals, bredli, etc make great beginners, but her mum is the one that has to be pleased. I don't think it is good for a yearling coastal to be kept outside in a SA winter. Surely her mum would be more likely to let her keep a cute little hatchilng in a click clack inside. If not then maybe getting a cold blooded animal should wait until the OP no longer lives at home.