Planning on getting a companion for your child but aren’t entirely sure which would be the best option? Believe it or not, there are kid-friendly animals that are geared towards smaller children. Here’s a list of the optimal pets:
Fish and Reptiles
For the low maintenance, fish/reptiles are the way to go, as all that is really required is daily feeding. Other than that, these animals can generally take care of themselves, so this is a great way to usher in responsibility. These animals can be used as a stepping stone for larger, more high maintenance animals in the future. They are also good options if you have multiple children that want pets but don’t have the room for multiple dogs/cats.
If space at home is tight, or you’re not entirely sure your child is responsible enough, cats are great. While constant upkeep, such as veterinary visits, is still necessary, cats don’t require as much attention as their furry companion.
Everyone wants a dog to play with, but some are specifically catered to children. Labradors, retrievers and pugs are some of the best kid-friendly dogs. Dogs are obviously the most sought after pet, but be sure to outline the responsibilities required, as the dog is the most high maintenance out of all.
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