It is an inevitable fact that every child will ask for a pet at some point. You may think that getting a young child a pet may not be the best idea, but that might not be so.
A pet is a great way to teach your child responsibility and how to take care of something. A pet is a friend, and a pet is something to have fun with. Instead of saying no to your child, the trick is to get them the right kind of pet because some are easier to take care of than others.
One of our personal favorites in terms of first pet choices for any child is a hamster. Keep in mind, you can kind of switch out a hamster for a mouse, rat, guinea pig, or any rodent from the pet store. They may be different animals, but they all have more or less the same requirements in terms of caretaking.
Taking care of a hamster is pretty simple. Even if your child is too young to take care of everything by himself, the work you have to do is not all that hard. Also, if your … Read more...