“Mom, can we get a dog?” And yes, one day or another, inevitably, we are all led to discuss this topic with our child: the pet. It can be a dog, a choice, a goldfish, or even a hamster. Whatever it is, we need to find an answer because our little angels can be very opinionated on the subject and stubborn… But how to make the right decision? So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of our best tips for getting a pet.
The dog is probably the most restrictive pet in terms of management. You have to take him out every day, make him exercise, and play with him. As far as food is concerned, this requires a certain budget, not to mention veterinary care. It all depends on the breed of dog you choose.
But the fact remains that it is man’s best friend, and this is not for nothing. If you manage to train him well, the dog will be your most faithful companion for you and your child. The ideal is to have outside time and a lot of love to give! Tenderness and complicity are on the agenda, not to mention the fun and laughter.
This animal is known for its strong character and its independence. Indeed, it always seems to know what it wants… And what it does not want! Its detractors also talk about its unpredictability (pawing, clawing). Know that he needs space to feel good and that, as for any animal, everything depends on the education you give him.
The cat can be an adorable and affectionate pet who will delight your child with his cuddles and his sometimes hilarious reactions (as in this humorous compilation). Cats are also known for their many benefits to humans, including their famous purring sounds.
No hair or smell need to go out: the fish beats all its competitors by its simplicity. Cold water fishes require little care, except for regular cleaning of their aquarium and, of course, feeding them every day. Warm water fish are a little more complicated to manage but are nevertheless more numerous, varied and colorful. The acquisition of a fish is particular for a child because there is much less exchange than with a cat or a dog.
The communication remains flat. But there is still the visual, without forgetting that the presence of an aquarium would have relaxing virtues. The fish allows the child to learn to take care of an animal by thinking every day to feed it. It is a relationship of mutual observation that may suit some children depending on their character. If you feel lost between the different species, opt for the famous goldfish, which inevitably delights all children!
Small and cute, rodents attract children, especially the youngest. We can distinguish several kinds of rodents. First of all, the guinea pig is very affectionate… But also very shy! This small animal, which needs to feel close to man, can be suitable for children of about 4 years, but be careful with handling! Then comes the hamster. This one seeks very little contact and offers less interaction. It is also very fragile and must be treated with great care. Then there is the dwarf rabbit, so sweet and so cute.
Whatever your choice, a rodent requires a sufficiently spacious cage, which you will place in a quiet area of your home. Beware of bad smells; their bedding must be changed regularly. Apart from veterinary care and food, these little creatures often take care of themselves, the best being to have several of them so that they can play together. Do you want to be more original? Then choose the gerbil, the chinchilla, or the octodon!
Birds make many children dream. Their songs and colors captivate and intrigue children and adults alike. Their adoption can be controversial because, of course, they are in a cage. In this regard, provide a sufficiently large cage and space. Rather dirty and noisy, also think of placing the cage in a strategic location of your home.
This pet may not be suitable for younger children, who quickly move on to other things. So be prepared to take over! But which pet bird should you choose? Here’s a list of these adorable yet fragile companions. Children’s favorites seem to be parakeets, which, once tamed, are affectionate and communicative. If you are often away, opt for a duo of birds to avoid boredom.
Dog, cat, bird, rodent, fish… But why are our children so demanding? Well, it’s very simple, the pet is the child’s confidant; it gives him tenderness and affection. It allows him to learn respect and to be useful because it is necessary to take care of it, feed it, to play with it.
These interactivities provide self-confidence and stimulate the child’s gross motor skills, as well as his language Sound off in the comments section below, tell us what you want to read next and if you want to read more about choosing your next pet.