If you are wondering which first pet would be the perfect for small children, this post is for you.
I’m sure you know what it’s like to take your child to a pet store! They want to take every one of the animals home. But, all pets are not right for all kids. Before purchasing a pet for your child, take a look at which ones are the most appropriate first pet for them.
Did you know that pet stores and animal shelters don’t usually allow adoptions at holiday time? The reason? Parents are trying to appease their children with a first pet just like they might do with a toy. The problem here is that they don’t always consider what it will take to care for the pet or the fact that the child may lose interest after the first scratch or nip.
Many people return pets after the holidays as evidence of their hasty decision. This can be more traumatizing for the pet than the family.
In order to avoid any of this, it is helpful to know which pets are suitable for small kids. Small kids are immature and don’t always know how to care for an animal. This is where the parent comes in. You will be the one to teach them to handle their new addition.