10 Family Friendly Pets

Child's First Pet“I want a kitty!”

“No, I want a puppy!”

Have you heard your children say this in the past week? And all you are thinking as a parent is, “Do they know how much work that is? Are they ready? Are they responsible enough? Will I end up being the one to take care of it?”

Cats and Dogs are the typical first pet a child wants. But could that be because they haven’t thought of all the other cool animals they could have? There are many types of other family friendly pets that are low maintenance. They can teach your child responsibility at the level they can handle while still having a fun pet.

Take a look at Petrific’s top picks for your child’s first pet:

  1. Turtle
  2. Hamster
  3. Bird
  4. Small Snake
  5. Hermit Crab
  6. Guinea Pig
  7. Beta Fish
  8. Ant Farm
  9. Small Lizard
  10. Mouse

No matter which animal you choose, you are sure to enjoy seeing big smile on your child’s face! Maybe when they successfully take care of this one, a cat or dog won’t be so scary!

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