Having a pet at your house is always considered as an exciting experience, as they’ve got the ability to bring several years of joy and happiness! They not only improve the quality of your life by keeping you happy and cheering up your mood every now and then, but also reduce the chances of you suffering from various diseases like heart attack, high blood pressure, diabetes, stress and anxiety, to name just a few.
And when it comes to kids, pets are no less than a boon for them, as some pets like a dog can teach children several good habits, such as taking up the responsibility and inculcating good behaviour.
Although all types of pets are good to have, there are some of them who are considered as ideal for kids. So, in this article we’ve compiled a list of all those animals that you can have at home as pet.
A cute little puppy is probably the first option that comes to everyone’s mind while thinking about getting a pet. Well, no matter whether your offspring is an infant or a teenager, they will surely love playing with a furry, goof ball bouncing up and down around them.
But, make sure that you are bringing the right breed home, which is safe for your little kids, as some dogs might prove to be unsuitable or dangerous for them, especially the ones with a bad temperament.
Some breeds like beagle, Labrador retrievers, boxers and golden retrievers are kid-friendly and safe to bring home. But make sure you are keeping them clean and grooming on a regular basis using quality pet clippers, as they spend a considerable amount of time with your toddlers and can spread infection, if are not kept well.
Also, before letting your furry friend play with your kids, make sure you have trained them properly to obey your commands and not harm your kid.
If your house has limited space in it, then a cat is better to have as compared to a dog, since it requires less space. Not only space, but they also require less care and attention from your end.
But again, it is important to choose the right cat, the one that is suitable and safe for your kids to be around. To know more about the temperament of cats, you can take some advice from an expert or even consult your local animal shelter staff.
We bet, in the company of a cute fluffy feline and its mischievous antics, your kid is going to love their playtime.
A fish is perhaps a perfect ‘starter’ pet for kids. Their little innocent eyes and colourful wings are enough to attract your little ones to be around the aquarium and spend hours watching them.
But even for that to happen, you have to have a fish which is not only pretty, but also easy to look after. Some fishes such as goldfish, tetra, betta fish, guppy and slender danios are the ones that you can have as a pet at your place.
No doubt, a fish is a small and less space-taking pet one can have, but they do require a lot of efforts to be raised up.
A bird can be an amazing pet with their own set of qualities, but raising them takes extra efforts than having a pooch or cat. But here the good thing is you have a number of choices when it comes to selecting a bird.
For kids, there are some birds that are highly intelligent and social, and can go well with them. They are not only beautiful with their colourful feather and tiny eyes, but make for a great pet and friend.
Well, a bird like parakeet is not only inexpensive, but also a good starter for kids. On the other hand, some birds like cockatiels and cockatoos are expensive and more intelligent, and therefore require more attention.
Owning a pet and caring for it is definitely a good experience for kids. They come up with several advantages, for example, pets entertain us, provide good companionship, teach us how to care for others and sometimes provide educational opportunities as well. But keeping these advantages aside, you need to understand that they are also living creatures; so, taking care of them requires a great deal of commitment – on both financial as well as personal terms.
So, take home a pet only if you are sure that you are ready to give your precious time to them and are capable of taking good care.