What kind of pet to give your child?
In the first place . you should try to find out whether the kid wants, so he has some puppy or kitten. You need as clear as possible to explain to the child that the pet is not a toy but a living being, for which to care. If it turns out that the desire of the child was “momentary”, in the best case, parents will choose to care for animals or give them to friends, and at worst just throw a pet into the street.
Who do you choose? Dog, cat, parrot, hamster or silent fish? All depends on the specific capabilities of the parents and the baby. Obviously, in a small apartment, urban apartment buildings to keep a dog of one of the large rocks would be extremely unwise. But in this apartment there is certainly a place for the hamster cage or parrot, for a small aquarium. Cat hair – quite a strong allergen, so to have a kitten only in those families where nobody is allergic to the wool of this animal.
The moving child is unlikely to enjoy the quiet, slow bug – she quickly tired of him. But any “active” animal, whether a puppy or decorative nimble the mouse, will bring baby a lot of joy.
Choosing a pet for a child, parents should be aware . what are some animals need progulochka the fresh air, and other well live in the apartment: in the cage or aviary. Therefore, it is necessary to consider whether the child the opportunity to walk the dog. for example, and are parents to the fact that the carpets of their apartment will run a rat, hamster or Guinea pig.
Buy the appropriate feeding – a considerable expense for the home pet. Some animals are unpretentious, others can only give a special feed. But in any case, most animals cannot give human food to the “table.” Therefore, buying for your baby pet, it is necessary to take into account the financial side of the issue.
Almost every child wants to take his pet in his arms, to stroke it. But certain species are very sensitive to all sorts of “squeezing” and hugs. For example, the chinchilla is a very beautiful animal fur – not like when it take on hands, the hand moist she gets in “coat”.
Whether to buy baby aquarium fish? On one side of the fish for the baby is absolutely safe and care for them is not easier than other types of Pets. Need and feed the fish on time, and to change the water and clean the aquarium. By the way, the equipment of the aquarium can be “a costly mistake”: filter, aerator, UV lamps are many.
The choice of pet depends on the age of the child . Very young children up to 5 years, it is better not to purchase the animal. At this age the child is too young to understand the responsibility for your pet. But 5-6 years can buy a variety of decorative rodents, particularly hamsters and Guinea pigs, and parrots (preferably wavy, they are not very demanding in care). When the child gets older, around 8-9 years old, he can give the rabbit, short-haired cat or a small dog, provided that he is not allergic to these animals. Ten years the child already can be interesting tortoises and turtles, aquarium fish. Child over 12 years old will cope with caring for any pet, even for a big dog.