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Are you looking for the best pets for kids? Are you interested in getting a first pet to teach your children responsibility? Then you've come to the right place. We will be discussing good pets for kids and what is involved in their care. There are a number of different animals that make best family pets and you can choose from animals that are easy to care for to animals that take more work and more money. I've organized the list into what I believe to be animals that require the least amount of care to those requiring the most.


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Fish are relatively cheap and easy to care for after the initial investment to set up the aquarium. Some require the glass aquarium, a filter and an aerator. There are even fish that just need a fish bowl with some aquatic plants. All fish need to survive is regular daily feeding and their aquarium or fish bowl needs regular cleaning. Also make sure that the equipment is working.

Small Mammals

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There are a number of small mammals like guinea pigs, hamsters and mice that make good pets without much investment or time commitment. These animals require a relatively small cage, bedding, toys and food and water. Their daily care consists of feeding and changing water as well as weekly cleaning of the bed.


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Reptiles require similar care as small mammals in regards to feeding and cleaning. Common reptiles kept for pets include lizards, snakes and turtles. Reptiles do have unique habitat needs in terms of humidity and temperature, which translates into the need to put together correct housing for these unique animals. You will need to research the different reptiles in depth to find out its needs.

Dogs and Cats

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Dogs and cats are traditional pets when it comes to families. They require higher levels or care and investments of time and money. As most people know, dogs differ significantly from cats. Cats tend to be more independent and need less care than dogs, but dogs are more outwardly affectionate and playful with their owners. Cats usually need a litter box while dogs use the yard. They both need to be fed and watered every day. Dogs usually require regular bathing. There are a number of breeds available for both dogs and cats.


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Horses are expensive to buy and keep. They are very large and potentially dangerous animals that require stabling, feeding and veterinary care, none of which is cheap. They can be affectionate pets and their need for exercise and riding will get your children out of the house and exercising as well.

Final Thoughts

So, what's the best pet for children? Only you can answer that for your children and for your household. You need to analyze how much time and money you have available to dedicate to a pet. You also need to figure out how much dedication and time your children would be willing to dedicate and be prepared to pick up the slack. All of the animals listed above make for the best pets for kids.