Are Your Kids Ready For Pets?

So your child wants a pet of his/her very own. Are you sure you are ready to handle it? Is he/she?

Infants can’t handle any sort of pet. They aren’t old enough to take care of one. You will have to supervise the interaction between your child and you.

A toddler will pull an animal’s tail; try to pick it up and squeeze it. You will have to supervise their together time and if you allow the child to help with feeding and cleaning you have to supervise the work, too.

A guinea pig is a recommended pet for a child from 3-5. You should still supervise the time your child spends with the animal. They like to be held and are small enough to be held by a little person. You will have to take care of feeding and cleaning the cage.

A child can handle taking care of a fish in a bowl. He/she can feed the fish and talk to it but you, the adult, will have to clean the bowl.

Children are ready to take care of a dog or cat around 12. By this age, they can clean the litter box, walk the dog, make certain the animal has food and water. When your children are older teens remember that they continue to take care of the animal but when they go away to college it will become your job.

People often give baby rabbits and chicks to children for Easter. This is not a good idea. Children have a very short attention span and do not understand how fragile these animals are. I would not let anyone give a child a pet without first talking to me.

A pet is a great way to teach a child responsibility but perhaps you might start with … Read More

Buying an Exotic Pet

If you’re considering buying your first exotic pet then there are a variety of things you should know of if you want your pet to be as healthy as possible. While it is tempting to buy the first exotic pet that you see, this is generally a bad decision for several reasons.

Firstly exotic pets require special care and often special equipment. This means that you must be careful to do your research before investing in any new pet. Besides, you will hopefully have the cage set up before you arrive home with your pet.

Due to this, you will have to do quite a lot of research before buying an exotic pet and you will also need to spend some money to get all the equipment that you need. Do not attempt to cut corners with regards to pet supplies as your new pet will likely suffer as a result.

Looking at a range of exotic pets lets you get a better impression of which pet will be best for you also to learn to tell which animals are in good health.

It’s a sad fact that whilst there are a lot of exotic pet stores selling an array of animals, many are very badly run indeed. Pets may be sick. They might be kept in the wrong conditions. Incorrect advice may be given about keeping reptiles and amphibians.

By holding off from purchasing for some time it is possible to gain a better view of do not know pet store good and so as a result which shop you should purchase your new pet from.

For example, you should look at how clean the shop is. Try asking for advice to see if the staff know what they are talking about and when they are happy to help. … Read More