My boys want to get a pet and I think they are old enough. I grew up with cats so I would love to get one. Are they good for kids?


Posted by mom72567, 22nd September 2014


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  • My daughter is always playing with her nans cat though id suggest get a kitten so it can grow up with the kids as the other cat Nan has is quite fiesty so I keep her away from that one



  • Sausage Dogs, are gr8t with children.. Dutch hounds, I think is the right name for them… But they are GR8T with children., over protective with their owners… I’ve had mine since a puppy… Loyalty, Love, Respectful Dog’s they are… An not as loud as the Chuawwa?(spelling) Good Luck, finding the right puppy, for your Babies… All the best, Gloria, Ronald, Children & Granddaughter….



  • Bunnies are pretty easy to look after and great to cuddle.



  • Pets are wonderful for kids, teaches them responsiblity and how to care for things. I would go with either a cat or maybe a rabbit? Good luck with whatever you decide on :)



  • A bird is kid friendly but they can’t really play with it. I would suggest a puppy if you have the space and time. And if not a kitten is fairly clean and they entertain themselves.



  • Thanks. Their grandparents had some budgies but they are all gone now. They both love fish, birds and cats so we are going to have to choose one! If you ask the little one he would say ‘can we get a lizard?’ Lol.



  • my boys were 3& 5 when I bought fish but they didn’t last very long….so I bought them a budgie (try to get a hand raised one if you can) Mine was hand raised when I bought her and she is wonderful. The boys are still a little frightened of her but she never bites ( because she is hand raised) and now we have a boy budgie and she is laying eggs so now my boys are learning about the circle of life through the budgies. they are messy though but well worth it. I use the budgies to teach the boys chores too they feed and change their water daily and take turns.



  • I had a cat from age 4 to 17 and she was great. Another option is something like a budgie


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