The Best Pets for Kids

Having kids is one of the best things in the world. Seeing them happy and enjoying usually gives us a very satisfying emotion. We always want what is best for our kids. So what if your kid desires to have a pet? Do you think he or she might be too young to handle such a responsibility of raising and taking care of the pet? Well, this is good news for you; several pets are suitable for young kids now. They can act as your kids' companion and playmate. Pets can also help your child develop the virtue of being responsible and caring.


When choosing your kids' pet, take note of the characteristics so it can match your kids' characteristics and behaviors.

Here are just some kinds of pets which your kids will love to have:

1. Dogs

For overly active children, dogs are a good recommendation for pet. They can be good playmates for your kids. They can go jogging together or just walk along the park. They can be your kids' best friend as dogs would love to do activities with kids.

2. Cats

These cuddly pets are nice and suitable for kids who would love to just stay at home. Cats are not as active as dogs and they can be easily cared for.

3. Birds

These kinds of pets require not so much big space and can easily be placed in a cage. They are suitable for children who love indoor activities as well. They can just play with the bird in the cage or talk to them. Birds are also easily fed; however, cleaning their cages can be a responsibility for you as the parent.


4. Fishes

Goldfishes are the most common type of pet usually for some kids. It just requires a small area for the fish bowl or a small aquarium. Fishes are easily fed and easily taken care of. These pets do not require your kid to go out to play with his or her fish.

5. Hamsters or Guinea pigs

These are small cuddly and lovable creatures kept in a cage. They can be easily fed and watched for by your kids. Easily fed and usually will not go outdoors. As much as possible avoid letting your kids touch them because they might be squeezed by your kid and may bite.

6. Pony

These are pets for a little older kid. Kids who love the outdoors and can ride with the pony around the farm or park.

7. Turtle

This pet is easily cared for, easily fed and does not require your kid to go outdoors. It also does not take a lot of space as the cage is quite small.


Giving your kids pets are good and it makes them happy, however make sure you do precautionary methods. Always supervise your kid whenever he or she is around with the pet. Do not let them go astray and uncared for as the pets may cause some harm to the children.

Source: Health Guidance

Jacob Mabille is one of the administrators and publishers of Health Guidance.