Are you looking for a pet that is the right fit for your family? Having a pet can make your home feel complete and owning a pet can also provide positive effects for your kids. When choosing the new addition to your family, it is important to understand the level of commitment required.
Dog – it is the most popular pet. Before you get a puppy, you will need to be realistic about you and your family’s activeness because you will need walking daily. Some breeds require more than one hour of exercise every day. Getting a dog will give your kids great life lesson and they can gain a sense of responsibility from caring for another living thing. Some breeds are more gentle and they are great with kids such as Golden Retriever, Labrador and Groodle Puppies.
Cat – it can make the perfect pet for your family especially for those who are busy with other things in their life because cats can let themselves through a flap which means you can leave them in the house. Cats will also clean themselves which will make your life a lot easier! However cats may be prone to scratching any soft furnishings such as your sofa.
Rabbit – it is a popular choice for family because they are small, and cute! Similar to getting any other pets, before committing to a little bunny you should make sure your kids are ready for the responsibility. Looking after rabbits can be a lot of work, they are easily stressed by change. If your kids lose interest in a bunny and doesn’t provide what it needs they can become unwell. Rabbits also need to spend time outside their hutch, your kids and rabbit can chase each other around the backyard!
The ideal family pet will vary from one household to the other depending on your activeness, time and also kids’ characteristics.