Having a family is one of the most blissful feelings. Why “One of the most” and not “The most”? The reason being is that the news of adding another member into the family is another blissful feeling that is incomparable.
Yes! You are right! We are talking about the feeling of becoming a parent. However, there is a bit of catch in here. By becoming a parent, we mean adopting a pet. But not for you, this time it is about your beloved children.
That being said, did you know that surrounding your kids with pets is actually very beneficial for their health? They help in teaching your kids valuable lessons that’ll guide them throughout their life. Perhaps that’s the reason why more than 65% of American households have pets.
However, we can understand why you are doubtful about adopting an animal. You must be scared that they can get dangerous, so it might not be suitable for your kid. But, let us tell you something, it is all just in your head. If you train them well, you don’t have to worry about them hurting your beloved kid. Instead, you’d feel happy that you made this decision.
Nonetheless, we’ll still explain to you why they are right for you and your family. So, are you ready? Let’s go!
Pets are good for mental and physical health.
It is scientifically proven that pets are good for human health. Animals help lower BP and reduce the risk of heart disease. Along with that, they have the following benefits:
- They are great companions and help reduce stress. That’s why many psychologists recommend having a dog for therapy.
- It is obvious that you have to take them out for a walk. Thus you’ll do physical activity that’ll improve your blood circulation.
- Kids who play with animals have better communication skills. They have good self-esteem and a high level of patience.
- It has also been observed that the children who play with cats/dogs often are immune to several allergies and asthma.
- It also educates the kids about being responsible and showing care to those around them.
- People with pets stay happy and pay fewer visits to doctors.
Now that you are familiar with several benefits of having an animal at home. You should think about what animal to get home to.
Types of pets you can get:
Generally, people limit their options to either a dog or a cat. However, in reality, there are several other options available for them as well. Do you want to know what these options are? We see you are nodding your head. Alright then, what’s with the wait! Scroll down and learn!
You must have heard the phrase “Dog is man’s best friend!” Well, it is quite true. These happy little paws can turn your worst days into awesome. Besides, they are every kid’s favorite. Although every puppy is good for you, you must think about your kids before adopting any breed. Usually, the following breeds are considered kid-friendly:
- Golden retrievers
- Labrador retrievers
Whatever breed you choose, one thing is sure that they’ll stay loyal to you forever.
Kittens are the second favorite animal of kids. They are small, cuddly, and are a bit easy to maintain. However, it doesn’t mean that you don’t have to pay attention to them. You should regularly take them to the vet, feed them in stainless steel cat bowls, and purchase toys for their entertainment. Besides that, you may have to install a cat flap. So that they can go out and enjoy nature.
If your house has less space, it is advisable to get a cat rather than a dog.
If you don’t want an animal to roam inside your house but still want to get one for your kids, you should consider fish. You can simply get an aquarium, get the filter, and other fittings. Other than that, all you need is a fish your choice. Generally, people choose goldfish, but it is better to talk with a veterinarian, as they can suggest the spices according to your preference.
Nonetheless, you need to change the water after regular intervals and take care of the amount of food they eat. So that they don’t get sick.
Although many people prefer warm and furry four-legged friends, adopting cold-blooded reptiles is not as bad of an option as you might think. They are non-allergenic, but you must do some research before making your decision. It is better to choose tortoises over snakes. Especially when your kids are involved.
But remember that tortoise needs more room, so you have to build a place outdoors. Along with that, you need to pay attention to diet as well. They need a wide variety of food so stay healthy.
These little creatures are mesmerizing and can be a good option. But, keep in mind that you need to give them daily care and attention. Usually, people prefer getting a parrot, but you can decide for yourself by visiting the shop. They are delicate, so they will help your kids learn caregiving.
If you want to teach your child some social skills, rabbits are perfect for them. Bunnies are great for fun and cuddling. They are quite intelligent and need daily grooming. It is also vital that they exercise regularly. In addition to this, it is advisable to get them in pairs. So that if you go out or are busy, they don’t feel sad and alone.
Just like bunnies, guinea pigs also like to socialize. However, these cute little animals required a little less maintenance in comparison to a dog, cat, or fish. You must handle them with care and love.
To sum it all up!
Every one of these animals can make a fantastic pet. They will help in keeping the environment of your house loving and healthy. However, once you have decided about what pet to get for your child, kindly take proper care of it. Train them properly and also teach your kids to care about them.