Right from time immemorial, man has been known to be a lover and keeper of pets. This is adequately captured in the saying that the dog is man’s best friend. Animals that have been domesticated are kept as pets in various homes all over the globe. You can also replicate the same scenario in your home by introducing them to pets. Many kids are also fond of pets.
However, before you go ahead with the pets issue, you must ensure that your kid is a true lover of animals and not one that is scared of them. The fact that you love rabbits does not mean that Junior will be a big fan of Big Ears as well. Once you have been able to establish the fact your children love animals and would want to keep them as pets, you need to also make sure that they are not allergic to animal fur or droppings. By letting kids who are allergic to animals keep them as pets is tantamount to endangering their health.
Once the coast is clear, then you can go ahead and get a pet for him or her. One important point that you have to note here is that it is always nice to take the child to the pet shop and let him or her make the selection. You may be thinking of a puppy while she has been fantasizing about a parrot. Apart from that, letting the child make the selection imbues him or her with joy and a sense of care.
After the purchase, it is left to you to give the new pet owner a nice lecture on how to take good care of the pet. This is necessary even though your child will end up knowing more about the pet than you in no time. You can assist by providing money to buy pet food and drugs.