How would an alternative pet fit into your household? Pets come in many varieties from hamsters, to guinea pigs, iguanas, birds, ferrets, and rabbits. These pets are small and take up very little space in the house. Even though they don’t take up much room, their cages still need to be cleaned, so assess your commitment to pet housekeeping in your family survey. Alternative pets vary greatly and so do their needs.
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Explore the species thoroughly, learning what they eat, their life expectancy, and their specific health care issues. Also consider the degree of bonding your child will have with an exotic pet.
Pic of the Day: After reading that dogs lick the mouths of whomever they feel is in charge, I just feel like this dog is thinking “I CAN’T HANDLE THIS MUCH RESPONSIBILITY.”