Your child may love that parakeet, but will the two of them develop a close relationship? Will that hamster snuggle on the sofa with your child? Will that iguana ask to be petted? Some research suggests that children become more attached to dogs and cats, possibly because they are typically more interactive. Research the incidence of human injuries inflicted by exotic pets. Ferrets are often associated with infant bites.
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Birds, especially large birds, have tremendous tensile strength in their beaks that can snap little fingers. Frightened rabbits have strong rear legs that can scratch young arms.
Pic of the Day: Came home to my roommates dog protecting my kitten from the loud thunder and lightning outside.