Top 10 Best Pets for Kids

The Top Ten

1 Rabbit Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha, found in several parts of the world.

My mom has a rabbit in it so cute so adorable I play with it all the time and I feed it!

If you REALLY want a rabbit, get one! Just give it the right care, kids can't care for it on their own, so you need to do a lot. But if your kid is around 8 or 10, get him or her a guinea pig. For about 8+, or if you don't feel comfortable giving them an animal that young, 10+, rabbits are 10+, guinea pigs are 8-10+.

Rabbits live a long time and are fun for kids to have. Are fun to handle and are very soft, your kid will fall in love with it. Being expensive is a disadvantage but not a waste of money. There are a lot of varieties to choose from.

Rabbits are fun for kids I was 11 and kept 9 rabbits 2 mama papa two big sisters and 5 babies

2 Gerbil A gerbil is a small mammal of the order Rodentia. Once known simply as "desert rats", the gerbil subfamily includes about 110 species of African, Indian, and Asian rodents, including sand rats and jirds, all of which are adapted to arid habitats.

GERBILS R SO easy to handle! Plus the best thing they can learn to play games really and it's fun to handle and entertaining to watch them!

Gerbils are the only pet rodent that's diurnal. (Awake day or night). You could watch them do cut things during the day and not during the night when you're sleeping. Gerbils have a big liver which keeps them clean and don't smell and they can control when they wanna poop or not. They are easy to handle. They only need cleaning once every week. They are desert animals and get most of their water from their food so rarely drink water! They are very cute and friendly. Gerbils are the long-living rodents with a lifespan of 5 years and rarely bite.

I totally agree. Gerbils are great pets to have for anyone

Ooh! 100% vote gerbil! Lol... I like gerbils because they are cute and awesome.

3 Guinea Pig The guinea pig, also called the cavy or domestic guinea pig, is a species of rodent belonging to the family Caviidae and the genus Cavia.

Are very fun to watch and are cute. Will be shy at first and is one of the easiest rodents to tame and handle. Will bite at first but then will stop after a while.

Very cute and low maintenance also very playful

Guinea Pigs are great companions for 8+ Kids

I even have my own Guinea Pig

VERY social, friendly, kind, and only bit when they think your hand is food! SO, SO, SO, SO, SO CUTE! #CUTIEZ!

4 Rat Rats are various medium-sized, long-tailed rodents of the superfamily Muroidea. "True rats" are members of the genus Rattus, the most important of which to humans are the black rat, Rattus rattus, and the brown rat, Rattus norvegicus.

Bunny bite too much - Spiritualsavedboy

I'm a kid, and I have a rat. Three rats. They're my best friends!

Rats are great and super cuddly! They're so smart too.

I'm a rat fan girl and I'm not ashamed. They are loyal, intelligent, sweet, cuddly, cute as hell, and one heck of a gameplayer. My rat stepped on my keyboard while I was playing mine craft and drove me off a cliff!. Rats are misunderstood, and they are the most lovely things.

5 Dog The domestic dog is a wolf-like canid in the genus Canis, and is the most widely abundant terrestrial carnivore.

Dogs are the best! If you are looking for a great family friendly/kid friendly dog go for a golden retriever or ladrador retriever. They make great family dogs!

For little kids, dogs may scare them. That is what happened with me and my dog, but I soon became besties with him. Dogs are a good choice for kids since they love them. The kids can play with them outside and I also love watching my baby sister laugh when my dog licks her.

It really depends on what breed the dog is. Usually the big dogs are better with kids than small dogs. But small dogs are great will children!

Dogs may not be the easiest pets to take care of but kids LOVE them

6 Cat The "House Cat", also known as the Domestic Cat or the Feral Cat, is a small feline, a good hunter, and comes in a variety of colors and fur patterns. Contrary to popular belief, however, they are not truly domesticated. They are highly intelligent and good at problem solving.

I love black cats

Cats are easy to take care of for adults. Although, they can get aggressive they can actually become tame with a kid easily than an adult. Which puts them on this list.

Cats are so easy and loyal and loving. Dogs will kill u as soon as u get a chance. My brother was killed by one.

Easier to care for than a dog,
Better, than dogs

7 Turtle Turtles are diapsids of the order Testudines characterized by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs and acting as a shield. "Turtle" may refer to the order as a whole or to fresh-water and sea-dwelling testudines.

They won't bite. Rarely poop and are just plain fun to have for all ages. Kids usually like rabbits and turtles and will love this pet as a gift.

Sea turtles are great pets for kids except for the fact that you'll be put in prison.

Yes they DO poop a lot

Turtles can and will bite unless you raise them from a baby and they know you. we have had a red eared slider for 5 years. my grandson can hand feed her but anyone else and she will bite.

8 Mouse A mouse is a small rodent characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, a body-length scaly tail and a high breeding rate. The best known mouse species is the common house mouse. It is also a popular pet.

I have a wild mouse. If any of you guys have any name suggestions, please do say. We are going to release it, but it's always nice to have a name for something to show the appreciation!

Mice are fun, fast and cute creatures. If you get more mice than three than you're in for some fun. They will play and just be clowns. They will be fun to watch, espiecially for kids. Make sure kids don't handle them because they are fast and very small.

Mice are cool, my sister used to have a WILD baby mouse named Kevin, he
Did not bite, but I did not touch him...

Speaking as a former mouse owner, mice are fairly low maintenance with a short lifespan. They don’t smell as bad as you think, and mice are also very playful and affectionate! My girls always used to climb up on my hand and rest in there for hours. Mice are a great starter pet, be sure to keep them in a fairly large cage with a friend or two since they’re sociable creatures. Not ideal for younger children however, because they will bite if threatened. Be gentle with them, they’re small and frighten easily. These misunderstood animals are more scared of you than you are of them.

9 Fish

OK they ARE amazing pets! Not as simple as weekly tank changes and daily feeding!
Here is what I do for my baby betta, Archie:


Every two to three days:
Tank change (for adults, it can be weekly)


Bonding (rinse hands, gently place hand in water)



What you need:
Tank, decor, gravel/sand/rocks (I think gravel is best)
Water conditioner, plant and/or somewhere to hide in,
Pellets, flakes, bloodworms/treat

I spent almost $50 on my betta, but you can try to pay less, I just like spoiling him with expensive things. Bettas are very curiouse creatures and do need a 1.7.7 gallon tank to 2.5 gallon tank. Do not keep them in any smaller of an aquarium. I HOPE YOU LEARNED, every pet is a commitment, please keep that in mind, in my opinion though, snails are the easiest to keep.

Fish may live a short life but are 100% easy to take care of. Just buy the fish, the aquarium, food and decorations and DONE. That simple and it is fun to watch them eat.

Fish for the win! 100℅ number one!

I have 2 beta fish. And the story of how o got them was touching. I was 8 years old, and I looked in a pet store at Buffalo. And I wanted a fish. My u clue said I had to ask my grandmother because she is the boss of the house. I pleaded and cried to my grandmother. And then she finally gave in. So I went back to the pet store with my mom, sisters, and uncle. And I got a beta fish. He was the tiniest, cutest fish in the pet store. So I named him Tiny Tim. I was at Buffalo for vacation. And I had to take a 8 hour car ride to New York. I took Tiny Tim with me alongside my family. He survived the car ride. I took care of him well. One day, he jumped out of his tank when me and my dad were cleaning it. I picked him up and put him back in his tank. And he survived. I moved. And he came in the car ride with my family. And he had survived. But, my dad hadn’t cleaned up his tank. This Mother’s Day, he died. I cried and got so mad at my dad. We made a grave for him in one of our flowers ...more

10 Hamster Hamsters are rodents belonging to the subfamily Cricetinae. The subfamily contains about 25 species, classified in six or seven genera.

Actually my hamster is very nice and doesn't bite she is a sweet heart and I love her so much she is adorable and it is so cute when she cleans owning a hamster shows responsibility a hamster will turn out to be your best friend

Hamsters do bite quite a lot and are very hard to tame. But if your kid has patience, love and careful they will fall in love with it. Hamsters are recommended for kids age 6-14.

Hmm... Well... I have heard they make great pets, but also bad pets...
Well... Handle him/her at the pet store before you buy! :) good luck!


The Contenders

11 Hedgehog A hedgehog is any of the spiny mammals of the subfamily Erinaceinae, in the eulipotyphlan family Erinaceidae.

I had a hedgehog but he died a few days ago.


You just have to see how fast they can go. - EspioTheChameleon

I think hedgies are adorable. Everyone should have one. I've tried to talk my parents into getting one, my moms in, my dad not so much.😊

12 Horse The horse is one of two extant subspecies of Equus ferus. It is an odd-toed ungulate mammal belonging to the taxonomic family Equidae, and can be tamed, bred, and trained, as a mount.

I have seven and there amazing

13 Pig A pig is any of the animals in the genus Sus, within the Suidae family of even-toed ungulates. Pigs include the domestic pig and its ancestor, the common Eurasian wild boar, along with other species; related creatures outside the genus include the peccary, the babirusa, and the warthog.

They are great and easily trained

14 Chinese Water Dragon
15 Chinchilla Chinchillas are two species of crepuscular rodents, slightly larger and more robust than ground squirrels. They are native to the Andes mountains in South America and live in colonies called "herds" at high elevations up to 4,270 m.
16 Ferret The ferret is the domesticated form of the European polecat, a mammal belonging to the same genus as the weasel, Mustela of the family Mustelidae.

Epic lol lol lol lol

17 Snake Snakes are elongated, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes that can be distinguished from legless lizards by their lack of eyelids and external ears.
18 Chipmunk Chipmunks are small, striped rodents of the family Sciuridae. Chipmunks are found in North America, with the exception of the Siberian chipmunk which is found primarily in Asia.

I think it is unfair to keep a chipmunk but they are SUPER CUTE!

Used to have one but ran away.

19 Lizards

Lizards are small and therefore easy to handle, they do need specific care, but get
It's cage maybe a cage mate, decorations, food, food and water bowl, and then,
That is all!

20 Hermit Crab


21 Bird
22 Mongoose
23 Ducks
24 Goats The domestic goat is a subspecies of goat domesticated from the wild goat of southwest Asia and Eastern Europe.
25 Ducklings
26 Monkey Monkeys are haplorhine primates, a paraphyletic group generally possessing tails and consisting of approximately 260 known living species.

This is a true opinion

27 Cows Cattle—colloquially cows—are the most common type of large domesticated ungulates. They are a prominent modern member of the subfamily Bovinae, are the most widespread species of the genus Bos, and are most commonly classified collectively as Bos taurus.
28 Frog Frogs are a diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians composing the order Anura.
29 Leopard Gecko

They are sweet and come in many different colors but if you wont feed bugs they aren't for you

30 Sheep The sheep is a quadrupedal, ruminant mammal typically kept as livestock. Like all ruminants, sheep are members of the order Artiodactyla, the even-toed ungulates.
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