Top 10 Best Pets for Kids

The Top Ten

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

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.

No I have a rabbit they are awful for kids because kids don't know how to handle them and they will fight if they feel threatened

In the picture you can not see it pooping.

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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 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.

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

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

I totally agree. gerbils are very good pets and I totally reccomend them to anyone

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3 Guinea Pig 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.

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!

YAY we are third! GO TEAM G PIGGIES

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4 Rat 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.

Kids will sometimes get scared by these guys. But when your kid gets used to it they will love it to death. And will beg you for more! I know from expieriance.

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5 Turtle Turtle

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.

6 Dog Dog Domesticated house hold pets that have evolved from wolves . They are sometimes bred with other species of wolves or dogs to create desirable purebreds or a new species of dogs.

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

Dogs are good family pets and mostly love kids! They will cuddle and protect them. The dog and kid will enjoy each other and will be lifelong BFFs.

Not for kids to care for on their own,
But they'll love a jack Russell chihuahua mix :)
So tiny! So cute! That or golden retriever or
Labrador retriever! Or even better, pug!

7 Fish

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.

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8 Mouse 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.

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...

9 Cat 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 colours and fur patterns. Contrary to popular belief, however, they are not truly domesticated.

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.

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

10 Hamster 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!

IT'S SOOO CUTE!

The Contenders

11 Horse 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

12 Ferret 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. V 1 Comment
13 Hedgehog Hedgehog A hedgehog is any of the spiny mammals of the subfamily Erinaceinae, in the eulipotyphlan family Erinaceidae.

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.😊

14 Chipmunk 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!

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15 Pig 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

16 Hermit Crab
17 Chinese Water Dragon
18 Chinchilla 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.
19 Lizards 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 Mongoose Mongoose
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