Tiny Toy Poodles For Sale
Many kids can't comprehend that a parent doesn't want to get a pet because they understand that the kids aren't going to wind up taking care of the animal. It will become the parent's responsibility regardless of whether they wanted one or not. It should be explained to the kids that they are going to have to contribute to the care of the animal.
A good starter pet to use to gauge whether your child is ready for a pet or not is a goldfish. They are relatively easy to maintain and can be happy and healthy with a minimum amount of effort. If your child can't properly care for a goldfish then a dog should be out of the question. Disposal of a dead goldfish is a lot easier than most other animals too.
Cats still require a lot of maintenance though. They must be fed and cat boxes will need to be emptied. Litter that is full is often very smelly and can odorize an entire home in a very short span of time. If you've ever been to someone's house who does not clean up after their cat, you know that the odor can be overwhelming.
Once a pet is brought home, it should be made to be as comfortable as possible. Consider that this poor animal has known only confusion and temporary homes for all of its life. Make the transition to the forever home as simple and easy as possible.
Small dogs can often become prey items for larger predators. Birds of prey will take small dogs as food at any opportunity that presents itself. Other large dogs can kill them as well. It only takes a small amount of rough housing from a Lab or a St. Bernard to damage a small dog. Housing them indoors and away from other animals is ideal.
Birds are another animal that can be considered, however they can be very high maintenance. Some of the larger and more intelligent species require constant care and supervision. An animal with the brain capacity of a child can cause all sorts of problems and get into all sorts of trouble.
When your kids scream at the sign at the pet store that says, "tiny toy poodles for sale" you should be ready to give them what they want, only if they show that they are capable of helping to care for the animal. You can test them with small pets in the meantime to gauge how well they can contribute. Consider that they might want a dog but would not give that dog a great home to live in.