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Pets are great for kids


Kids usually love to keep pets. While kids maybe exposed to pets through the family cat or dog, many children want a pet of their own at some stage.   Gold fish, guinea pigs, pet mice and rabbits are generally on city-dwelling children’s want lists for pets at some stage. While some kids will opt for more exotic animals such as tortoises and snakes, it doesn’t matter what type of pet they choose, as families decrease in size and we become increasingly urbanized the need for children to keep pets at home is more important than ever. Pets contribute to children’s healthy development in a number of ways.   Taking responsibility   They teach children to take responsibility for something other themselves. Pets need looking after. They have to be cared for, protected and fed on a regular basis. Cages need to be cleaned and water changed. &nbs...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)


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