by Payden Sanders, 3rd grade // Illustration by Lydia Tanner, 1st grade
Every household with a child should have a pet! It keeps the kids happy for one thing! But there are sooo many other reasons I can name that help you and your child!
Having a pet would teach the kids responsibility. 58% of parents say that having a pet teaches their kids responsibility. On a regular bases the kids would have to:
›› Give the pet food and water
›› Clean the cage ( if the animal has one)
›› Make sure the pet itself is clean
›› Make sure the pet gets enough exercise
›› Make sure the pet is healthy
›› And so on.
You can get small pets. When I say small I mean small. You could get a fish, or a hamster, or bugs (in a cage of course!). There is actually a place in Japan that sells plankton and other really small pets!
Who says the pet has to be real! You could get a Tamagotchi. A Tamagotchi is a small circular device with three buttons. You turn the Tamagotchi on and a random pet spawns. Then you use the buttons to interact with the pet, but if you don’t take care of the pet it can die.
I hope you can consider these reasons so you can make the best decision on this topic. I hope to see you next time!