Quite often, children desire a pet but aren’t ready for the responsibility of a cat or dog. You may want to consider an exotic pet. Here, your Niagara Falls, ON vet offers a few suggestions.
Hermit crabs aren’t the most interactive pets, but they can make great starter animals for young children. They’re very inexpensive and quite easy to care for. Plus, their intricate shell patterns and bright colors are fascinating to youngsters!
Anole lizards make great starter reptiles—they’re very small and easy to take care of. They’re rather quick, so they’ll need vigilant supervision when taken out of their enclosure. If your child is interested in owning a reptile pet, consider an anole.
Leopard geckos require a bit more care, resources, and attention than anoles, but they’re another great choice once kids are old enough to accept the responsibility. Leopard geckos are generally docile, and are one of the easiest lizards to handle that you’ll find anywhere.
If you would like further information on any of these exotic pets, or are wondering if there are other options out there for your child’s first pet, contact your Niagara Falls, ON veterinarian’s office today.