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Common reasons to get a pet as a family

It’s no surprise so many people want to bring one or more pets into their home.

But there are different motivations for buying a pet. Some of the most common include:

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  • Companionship – single people and families alike look to animals to provide companionship. Unconditional love is rare in life, but it’s surprisingly common among certain pets. Having a pet who’s utterly devoted to you is appealing to many people.
  • Entertainment – Pets shouldn’t be welcomed into the home purely as a form of entertainment, but it’s a natural by-product. Most people have, at some point, played with an animal and experienced joy. Whether it’s playfully teasing a cat to chase a laser pointer, or letting a hamster run loose in the house inside its ball, most families get great enjoyment from playing with pets.
  • Benefiting your child – As we’re going to discover throughout this guide, your child will benefit from the presence of a pet. Mental and physical health will both be improved, while life lessons will be learned along the way.

 

What kind of pet is right for your family?

Fish

Small, inexpensive fish like a couple of goldfish can be a lower maintenance pet to care for and observe. Learn how to care for these fish before purchasing them. Feeding is once a day  They require clean tanks cleaned once a week, and they can be particular about their feeding.

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The relative ease of keeping fish makes them perfect for young children as a learning tool.

 

CATS

Most cats like to spend time inside and outside, and will usually live for 15 years or more.  A cat is seen by many as requiring less effort than others.

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A cat with a proper temperament can be a wonderful and loving companion for a child. Pick a gentle cat that won’t be easily frightened.

Dogs

A dog can give a lot of affection and makes a tremendous companion, but requires daily work and care.

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Dogs are loyal pets, who love to play and need a lot of care and attention. They’re a good option for families who are looking to teach children responsibility

 

Hamsters / Gerbils

Hamsters provide younger children with a good chance to interact with a small animal. Gerbils are more awake during the day than at night. They require bedding, a good cage, an exercise wheel, and special food.

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Like fish, they don’t take up much room in the home. It’s for this reason they prove such a popular option.

 

Rabbits

Rabbits are sociable creatures and will thrive when cared for as a family member. Rabbits can be quite affectionate and intelligent. It is important to learn the proper way to pick up or hold a rabbit so as not to hurt its back.

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Rabbits are small enough for a cuddle, but again heighten the responsibility levels of a family. You also have the choice of whether you’d like an inside or outside bunny.

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MDTECH7 specializes in consultation, entrepreneurship and international business development, especially in Central and South America. The firm provides its clients with a service package that includes business development services, marketing consultation and professional guidance by leading Israeli and Latin American experts

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