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Which pet suits us?


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  1. Your offspring wants a dog or a bunny? How to find the right pet for your family
  2. Does a rabbit / guinea pig go with us?
  3. Does a dog fit in with us?
  4. Does a cat fit us?
  5. Do fish fit with us?
  6. Does a hamster fit us?

Your offspring wants a dog or a bunny? How to find the right pet for your family

Children love animals - and love to have their own pet. The only question is: which pet suits us? We show you the pros and cons of the most popular pets.

Does a rabbit / guinea pig go with us?

If your child wants to take care of a pet that can pet and cuddle it, rabbits and guinea pigs are suitable. But your child should already be so responsible, always with care to handle the animals.

Maintenance: 2 to 3 times a week is a cage cleaning, otherwise it starts to smokey. It is fed in the morning and in the evening. Costs: The acquisition costs are relatively high. Cage (100 euros), accessories (30 euros) and care material (10 euros) go into the money. Monthly come about 30-40 euros for food and litter.

Does a dog fit in with us?

Dogs are great playmates and companions for children who are already out of early childhood. But keep in mind: Dogs need a lot of space and attention. If the little ones do not feel like it, you have to go and care - in wind and weather. Family-friendly breeds include Australian Shepherd, Golden Retriever and Jack Russell Terrier.

Care: Walk three times a day, play regularly and feed three times a day. Costs: Depending on the size 50-150 Euro / month. There are also veterinarian costs, insurance and Co.

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Does a cat fit us?

They like to play and can be very cuddly contemporaries - but also drive the claws off and on. Your child should therefore like to have company, but also accept, if Mieze wants to have their rest.

Care: In the country cats can stray outside. Animals living in the home need more attention. The litter box should be cleaned daily and the animal should be fed 2 to 3 times a day. Cost: For food, litter and veterinarian you should plan in the month 50-70 euros.

Do fish fit with us?

Your child wants a pet to cuddle? Then, of course, fish are not suitable. Patient, reserved and shy children who enjoy watching, but enjoy it.

Maintenance: Once a week you should change the water, which takes about 30 minutes. 1 to 2 times a day is fed. Costs: The acquisition costs are relatively high. The aquarium beats with at least 100 euros to book. In addition there are the costs for decoration and plants (about 50-80 Euro). The monthly cost of feed is low (about 5 euros).

Does a hamster fit us?

The cute rodents are nocturnal. During the day they rarely show up. Accordingly, they are more suitable for older children who may stay awake longer in the evening. The cage should not necessarily be next to the bed. The little ones are doing pretty good Rabatz!

Maintenance: The cage must be cleaned 2 to 3 times a week and the hamster fed in the morning and in the evening. Costs: In addition to cage (100 euros), feeding equipment (30 euros) and care material (10 euros) you should plan about 30 euros for food and litter.

Author: Ina Volkmer

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