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Bunny As Pets For Kids - Good Choice?
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Are you a parent with a child who constantly asks for a pet? Is your child at the age when you are beginning to trust them with a little bit of responsibility? If so, then maybe it is time to add another member to the family. Studies have shown that children who daily care for pets have a higher responsibility response, get better grades, and are more likely to partake in leadership positions. But now you must decide what type of pet to get. Dogs are 15 years of expensive and time consuming responsibility, cats require high veterinary bills and can be a bad choice for children, reptiles come with special requirements and smelly environments, and fish don’t seem to fit the bill for your children. The best pet for a kid is a bunny.

Why choose a bunny as pets for kids:

1.) Bunnies are low maintenance, clean, friendly, and entertaining pets. They can be easily adopted at animal shelters or found from breeders in your local newspaper or on sites such as Craigslist, and they are relatively cheap pets to acquire. They are good for children because they require less responsibility than a dog or a cat but still enjoy being played with and petted. They do not carry diseases, and if cared for properly, are clean and do not smell.

2.) If you do decide to adopt a bunny for your child make sure to explain to them that a bunny is a living creature and requires respect and care. It is important during the first month that you help your child care for the bunny. This is to teach them good habits so that someday they will be able to fully care for the bunny themselves. But also be sure that you do not do the work for them, it is important for the child to recognize it is their responsibility to care for the rabbit. It is also important to teach your child how to properly hold and handle a rabbit. Sometimes children forget their strength when handling smaller animal and can unknowingly roughly handle a bunny. Teach them how to gently pick the rabbit up and support the hind end while securing the body to their chest.

3.) As for cleaning habits make sure that your child fully cleans the cage once a week. This is easiest with an indoor bunny cage that has a flat bottom and is big enough to fit your rabbit, a litter box, some toys, and a pile of hay. Beyond cleaning they must daily check to make sure the bunny has water, pellets, and hay. It is also important that your child takes the bunny out of the cage on a daily basis and plays with their pet. If you are nervous about how much time your child will actually play with the bunny then think about adopting two bunnies. They are very social creatures and getting two bunnies does not require much extra work yet can lead to a much happier bunny.

So with a these good reasons, you should choose a bunny as pets for kids. Your child is ready for some responsibility and a new best friend. So consider getting them a bunny as thier first pet.


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