pet for a 4 year old

@lou1982 (122)
June 26, 2008 4:21pm CST
I'm wanting to get a pet for my 4 year old whats the best to get?
6 responses
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
26 Jun 08
I would suggest a fish. It would be something that is easy for a 4 year old to maintain.
• United States
27 Jun 08
oh my . I had probs too with fish . Until I got a betta . They usually will come with a bowl and everything . I actually have had mine for a year now and that is carzy .I never before that had one last more than 2 weeks.
• United States
27 Jun 08
My daughter has a Beta Fish. It is easy to maintain. She doesn't, usually, maintain it. The top reason for a getting a kid an easy to maintain pet is because you are likely to have to take care of it yourself no matter what they promise.
@metschica25 (5409)
• United States
27 Jun 08
A betta fish those are lovely fish and very easy to take care of . You might wanna try a hamster or rabbit those are pouplar for young kids . Puppies are always nice , but you would know best . A puppy would be the little ones best friend . Maybe a cat ? Depends on what you have in mind , because for the most part you would be looking afer it .
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
28 Jun 08
Hamsters and rabbits are horrible pets for young kids. Hamsters sleep all day and are delicate. Rabbits are fairly delicate also and easily harmed. With supervision, either choice would be okay. But if you're expecting the kid to take care of them, neither... hamsters are a 2-3 year commitment and rabbits live over 10 years.
@lou1982 (122)
28 Jun 08
whats a Betta fish? i`ve not heard of one of those before do they live in cold water?
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
28 Jun 08
A stuffed one. If you want to get a pet that you're expecting a 4 year old to care for, that's all you can expect. Either a stuffed pet or a virtual pet. If you mean a pet that you will take care of, but the 4 year old might (repeat: might) also enjoy, then consider what type of pet YOU want.
@bdugas (3584)
• United States
27 Jun 08
i say get a dog, one that is a pup and can grow up with him. He will learn to protect him as he grows with him, lbs are good dogs and if you get it as a pup then they will grow together, teach the child to care for him as it is his pet. To feed him and brush him, they will be great friends.
@Emma30587 (402)
26 Jun 08
What about a Mazy, Colin and Alife- Dont worry everyone, She knows what I mean!!! (Shes my sister!)
@itsina (55)
• United States
26 Jun 08
I would say a kitten. They're fun to play with, but they don't require constant attention, because chances are your kid will get bored of it sooner or later. They're also really easy to take care of, because you don't have to take them on walks or wash them like you do dogs. Also they poop in one place, which is always good.