Getting a new pet

United States
March 24, 2007 10:49pm CST
Three years ago, my cat of 18 years finally died. I'd like to get a new cat, by I have a very active three year old who is not always gentle. What would be a good age to get a new pet with that consideration?
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• United States
25 Mar 07
Sorry for the loss. I would suggest mabye when your child is able to walk and understand its not a toy. I got my first cat when I was 5, and I understood then. So mabye 4-5?
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
25 Mar 07
Im sarry about your cat, 18 years is indeed a long year for a cat's life. I also lost my dog two years ago and I was really hurt about it that i have decided not to get a new one. Its just too painful when they leave us behind.
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
25 Mar 07
Well I think kids a pretty good at learning at 3years of age, I think it is a good time to teach them how to be gentle and how to treat animals, I think you should get a little cat for your little one.