My daughter wants a pet....

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@xboxboy (5578)
August 24, 2008 2:07pm CST
we have drawn up a short list that we will agree to. 1...a goldfish. (a bit bland and boring) 2...a kitten (fluffy and cute) 3...a puppy (quite demanding) 4...a grizzly bear (we have issues with the size of the litter tray) 5...a whale (not happy with the cost of plankton) please advice.
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@mummymo (23707)
29 Aug 08
HMMMMM Well seems to me your lovely daughter is getting a bit spoiled these days! lol Goldfish are indeed quite boring and don't live very long, she already has a kitten and a cat, puppies well if oyu got a puppy the cats would bully it and whales need to much water and are also quite bring plus they make a noise that can be heard for hundreds if not thousands of miles! So all in all I guess a bear would be best and we just happen to know of one who is no longer busy here on the Lot - at least if you got him for your daughter we would all know how he was doing! xxx
• United States
26 Aug 08
I think that you should get her a kitten. I have had a cat before, and he was very low key. lol. He was very independent, and he was pretty easy to take care of. I have a dog now, and he requires a lot of attention and maintnance. Sometimes even if you just leave him in the other room, he becomes lonely very fast.
@soooobored (1187)
• United States
25 Aug 08
I will advise! Get her a frog!! They are about as high maintenance as a cat (daily misting, about weekly cricket feeding), and most of it is about creating a beautiful environment. Great pet, highly recommended!!
@magna86 (1787)
• India
25 Aug 08
well its depends what you can afford!! but still it is good to a puppy!! a cute and a adorable puppy!! which could be her friend, her bodyguard, house keeper, house guard, and still many more roles to play!!!
• United States
25 Aug 08
Well, I've always been a dog person. And I don't know how you would feel with a medium sized dog. Puppies are demanding so it would be wise to adopt a dog that's around 2 years of age. Or you could get a cat around the same age. Having a young animals isn't wise if you can't give them lots of attention.
@Pigglies (9330)
• United States
25 Aug 08
Go with whichever pet you can afford (not the initial purchase of the pet, but the actual cost of care too, vet bills, etc.) and the pet that YOU want. Because ultimately, your daughter will get bored and you'll be the caretaker. Take a look at your local shelter or rescue.
@drannhh (15226)
• United States
25 Aug 08
By all means get her the whale, but make it clear that she will be responsible for feeding it! Hey, I thought she already had a kitten...?
• United States
25 Aug 08
is your daughter over 8 if she is not i will say 1.goldfish
• Philippines
25 Aug 08
i suggest a pet that is amphibian like turtle... amphibians are versatile but not trainable like cats or dogs or monkeys. but turtles are cute and eats certain grasses.
• United States
25 Aug 08
a kitten is the best there awesome and not demanding.
@palonghorn (5481)
• United States
24 Aug 08
Puppies and kittens are cute, I would avoid picking the bear, due to the fact that if the bear is not fed, it might just feed itself. The whale might be a consideration as long as it gets to stay in the ocean, it could be tagged and she could contact whale watchers who could update her on her pet whale.
• Philippines
24 Aug 08
I was stunned with the idea of a grizzly bear and whale. I do want a whale, but not grizzly. Anyway.. How old is your daughter? If you've seen her that she is responsible through her toys and other stuffs at home. get her a kitten or a puppy. It teaches her to be more responsible. Pets can be training grounds for kids. Someone told me that through pets you can see how a kid will handle their own child when they grow up.
@seabeauty (1480)
• United States
24 Aug 08
Get her the Cat. You don't have to walk it and it will go to the bathroom in a litter box. They can clean themselves too. With a dog you either have to wash it or you have to pay a groomer plus it needs to be walked unless you have a fenced in back yard that you could just leave it in all day long.
@metschica25 (5401)
• United States
24 Aug 08
Hey hey Did you ask your daughter what she would like ? Yes, a goldfish can be boring , but they are usually ones first pet ! You could always get her a betta fish ! Those are so easy to care for and you only need to feed them 2 times a week . Also they are much bigger and a beautiful colors with a nice fin . Anyway , you could do a kitten since they are not as needy . You could do a puppy , but I think that will tuen into a family pet
@Rosekitty (19370)
• San Marcos, Texas
24 Aug 08
Oh heck..get another Kitty..you can't go wrong with us...hee heee..besides i'd hate to hear you complain about cleaning out the litter box since she wouldn't of a Grizzly..lol..
@bunnybon7 (51539)
• Holiday, Florida
24 Aug 08
a kitten is the least work to train. depending on how gentle she is also. and if she will keep the litter box clean once its trained. and get it fixed for not getting more kittens and that will be the best bet.
• Philippines
24 Aug 08
it really depends upon the age of your kid. but personally i think a puppy would be more appropriate and they are soooo cute
• United States
24 Aug 08
Well, I have two cats and a dog. Both the cats and the dog make great pets. With cats, you can litter train them..we still have problems with the dog. They make very rewarding pets. I have learned that cats are smarter than dogs, but dogs bark when someone pulls up in the driveway. If I had my choice of pets, I would choose to have cats! There's good and bad over both animals. One way to determine which pet is right for you is to write down the pro's and con's of each pet. The one with the most pro's will probaly be the best pick of animal for you! Good luck with this.
• India
24 Aug 08
wel i would really suggest going for a puppy. dogs are much more friendlier and better in maintainence that is really not expensive in taking care of them. also fish wont be that interactive and cats can get little fierceful at times...
@cyberfluf (4999)
• Netherlands
24 Aug 08
A goldfish would be the easiest to take care of but also a bit dull and boring. It depends on her age and how much responsibility is suitable with that. A puppy is very demanding, needs training and might not be suitable for a small kid unless you are planning on putting a lot of effort into the pet yourself. It needs to be walked lots of times and small children don't see that coming and you have that coming for the next 10 to 15 years. Cats will be around for the same amount of time but don't need to be walked and they can curl up and cuddle just as easily. Indoor cats are even easier to look after then outdoor cats and they need less shots from the pet. If you are going for a pet that needs attention but not 'parenting' and your daugther likes cats this could be a great pet. I'm a big catlover myself so it's easy for me to say cat, and I guess I will . Good luck working things out! p.s. when in doubt just take the whale and put it in the pond in your backyard, lol