Getting a new pet for my son

United States
July 14, 2009 10:44am CST
I'm looking to get my son a pet. He'll be 2 here in August and I'm looking for some kind of pet for him. He already has a fish that he helps me feed everyday, but I guess I'm looking for something a little more complex. I've been thinking about getting him a dog. Do you think I should? or should I wait? What other types of animals would you recommend?
3 responses
@eggnog (46)
• Philippines
15 Jul 09
Maybe you should give him a parrot, hes just a 2 year old and if you give him a dog or a cat your baby can get sick or ashma. Birds are good and parrot can talk, it can help your child to enhance his vocabulary.
• Philippines
14 Jul 09
I think you should get your son a golden retriever. A golden retriever is a nice dog, very playful, and kind hearted. They enjoy swimming, walking, and playing fetch. They need to be groomed when they grow up as adults because they usually shed alot of hair. They are house pets and should not be left outside. You would rarely find any form of aggression. They love kids and they love to be around people. I would also consider you to buy a beagle, they are fun and cute. But when they are bored, they can be very noisy, they bark a lot. They like to play and they are sweet. I own a golden retriever and she is very sweet. She does not bark though. She only barks when she is hungry and wants some attention. My brother owns a beagle and he is really cute. I think you should look it up. Shih Tzu are also cute, they are small dogs and you can easily care them. They are obedient to their masters, but can be harsh on other people. They easily bark. I would like to have a great pyrenees too. They are very big dogs and work as good watch dogs for farm animals.
@ShellyB (5243)
• United States
14 Jul 09
I would say wait and give him a toy dog to see what he does, also see him around dogs (from friends of course) and see his reaction, two is too young but each kid matures differently and it seems that he is doing well with the fist, with your help of course, so know if you get a dog, it might become yours, no matter what's your son age, that's a given.