Some popular small pets for kids include hamsters, rabbits, Guinea pigs, rats, gerbils, chinchillas and ferrets. These are all options that children of all ages can help care for and enjoy.
Pets of all shape and size teach children about responsibility, because even the tiniest animal needs food, attention and proper care. However, small pets are more compact, affordable and easier to care for.
In order to decide on a small pet, it is important keeping in mind that each one has unique needs and characteristics.
A great starter pet is Guinea pig because it is gentle and sociable. Hamsters are easy to care for, but also difficult to handle. Gerbils are fine for kids who don't want to be involved, while rats are ideal to create a strong bond with children. Chinchillas and ferrets are pets more to appreciate by watching instead of interacting, whereas rabbits are more playful.