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Small Furry Pets for children under 8?

My brother is six now, and he wants a pet. he has been crying. Hamsters are to small, and we already have a dog. My mom is allergict to cats.

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I would get either a bunny or a guinea pig! Bunnies can be really sweet and friendly but some bunnies scratch and bite and thing but my bunny is VERY friendly and sweet doesn't bite or anything oh and btw bunnies aren't a pet u can hold in your arms they just want to be active! And a guinea pig is an animal u can hold in your arms and are very sweet some even give kisses I don't have a guinea pig but I used to have one and it used to sit on a towel in my living room and just chew on a carrot!! Both animals are very sweet but If u want an animal to hold in your arms I'd get the guinea pig and if u want an animal that u can watch jump around and run then I'd get the bunny!! But whatever u choose to get, GOOD LUCK!

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We got him a turtle! He got it 4 his 7th b-day!
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a rabbit or is he afraid of small pythons

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rabbits take up too much space
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rabbits are alot of work and need a special diet
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I don't really enjoy bunnies
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Get another dog or a bird or a rabbit or a duck

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not alloud
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Y not.
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We live in a mansion, and puppies will ruin the house and pee all over!
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A rat? Or a turtle its not furry but it lives a long time and grows up big!

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Guinea pig

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too much responibility for that age
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Guinea pigs are great,they are very social little critters that love attention.

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are they cuddly
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Yes,they are...Ican't remember the type,their are long and shorter-haired varieties...the long-haired is really cool,and are surprisingly cuddly.
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No they are not ur just talking to ur self
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Maybe a cute little bunny or maybe a turtle

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Not to be a party pooper, but...at six is he old enough for the responsibility? Or will mom, dad and big sister end up with feeding and poo duty?

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ya u are right
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he's been crying!!!
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Don't give in!! Don't let him just cry for what he wants
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Well if he cries then give him what he wants.
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A bunny or a chinchilla

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Chinchillas bite
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were not aloud to get exotics
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I don't like both of them
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Bunny or Guinea Pig! :) both are very personable and it will help build responsibility

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Bunnys need very special diets i volunteer at a rabbit rescue and they need food pellets water and romaine lettuce daily
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Oh here's one a horse or pony I have a horse since he was a pony since I was 6.
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suggestions:
furry:bunny,hamster non furry:
turtle,fish,frog,lizard
pig(?)
gerbil
bird
chicken
rooster
hen
guinea pig

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Guinea pigs are furry
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so are pigs
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And y a pig
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A bunny !!

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A bunny rabbit!:)

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Hamster or a small anole lizard. They live up to 17 years and grow up to at least 10 inches long.

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we want an animal with a short life
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Really then bye a grown up dog
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Rabbit, rat, guinea pig, chinchilla, or gerbil. I think the bet would be a guinea pig unless they are too small, because they are good with kids and are very easy pets. Rats also make really good pets and are great with little kids, very friendly, and also quite smart. Rabbits are also good pets, and I would recommend Hollad Lops or Dutch Rabbits as being some good breeds. Chinchillas are a lot of fun, but can be more delicate and high maintenance.

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Bunny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I would say guinea pig
I have one and she's so cute and soft !!

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yeah guinea pigs our cute but you need a lot a space and you would need to get more then one
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What about another dog? Guinea pigs are great too

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hamster

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a fluffy beagle

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a guinea pig, gerbil, or bunny

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pomeranian

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I have Guinea pigs. They would good for kids under 8.

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small is a relative word. Children under eight however either a kitten a pup or a guinea pig

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Get a guinea pig or a small dog

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Guinea pigs live to be 10 years old so if that's too long maybe a rat

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a rabbits a good starter pet, they are more laid back then a hamster and like to be held

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everybody is answering rabbit, guinea pig something like that. but ive had multiple rat and not one has bit me even when i got them from petco. and they arent much for food the most expensive thing is the cage.

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Guinea pig, ferret, bunny, chinchilla(they require a lot of upkeep though), another dog(smaller breed..? Thats all I can think of.

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rabbit, ferret, chinchilla, rat, guinea pigs

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a toy Pomeranian or a Pomeranian or a betta fish

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ether a bunny,guinea pig, or for extra responsiblity a chinchilla

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no guinea pigs and rabbits are too munch work thier outdoor animals
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I've had a lot of rodents so here is what I've learned=
Chinchillas: Like to bite, hard to catch and mine was an escapee artist (and they are SUPER hard to take care of)
Guinea Pigs: They're are good pets, pretty friendly, generally shy, but they stink really bad! In order for them to not stink you would have to clean they're cages almost everyday!
Rabbits: THEY ARE THE WORST SMELLING RODENTS EVER!!!!
Mice/ Gerbil: Not the nicest or most playful animals ever,but they're okay
Rats: I got some for my little brother (they were Fancy Female Rats) and they were very playful and smart! My brother was 8 at the time...They do stink like all rodents but not as bad as Guinea pigs or rabbits, it takes them about a week for them to warm up to you if you play with them consistantly.They would sleep inside my brothers shirt while he was watching TV, and they were really sweet! My brother would walk around outside while they were on his shoulders.But it takes them a while to get use to you and at first they might bite annd they will definately hide. Also it would be better if you got two(that were the same gender) because it makes them more social.

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I vote for chinchillas...easy fluffy cute and great kid pets.

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Hmm... that's a hard one. Would a guinea pig do? they're so nice and cute but you have to be careful with them.

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a Bunny !

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legally you must be 18 or 16 and up to own a pet

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Sugar glider

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no suger gliders sleep during the day
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Well a puppy German Shepard, puppy poodle, puppy Chianina

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pompoo! its a dog about as big as a beagle

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how about a fish they live in a bowl the onley thing you haveto do is feed it

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ferret

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Yeah I think a Ferret is a great choice
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hamster,mice,girbil,rat...........

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Well, first of all, can you handle one more pet? Do you have time for another pet? Do you have the money for another pet? Those are very important things to think about before getting another pet. Is it even necessary for another pet? You have to think about all that. I know how it feels like to want to make your crying brother happy, but you know what, you can't have everything you want in life. Maybe it's not necessary for another pet, and you know, you'll just have to deal with it. Be happy with your dog, spend more time together, get closer and soon enough, you'll love him/her more then anything in the universe.
If you've talked it though and decided to get another pet, then here are some pets I'd recommend getting:
1. Dog
Since you've already had experience with a dog, then maybe getting another dog would be easier, and your dog could have a buddy to play with! Take this test to find out which dog is best for you!: http://animal.discovery.com/breed-selector/dog-breeds/questionnaire/page1.html?q=1
2. Fish
Easiest pet to handle. Give it a home, feed it, clean it's tank. That's all. Super easy.
Well, hope this helped! Bye!



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yorkie:)
the dog

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bishon fris sweet kid friendly EASILY trained lil dog and they are hypo allergenic

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get him a indoor pet not a guinea pig or rabbit

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