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I have three children. They are 2, 5 and 7. I was thinking about getting a pet for them, since we dont have one, but i wasnt exactly sure what type of pet I should get for them. Any suggestions?

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A friendly dog! They're great with kids and don't break easy(reference to kids breaking toys all the time)

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Thanks for the suggestion! Any particular type that I should get?
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Collie
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Lab or Golden retrievers. Don't buy from a puppy mill. You'll get an inferior quality dog that has been malnourished, inbred and probably deformed in some way. Call your local vet, obedience trainer, or dog club and ask for referrals.
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You should get a short haired farm collie! - I love them :)
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Phlorence_602

A horse.

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Get a dog.

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SuperGeek64

Whatever you do. Don't get a dingo.

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Phlorence_602
Lol
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Phlorence_602
Read my profile nowwww!!!!!
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Bahaha!!
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SuperGeek64
Okay...... No need to scream.
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Or lea's profile!
She did a blog..about us:)
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what is a dingo
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SuperGeek64
Countrygirl_Pride already showed me....
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He already knows Phlo!
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SuperGeek64
Beat Phlo to the punch. Bwhahahahahaha! >:D
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Phlorence_602
He does?? Ugh...what was his reaction?
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SuperGeek64
You could just ask me that -___-
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Phlorence_602
Your comments take a long time to appear
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Hm :/
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Lol. Justin, in my notifications, you still come up Mustang_Salty. XD

Phlo: he said "Wow...... Incredible. Thank you for sharing that with me."
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Phlorence_602
Ah, ok thanks :(
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Ughhhh -___-
That was supposed to be a smiley face
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HA! XD


I bet Dillon actually cried when he read it. :o
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I was gonna say.......
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Hahah!! That, I doubt lol
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I know I shed a few bacon shaped tears......
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You was gonna say.....
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Why does his comments delay?
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They're fine to me. :o
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Mhm.
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African Rock Python. . .or, a dog.

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dogs are really good for social life cat for a calm companion you should watch dogs 101and and cats 101

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Alright, thanks
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3 fish so you wont have to feed them they'll just eat eachother

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Oh, boo!
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Boston Terriers make great first time pets and they are great with kids!!!

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I would suggest a Guinea Pig. They are so cute! They are about the size of a medium sized bouncy ball and love to play and see their owners. They also rarely bite. I have owned two and only 1 time one but me in the past 3 years and it was because it was upset I'm sure. They are really great fun little critters. I highly recommend researching about them before you get one. They also like to live with someone else or else they will get lonely so I suggest getting 2. Research first and find if its the pet for you. Highly recommended!

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Thank you! I will be sure to check them out!
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Your welcome!
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a nice, friendly dog.

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Red parrot !

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Depends how much time patience and effort your willing to put in, maybe consider adopting a shelter pup first though, children like to help and it will be rewarding for everyone:)

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Mouse :-)

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I would say get a dog

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A rabbit can actually make a good family pet, if you can take care of it properly. Your kids can take him/her for walks using a harness. I'm sure with three kids, him/her will get enough attention.

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They can be litterbox trained, too!
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I know, we did that with ours. :)
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Little ponies, rabbits, hamsters, dogs, pot belly pigs, or guinea pigs....

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A dog is great! You could get a mixed breed dog (they're always the best) from a rescue in your area. A dog the size of a beagle would be great for your children. Any other questions, just ask. :)

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Dogs !

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Angel_Eyes, I like it!
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Thanks credit goes to Black Rose 54.
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Aw, I thought you got it from Love and Theft. XD
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Angel Eyes by Love and Theft is an amazing song
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No sorry Country Girl Pride but I do love that song here you guys go. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HuPM1Gbls0
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:O JOSH LlSTENS TO LOVE AND THEFT?!?!?! :D <3
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What's the video called, I can't get it
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Angel Eyes by Love and Theft.
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It's Angel Eyes by Love and Theft !
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Ha , ha we said it at the same time jinks !
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Oh lol, well I witnessed it so jinx to both of you, I'll have a coke and a roast beef sandwich please
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Ha , ha Thanks for the sandwich Josh don't mind if I do lol.
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Lol, I'm having a Mountain Dew anyways
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Funny thing: I just took a shower (yeah, I know, at 4 in the afternoon... XD) and I was singing Angel Eyes when I got in, then all of the sudden, it came on the radio while I was taking a shower right after I sang it. :D
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Haha there's a little bit of devil in those angel eyes she's a little bit of heaven with a wild side got a rebel heart at counrty my oh why there's a little bit of devil in those angel eyes.
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A cow and or a dog

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A pit all ire depens on the owner who trains them I gr up with pit bulls

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It depends on the amount of maintenance you are willing to provide. Hamsters, chinchillas, rats, or other small animals would be best suited for older children, as small children don't really understand how to be gentle with them, and the animal can easily get away from them. Guinea pigs and rabbits are good, but require a large space and frequent cleaning. Plus, rough handling from little kids may make them want to bite, and piggies are social animals so you'd need at least two.

Fish would be good to teach the children responsibility. If you get a decent aquarium setup you could let them each pick out a different fish, and they can help feed the fish and clean the tank.
I don't have much experience with birds so I can't give you much advice there, but I imagine the same advice about the small animals applies to them.

So that leaves dogs and cats. Either of which would be a good choice. I would suggest going to the shelter and picking a pet based on their temperament and health, rather than just the breed or the looks.

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If you can definitely supervise your two smaller kids with a guinea pig or rabbit, they really do make wonderful pets. You can litter train them, too. Just a note, they should not stay in their cage 24/7. Rabbits especially should free roam your house whenever you're home, just like a dog or cat would. And expect to spend a fair amount of money at first - budgeting $200 for all of the initial purchases for any animal would be a good start.
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Thank you for all this information! :)
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A pet lawnmower, so once they get old enough...

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Now that's thinking ahead!!!
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a small friendly dog.

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chiwawa :)

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They are yappers!
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I love dogs

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Love me some doggies! :o
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Miniature schnauzers are great with kids!

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I am a cat person. You have to appreciate the foibles of a cat in order to have one as a pet, though.

Go to your local humane society and let the kids see what pet they would like (either a cat or a dog). Also let the pet explore your family, too. Those places usually have a room where the pet and the family can "interview" each other. It may not be a good fit for either of you, so don't be disappointed right away. If there isn't a good pet this time around, try again in a month.

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Very sensible advise! I gave you a star!
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Definitely a rabbit, I have six of them and their babies are the cutest of any animal.

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It is true that they can be litter box trained isn't it?
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Yep, I've seen liter box trained rabbits. But I don't have any.
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A dog :) Yorkshire terrier or a Maltese they have human hair, so they won't shed. They are lovely pets I have a Yorkie myself, but they are very delicate I wouldn't use a collar because it might hurt her trachea.

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Plan on doing a lot of combing!
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A puppy

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nice choice...
i love them
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Anything but a fish. Something that's fun to play with

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My first pet was a fish
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A cat. I suppose.

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SugarGlider LIKE A BOSS.... i really want one but im sadly not allowed

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the best thing is to bring a bird or a parrot you'll gonna have a lot of fun he talks he sing i have a parrot and a canary i love them and you can buy a fish ALL people buys fishes

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dude get a dog they can be easily trained and they love kids they love to cuddle with kids dog is mans best friend

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A hermit crab can be fun. But if you want easy to take care of, coupled with an air of mystery, get a pet rock.

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I think getting a corgi would be great. If you are worried about shedding get anything mixed with a poodle but corgis are very kind loving dogs but they do shed a lot

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Plus they are very stout dogs when full grown and and if they are nit well trained can knock down a small child.
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@souixbeehoney your just being paranoid
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the corgi or the poodle btw my corgi is full grown and shes not even 1 foot tall
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you should get a puppy!

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for a family of 3 kids, i would suggest a dog or a cat. ferrets make great pets too. it depends on what qualities you want it to have. dogs are playful, cats are loving and more independent, and ferrets are like a mix of the two in a tinier animal.
parrots can also be great, but aren't much of a pet for kids.

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Short haired farm collie, their playful, good with children, and are very loyal.

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Get a pit bull we have a 2, 4, 4, and 7 year old kids and we have 3 pit bulls they love them and they are so grate with the kids, just make she you get one from a good rescue i suggest villalobos rescue center.

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It would depend on your lifestyle.If you are a stay home mom,then you could have any kind of animal. Are there any allergies in the family. Check the local foster/adoption/pound for a dog or cat/young.terrier hair or poodle hair will be less shedding or a shih.tzu type dog. Some breeds need to be groomed frequently- keep in mind. A guinea pig is another great all around pet.birds-small parrot or paraket is good. Need a yard or a dog will need to be walked.weigh out all options

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Horse or dog ...

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are u sure??i will send my dog to you immediately..a golden retriever ..

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guinea pigs. they make GREAT pets. buy one each for your kids. all girls work best! there are so many guinea pigs out there that needs a good home.

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Okay, first of all, find out what kind of pet they want. If you're getting one for each, give them some choices. For any reptile, Bearded Dragon, Ball Python, or Cornsnakes are super easy to tame and handle. For a bird, try a parakeet or a finch, but check up on the pet to make sure it's ok. For a rodent, mice and rats are SUPER easy to care for, but vet care can be expensive. For a dog, a Chihuahua for a small, gentle and easy to walk dog. Great Danes are super great with kids, but if the child is walking them, they will not be able to control the dog. Usually, there;s not a breed of cat, but one of the most sweet breeds I've ever owned are York Chocolates. They're actually "show" cats, and were apparently bred for that. They cost quite a bit even as a kitten, getting up to 1500 dollars! Luckily, most of the York Chocolates I got were from shelters or discount sales because they were not sold within 3 months after weaning. My first pets as a child were Pond Koi, a type of japanese fish that get up to 16 inches long. they were all females so they didn't breed. I ended up selling them to a nearby neighbor for his new pond when I moved.

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a dog or a horse

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guinea pigs are great pets!

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it really depends on how much time you and your kids will have to spend with the dog, how much room you have in your house, how much barking you and your neighbors can tolerate, how much excersise you can give him, and how much money you're willing to spend on the dog.

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The Shark that tows this surfer, while he is fishing:
http://www.icastweb.com/surf/

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I would suggest a fish for a first pet they are easy to maintain and dont need to much care and if you aren't the kind of person who likes cleaning out tanks then put in some sucker fish they'll eat the algae and keep your tank clean!(if its your first time having fish i would recommend fresh water fish):)

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A bird or a cat!

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I suggest getting a hamster. I have a baby teddy bear hamster. He is so cute and he has the biggest ears ever! I love him so much and my dog, cat, and lizard dont seem to care about him at all.

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I would say a dog. Dogs can be loyal, loving, independent, smart, outgoing etc. I have two Boston Terriers and one shih-tzu. I've had all types of dogs but me personally I've always connected with my Bostons! I love them so much <3 But any animal will do if they are trained well! c:

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