Guinea pigs and rabbits are really good because they don't require a lot of care and they love hugs etc!!! I wouldn't recommend hamsters because although they are adorable they are also nocturnal so if kept in her room they might disturb her, also they don't really enjoy hugs because of that. I would definitely research any types of animal you are considering, just so you're absolutely certain you can take care of it.
A puppy will be the best choice honestly. I know people who have multiple pets but their favorite is the dog. They're just fun and outgoing, and laid back when you need them to be. It would just be a fun experience for your daughter(s) to have.
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It depends on what her lifestyle is like and what kind of budget you are willing to put in. For instance rabbits should be spayed or neutered, and are best in pairs. Guinea pigs prefer small groups and the males should be neutered. Hamsters are good small pets but can require special care - for example, Campbell or Winter White dwarfs can develop diabetes - despite common misconceptions about being "easy" pets. They should be kept individually. Rats and ferrets are very interesting, intelligent animals. They require lots of mental stimulation and should be kept in groups. Males should be neutered and ferrets should be descented. Cats should be spayed/neutered and they require litterbox cleaning. Dogs the same, except you have to maintain the yard, not a litterbox. Also, dogs require plenty of attention and physical activity. Reptiles, fish, or amphibians are unique and interesting, but aren't "cuddly."
All pets require veterinary care for the best quality of life.
it depends on their responsibility and amount of time at home. If you guys are home a lot and the girls are responsible enough, get a dog. But if you guys go on vacation a lot or go out a lot, get a cat, fish, or other animal that can take care of himself/herself.
if it is her first pet honestly i'd recommend dogs or cats. surprisingly reptiles and such are not good first pets because they require more careful attention than larger animals. hamsters and guineas are also good. and you can never go wrong with fish
My sister is 13 i am 15 We have a sheep, horse and dog. I also have bunnies. I think a lion hair dwarf bunny is an easy, great, small animal to take care of. We walk them on harnesses at the park and let them run around. they are amazing and cute. :)
im 13 and have rabbits. rabbits are cool becuz there are so many different kind that you can fit one to your personalty kinda like a dog. they teach responsibility and u can make good strong relationsipswith them. and they are very easy to care for. u can even litter tain them and take them for walks. but dont buy from a pet store. most of the time they are to expensive and can cary deases. buy from a breeder that can tell u how to care for the animal and which breed is best for your inviroment and living conditions.
if your active i suggest a boxer i have one and he loves to play he will curl up with me at night and sometimes ill wake up to him under my blanket. boxers are hyper and energetic they are loyal and lovable they can play for hours and hours and if you like running prepare your running shoes "mom im taking the dog for a walk" i dont think so try mom im going running with the dog