Psychologists recommend that parents, choosing a pet for their child, take into account factors such as age, temperament and habits of the future owner.
According to experts, it makes no sense to have a cat or a dog for a two-year-old baby who can’t take care of his pet.
Children from 3 to 5 years old are advised to choose fish, birds or rabbit. This is due to the fact that the child will still need the help of adults in caring for the pet.
At the age of 5 to 9 years, a child can master such duties as feeding, washing dishes of a pet, combing out.
But these actions are best done under the supervision of parents. You can already add cats and dogs to the previous list.
Children over 9 years old become almost independent and understand that the pet needs proper care. And here you can rely on their taste and desire.
But, choosing an animal, you need to take into account the temperament of the child.
Hyperactive children will always be happy with the dog. Ideally, this could be a spaniel, a lapdog or a pug, as well as a labrador or a collie, who are capable of acting as educators themselves.
It is better for calm and quiet children to give a small rodent, a canary, or a parrot. Dogs and cats can help those that will force the child to take action.
A pug or spaniel will do, they will stir anyone by virtue of their playful character.
Melancholyans get along well with fish and cats, as these pets act soothingly and normalize the nervous system.
Funny moving children will be happy with any animal. Parrots, rats, dogs, hamsters and cats are suitable for them.
It is necessary to take into account such factors as the features of care and the presence of allergies in the child, the size of the living space and the financial costs of food, toys, care items and veterinary services.