Kids and pets go hand in hand in my opinion. I was raised on a farm and having pets that I had to be responsible for helped me learn responsibilities at a young age. I had chickens, rabbits, goats, ponies, horses, sheep, cows, pigs, dogs, cats, and more. When I settled down and had my own kids, it was important to me that they also learned responsibilities by getting them pets when they were old enough to care for them. Of course, what kid is going to say no to having a pet? If like me, you feel that pets are an important part of your kid’s childhood, I’ve compiled a list of 5 of the best kid-sized pet enclosures to house your pet family members that are not cats and dogs.
The first option is a rabbit enclosure. It’s the perfect size for kids to interact with their pets, add food and water easily and to help keep the rabbit enclosure clean. The small size allows for it to fit in any yard.
Next up is a small chicken coop perfect for a couple of laying chickens. I remember collecting eggs as a child and it was something I would get really excited about. This chicken coop has a run as well as a nesting box for the chickens to lay eggs. It’s another kid’s sized pet enclosures to give your kids the hands-on experience that will help them learn to be responsible adults.
I can’t leave out guinea pig enclosures. I had a couple of them as a child and they used to follow me around like little puppies. They were the cutest and easiest animal to care for in my opinion. All they need is a clean cage, plenty of food and water, a lot of TLC and a place to get exercise. This pen is one of the best ones I’ve found.
Ferrets are another great choice although I’ve yet to own one myself. I’ve always wanted to but my parents always thought I had enough pets at any given time (and I did) so I never had one. I guess because I never had one that it didn’t occur to me to buy my kids one as well. It wasn’t until I visited a pet store recently that I realized how much I had missed out by not having one. I was watching them play and they were definitely amusing.
What was your most memorable childhood pet? Do your kids have pets?
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