Parents Pet Guide

Top exotic pets for kids is a parents guide in choosing your child’s first best friend, you might be considering adding a puppy to your home but for many children adding an exotic pet is a much better choice. With allergy issues high today in kids often dogs and cats can cause allergy flare-ups and even asthma attacks, but you will find very few if any kids who are allergic to these types of animals. Care is less demanding which is another benefit parents will find to cause them less anxiety and stress, no matter the pet, parental supervision is recommended to guide your child how to care for their new best friend the best.

First Pets For Kids

This article is for parents and guardians of children in search of information to help them choose their child’s first pet, you will find the pets recommended in this article from the Hartz website. Often puppies and kittens are more demanding than many children are ready for when choosing their first animal to care for, and one of the best things parents might like about these is there is no potty training required.

Top Exotic Pets For Kids

Many parents and guardians might be feeling anxious about inviting an exotic pet into your home, many of these types of pets are not considered as domestic animals. You will find exotic animals are typically not native to the United States, so now what are your best choices for parents to consider adding to their home? Exotic pets list choices is growing larger as time goes by, so you can find even more choices than I have shared in this article if you research on your own.

  • African Clawed Frogs
  • Dwarf Clawed Frogs
  • Fire Bellied Toads
  • Northern Leopard Frogs
  • Pacman Frogs
  • AFrican Grey’s Parrots
  • Canary Wing Bee Bee’s
  • Cockatoos
  • Lories
  • Anoles
  • Bearded Dragons
  • Ornate Box Turtles
  • Chinese Water Dragons
  • Chinchillas
  • Giant African Land Snails
  • Hedgehogs
  • Gerbils
  • Hamsters
  • Guinea Pigs

Other Exotic Pets

  • Kinkajous
  • Coati
  • Primates
  • Racoons
  • Opossums
  • Skunks
  • Snakes

For more on the types of exotic pets in more detail you can visit the website The Spruce Pets

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Guinea pigs are one of the most popular exotic pets for a child’s first pet

What To Consider?

Probably the most important thing parents and guardians should consider is how much care is required when choosing a pet, you want your child to enjoy this new experience, so easy to care exotic pets are your best choices. The United Veterinary Center recommends these as low-maintenance choices.

  • Flying Squirrel
  • Chipmunks
  • Prairie Dogs
  • Degu
  • Hedgehogs
  • Skunks

Exotic Cool Pets

Many older children will more likely be more interested in exotic cool pets to impress their friends, so what are your choices of this type for your child?

  • Chinchilla
  • Sugar Glider
  • Capybara
  • Bengal Cats
  • Squirrel Monkey

These are the coolest exotic pets especially recommended for teenagers since they are in need of more care, but what teenager would not love to brag to their friend that they own one of these super cool pets?

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Sugar Gliders are without a doubt a cool pet any child would love to show their friends

Exotic Pets

Any kid who owns an exotic pet is receiving a special learning experience, most require very little room and are perfect fits for a child’s bedroom. Great choices for kids with allergies and asthma problems, you need not potty train or walk them and maybe one of the best things about them most live an extremely long life. To learn in more detail the benefits of owning an exotic best friend visit Dr. Laurie Hess on the Pet Health Network website, if you can’t trust a dedicated vet like Dr. Laurie Hess who can you trust?

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What Is On My Mind Today?

Exotic pets are not for every child or every family, I have been a pet owner my entire life but I have never owned an exotic pet myself. Oh, there are many of them which tempts me to add to my home, but I recommend you seriously consider all that is involved when choosing an exotic pet for your child and your home. This article is to open your eyes that there are other pets available besides puppies and kittens, even though my heart belongs to puppies and dogs, you have many other options when choosing your child’s first family pet.


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dena briley · June 16, 2019 at 7:52 pm

Great article! I don’t think that parents think about other types of pets unless the frequent a pet store. My kids had a bearded dragon and we had so much fun with them and they did not require a whole lot of care; however, we did need to make sure the temperatures is their aquarium was accurate as they are a desert critter. I do think other pets can be a lot of fun and interesting to watch.

    Jeff · June 27, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    Thank You Dena
    I wrote this article so parents can be more open to what is available for pets for their children, you will find many of the exotic pets
    require less care and are great choices as first pets for a child.


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