Your child is excited about their friend’s new pet hamster.

“C’ mon! Please!? Can I have one?”

You’re not up for a furry critter getting lose in your house but what do you do?

Are there less high maintenance pets for kids? Ah, yes! Fish!

Continue reading this article to learn why you should choose a fish for your child’s first pet.

Fish Are the Best Pets for Kids and Here’s Why

Even though you don’t want the extra work of a pet, you know it is important for your child to learn responsibility. Fish will be your friends and allow you to make a parenting win.

No Loud Noises

If you live in an apartment then you might not be able to have loud pets like dogs. When you’re thinking of quiet pets — fish are about as quiet as you can get.

No Chewing Your Shoes

One of the biggest complaints dog owners have is that the dog gets into their stuff and chews it. Often that is a favorite pair of shoes and that is no fun.

No Escaping the Cage

If you’ve ever had a pet escape a cage and get into trouble, you don’t have to worry about this with fish. Make sure no one knocks over the fishbowl or the fish tank and you’re good to go. All you need is some colorful aquarium rock and you’re good to go.

Fish Can Calm You

Is your child in need of some soothing good vibes? Fish are known to cause a calming effect and can help kids take it down a few notches. Having a fish in the home could help them focus more when they’re doing homework if it’s near their workspace.

Fish Are Less Expensive Than Many Pets

It’s understandable that you don’t want to spend a lot of money on pets. You have kids to think about with sports, recitals and other sorts of other expenses.

Fish don’t require as much of an investment once you get the tank and everything set up. A little fish feed and accessories for cleaning and decorating and you’re good to go.

They Aren’t Needy

Fish are a low maintenance pet that isn’t going to get separation anxiety if you’re gone a lot. They also aren’t going to start exhibiting destructive behaviors like the aforementioned shoe chomping.

A Wide Variety of Choices

Whether you have a space that is small or large, you can find the right fish for you. Besides for a variety of sizes, there are also a limitless number of choices of beautifully colored fish.

Low Maintenance

You don’t have to worry about walking your fish or making sure it is properly groomed. There are no vet visits for your fish either.

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