There are many furry little friends to choose from and anytime a pet is going to join a family, it is an important decision. Every member of the family should be included on the decision, as you are making a decision to give that animal a home for his whole life. Do your research on the different small animals that you are interested in and make sure that their needs suit your lifestyle and expectations.
You must make a commitment to provide them love, comfort, exercise, grooming (if needed), good quality food, water and a safe environment. As a first pet for a child, small animals can sometimes be an ideal decision because children can participate more actively in their care. Our Safari Guides are here to answer your questions and for additional information you can visit our Care Sheet section.