Whatever it is, do not expect him to be able to care for it himself. I know a lot of people that get pets for little kids and expect them to care for it themselves and they just can't handle the responsibility. My daughter is 3 and we have numerous family pets. I have two horses, three dogs, two cats, a sheep and a tank full of fish. The fish are just hers but I sometimes have to help her remember to feed them. Fish are great easy pets for little kids but if he wants something he can cuddle, try a hamster. If you are looking for something for the family, try a small dog, like a beagle or a jack russel or maybe a cat. My daughter enjoys helping to care for our animals.
at 9:17 AM on May. 1, 2012