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I know a 12yr. old kid that loves animals she wants every animal she can find but see her pap dont really like animals but she really wants another animal she takes care of it but she dont know what to do please help.

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Asked by auntmeme611 at 11:18 PM on Jan. 29, 2009 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • I think that is the family's business if they get an animal or not. A 12 year old really does not understand the full impact of getting animals, from the care they need daily to the cost of vet visits, food, etc for the animal. It is ultimately up to the adult in the household whether the girl gets an animal or not, that decision should not be hers to make.

    Answer by AprilDJC at 3:42 AM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • Does she have any pets now? If yes, then that will have to be enough.

    But if she doesn't have any pets, it might be a good idea to let her get a small pet that she can have 100% responsibility for. Not a dog or cat -- something like a hermit crab, hamster, bird, or lizard. It can stay in her room, and be her responsibility, and not really affect her father. At 12, she should be easily able to handle that.

    Answer by at 4:24 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

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