I think an 8 year old is ready for any kind of pet. He is old enough to go to puppy training and learn how to train and treat a dog. A cat is always a great pet but it's nice if the child can remember the kitten stage that goes by so very fast; Which an 8 year old can do. Personally I do not like fish because most of the one's I've had die quickly and that's hard for a child to deal with. Hamsters and mice are nice, but if you already have cat's it's really just a matter of time before someone forgets to close a door or cage and the cat's will kill them, plush their cages need regular cleaning or they start to smell. Just remember, at the end of the day, no matter how old the child is, the pet is ultimately your responsibility.
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