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pets for kids?

Are there any cheap to maintain pets that would be good for a 6 yr old boy?
(obviously a dog is out of the ? for now)
And no hermit crabs.
:)

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mommymeg03

Asked by mommymeg03 at 11:52 PM on Mar. 24, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • hamster
    sandypops

    Answer by sandypops at 11:55 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • I would get a goldfish. Pretty cheap startup, still teaches responsibility, and kids like to watch them.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 12:02 AM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • well i was going to say a small dog. lol but thats out of the question... i would say a turtle, all you need is a tank and habitat, i would prefer the small ones that stay small and is a land turtle,:)
    Armywifelovely

    Answer by Armywifelovely at 12:12 AM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • a cat!!!! go to a shelter or the humane society....i went there and found the most sweet loving gorgeous fluffy cat and because she had been there so long the adoption fee was only $25....i buy 40 lb bags of cat food and cat litter that last months and cost $10 each...i absolutely love my cat and she's a huge part of the family...she gives us so much love and happiness, i can't imagine not having her so i always say go with a cat for an inexpensive pet
    aliishott2

    Answer by aliishott2 at 12:17 AM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • get a fish thats the cheapest pet
    elias1mamma22

    Answer by elias1mamma22 at 1:42 AM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • Goldfish all the way. Name it Nemo. lol
    Happypancake

    Answer by Happypancake at 9:36 AM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • My son has a whites tree frog-- he lives in an aquarium and is pretty low maintenance. Otherwise fish might be a good choice.
    MizLee

    Answer by MizLee at 10:31 AM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • IDK but I Would advise against the turtle they are EXPENSIVE to maintain. You need an expensive heater to keep it alive and without it the turtle will suffer and die a long slow horrible death.
    fatcat0908

    Answer by fatcat0908 at 10:42 AM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • We are working with guppies right now. It's cheap start up. When they die, they are cheap to replace. We're on like our 10th guppy.
    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 10:50 AM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • I would say get a beta. or a goldfish.
    lady-J-Rock

    Answer by lady-J-Rock at 10:55 AM on Mar. 25, 2010

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