Caring for pets is a wonderful way children can learn to be responsible and compassionate members of society. They make for great "teachable moments" for little ones just beginning, and encourage curiosity and inquisitiveness. A pet can be a playmate, a calming friend and a means of communication for some. But before you take the plunge, there are many things to consider such as the child's age and personal preference, for example. Below are links to some informative and fun pages.

Pets and Kids

Taking into consideration factors like age and temperament, what's the best pet for your child?

Is it wild?

Bringing wildlife into your home

A proper wing trim

It can save your bird's life and change her behavior.

To pair or not to pair

Do you want your friend's undivided attention? Can you find homes for all those babies?

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