If you’re looking for a playmate for your child then no doubt it has crossed your mind to buy them a pet. However there is a lot to consider, I’ve narrowed it down to the pros and cons for each animal…
Pro – they’re so independent, they’ll ‘walk’ themselves, so no need to be taking them out every evening
Con – it might not set the best example for your child by staying out all night
Pro – buy your child a best friend for life (well 10-15 years anyway)
Con – do you really need another body in your bed?
Pro – it won’t break the bank to feed them, and they should be easy enough to replace if the worst comes to the worst
Con – limited entertainment value
Pro – by moving their ‘run’ around the garden it’ll save you having to mow the lawn
Con – if you have little chatterboxes at home then the constant ‘squeaking’ may not be ideal
Pro – it’ll take up limited space
Con – you do know that they’re most active at night – ring any bells?
Hens (and a Rooster)
Pro – eggs for breakfast every day
Con – cock-a-doodle-doooooo! Do you need another wake-up call?
Pro – cutest pet on the planet and you can enlist their help in hiding your Easter Eggs
Con – make sure they don’t think you finger is a carrot
Pro – a real life insey winsey spider that your child will love using to impress their friends
Con – they eat live crickets…
Pro – your child might grow up to become a championship jockey
Con – unlike ‘My Little Pony’ these tend to be on the large side
Pro – apparently they’re extremely intelligent creatures
Con – the real thing is far less cute and far less funny than Peppa Pig – snort!