Children and Small Pets

There are numerous proven benefits to keeping pets in terms of child development – pets facilitate a sense of responsibility and help build self-confidence. A child’s social, emotional and cognitive development can all be encouraged by interaction with a pet. However, bringing even a small pet into the family is not a decision that should be made lightly. It first must be a commitment by the parent, not the child, as they will ultimately be responsible for the pet’s welfare.   Unfortunately, rabbits are typically regarded as a good childhood pet. However, keeping rabbits in a way that does not […]