A pet or companion animal is an animal kept primarily for a person’s company, protection, or entertainment rather than as a working animal, livestock, or laboratory animal. Hamsters are fun and active pets. They are nocturnal which means they can be a disappointing pet for children because they’re fast asleep during the day and then they emerge just when it’s time for bed. If they are disturbed from sleep they may bite and their eyesight isn’t great so they’re easily startled by sudden movements. Better known as sea monkeys,” these tiny crustaceans are essentially foolproof starter pets that even small children can enjoy. They’re available in kits. Children need only add water and watch these tiny live shrimp emerge, become active, and grow.
Then there are the additional factors that set this apart from a “natural” example. Dogs are a domesticated species, and both species have come into contact through their use of the human settlement’s dump, which could affect their behavior in myriad ways. When thinking of travelling with another pet animal than a dog, a cat or a ferret, you should check the legislation of the country of destination. Rules have been laid down at European level only for a few animal species, among which pet birds.
Although the animals your child sees in the woods or parks may be cute to look at, they can be dangerous as pets — they aren’t used to being around people and may carry diseases that can be transmitted to your child. People mistakenly believe they can tame a wild animal. Instead, you should teach kids to stay away from animals in the wild, and never to touch, feed, or try to take an animal home.
Keeping wild animals as pets is appealing to many people, but it is important to keep in mind that there are problems with keeping wild animals as pets. Pet animals may be allowed to travel on buses, ferries, light rail and in a taxi if it is confined in a box, basket or other container as required by the NSW Passenger Transport Act and regulations However, permission is still required by staff or the driver.
Animal companionship also helps lower a person’s blood pressure and cholesterol levels. And studies show that having a dog increases survival rates in groups of patients who have suffered cardiac arrest. Dog walking, pet grooming, and even petting provide increased physical activity that strengthens the heart, improves blood circulation, and slows the loss of bone tissue. Put simply, pets aren’t just good friends, they are good medicine.