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The Best Pets for Kids

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List of the best pets for kids, ranked by former kids, parents, and animal lovers. This list of good pets for kids includes the most popular kids pets like cats and dogs, but also good small pets like hamsters, fish, and even lizards. The best pets for first-time owners are those inexpensive low-maintenance pets that require the most basic care, but also allow children to take on responsibility. 

This list of the best pets for children includes pet reptiles that require basic feeding, as well as small mammal pets that might allow kids to play with them and even cuddle. Vote up those animals you think make the best pets for families with children to move them to the top of the list. If you believe a kid can handle a dog, great! Vote it up - and also check out this list of the best dog breeds for kids. If you don't think children should have even the best exotic pets, vote them down. This list includes the best pets for young children and small children as well as good pets for older children. What do you think are the best low maintenance pets for kids? Use this best pets for kids list to decide if your child is ready to care of an animal!

List Criteria: Low maintenance pets that children can help care for

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    new! Puppy

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    Kitten

    98
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    Adult Dog

    83
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Goldfish

    81
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    Adult Cat

    71
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    ranked high on reranks
    Guppy

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    58
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    often listed
    Parakeet

    57
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    Betta fish

    41
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    added by: finepia
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    Bearded Dragon

    36
    added by: JasonEverett
    Unlike the Iguana, which is fine when a juvenile around humans, but a danger to them when ... more
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    added by: dzisman
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  25. 25
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    Hermit crab

    34
  26. 26
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    Gecko

    33
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