First of all it is important to know that even though your little promise to care for the animal, at certain times the responsibility also it will fall on you, so you must know that you’ll also need time to give, to any small distraction, you care of the mascot.
Before choosing a species it is necessary to know why the child wants that animal and not another, why a kitty or a dog? Really feel empathy with that animal, or is that a friend has one and he also desired?. A pet requires attention, affection and above all dedication, it is necessary that your child is willing to take it and not see it as something temporary that may change if he is bored
It is important that your pet fits also the lifestyle and needs of the family: for example a large dog requires physical activity, that take it a walk would have time to do this?, and if the cat that your child wants to leave hairs everywhere they will tolerate it?, these and other questions are important, because the idea is that the new animal adapts to family life as well as you to him
All pets require attention in different forms, for example a fish will need someone with time to take care of and maintain the Aquarium, a dog requires game, education, activity, a cat of mimes, discipline, without taking into account their hygiene, physical, food, medical needs. Take this into account
If your child is very small it is likely not have enough maturity to take care of a pet, in older children perhaps easier, this factor must also consider it
If you want to please him and give mascot asking is important to make it clear that this will not happen with every animal he wants, also if you have other children all must be in accordance with the newest member of the family, otherwise one could ask “your animal”, which would become a problem
It is important that your child understands that an animal is being live, not an inanimate object such as a bicycle or a video game, you’ll need your care the rest of his life, if you think that your little understood it perfectly, perhaps be prepared to have a pet
Having a pet at home helps children develop responsibility, empathy and nobility to animals, collaborates in its social development and even in their self-esteem, in addition to being great companions in the hours of play, but before a decision is required to assess the above points
A beautiful lesson would be to have at home an adopted pet, if you have thought it we offer you some articles about how to adopt a cat, how to find dogs to adopt
If you think that you have the space, the conditions and that your son is also ready you can consider giving a new pet.