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The 5 worst (and 3 best!) pets for kids that aren't cats or dogs

Dogs and cats are at the top of the human-pet love pyramid for a reason: they like people, they'll willingly live with you, and they're relatively easy to care for. But if you can't or don't want to have a dog or a cat, and have a young child who desperately wants a pet, you may be wondering what are the best pets for kids (or conversely, the worst pets for kids). Here are some great – and terrible – options. The worst pets for kids Are mice, gerbils, chinchillas, and hamsters good pets for kids? No. These sort of "pocket pets" are fuzzy and small, so you might think they'll be great for your children, who are also small....

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