Lea - posted on 06/30/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
I would like to get my son a pet for Christmas. He loves animals. He will be a month short of 3 years old. We already have a small dog whom he now treats very well. Hes also about 6 months ahead developmentally. I babysat my friend's cat for 2 weeks but he got too excited and was too rough or chased the cat so my husband says no cat for a while. I was thinking maybe a small aquarium and some goldfish or other kind of fish. If you have experience with this age of kids and pets / fish please tell me what you think. For example, do you think its good for him or not; what is the lifespan of these fish; do you think he could handle it if it died? At one point there was an aquarium in his classroom at daycare but I think it got taken out after too many kids stuck their hands in it.