Knowing how to pick out your firt pet is very impotant!If you don't know how to pick out your first pet then your first pet experiance could be a total disaster!Follow these steps and your first pet could be just what you and your family wanted!!!
RESEARCH-Research is the most important step there is! Even if you think research is not that important you thought wrong! If you don't research the kind of pet that would be best for you and your family then getting your pet could be a disaster! You need to find a pet that best suites your family. If you have young children then a small pet like a fish,rabbit,or a hamster would be a good choice. If you have older kids then you could probably get a dog,but even then you need to mahe sure yoe get the right kind of breed.If you did research and you think a dog would be a good choice for your family, try talking to a breeder and see if they agree with the kind of dog you are planing on getting.
Pet proofing your house-Before you get your pet you need to make sure your house will be suitable for your pet. If you are getting a hamster,bird, or any other small animal that could fit in a cage you need to mahe sure you have a cleared desk,or dresser that you could put the cage on top of.If you are getting a dog or a cat you need to make sure you have a sleeping place for them.You need to have a place to put there cage and you also need to make sure you put away any chewable or scrachable objects.You also might have to put down newspaper in pets cage so it does not go to the bathroom in its cage.Lastly if you are getting a big dog you have to mahe sure you have enough space so it can run around.You should not get a big dog if you live in a small house or a apartment.
PET SHOPING- Once you know what pet you are getting you have to get the right stuff for it. once you get to a store here is what you need to get.If you are getting a small pet you wull need a cage,food, food holder,and a water holder.If you are getting a dog you will need a bed, a leash,toys,coller,name tag,food and water bowl,and a cage if you do not already have one.You will also need care and grooming supplies.
YOUR PET AT HOME- Before you pick up your pet make sure you have a place for it to ride home.If you are getting a cat or dog hold it in your arms so it does not jump around, and if you are getting a animal in a cage hold the cage in your arms as well.Once you grt home mahe the intruoduction slow so the prt does not get scared.If you do all of these steps then you will hane a great experiance with your pet!!!