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 Bantams of this breed might also make good, sometimes-indoor pets with constant supervision.
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Trying to find some more in-depth research on having a fennec as a pet. Could you recommend any good sources? I'm also curious to know if they are the type of pet that would be good for a stay-at-home mom homeschooling a few WELL behaved children who know how to respect animals. If not, possibly a suggestion? I also have an energetic but well behaved cocker spaniel that loves other animals, be it my husband's chickens, my daughter's cat, or the east Texas fox squirrel that thought I was its mommy. We have a serious kind of love for our pets around here. :-) I'm hoping to find an "inside" animal, and our dog will be the only other animal inside. Am I barking up the wrong tree here?
One of the most overlooked dog breeds in terms of making good indoor pets is Papillons.
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Thanks for your comment. I like PetSmart! I just find their selection of rabbit food, hay, and treats to be very unhealthy. Any chain pet store will be good for cage supplies and certain toys. I just really want people to steer away from feeding their buns junk food. :) Children love their pets—and for good reason. Creatures large and small teach, delight, and offer a special kind of companionship.
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When I began searching for the perfect pooch several years ago to keep me company, I researched all the best small dogs that are known to be good indoor pets.According to this : “The recommendation of NASA is to use 15 to 18 good-sized houseplants in six- to eight-inch (203 mm) diameter containers in a 1,800-square-foot (170 m2) house.” (PDF) has a good list of specifically which plants are best at filtering each chemical and which plants are toxic to indoor pets.One of the most overlooked dog breeds in terms of making good indoor pets is Papillons. Due to their high intelligence, sensitivity and compassion towards people, Papillons are usually used as seizure alert dogs and therapy dogs. Since Papillons are easy to train, they’re often used as show dogs as well. Papillons don’t shed too often and they don’t suffer skin allergies. When you're looking to add a pet to your family, there are many options to choose from other than cats and dogs. Plenty of cuddly and furry pets are more compact, easier to care for, affordable, and don't require as much attention. Small pets are good options for children older than 5 because they can be a great way to teach responsibility, says Dr. Jennifer Graham, assistant professor at Tufts University's Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. To decide which small animal might work as a family pet, you should do as much research as you would when choosing a larger pet. Some of the most popular small pets, such as hamsters and guinea pigs, might look similar but are very different in terms of their needs and how they interact with kids. But if you're looking for small pets that require less interaction and are just fun to watch, a gerbil or even a chinchilla might be right for your family. When deciding on a small pet for your family, consider these six options -- some traditional and some unusual -- and before you welcome the right pet into your home, keep in mind that each one has unique needs and characteristics.Dogs, cats, hamsters, goldfish. Ho hum. Everybody has those same, boring kinds of pets. You want something just a little bit different. But what, exactly? Something exotic? Something unusual? Something ... dangerous? We don't recommend , but we've put together a list of 12 relatively easy to obtain and easy to care for pets that are just off the beaten path. They may challenge you with their slightly unusual needs (and in certain circumstances, they might not even be legal), but if you want something unique, these animals all are potentially good choices.There are a few considerations that you must look at; they include: size, shedding, children or no children, and amount of time spend alone. Mid sized and lap dogs obviously make great indoor pets. If you are looking for a large dog, consider a great dane as they are very calm and feel comfortable in small spaces. With respect to mid size breeds, labradors are perhaps the most popular as they have great personalities, easy to train, and are very affectionate. Other mid sized breeds that make great pets for staying indoors are Jack Russell Terriers, Beagles, Scottish Terriers, Spaniels, and Poodles (these are just the most popular so don't dismiss another breed automatically). All of these are smart and can be well trained. They generally don’t bark much which is good if you have close by neighbors. Yorkies also make a good breed for our indoor needs but some owners have reported issues with children and Yorkies if the child comes second (although I feel that this is more of a training issues.)