Children encounter cute animals everywhere - at petting zoos, at the homes of friends, on television - and it's only a matter of time before you're faced with: "Please can we get a Komodo Dragon/puppy/pony? I promise to catch it lizards/feed it hay and clean up after it – I promise, please…"
Just so you don't have to experiment with every option, Parent24 did some research and came up with the Top 5 family pets – we hope this makes it easier for you.
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(Joanne Hart, Health24, May 2010)