Decided on a classroom pet!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Bec, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    Today was a very sad day at kindergarten. The class pet, Snowflake the bunny, passed away at the vet's office today [​IMG]

    The teacher would prefer to not get another rabbit, but is looking for ideas for a new class pet! She went a whole year without a pet and didn't like it at all. She takes the pets home with her on breaks and summer.


    Any ideas?
     
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  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Guinea Pig?
     
  3. silkypie

    silkypie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard (read) someone saying that Hedge Hogs are good class pets.

    Do let us know what you and the teacher end up deciding [​IMG]
     
  4. ksct

    ksct Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was going to say guinea pig as well. they're bigger than a hamster so kids can (carefully) handle it. other than that.... a fish a few fish? We had a guinea pig both in school and at home growing up.
     
  5. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

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    Gerbils are fun and easy.
     
  6. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Guniea pigs are very fragile and are easy killed if they're dropped. Plus, when they start squealing they're quite noisy. Nothing like a squealing pig to make a classroom full of kids start laughing. [​IMG]
     
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  7. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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    Why not a chicken? [​IMG] Rodents have a urine that is ungodly [​IMG]
    Plus with a chicken there is time enough in the year to watch it grow and change which would be a great thing for the kids to see happen. They could have a little time each day to talk about how the feathers grow and change colors.
     
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  8. TXmom

    TXmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    My daughter has class pets in 2 of her classes - in one class they have 2 guinea pigs, and in the other they have a hedgehog.

    DD is bringing home the hedgehog today and we get to keep him for the long 4-day weekend (Thurs and Fri are Fair Days...no school). I'll let you know how that goes, but it seems like they are easy pets for the class. They're solitary animals, so are perfectly happy all by themselves.
     
  9. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    And, as it gets older, you can put a diaper on it and let it walk around the classroom! [​IMG]
     
  10. TXmom

    TXmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Robin'sBrood :

    Gerbils are fun and easy.

    I definitely agree with this! I've had several rodents as pets, and Gerbils are, by far, the easiest and cleanest. Naturally they are found in the desert so they don't drink or pee much, so they're not stinky like other rodents. [​IMG]

    Rats are smart and friendly and easy to handle, but they STINK unless you clean their cage every few days...a week is too long.​
     

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