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Make The Greatest Pets
the children always begging for a pet or another pet?
don’t want a cat – there’s that whole litter box thing.
You don’t want to train a puppy, plus what about when you want
to go away for the night? Birds make such a mess and
can be quite noisy. And then there’s those
we found out we were expecting our first child we decided to decorate
the nursery in tropical fish decor. Then we thought a
fish tank in the room would be perfect for the “white noise” and for
a nice little night light. So we bought a 10 gallon
tank set that cost about $40 for everything but the fish. We
had no clue about caring for fish, so we only got a few fancy guppies
that were about $3 each. How cheap!!
knew we’d become addicted? Well, me anyways.
We learned that guppies are live bearers, meaning that they have
“live” babies instead of laying eggs and they can be all sorts of
pretty colors. Needless to say, we learned a few
things about raising guppies and haven’t spent any more money buying
fish (well, except for a few more different colored guppies and a bigger
tank to start breeding our own)!
are so easy to take care of and are rather
inexpensive to keep. We clean out their tank a little
bit each month and spend about $2 on food for them that lasts about 3
months. The kids all love the guppies – their
pretty colors and especially watching the babies grow. I
love the guppies because they’re cheap, relaxing, neat, quiet and they
teach the children about responsibility with having a pet.
before you jump down their throats about not having a pet, tell the kids
to consider some guppies. If you’re looking to do
some more research on them, check out guppies.com. There
are plenty of tips and people there that are willing to answer all of
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