Deciding what attributes are best for your family is important because different small animals have their own unique behaviors. For example, hamsters and guinea pigs interact differently with children compared to a gerbil or chinchilla.
Petland knows that you can’t rush the sales process. Anyone preparing to take home a first pet needs time to understand what it takes to care for even a guinea pig or hermit crab.
We already know that pets benefit human health and enhance our quality of life at all stages. People living with pets report less stress and a greater sense of wellbeing. Research has shown that having pets in society results in an overall decrease in health care costs....
Having an animal companion has been shown to help to reduce stress and blood pressure, increase a child’s sense of responsibility, teach compassion and promote an interest in conservation. And we are not just talking dogs and cats here.