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    Re: good classroom pet?

    Yeah...the whole mongoose thing.

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    Re: good classroom pet?

    wow, you learn something new everyday! i had never thought of that

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    Re: good classroom pet?

    What about chickens? It desn't seem ordinary I know but they would make good class pets. THey have very large feeders that you could use for the weekends. You could buy a pen for them and then when it was time you could let them run around the class room. I know here they sell a very decent sized coup hat has a pull out tray and such like bird cages. If you wanted to take them home that would be fine because the chickens that I know wake up between 6-7am every morning. THey are very pretty and there are tons of vareities and sizes. But make sure you research if your gonna get a rooster especially because in certain breeds, roosters are pretty much un-handalable.


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    Re: good classroom pet?

    Thanks for the suggestion, Jake... unfortunately I'm not a big chicken fan and - don't be mad but - I don't think they're pretty. Sowee!! But that sure is an original idea! I don't think there are any classrooms in Hawaii that have chickens as pets!!

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    Np. Lol. Why would I be mad? lol. I wish my teacher would have chickens lol. Its ok that you don't think chickens are pretty. haha. My mom thinks there dirty and nasty. I'm not aloud to have any. hehe


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    Not to mention, they (the chickens) are every were you look. They are like wild cats here.

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    Re: good classroom pet?

    I'm sorry if this has been mentioned before, but what about raising catepillars into butterflies/moths, and then releasing them once they mature? I remember we did that a few times, it was awesome watching the little critters eat and form their crysalis!

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    Re: good classroom pet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Albe View Post
    I have heard that stick bugs are good pets for kids, dont know much about them though, They could be interesting classroom pets.
    ooo that's a good idea. I had one in the second grade. They aren't complicated at all.

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    Re: good classroom pet?

    Well, I got a little update that they're NOT doing renovations this summer (and has already been pushed back a couple of years!!) and they'll be doing it either sometime during next school year or possibly during next summer - bummer!! So trying to find a pet will be put on hold until I hear word of when they're gonna start the renovations. Urgh. Guess we're sticking with fish for the time being.
    Quote Originally Posted by XYZZY View Post
    I'm sorry if this has been mentioned before, but what about raising catepillars into butterflies/moths, and then releasing them once they mature? I remember we did that a few times, it was awesome watching the little critters eat and form their crysalis!
    Caterpillars aren't readily available all year round it seems... during the time there is an abundance, we usually raise them in our classroom (as we talk about life cycles).

    Also, I'd like to avoid bugs (except caterpillars) as pets since the kids constantly play with bugs outside and it just creeps my assistant and I out (I get all itchy!!).

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    Re: good classroom pet?

    Chickens certainly have very smelly poop, not the sort of thing you would want in an enclosed space!

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    Re: good classroom pet?

    I agree with LC -- if the animal can't come home with you every Friday night and return every Monday morning, don't do it. It's cruel to leave an animal in a locked classroom for three nights.

    Certain "pocket pet" species (hamsters and hedgehogs come to mind) are primarily nocturnal, so being forced to live in a classroom isn't healthy.
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    Re: good classroom pet?

    I was also thinking that chickens would be cool classroom pets. If they are laying hens then the kids could take the eggs home... Here in South Africa many schools for low income families keep chicken & they have vegie gardens as part of their feeding schemes. So chicken are duel purpose 'pets'...
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    Re: good classroom pet?

    When I was a 3rd grade teacher I had a dwarf hamster in my classroom named Peanut. She came home with me every Friday or the kids would sometimes sign up to take her home for a weekend and they loved that!
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    Re: good classroom pet?

    From what I've read they aren't big on being touched
    depends on the bun and the treatment it recieves

    however they dont tend to do well in classroom situations as they can be easily stressed by loud noises and sudden movement.

    piggers can be good, they are easily handled and do settle down with time, they do need veggies daily though... and i wouldnt leave them alone on the weekend


    also chickens are too difficult and their poo contains ammonia or something, i know i looked into rescuing battery hens but their coop needs to be kept quite far from human habitation, they would not do well inside...

    class pets can do well, but a great deal of planning needed. like rach said piggers can be good. just be aware that they can be shy to start off with and the kids will need to go in slowly and quietly and hand feed them some veggies for them to come around.

    i do think class pets help to teach compassion, especially to children who may not have siblings or pets at home to learn from.

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    Re: good classroom pet?

    You guys should check out www.PetsintheClassroom.org. There is a grant available called Pets in the Classroom that provides up to $150 to K-6th grade teachers for the purpose of purchasing a classroom pet and/or pet supplies. It's really easy to apply for and you hear back within a week as to if you will receive it.

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