Pet Adoption is a Big Responsibility!



A grown-up helper will help you research the animal assigned to your group. Click on the animal assigned to your group below to start learning about your animal. Your helper will also have books about your animals that you can look at.

ASPCA Site about Guinea Pigs: http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/small-pet-care/guinea-pig-care.html

ASPCA Budgie (Parakeet) Care Site: http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/small-pet-care/bird-care.html

Goldfish Care Quick Basics: http://animal-world.com/encyclo/fresh/goldfish/information/gold-fish-care.php

Next, click on the links that match to your animal below to find out how much your pet, its home, and its food will cost:

Guinea Pigs:

Guinea Pig: http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3893724&lmdn=Pet+Type

Skinny Guinea Pig: http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3893723&lmdn=Pet+Type

All Living Things Deluxe Guinea Pig Kit: http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2752701

Food: http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2753461



                    Blue Parakeet: http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3893770                       

                     Green Parakeet: http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3893769

         Rare Parakeet: http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3893771

Parakeet Food: http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2753491

Parakeet Starter Kit: http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2754294



                Shubunkin: http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3955233

                Oranda: http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3954150

                Sarasa Comet: http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3924454

Aquarium Kit:  http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3477414

Gravel: http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3571147

Goldfish Food:  http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3302103

Next, your group should discuss the following questions:

1.       What do they eat?

2.       How much do they cost?

3.       How much does their food cost?

4.       Where do they live and how much does their house cost?

5.       Where do they go to the bathroom?

6.       Do they bite?

7.       What temperature do they have to live in?

8.       Do they need a lot of exercise?

9.       How big will it grow?

10.   What do you need to do to take care of it?

11.   Will it be happy in the classroom?

12.   Is it noisy?

13. How does this pet act?

After you have talked about these things there are two more things to do. First, fill out a "Care Chart" for your pet.

Then, design a poster of all the fun facts you learned about your pet that you want to share with the class.

Now you are ready to make your presentation to the class!  Show us your poster and your care chart - and act out for the rest of the class how your pet will act.

After each group has had a chance to present, we will vote on which pet to adopt in our classroom!  Good Luck!


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    Description: Care Chart for completion by each group

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    Description: Group Discussion Questions

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