Most of the children grow up asking for a pet. Of course, the majority of those who ask think about the classic dog or the usual cat. Few think about asking their parents for a possum, which is in fact a really great animal, easy to care for, very affectionate and also cute. The problem of pets becomes bigger and keeps rolling like a snowball when the parents have the guts to buy their children a golden fish. For the little ones, receiving a fish as a pet is the supreme offense. Adults only think about the mess that a dog or a cat produce and do not take into account choosing a smaller and funnier animal for their kids, like a possum. The possum is an uncommon choice, but it is a very good one. The furry friend can be cared easily by anyone.
For the kids, the possum would be something new and exciting, because probably their friends never heard of such a pet. This is why they would be trilled to take care of the possum. A great thing about the possum is that it is very small and raising it does not require huge sacrifices. The dog would have to be walked three times each day and it may cause damage in the house and the cat is always destroying the furniture, not to mention that it can be found on the table all the time if the owners do not pay enough attention to it.
The possum is very quiet and friendly and for the kids it would be perfect. They could take the possum easily to the vet, while the cat would struggle against such a visit and the dog would run away and hide, as soon as it should figure out where it is going. Having a possum as a pet is way easier than having a larger pet and much nicer than having a boring pet, like a golden fish. The possum is a great choice and it is very good if the kids receiving it need to learn about the responsibility of caring for an animal.