The Perfect Starter Pets for Kids



Your kids are lucky. Ahead of them lies an amazing journey through the joys of pet ownership.  A journey that will introduce them to all manner of fantastical creatures from all parts of the world.

Maybe they’ll take the traditional route of birds, hamsters, turtles, rabbits, cats, dogs or horses. Or maybe they’ll take the road less travelled and opt for lizards, hedgehogs, snakes, pot-bellied pigs, pygmy goats, or even tarantulas and pythons.

Whichever route they chose, one thing is for sure. Ahead of them lies one of the most rewarding experiences a human being can have: the joy, excitement and responsibility of looking after another creature.



So, your kid wants a pet. Where do we start?

Well, the good news is there is no right or wrong answer. Although, giving your kid a tiger or a silver back gorilla might be taking things too far.

But all jokes aside, the most important thing at the start is to excite their sense of wonder and feed their curiosity for the world around them. And that’s where Kazoo's starter pets can provide them with the ideal launch platform.

Our starter pets, Krabooz (Hermit Crabs), Insectimo (Stick Insects) and Fish Tank TV (fish & mussels) give your kids access to some truly extraordinary creatures that will delight and engage them at every turn.

Not only that, but they will also teach them the basics of responsible pet ownership by starting them on animals that require very little maintenance.

Then, once they have mastered these, they can move on to animals that need more looking after and attention.

Kazoo starter pets (My First Pets) also provide a very practical solution for your household. They don’t take up much room, and require very little maintenance. It’s a win for the kids and a win for you.

So let’s dive into the weird and wonderful world of My First Pets by Kazoo!



How about we start off with Krabooz? Our range of intriguing and loveable hermit crabs.

Hermit crabs are bold, inquisitive and playful, and this makes them ideal first pets. They will happily explore their habitat, plunge into pools or move into the shells your kids provide for them.

They will interact with other hermit crabs, scurry happily back and forth across your hand or explore their surroundings.

And it is this energetic, playful nature that makes them such ideal starter pets. Well, that and the fact that they are easy to look after and cheap to maintain.

To further enhance the experience, Krabooz comes with its own complete range of accessories and habitats for your crab. Everything from enclosures, shells, food, substrate, humidifiers, ornaments, plunge pools and more.

There’s even a whole incredible backstory with four colourful tribez, unique accessories, different colour shells, engaging songs, cartoon videos and an interactive app.

In fact, there’s everything your child needs for a completely immersive starter pet experience.

So, take the plunge today and introduce your kids to the magic of Krabooz.




Speaking of weird and wonderful, let’s move onto our next extraordinary character. The decidedly extra-terrestrial looking stick insect. These odd little fellas have a backstory every bit as peculiar and intriguing as their appearance.

Not only do they imitate twigs right down to the shape, colour and the way they sway in the breeze, they can also reproduce without males, regenerate their limbs, eat their own skins after shedding and deter predators with a foul-smelling ooze.

Pretty impressive, huh?

But on top of all these other skills, they also make for surprisingly good pets - fascinating to watch, educational and incredibly low maintenance.

Just pop them in the custom-made Insectimo enclosure with a hygrometer, (to regulate humidity) some fresh Eucalyptus leaves, a spray of water and they’re good to go.

Of course, if your kids want to pimp up their stick insect crib, they can do just that with our cool accessories such as light capsules, branch jars and misters bottles. There’s even a stylish magnifying glass to allow them to get up close and personal.

Insectimo is the perfect way to introduce your kids to the wonders of the animal kingdom without having to give them too much responsibility.

So, if they’re bugging you for a first pet, make sure you stick Insectimo on your shopping list.




There’s fish tanks and then there’s Fish Tank TV. The unique, interactive starter pet aquarium from Kazoo.

Immerse your kids (not literally of course) in the vibrant and colourful world of the Candy Land or Jurassic TV themed tanks. 

Each stylish retro tank comes with its own interchangeable backdrop and an ocean of accessories, ornaments, lights, bubblers, crystals, floaters and heaps more to bring the tank to glorious 3D life.

You can even buy Mussel Mates, our unique living clean-up crew, and save your kids the trouble of having to clean the tank (not that they would, anyway).

With Fish Tank TV, your kids will learn all about the fintastic inhabitants of the undersea world and learn responsibility at the same time.

It’s the perfect way to whet wet their appetite for the wonderful world of pets.



Start your kids journey into pet ownership with an exciting starter pet from Kazoo. The perfect gift combining fun, engagement and responsibility.

Watch as they unearth the mysteries of the animal kingdom and ignite a passion for pets that will last them a lifetime.

Now, what could be a better present than that?

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