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dilemma456 Fri 10-Oct-08 20:45:38

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IotasCat Fri 10-Oct-08 20:47:04

mu dcs have school pets I think they are gerbils

OrmIrian Fri 10-Oct-08 20:48:29

Not normal at our school. But sometimes children bring in pets to illustrate a project or something.

severmefingers Fri 10-Oct-08 20:49:48

We have various pets in our school including rabbits, guinea pigs, and fish.
The kids love them but the guinea pigs have bitten and drawn blood, so maybe they should rethink that one.

southeastastra Fri 10-Oct-08 20:50:46

we have fish hmm one school i know has huge rabbits and they have a massive area to play it, it's sweet

youmaynotlikethis Fri 10-Oct-08 20:51:59

dd asked if she could take her hamster in but school said no as some children might have allergies shock

merrygoround Fri 10-Oct-08 20:52:27

In the days before health and safety we, I kid you not, had an alligator called Sidney in our primary school classroom.

When dd was at nursery they had a big white rabbit that was uncaged and allowed to hop freely around the nursery. Personally I thought it was fabulous, I couldn't believe it when I first saw it.

ChasingSquirrels Fri 10-Oct-08 20:52:47

pre-school didn't have anything.
reception class at school have guinea-pigs.
My mum (infants) used to have hamsters and fish, and hatch chicks every spring.

southeastastra Fri 10-Oct-08 20:53:41

when ds(15) was at primary they had three gerbils, we took them home for the holidays, but we only took back two.

ew they were oiley weird things.

controlfreakyagain Fri 10-Oct-08 20:56:33

my ds has a dog in his classroom everyday (the teacher's). he LOVES it.

LindzDelirium Fri 10-Oct-08 21:01:23

When DD was in yr 1 last year they hatched ducklings, butterflies and they also grew a triop. (Tho I had to check the net to find out what a triop is!)

dilemma456 Sat 11-Oct-08 08:34:30

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DevilishDisasterArea Sat 11-Oct-08 08:57:24

DD (yr 6) has a class rabbit. she is free range and is allowed to hop around. the children have a list of rules about not touching or picking up. Rabbit does like to shove them off their chairs and takes the occasional nibble but they all really love her.
i think it's nice and good for them. head teacher was not impressed recently when she discovered the large hole in the carpet where rabbit had strted a new burrow,

WriggleJiggle Sat 11-Oct-08 09:02:39

Your dd is very very lucky. It varies so much between schools.
I used to go to school with fish, guineapigs and rabbits.

I used to frequently take into school my dogs, mice, fish rabbits and ferrets - but not all at the same time grin!

christywhisty Sat 11-Oct-08 19:55:16

We had ferrets in the class room when I was in Yr6 and guinea pigs in Yr4.

I think there is a hamster and DD's school.

DS is happy because his form room is the science lab and they have a snake and hamsters

HappyMummyOfOne Sun 12-Oct-08 13:41:53

DS has fish in the class room this term, they have had giant snails in the past and hatched eggs in the spring - the chicks were great and are now outside in their own area as part of the eco project.

kid Sun 12-Oct-08 13:54:17

My DCs school has guinea pigs and fish in a few classrooms. I bring the guinea pigs home sometimes for the holidays.

When I was at primary school, we had a rabbit and guiena pig that was allowed to roam around the room as they pleased. Can't believe anyone ever stepped on them!

We also had 2 rats and 2 gerbils, no idea what happened to them in the end though!

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