Pick an animal that has a well-deserved reputation for being calm and submissive, such as a guinea pig, a rabbit, or a chinchilla.
Think about getting a small mammal like a hedgehog as a pet because they are unobtrusive, require little care, and can be taught to be sociable.
Think about getting a domesticated bird, like a parrot or a budgie, which can be quite sociable and interact well with children
Look into reptiles such as bearded dragons or leopard geckos, which are generally easy to handle and have a calm temperament
Consider getting a tarantula or a scorpion, which are fascinating but low-maintenance pets that can teach children about responsibility and respect for animals
Consider getting a domesticated rat, which in many cases is sociable and relishes the opportunity to mingle with people.
Consider getting a hamster, which is a popular pet for children and requires minimal care
Think about a domesticated ferret, which is playful, affectionate, and can be trained to do tricks
Consider getting a fish tank with a variety of colorful fish, which can be calming and relaxing to watch
Consider getting a dwarf or mini-pig as a pet. If they are properly taught, they may be wonderful companions in the house.