Caterpillars may be the perfect pets for kids. By the time your child has lost interest in caring for it, a caterpillar will pupate and no longer need parenting. You can't say that about a puppy. Seriously, raising caterpillars is much easier than you might think, and can be a lot of fun for children. They'll watch it grow and molt, pupate, and emerge as a beautiful butterfly or moth within weeks.
So if Junior wanders into the house with a caterpillar find, how should he take care of it? My new article "How to Keep a Caterpillar" provides you with step-by-step instructions. You'll learn how to handle a caterpillar properly, what to put in its housing, how and what to feed it, and what to do after it pupates.