I don’t have any cats at home but my brother has a couple of them and they are very cute. Whenever I go to his house, I love to play with them. He is planning to get one more. Not sure what hacov they will create together.
I definitely prefer fresh food prepared at home as it is healthier and I can control the ingredients. I am not dependent on packed dog food but I keep it as a backup. Also, it is hard to trust any company these days.
In my opinion, our homes are not the best places to keep reptiles, however, I might be wrong. I don’t have any suggestions for reptiles but I would suggest you to choose one that is completely safe for the kids.