If you’ve ever wanted to train your kiddos to be responsible for a pet, an e-pet is a great place to start before taking the plunge with a real life furry friend. E-pets typically use a series of beeps, sounds, motions, lights, and other signals to gain the attention of the pet parent. Each signal is associated with a specific task to be completed by the owner, and will continue until the task is finished or the owner turns it off. This gives kids an opportunity to learn signals, respond to them in a timely way, and keep the e-pet alive and well cared for. It can also impart a sense of responsibility, which is key for any pet owner.