I'll admit that I wasn't really a big animal person as a kid, but I think everyone goes through that stage where they want a pet. And as most people who made that request can recall, that was only possible on the condition that we accept responsibility for its feeding, cleanliness, and overall care.
And of course, those are all terribly important conditions because those who would neglect a pet in any of those areas might as well not have one at all.
However, it turns out that this isn't just the case for those who want an animal in their lives full-time. Even if you've set up your yard as a place that's attractive for animals to pass through from time to time, it's important to have the same level of attentiveness.