“My son killed his sister’s goldfish – we spent £1,000 to teach him to love animals”

A three-year-old boy accidentally killed his sister’s goldfish, prompting his parents to turn his room into a jungle to teach him to take care of animals

In Alfie's jungle room
Alfie now falls asleep under a jungle canopy while crickets chirp

A little boy accidentally killed his sister’s goldfish after trying to ‘squeeze’ it.

Instead of punishing him, his parents decided to remodel his bedroom to teach him a lesson.

Three-year-old Alfie Watkins’ bedroom now resembles a full-blown jungle, complete with an abundance of lush plants, creepy crawlies, tree-lined wallpaper, and even the sound of crickets as he drifts off to sleep.

Alfie’s bed is covered with a jungle canopy, while Tarzan-esque rope vines stretch from wall to wall. The room is filled with a range of cuddly stuffed animals including monkeys, snakes and a giant giraffe.

As reported by The sun, Alfie’s parents James, 45, and mum Samantha, 43, spent £1,000 on the wild decor in hopes it will teach the youngster to take care of animals.

Alfie’s parents turned his bedroom into a jungle paradise


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James and Samantha from Rainham, Essex wanted to educate Alfie about the importance of taking care of animals after an incident involving his sister Faye’s goldfish.

Young Alfie had tried to ‘squeeze’ the fish but unfortunately accidentally killed it.

The room itself looks very impressive with the bespoke bed built by the talented James working on it The Lion King Musicals in the West End. The inspiration is clearly seen here.

The youngster is said not to be “much calmer”.


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Alfie’s parents wanted to encourage him to take care of animals


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Fortunately, the creative parents think their furnishing idea will work, because Alfie is said to love the stuffed animal inhabitants of his own jungle kingdom.

Alfie’s family have since noticed positive changes in the little boy, who is now “much calmer”, according to mum Samantha.

Samantha added : “We wanted to make him aware that animals have feelings too.

“He’s much calmer now.”

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