What pet is right for you

pet, cats

Are you more of a cat or dog person? Perhaps you’re a fish person? These pets don’t even cover the tip of the iceberg when it comes to your options. Regardless of what animal you believe suits your personality and lifestyle the best, getting a pet will change your life. Different pets require different types of attention so you’ll have to do a lot of research on what pet suits you. You will also need to figure out what it is that you want out of your pet. Consider things like money, time and your living accommodations before deciding on a lifelong pet. While you are deciding, here are a variety of pets you can choose from.

Dog

Arguably one of the most common pets that people get is the dog. Known as a person’s best friend, these furry animals require long walks in the park and enjoy cuddling up with you at night. Naturally, they also need to be extensively taken care of with regular visits to the vet and a nutritious diet. You will even need to be aware about what treatments are necessary to kill fleas, ticks and other pests for your large sized dogs. For more information on this, you can look up PetAction Plus and visit this website.

Cat

Cats are often known as the sassier pets. Thanks to a lot of research on cat people, it is said that owning a cat can say a lot about you. For instance, cat people are supposedly more introverted individuals. Unlike dogs, you don’t need to walk your cat. Cats are free spirits that typically come and go as they please. That being said, they still love their owners and enjoy snuggling up with you just as much as dogs do. If your pet cat is in a particularly good mood, you will even hear them purr.

Fish

Fish require less maintenance than the average pet. In any case, there are 10 reasons as to why fish make good pets. One of these reasons includes the calming effects a fish has. Some people feel relaxed just by staring at their fish swimming in their tank or bowl. A fish does not need to be walked, and although it can’t cuddle with you like a cat or dog, they are a comforting and beautiful addition to your life. It’s up to you to decide what kind of fish you want to care for, but it’s best to start with one small and single fish until you get used to caring for it.

Lizard

Lizards are the closest you will get to a pet dragon or dinosaur, given their resemblance. When it comes to choosing a reptile as a pet, lizards are one of the common decisions. As a first-time lizard owner, you’ll want to research which beginner pet lizards to start with. For some, the great thing about lizards is that they are quiet pets. They do not make any noise and can still be picked up.

Rabbit

With long fluffy ears and a button nose, what’s not to love about rabbits? If you decide that the rabbit is the pet for you, you’ll have to bunny proof your home. Your bunny will have to be litter box trained, and you’ll have to make sure they don’t chew on your important cables. They are curious creatures, and like all pets, they require attention.

Guinea Pigs

A guinea pig is a unique pet that some people opt to include in their family. The cage that you keep your guinea pig in must include hay, water and vegetables. They’re smaller than other furry animal options, which for some makes them an ideal pet. Although you can easily hold this pet in the palm of your hand, they require just as much care as anything else.

Bird

Similar to the other pets, there are so many different bird species you can choose from. When you have a bird as a pet, you need to be prepared to clean your bird’s cage on almost a daily basis. Your responsibility does not disappear with a bird. Once you’ve done plenty of research and decided that you can handle having a bird in your life, you can start training your feathered friend.

Horse

One of the only ways you can have a horse for a pet is if you have a farm. If you don’t have a farm, you will need a house with a lot of land. Horses do not stay indoors like the other pets. You will need to have a stable, ergo it’s not likely that too many people will have horses as pets. However, for those that have the means to get a horse, they won’t be disappointed with having this calm animal in their life. Plus, those that have horses can go horseback riding anytime they please.

Hedgehog    

The more exotic pet options include a hedgehog. While they are not your typical household pet, their popularity has increased over the years. They require a lot of care and attention like any other pet, in addition to a lot of research on how to go about caring for one. Remember, hedgehogs are prickly and have a tendency to curl up in a ball if they feel threatened. While cute, you need to learn how to care for your little hedgehog, unless you want to have a prickly ball sitting in your lap whenever you pick it up. Note, do not start picking hedgehogs off the street. If you want a hedgehog, you’ll need to do some extensive research.

Pets can make the world of a difference in your life. However, remember that they are a huge responsibility and should not be taken lightly. You are caring for a living thing that requires your time and attention. Take the example of a dog; you are not getting a puppy.  Puppies are cute, but they will grow up into an adult dog and you need to ensure you can continue taking care of them. Ensure that the pet you adopt will be with you for a lifetime, and not just until they grow up. When you have made the decision to get a pet, they are a part of your family.

Be first to comment