Top 7 Other Pet Options to Consider

If you are not 100% positive that a Horsefield, or tortoise for that matter, may not be the pet for you then there are many other options to consider. Having a pet is like having someone to share your life with. Some pets offer companionship, some pets are cute, and some pets are really cool to look at. There are plenty of types out there for several types of people. If you want to dedicate a great deal of time to your pets there are certain pets for you. If you don’t have a great deal of time to spend with your pets there are other types. It is best to choose the pet that will best suit your life.

Dogs

should I get a dog Dogs are a great pet to have for anyone who is looking for companionship. When you have a dog, it will be there waiting for you get home. Your dog will cuddle up with you when you watch television. Dogs are very affectionate, and they love attention. If you are considering getting a dog, you need to make sure that you have the time to take care of it. Dogs are a great deal of responsibility. They need to be fed, walked, and played with. They need to go to the vet on a regular basis for a checkup and their shots, according to Jug Dog. They also need to be bathed and groomed regularly. If you get your dog as a puppy, you need to worry about them chewing things up when they are still young. Depending on the breed, dogs can live up to 15 years.

Cats

should I get a catIf you want a pet who will be a cute, little companion but don’t have the time it takes to care for a dog, you should consider getting a cat. Cats are much more independent than dogs. They use a litter box, therefore, you don’t need to worry about taking them outside. Cats are not like dogs, as they won’t chew on shoes or furniture when they are young. Cats can do damage to the home, as they have a normal urge to scratch. The best way to keep this from happening is to get your cat a scratching post. It will protect the walls and furniture in your home. Cats do require some responsibility, as they need to be fed, taken to the vet, and they need love and affection.

 

Fish

People don’t get fish for companionship or someone to snuggle up with at night. Fish are decorative, and people buy them to create a focal point in the room. Fish tanks come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some people spend a great deal of money on their tanks, decorations, and their fish. You can get either a freshwater tank, which is easier to care for than a saltwater tank. The draw of a saltwater tank is the way that it looks and the types of fish that you can get. Some freshwater fish come in bright colors, however, the fish that you can get for a saltwater tank are much prettier and more colorful. You can even have growing coral in your tank. If you are planning to get fish, you would need to have some spare time to care for the tank. Depending on the number of fish you have, you should clean your tank once every two weeks.

Fish are an excellent option for someone who is not home most of the day or who travels. You need to feed your fish once or twice each day, depending on how many you have. If you are going on a trip, you can drop a few food tablets in the water. These tablets will slowly dissolve, and will release a certain amount of food each day.

 

Birds

Birds can be nice to look at or they can be great companions. It depends on the type of bird that you get. If you want a bird for companionship, you should get a talking bird. While these birds won’t have a conversation with you, you can teach them words and phrases which can be really cool. A few of the most common types of talking birds are the monk parakeet, the Indian Ringneck, the Eclectus, and the African Grey. If you want a bird that will be quieter, but still pretty to look at, you can get a parakeet, canary, finch, cockatiel, or love birds. Birds are relatively easy to care for. They need to be fed daily and their cages need to be cleaned often.

 

Hamsters

Hamsters are cute and adorable little pets. They are a great first pet for a child. They live in a cage that would need to be cleaned once or twice a week. They also need to be fed daily. Some hamsters don’t mind being held, and they will just sit in your hand. Others don’t like to be held, and they will try to escape at the first chance possible. You can buy a ball to put your hamster inso that he can run around and get the exercise that he needs without losing him under a piece of furniture.

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Snakes

should I get a snakeSnakes are not for everyone. You either love them or you hate them. The level of care that a snake needs depends on its size. If you have a small snake, you would need to feed them a few times a week. Most small snakes eat earthworms,crickets, and unguarded eggs. Since the snake is small, its bedding would only need to be changed once or twice a week. If you are planning to get a large snake, you need to be prepared to feed the snake live animals, such as mice and rats. Large snakes need to have their cage cleaned several times a week due to the size and volume of their waste. They are not the most cuddly pet that you can get, but if you love snakes, you will enjoy handling them.
Pets can be great. Some require more care than others but having a companion or something pretty to look at can brighten up your day.

 

References

  1. https://www.reference.com/pets-animals/baby-snakes-eat-54e71e5938a11ed8
  2. http://www.kingbritish.co.uk/help-advice/ask-the-experts/aquarium-care/water-quality/how-often-should-i-clean-my-aquarium

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