What Type of Pet is Right For You?
There are so many different pets out there. How do you know which one is right for you? Let us help you figure it out!
Here are a few questions to ask yourself:
- Why do you want a pet?
- How much free time do you have?
- How much upkeep do you want to be responsible for?
If you answered the questions like this:
I want something to cuddle, I have lots of free time, and I’ll take as much upkeep as is required, then a dog might be the right choice for you!
Dogs require a lot of attention and responsibility. You will need to feed your new friend, and take him outside for exercise and play on a regular basis . If you think that you can accommodate this in your lifestyle, there are many different dogs to choose from. Check out Animal Plant’s Breed Selector. It will help you figure out which breed of dog is right for you!
If your answers sounded more like this:
I want something to keep me company, I have some free time, I don’t want to do a lot of upkeep – then a cat or a small mammal might be better suited.
Cats make great companions. Other than ensuring they have food, water and a clean litter box, they don’t really need much upkeep. But they’ll provide you with the occasional cuddle, or playtime distraction. They also won’t be too sad if you are gone all day.
Along those lines, small mammals like hamsters, guinea pigs or rabbits would make a great selection. These animals stay in a cage, which will need to be cleaned on a regular basis, but if they have a wheel to run in and some treats to chew on, they pretty much stay to themselves. They can be taken out and played with when you have time, but won’t require a lot of interaction if you are not around.
But of course if you answered more along the lines of:
I want it for decoration, I have little to no free time, and don’t want to put in to much effort, then a reptile or fish might be more your speed.
As long as these types of pets are feed, with the occasional habitat cleaning, they can live on a shelf and be happy. Just don’t forget about them!
Lastly, if your answers sounded more like this:
I’m not sure, I just want one, not a lot, I’m super busy, then a digital pet might be just right for you.
Sometimes you just don’t have the time or energy to care for a pet. So why not see if you have the time and start off with a digital pet. If you can remember to feed it, play with it and let it out, then you might be on the right track to getting a real live, breathing pet one day! Plus there are some great apps so that you can just download your new pet right to your smart phone!