Pets can be bring years of joy. And pet owners can experience reduced feelings of loneliness, increased self-esteem and they may even gain physical health benefits such as lowered blood pressure and heart rate. I made you a list that can help you choose the right pet based on their personality.
Rabbits are excellent pets for children. However there are many things to be considered before bringing them into your home. For instance, if they are kept in hutches only, they feel secure there and when you or your child try to lift it from the hutch, the rabbit may try to bite, kick or scratch to get away from perceived danger. Rabbits are not keen to be picked up and cuddled.
Your animal will feel more confident and friendly if it have all four feet on the ground and is able to hop away if they want to. Many people thing that guinea pigs and rabbits can live happily together.
Guinea pigs can be good companions for children and adults, as they are fun to watch. Once you get to know your guinea pig, you will know when they are angry, excited, sad or happy. They are gentle by nature and can be a good first time companion for your child.
Hamsters are active and fun. They are fast asleep during the day, and then emerge just when it is time for bed. If you try to wake them up they may bite you. It is of a great importance to know what hamster you are buying, because Syrian hamsters want to live alone, while dwarf hamsters like company and you can keep them in groups.
Dogs are loyal, beautiful, playful, dutiful and friendly. They love you the way you are, know when you are sad and protect your family. Studies show that dogs keep us more active, reduce our chances of depression and make us laugh more than cats. Dogs can boot your immune system, lower stress levels as well as your blood pressure. Spending just 15 min with your pet can help you feel more relaxed and calm, increasing happiness and reducing stress.
Cats are cuddly and sweet. But the best part about cats is that they are low maintenance pets as you can go away for a weekend and just leave water and food out for them. If you own a cat, you probably know that they are not messy, but they shed and that’s the main reason why many people don’t want to have them at home. If you don’t provide them a carpeted scratching post, they can shred your furniture.
A birds can be a colorful addition to any room in your home. To eliminate the potential for mess in your entire home, you can keep them in a beautiful cage. There are many types of birds that can adapt well to domestic life, such as lovebirds, parakeets, canaries, cocktail, and finches. There are also many wild birds, like parrots and toucans that don’t like domestic life, and if kept at home they can be destructive and loud. Keep in mind that the cage should be big enough so your bird can spread its wings fully and fly from one side to the other. Clean the cage regularly.
This brilliantly colored fish can be an ideal pet for those who are busy and are not at home most of the day. Add a plastic plant in the bowl, so your betta fish can hide behind when he’s feeling shy. Unlike goldfish, this fish can go to the surface for oxygen rather than drawing it from the water.
This means that this type of fish don’t require a filtered tank, but you need to clean the bowl at least once a week. Male bettas have longer fins and feisty antics. But note that if you are buying more than one male, you also need to put them in separate bowls. Bettas are also known as fighting fish for a reason.