Some people would love to have a large dog at home, but in some households, this isn’t an option. For these situations, there are small animals to fill that gap. Although cats and dogs are the staple pets in the USA, other options are available. Here is the list everyone needs to read when needing a really small pet at home.
These often get called hamsters, but they’re not even the same species. Guinea Pigs are much more active than hamsters and connect with humans in a deeper fashion. They prefer a lot of space to run and be free.
Although they’re not easy to own, contrary to popular belief, they’re one of the most loving pets you’ll ever have. You’ll need a closed space for them to sleep connected to a more open space for them to run and socialize.
Mice are pretty interesting pets, as they’re always running at full speed, climbing things, and being active all around. They also put up a great show for children. However, they’re too squishy, not easy to hold, and require a lot of space.
Chinchillas are a little and loving animal that resembles a hamster mixed with a cat, and people love this feature. Although they don’t need a lot of attention, a big cage will be required if you want it to be happy.
These are like the large version of a mouse, and you can actually cuddle with them a bit. Rats need a lot of interaction for them to be happy. If you’re a careless owner, don’t get one of these, as they get depressed easily.
While reptiles can be a low-maintenance option, they need a proper environment already set-up for them to really enjoy their time, and that alone can get pretty costly. You have to feed them with live animals too.
Hamsters are sort of a staple pet. They’re pretty active but only in the night time. They can be entertained by themselves with a wheel, some tubes, and some toys, which is pretty cool if you’re a careless owner.
These are also a staple pet in several countries. They are pretty smart animals who will cheer everyone up, but they need a really big cage to be satisfied. Many people have them free around their backyards though.
Not everyone can have a large dog at home, but just looking at this list, we’re already sure that many readers will convince themselves of getting a pet. Having that connection is priceless, and with little space, you can also have a pet. Choose one from this list and have your own!