Top 10 Best House Pets

There are so many popular house pets, but what is number 1?

The Top Ten Best House Pets

1 Dogs The domestic dog is a wolf-like canid in the genus Canis, and is the most widely abundant terrestrial carnivore.

I think dogs are friendly and loving. As they say " A mans best friend is a dog" I agree. I have the cutest cairn terrier. He is loving and when we take him for walks he always gets complements on how cute he is. He also does not tear up the carpet and make foot prints in the carpet. When has wet feet he knows he has wet he runs into his cage and waits until he has dry feet. So dogs are definitely a great house pet.

Beautiful, dutiful, happy, good, loyal, bests friend, playful, loves you the way you are, protects family, there for you when you are sad, know to show best greetings when you come home! I LOVE THEM SO MUCH! - IceCream

This is one of the all-time best comments on The Top Tens. It sums up dogs so accurately and beautifully, that it makes me cry. - Crwth

No animal has aided humans in their endeavors more than canines (horses come closest)... And the best part of that story is the benefits have come full circle to help both sides. Only ignorant people debate whether cats are as good as dogs to humans. Those who know, shut the debate down... Dogs will, and do, put their lives on he lines to protect their human companions. Search and rescue, bomb detection, hunting, etc... What would be considered a miracle when accomplished by a cat, is considered a daily job for hundreds of thousands of dogs. Cats are known to devour their deceased owners, dogs are known to die of starvation alongside a deceased owner rather than opting to eat him/her... Say what you want about intelligence but you can't argue the loyalty and dedication. Dogs are even known to become depressed and pass away due to the broken heart phenomenon similar to an old couple. Dogs get criticized for being loud... It's a shame because back when we needed a manual warning system ...more

that's quite a story. Its impressive, your love of dogs, and I would have agreed with you right down the line, had it not been for 1 cat that was as much a part of my family as anyone will ever be, and it was obvious that he loved us as much as we loved him. Its true that every cat I had prior to him was mostly like the stereotype we all associate with cats, that they are more just hanging around with us, and they will continue to do so as long as we hold up our end of that bargain. But this guy actually got in between me and my daughter when I was scolding her, and defended her. He didn't know and didn't care that the "Master" of the house was angry, he defended his loved one. I had never seen it before, and have had both cats and dogs all my life. I didn't get mad at him, I was impressed, and laughed actually. He passed a couple years ago, and we both miss him to this day. We feel blessed that we had this wonderful creature in our lives.
Oh yeah, my daughter has since gotten both ...more - CyberRat

How are dogs superior other pets, for example the second top voted pet: cats? There is such a comment: dogs think: human feed us, they must be gods, and cats think: human feed us, we must be the gods. Dogs are selfless, they protect, they attack, they bring you happiness, they cheer you up. They understand you more than any other pets, even animals, they understand you even more than you think. They feel it when you are happy and they feel it when you are sad. They will be your best friend for life, they can be seen as your child, but a extremely obeying, submissive and clever one. Those exciting welcomes, those lickings, those plays from the dogs give you attention and love. We who have dogs as a pet, do gestures and talk to them, we were, or are, or would see them as a human being, a superior level to a pet. Doesn't all of those make Dogs a first place on this list?

And you, your love of dogs is quite impressive, and your assessment of them as our best friends is spot on. But we had 1 cat who also had these wonderful characteristics, and if you'd like, you can read my response to one of the other great comments here on dogs. I felt compelled to respect his legacy, and share with others, that we were blessed with him. I am not trying to disrespect dogs at all, but to glorify my deeply missed friend. If someone else can see that cats can be just as loyal, well that's great as well. - CyberRat

2 Cats The "House Cat", also known as the Domestic Cat or the Feral Cat, is a small feline, a good hunter, and comes in a variety of colors and fur patterns. Contrary to popular belief, however, they are not truly domesticated. They are highly intelligent and good at problem solving.

How are dogs ranked higher than cats? As much as I love dogs, cats are honestly just better pets. I hate the stereotype that cats are "evil" and that they "despise" you, and that dogs are always "sweet" and "would never hurt you".

I had an experience where I almost got attacked by a dog, but luckily my dad stopped it and the owner came and got the dog. My mom has been attacked by a dog before, and it was really bad. However, I have never met a mean cat in my life. The worst was my sister's cat, and she was just scared and sometimes hissed at people. However, when my sister had her baby, the cat nipped my sister, and they had to give her to her grandmother-in-law. That totally came out of fear though, not because the cat was Malicious. The cat is now thriving, from what I've heard.

I have had two cats in my life. The first one my parents got before I was born. She was feral and feisty, so my parents were worried about her hurting me ...more

Cats are so much better than dogs because:
-Cats clean themselves and have better hygiene
-Cats don't need to be walked, but sometimes you can train them to take walks outside (I've seen it before)
-Cats can learn just as many tricks as dogs. My grandma's old cat used to play fetch all the time.
-Cats can sit on your lap. Only small dogs can do this.
-Cats don't wake your neighbors.
-You don't need to take them out every few hours JUST to go to the bathroom.
-Cats are much cuter than dogs.
-Dogs kill and hurt people more in a year than cats would in a lifetime. I would know, since my mom got attacked by a pitbull (God, I hate large dogs like those).
-Cats are safer than dogs. Meaning, they are most likely not to pounce on guests or scare kids. My little brother is afraid of dogs but he thinks my cats are adorable.
-Cats can get feisty, but you will barely get hurt. When my cats are feisty, they barely make a scratch.
-Cats can nibble on your arms! ...more

I've owned and loved both dogs and cats. Your cat comments are true, but your dog comments are ignorant. I sympathize for your bad experience and fear, but because of these, you hate all dogs. How sad and how unfair. Dogs help many more people than they harm.

Cats are very loving and snuggly, but also independent, so you don't have to provide them all of your attention all of the time like you do with a lot of dogs. They are self-sufficient for the most part, able to be left alone for a weekend trip and never need to be "walked" at 2AM in the snow. I have had several cats that also enjoyed learning tricks, including "fetch" and "shake, " although I wouldn't consider this the norm.

Cats are the best animals ever! I wish I could have one but my dad is allergenic.

3 Rabbits Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha, found in several parts of the world.

Beautiful animals, friendly, funny ears and always twitching.

Rabbits are so cute and mine follows me around the house they are really good pets so go and buy one

Rabbits are adorable there is one living under my shed but sadly there are are snakes down there and I have not seen it in a long time.

I have one and anybody who did not like rabbits if I showed you this photo you would change your minds about rabbits!

4 Hamsters Hamsters are rodents belonging to the subfamily Cricetinae. The subfamily contains about 25 species, classified in six or seven genera.

Hamsters are cute, fluffy,and cheap, they all have unique personalities, I've owned three with all different but playful personalities, you should get one

Hamsters are good pets I've had one before. I'm thinking about getting one more because there so easy to look after and there cheep. Hamsters are not good for children under 6. I have a friend that breeds them and he says that there very easy to breed so unless you what baby's keep males and females apart also don't put two males together because they will fight once my cousins hamster almost died. So I would recommend a hamster as a pet.

I used to have a hamster. They're so cute and fluffy and are full of character. They love to play and interact with their owners. They're my favourite animal (along with guinea pigs)

I have got two before but it die but I still love them they are awesome

5 Lizards

Blue tongue skinks are the BEST lizard to have as a pet. Very docile and you don't have to feed bugs! They eat dog food and vegi's! (With calcium and vitamin supplements. ) You don't have to feed them every day. They love to cuddle. Best of all, they live up to 25 years!

My favorite lizard is bearded dragon
So bearded dragon should be 1 not to be mean

I have a leopard gecko and I can honestly say I think it's the best pet anybody can have!

Chameleons are so cute I love them so much I'm looking to get one when I'm older! this list is so helpful they deserve to be on the list

6 Guinea Pigs The guinea pig, also called the cavy or domestic guinea pig, is a species of rodent belonging to the family Caviidae and the genus Cavia.

Great pets! They are really lovely and cute and are great with children!

It's an absolutely great pet to have!

Once my mom bring one home with her from her work. It was her coworker's class pet (they are teachers). It's name is princess and
it is a boy!

I used to have 1 and he was the best pet I've ever had, and considering I've had horses, birds, dogs, cats, hamsters, and even lizards, it was a tough choice. But truthfully, I believe they're really the best and easiest to keep. They don't take much work but plenty of attention.

Guinea pigs should be much higher on this list! They are sweet and kind and often misjudged. They hardly bite (They bite only when they have a medical problem, or to let you know when holding them they need to use the bathroom, yes they are considerate of your clothes =]) I absolutely love my Guinea pigs and hope that they bring happiness to others.

7 Birds

Birds are much more cost-effective and easy to take care of in comparison to what they have to offer. Many birds can be just as social as dogs in cats, and much more than rabbits. They best part about birds is that they are extremely easy to breed and the babies are not hard to raise.

Best animal ever. Very caring and great personality. Wish I could have thousands of them.

Budgies aren't loud! Unless you left the poor thing trapped in a cage forever, if kept indoors, please let your birdy fly around the room and explore, if not, get an aviary. Otherwise they will be loud. Also they are the duracels of pets, they go on and on and on whistling and chirping, but for me, that's a pro. At one point I had 25+ budgies in my aviary and they're just so low maintenance and such lovely pets

Birds are Awesome and are very intelligent and smart. I have a Indian Ringneck and he is now 5 month's and all ready smart.

8 Ferrets The ferret is the domesticated form of the European polecat, a mammal belonging to the same genus as the weasel, Mustela of the family Mustelidae.

Ferrets are like a combination of a cat and a dog only better! So agile and playful, they can even be trained to come when called or do tricks. Their little ferret dance is always a blast to watch and their curiosity forever getting them into adorable awkward situations. If ever something goes missing, check your ferrets stash, it's almost certain the little carpet sharks decided it belongs to him now. Need less space than both dogs and cats, and have so much character, love them

Because ferrets are so playful, and energetic, and if you tame them, whenever you call them they will listen to you

My ferret bubbles is the weirdest little thing in the world. She steals my shoes, hides all the plastic bags in the house, runs around with an angry bird plushy and she hisses at my toes. Ugh.. But I love her haha

Your ferret sounds like a bit of a mischievous little weirdo who never failed to make you laugh - IceFoxPlayz

Playful, cute, hilarious, who wouldn't want one? They can be easy to take care of, just make sure they have food and water at all times and play with them everyday.

9 Turtles Turtles are diapsids of the order Testudines characterized by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs and acting as a shield. "Turtle" may refer to the order as a whole or to fresh-water and sea-dwelling testudines.

Nice and easy to take care of.I love my little turtle Clover she has a big house and she likes it.

Easy to take of and make great pets.

Amazing as geckos

I used 2 have a turtle it was so cool -

This may seem odd friend found a turtle so he picked it up and it peed all over him and now it's his pet turtle..I don't know how that works! But my point is that turtles are awesome and have a great personality and their not the slow old "things" that people say they are!

10 Fish

Small and easy to take care of.I had a lot of them but mine lasted about a month.Hope yours will live a long and happy live.

I love fish so much, and I currently have 4 tanks of my own, and I am constantly able to have fun while I watch them, feed them, and clean their tank. I highly recommend getting into the fish hobby, and learning all you need to know before you get a few fish because if you don't follow certian guidelines for fish keeping, your fish won't be very happy, and they will not live a good life. Overall, I think fish are great pets, and if you and your family have enough room for a tank or two, you should definitely get them! They are super easy to customize to what you like because there are so many different species, with brillant colors, and different sizes and shapes.

Easy, relaxing, pretty, and an all around fun hobby! Fish are great for those not wanting to invest too much money or time into a pet.

I like starfish but I dreamed I found one at the beach and when I woke up, the starfish was gone... Goodbye, starfish. ):

The Contenders

11 Snakes Snakes are elongated, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes that can be distinguished from legless lizards by their lack of eyelids and external ears.

Like every animal every individual snake has different personalities. I have a ball python and a boa both friendly and love gentle human attention.. BUT one likes to venture and mingle from one person to the next and the other I can just leave on the lawn and he won't move till I come back :)

But any ways very independent. Doesn't beg for attention. And adults eat any where from 2 weeks- 3months... But I wouldn't try starve them that long the tend to "hibernate" in northern climates. That being said they need HEAT to live though.


Excellent pets, if you choose the right species. Corn snakes are amazing: they come in over 50 morphs, are extremely docile, and all around require low care and skill. Fascinating, brilliant creatures, many good species. You can level up to more complicated ones after gradual experience, and engage in the wonders of these horribly misunderstood animals.

Snakes are very good pets to have. If you establish a bond with them then they will be very easy to play with as they will wrap around your hand whilst you watch telly or walk around the house however, if you don't feed it for too long then it will be more likely to become aggressive and if you don't hold it regularly enough then it may bite.

I have 2. A fox snake and a corn snake. Both are docile and adorable. They are low maintenance and fun pets. - SharkLover12

12 Hedgehogs A hedgehog is any of the spiny mammals of the subfamily Erinaceinae, in the eulipotyphlan family Erinaceidae.

I want to keep a hedgehog as a pet because they're cute, cuddly and low maintenance.
Oh, I almost forgot, I need to get the just right supplies it needs.

They're very social and curious animals. Great for house pets. Take very little matinence and have little health problems

I love hedgehogs and want one soon badly, but unfortunately they are illegal to own wear I am.

They are cute and nice but can get grumpy. You have to have the temperature at a certain level or they will go into hibernation which can be deadly. Overall, they are so worth it!

13 Chinchillas Chinchillas are two species of crepuscular rodents, slightly larger and more robust than ground squirrels. They are native to the Andes mountains in South America and live in colonies called "herds" at high elevations up to 4,270 m.

I just got a male chinchilla and he is the sweetest animal I have ever had, I would recommend one to any home.

They're extremely cute and has a very special place in my heart ever since I saw one!

Chinchillas are amazing pets: buy 2 and they will be happy and put them in the just right cage. PS, chinchillas are so adorable!

I got a chinchilla and she is so cute. If you are in search of a pet for your kids that lives for 15 years, you can bring the chinchilla to your kids. These fragile animals are ideal for your home. First, it has to get use to you. It might be shy and scared at first. The uniqueness of this pet is their fur which is velvety soft, and they can be plenty of colors like white, charcoal, brown, and more colors that you can choose from. Chinchillas are the best rodents.

14 Pigs

TEACUP PIGS DO NOT EXIST! So do not get one thinking it will fit in a teacup for its entire life. If you do not have a lot of room for it than do not get one. Potbelly pigs do exist and are amazing. They are extremely smart and caring pets who will love you forever if you love them back. As I am writing this, my pig Matthew is sleeping on my lap. They make great pets as long as you are prepared.

These are great animals to have but DO YOUR RESEARCH or these animals can make your life horrible, they ar every intelligent and will damage your house if you don't provide them with stimulation and that myth about them staying tiny? Couldn't be further from the truth! These animals can reach a maximum weight of 50 pounds when they're adults so make sure you know what you're getting into when you get one of these and remember that these are not low maintenance animals! But if you do your research you will be very happy with your new pet!

I own a potbellied pig. He can be very challenging, but he is so unique and fun. They all have different personalities. I have raised mine from 3 months old and I have never seen him snap in a situation other than when he has felt threatened. The only real problem that I've had is that they can be loud and they tend not to be good with kids, because pigs are sensitive and emotional. I have had many of the animals on this list, but my pig, in my opinion, is by far one of the best pets that I've had.

Micro pigs are very cute and easy to look after! They will wow your friends and be your best friend at the same time! If you have a dog that's really good but of not I highly recommend getting 2!

15 Foxes The fennec fox or fennec is a small nocturnal fox found in the Sahara of North Africa. Its most distinctive feature is its unusually large ears, which also serve to dissipate heat.

No! Please, never ever get an exotic pet! Arctic foxes deserve good habitats, and the only place fit for them is their natural habitat...the Arctic Circle! It is animal abuse to get one, not to mention illegal, inconsiderate, and flat-out crazy! If they get lost, they are a very dangerous to other pets, small humans, and their own selves! If you really want an Arctic fox, get a dog that acts/feels/looks like Arctic foxes!

Please don't have a fox for a pet let it explore and have life on it's own it's not fair at all to the fox and not just a fox to all the other wild animals. how would you feel if you had to be couped up in a house or outside with fenced up. All I'm saying is let it be free.

I would not recommend keeping one as a pet, but it truly is a beautiful animal, probably one of my favorites.

Don't listen to the other comments please. I have owned arctic foxes and they are quite the best thing ever! They are domesticated and I of course own many acres of land on my farm and my arctic fox is very nice and you just need to train them well and be experienced. I use mine for breeding and educational animal, but they can be good pets if you care for them properly.

I am going to listen to the other comments; you shouldn't have one as a pet. It's an exotic creature; it deserves to be in the wild. - mattstat716

16 Goats The domestic goat is a subspecies of goat domesticated from the wild goat of southwest Asia and Eastern Europe.

I have a gorgeous goat. She's so fun and lets me cuddle her. Goats are awesome.

They are expensive, time consuming animals that require a lot of space but don't worry! It's worth it! Although I wouldn't say these animals are house pets, most likely they will need an area outside to graze and maybe even a little shelter outside, so they aren't house pets in most cases but if you have a lot of outdoor space they can be very rewarding animals

Pygmy goats are adorable loving they will love you just as much as you cat or dog and yes they do cost a bit but it is all worth it for a friend for life

I want a pygmy goat, I love them I might get a boy and a girl the food is free and I think cats, dogs, ferrets and pygmy goats are the best pet on the planet

17 Chickens The chicken is a type of domesticated fowl, a subspecies of the red junglefowl. It is one of the most common and widespread domestic animals, with a population of more than 19 billion as of 2011.

I think their great they can learn to use a litter box like a cat and their so sweet I had one and she would follow me around everywhere

They are adorable and follow you everywhere they should be at the top of the list

Baby chickens are so cute with there little wings they squeak but one has never bitten me before

Chickens are surprisingly good pets, depending on their personality hey become very tame

18 Sugar Gliders The sugar glider is a small, omnivorous, arboreal, and nocturnal gliding possum belonging to the marsupial infraclass.

Little squirrel like animal doesn't "fly" but jumps long distances using spread skin. Very Friendly. Sleeps in a small pouch or bag and can be trained to sit in a bag around your neck or in your pocket. (brought one to school in the pouch under my jacket and nobody knew. ) Nocturnal. When in pain or afraid of danger the animal lets out a growl or small squeak-ish noise to warn you. Very Good Housepet. But be aware although friendly the animal needs great attention and cleaning. If you don't spend great amounts of time with the animal he/she will create a hate toward you and begin to bite or get scared or mean towards you.

They are adorable! I have seen and held some at the talsa state fair.

Sugar gliders are so adorable but not as low-maintenance as hamsters, gerbils, or guinea pigs.

Sugar gliders are good pets, even though they're opossums.

I used to have a pair of sugar glider! They are really loyal but however they both pass away due to illness, R.I.P.

19 Tortoises

Great pets! Assuming you know what you're getting into, these animal must live on a "Tortoise Table" not in a tank, and they live very long so be prepared to have them for a while, also, depending on the type, they can get quite big. So bottom line is that they make great pets as long as you know what you're doing, what you're getting into, and your willing to spend time and money on these animals

There are many varieties that grow to different sizes, eat different foods and have different personalities like the tiny Egyptian tortoise to the big leopards. Best pet ever

Amazing pets they can run pretty fast at times

Loved mine until it escaped somehow

20 Capybaras The capybara is the largest rodent in the world. It is a member of the genus Hydrochoerus, of which the only other extant member is the lesser capybara.

These and als shouldn't be kept as pets unless you know what you're getting into, I cannot stress this enough because these animals need proper care or they will ruin your life from noise to damage, you name it! You must learn a lot about these animals before bringing one into your home, and you also must check to make sure they are legal to keep where you live because they aren't legal everywhere

Don't listen to the comments that say the should not be kept as pets. You just need to be a dedicated family and have a pool. They are sweet, loving, affectionate, playful, and very friendly! Consider getting two because like guinea pigs they get lonely very easily! They are legal in a lot of states so yeah...

Amazing. If you have a pool, you don't need to give them exercise, they are huge rodents, they're sweet, and they are cute.

A capybara is a really big Guinea pig.

21 Butterflies Butterflies are part of the class of insects in the order Lepidoptera, along with the moths. Adult butterflies have large, often brightly coloured wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight.

I raised one. They eat leaves as babies and slurp juice from oranges as adults (at least mine did.) - SharkLover12

Keep away from ages 8 and younger

That's not a pet at all

Not really a pet, but raising them is fun!

22 Hermit Crabs

I have them and thought they were a good idea at first but I was totally wrong. If you want a pet that will interact with you they are not the right one for you, at least in my case. They hide most of the time and aren't to keen on interaction (hence their name being HERMIT crabs). I also feel, in my opinion, they are way more work then their worth; it is recommended to change their cage bedding weekly and food and water daily, my parents are divorced so I simply am not able to follow that schedule. Even my local pet store employee advised me that I wouldn't like them. She was right and I should have listened! Once again this is my experience and my opinion don't get your panties in a bunch if you absolutely love hermit crabs and think I'm crazy this is just my opinion you're entitled to yours as I am entitled to mine.

I have one and I must say they are low maintenance but depending on your crab's personality they may not be very social. Most people would recommend a cage mate but my crab does not like cage mates and will not be happy if I try to introduce another crab. But if you want one of these pets be aware that they live VERY long, I've had mine since I was 8 years old and she's 21 years old now but still has a good 10 years left! So be aware that these pets live LONG but personally, I haven't regretted the pet yet

They are awesome easy to take care of weird and funny I had them for 1-2 years. you can take them out of their cage they get scared really easy. I am only 9 years old and I took care of them for a while they don't bother. and like to climb on bar cages.

Awesome good pets I have one their quiet except at night the move around be careful they might pinch!

23 Mice A mouse is a small rodent characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, a body-length scaly tail and a high breeding rate. The best known mouse species is the common house mouse. It is also a popular pet.

Many people see mice as smelly gross rodents but from my experience, mice are very playful and are very adventurous. Mice don't smell as bad as you think however this is said if you clean their cage weekly. Mice can be trained as well as rats and ferrets. Mice are very cute and love making little warm beds in small containers. It is recommended to buy two or more mice of the same gender, these little friends love to cuddle up to each other and clean themselves often.

Yeah! Cool! You can just leave them in your living room! And boom! Also, they are cute AND clean! In case you wonder, there IS a difference between rats and mice, mice love adventures and try to get away, rats will sit on your lap while you pet them! (Males usually, but females are sweet, too) but mice are also awesome!

I would say rats more than mice both are very difficult and hard to care for but are so much fun to play with they are my favorite animal!

Mice are small cute rodents very playful and are great for pets! These curios critters are the most cutest thing I've ever seen!

24 Snails Snail is a common name that is applied most often to land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod molluscs.

They have the cutest eyes and are so simple to look after you just have to love them

Snails are so cute, and they poop multicolored poop! Fascinating pets to have.

They're fragile and free, although mine isn't very social. I prefer my dog even though he eats my family of snails.

I love snails

25 Degus The common degu is a small caviomorph rodent endemic to the Chilean matorral ecoregion of central Chile. The name "degu" on its own indicates either the entire genus Octodon or, more likely, O. degus.

Pronounced Day-goo these fascinating animals are like gerbils! And are a cute little addition to most households if you are willing to provide the money, time and space

Saw one in a pet shop and fell in love. I couldn't get it, sadly, but they're cute and a decent price. Do your research and this could become your new companion!

Totally great. Just make sure you do your research and handle them often. One of the best rodents ever.( not actually a rodent though. Lol)

Guinea pig and hamsters are in the same family as degus

26 Bees

Bees are great "pets" but they are not the average house pet, they do not live in a house, they need a beehive (you can buy these at special shops though, and the east quality one are wooded) and they need to live outside, although, if you know what you're doing you will soon have an interesting insect, or insect hive, and fresh honey! I personally do not own bees but 2 friends of mine do, and I must say that they are very interesting! My friends get honey from them (I have never tasted better honey in my life) and they can even make candles with the beeswax! So these are interesting pets, but only for certain people

Okay, okay, okay. Bees are NOT a good pet for you. They will soon take over your whole family! The only way to get rid of them is to have them sting one of you.

They make sweet honey yum yum slurp slurp gobble gobble

They are very good for people who want something to care for but unfortunately not very interactive creatures

27 Salamanders

Easy to take care of and is funny looking. These come in all sorts of different colour varieties and very easy to keep. Has to be in the top 20.

My substitute teacher had one. Its name was tiger. He was cute, but he died at age 14.

They get used to quick if you love them they will love you back

Are boss get salamander or lizard!

28 Chimpanzees Chimpanzees are primates of the genus Pan which consists of the common chimpanzee and the bonobo. They are a part of the tribe Hominini, which also includes humans, and the family Hominidae where all great apes are included. Like their closest living relatives the modern humans, chimpanzees are social more.

No, just no. These are not house animals and can be very dangerous one they reach maturity, I can't tell you how many people have been seriously injured or even killed from these animals. They are not pets and anyone who keeps one is a monster. These animals belong in the wild

That's horrid they should be kept in the wild and when kept as pets they can do horrid things like gouge out your eyes! - Lukerower

I think that they should be kept in the wild us humans are monsters

This is not a pet, it is cruel to cage an chimpanzee.

29 Monkeys Monkeys are haplorhine primates, a paraphyletic group generally possessing tails and consisting of approximately 260 known living species.

No. These animals should be in the wild and can become dangerous once they grow up. It it also very difficult and costly to provide everything needed for a monkey, but don't waste your time, these lovely creatures should just stay in the wild

I think they should be left in the wild: it would be near impossible to provide adequate habitat and mental stimulation

What I mean by broke is that you will waste all your money on those bananas

You waste all your money on them you will be broke and your house will smell like poop and bananas

30 Gerbils A gerbil is a small mammal of the order Rodentia. Once known simply as "desert rats", the gerbil subfamily includes about 110 species of African, Indian, and Asian rodents, including sand rats and jirds, all of which are adapted to arid habitats.

I got to sister gerbils 5+ years ago. One passed away 2 years ago, but I still have one who is now about 7 years old. She still acts fine and is very lovable, intelligent, sweet, and friendly. Gerbils are very easy pets with sweet tempers and are able to be trained. My girl uses a litter box which means I don't have to clean her cage often. It only took me about a week to litter-train her. She has never gotten sick and has never bitten anyone.

I Had a gerbil for 6 years and he was such a delight! My daughter loved him as well and they rarely bite. They are most of the time tame And live long

I had 5 gerbils in my life they are the best pets I only got one bite that broke skin and it was only because of a fight I was breaking up they are best kept in groups of two and are loving and trainable the only sad part is that they have short lifespans mine only lived 2 years and mostly all died of illnesses that are un known two however did not I had one gerbil with a 3 year life and she was very social I definitely recommend gerbils as pets

I currently own gerbils too! Some people dislike rats because of their scaly tail, but gerbil tails are soft and furry! These petite rodents are adorable and fun. It's hilarious to see them running so fast on their wheel and dart around the house in their run-around-ball! Gerbils are awesome pets and I would totally recommend them!

31 Rats Rats are various medium-sized, long-tailed rodents of the superfamily Muroidea. "True rats" are members of the genus Rattus, the most important of which to humans are the black rat, Rattus rattus, and the brown rat, Rattus norvegicus.

They are so smart and sweet but some how people hate them I say they should at lest be in the top ten

I have been keeping rodents for almost 2 decades and the rat is easily the best rodent to keep as a pet, rats are the most docile of all rodents and the lowest maintenance (together with mice and hamsters).
A rat is as cute as any other rodent with the bonus of being less aggressive (no jokes) and low maintenance.
Rats build stronger bonds than any pet except for dogs, the fact that they are ranked 40 as I write this is upsetting, a rat is a contender for best pet overall.

I have owned almost every rodent and rats are definitely my favorite. Rats deserve to be in the top 10s. They are the most affectionate pets that I have ever owned. I just wish people would understand that they make great pets.

Rats get a really bad reputation- They're incredible pets and should definitely be in the top 20! I've had mine for 7 months and they are really nice pets, recommended for kids from 8-15.

32 Wombat

I think wombats are adorable. Just look at their cut faces and the next thing you know, you will be helping them

I doubt these thing are legal in most places

You can't have a pet wombat ( unless you count the one who lives under the house

Wonbats are stupid

33 Wolves Often in/from packs, Wolves are carnivorous Canines that come in various colours and breeds, and have evolved to Dogs. Some breeds of Wolves are, like Dogs, domesticated, to become a Working Dog.

Yes, wolves are amazing and it's a fantastic experience. If you want something more like a dog, the you should get a husky.

Yes please get a wolf its super easy. I have my wolf for 10 years and the only problem I ever was that the wolf ate my grandma

No. These are WILD ANIMALS and do not belong in a house so do yourself and the wolf a favour and don't get one! Where do you even buy one? My guess is the black market. Although there is a type of dog called the wolf dog, those dogs aren't even recccomended as pets and can be very aggressive, same goes for an actual wolf so please DO NOT GET ONE

Not the black market. It happens often that the pup's mother dies and when the pup is found, people often want to take it in with them. - RogerMcBaloney

Ugh! Stupid needy people who just want a wolf to be popular! Leave them in the wild! KEEPING A "pet" WOLF IS ANIMAL ABUSE! THEY BELONG IN THE WILD!

34 Prairie Dogs Despite the name, they are not canines. Prairie dogs (genus Cynomys) are herbivorous burrowing rodents native to the grasslands of North America. The five species are: black-tailed, white-tailed, Gunnison's, Utah, and Mexican prairie dogs. They are a type of ground squirrel, found in the United States, more.

Prairie Dogs are loveable animals that make great pets. They need lots of love and attention as they will get very sad if you abandon them or loose interest in them. With a healthy diet and a loveable home prairie dogs can live 12+ years. I'm going on my fourth one and I can say they truely rank up there with dogs and cats. Make sure to spayed or neuter your baby as it will be a more loveable and happy pet. Prairie Dogs should be on this list. Thank you.

Educate yourself and know what you're getting into, or else you will not enjoy these animals in your home. Assuming you know what you're doing and have the time and money to care for some, they should make nice pets!

They are lovable, sweet, affectionate, friendly, and get very attached to you! They just chew A LOT...

A different type of "dog".

35 Squirrels Squirrels are members of the family Sciuridae, a family that includes small or medium-size rodents. The squirrel family includes tree squirrels, ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots, flying squirrels, and prairie dogs amongst other rodents.

Squirrles are the best pets to have they are lovable and kind and cheer you up they are also great for kids during stressful times and while they are doing their homework

They are amazing for pets I have one myself and they store nuts for the whole family

That is not a house pet, it's a wild animal and city animal (not pet though). - DinoLover4242

I think they are so cute! But it's cruel to own one, they are wild animals.

36 Scorpions

Some scorpion are poisonous and anyway they can pinch!

I really want one best things on the planets second only to lizards

Fun to watch eat

One pinched me on the bum once oops lol

37 Porcupines Porcupines are rodentian mammals with a coat of sharp spines, or quills, that protect against predators.

Do NOT listen to the OTHER COMMENTS! They trust you an DO NOT feel threaten by you so they will not and I mean NOT use their prickles on you! I have one and it is actually very nice! They will only used their prickles if they feel threatened but they will NEVER do it to you! They will LOVE you!

They can't shoot quills contrary to popular belief lol

These are not good pets, hedgehogs are but porcupines can shoot their prickles and they are much larger than hedgehogs

Cute but I heard they can be dangerous

38 Skunks Skunks are mammals known for their ability to spray a liquid with a strong odor. Different species of skunk vary in appearance from black-and-white to brown or cream colored, but all have warning coloration.

If you get their scent glands removed their like smaller cats

As long as you get the stink glands removed, skunks can be adorable and curious pets that require a lot of care but in the end, are worth it. - AsianBlood

Skunks are cuddly and cute! And don't stink if you get their scent glands removed.

Domestic skunks are known to be cool pets

39 Sheep The sheep is a quadrupedal, ruminant mammal typically kept as livestock. Like all ruminants, sheep are members of the order Artiodactyla, the even-toed ungulates.

If you live on open land and have a pasture, then you can keep sheep. But keep more than one and make sure you have the space! These are not house pets and belong outside in a pasture with a shelter built for them.

They always run away from you because they are prey animals and that's their natural instinct, they are scared of you and not really that good of a pet

They are fuzzy and great companions

A sheep is not a house pet

40 Toads




41 Millipedes Millipedes are a group of arthropods that are characterised by having two pairs of jointed legs on most body segments; they are known scientifically as the class Diplopoda, the name being derived from this feature.

I don't know if you really get enough back from them lol

I kept millipedes. They are really fun pets. - SharkLover12

To small might step on ya pet

Don't be salad like joe

42 Turkeys

These animals are only appropriate lets if you have land, enough land to build them an enclosure outside, and a big one too, these animals a livestock and therefore should live outdoors, they are not good house pets though and should not be loving inside your house

They are very loving and sweet animals. They make perfect pets because I have many of them at my farm!

Turkeys are awesome pets do not get me wrong they are good to eat but they are good pets if you get them as chicks very fun and huge their feet remind me of a T-Rex pretty cool and if it turns out to be mean eat it both ways works out for you

Turkeys have bitten me on multiple occasions

43 Earthworms

I once had an earthworm. it was my soulmate

Best pets ever! I like to sleep with them in my bed with me.

My aunt has tons of them

Slimy but cute. My aunt has tons in her backyard.

44 Moths Moths comprise a group of insects related to butterflies, belonging to the order Lepidoptera. Most lepidopterans are moths; and there are thought to be approximately 160,000 species of moth, many of which are yet to be described.

Moths are great, no care needed. Fend for themselves. House trained. Good with kids and other pets except spiders or moth eating lizards. Disadvantages, short life span, not very playful, eat your clothes and won't fetch a stick.

Is this a joke

45 Beetles

They are cool but best left in their cage

46 Frogs Frogs are a diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians composing the order Anura.

I love frogs! I have an African Dwarf (Not Dart) named Ezekiel"Zeke" and he is adorable, curious, and active!

I have 2, they live under water and don't do much but they're much more interesting than fish. They eat blood worms which come in small frozen packets that you can just place in water without having to touch or you could just feed them normal garden worms. They're easy to look after and pretty awesome.
They also don't need any specific tank, just a decent sized one that they can't jump out of (has to be closed completey, no gaps) and with a filter

I would want a African bullfrog, because they eat anything, if you see a spider on your wall then get something to carry the spider, and feed the spider to the frog, no need to be scared, if you are, be strong

You don't get warts it's just a myth for god's sake

47 Spiders

So the Tarantula is most commonly kept, and I love spiders, I used to want one! But then I learnt that these animals are social, and their lifespans are a lot shorter in captivity because they die of loneliness or stress when kept in cages, especially since they are left alone without another spider friend. So yeah, these are not good pets but I'd expect them to be ranked higher than a wolf either way

I used to own tarantulas. I used to let my little girl crawl on my hand. I loved her! I didn't know that they needed a friend. I wished I would have known that.

Spiders are mean bad pets

I am not going to get one

48 Shrimp

I know you think shrimp are boring but like fish, they are really fun to watch! They are pros when it comes to swimming! Why watch T.V. when you have tiny fish-like friends right in you pond, fish tank or fish bowl!

They're wild animals, its would be cruel to have one as a pet.

Literally one of the best pets ever feed them 3-4 days a week and you don't have to clean the water and you cn use any container


49 Ants Ants are eusocial insects of the family Formicidae and, along with the related wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera.

They are best pets ever. Many different species, easy to look after, you only have to feed live insects if you want to, honey and protein jelly work just fine, some are even granivorous! Their queens can live longer than most dogs assuming you don't starve them and are very relaxing to watch! You learn a lot from keeping them such as their lifestyle, your colony's favourite food, where they prefer to live, and much more! I keep ants myself and a dog, and I must say I prefer the ants to the dog!

Keeping an ant farm is cool, just make sure you buy an ant farm, don't use and old container you poked holes through, get an actual ant farm, I tried keeping an ant farm once but since I didn't invest in a proper ant farm they all got out so lesson learned is invest in an actual and farm and they will make interesting pets but not hands-on ones

Ants are small. Just keep it in sight and don't feed it Turkey or other ants after midnight or it will turn into an evil gremlin

Literally easiest pets ever

50 Squid Squid are cephalopods of the order Teuthida, which comprises around 304 species. Like all other cephalopods, squid have a distinct head, bilateral symmetry, a mantle, and arms.

I kept a squid in my kitchen sink for 2 years, really easy to look after, just hard to do the dishes, just don't use detergent with peanuts.

When I lived in a pineapple under the sea, I once had a pet squid. He was so cute

How is this a pet? I never saw a person keeping one as a pet. - DinoLover4242

Can it be in stank with fish

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