Top 10 Best House Pets

There are so many popular house pets, but what is number 1?
The Top Ten
Dogs The domestic dog is a wolf-like canid in the genus Canis, and is the most widely abundant terrestrial carnivore.

Dogs are the most loyal, life saving, friendly, cuddly and caring animals in the world I recommend one if you suffer from epilepsy because they can sniff out a seizure 8-12 hours BEFORE it even happens!
And I would also recommend one if you are lonely or just want entertainment I have to Japanese Spitz dogs myself and I will be amused till the day I die but seriously I recommend one in any occasion or any breed.

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

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?

It's funny how the guy has all those reasons why cats are better, but really he/she is just some person raging because cats aren't number 1.

-dogs are far more loyal than cats are
-dogs show love and affection way more than cats do
-dogs can learn tricks quicker and learn more tricks as well
-how are are cats exactly cuter than dogs?
-dogs also appear in anime as well
-dogs can be protective of families when something happens
-dogs can be trained to become guide dogs for the blind
-depending on which dog breed it is, they can be used for sled racing
-there are also dog shows to see the number of tricks dogs can learn.
-cops also use dogs to track down crooks, drugs, and many other things
-there are even dogs that intimidate wolves and cheetahs and other strong animals in the wild.

There are many things a dog has over a cat. And I am not saying that I hate cats. I am just pointing out the advantages dogs have over cats and why they are so ...more

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 love both cats and dogs so much! But if I had to choose, I love cats a little bit more. They're cuter, have softer fur, and they're more chill. Dogs are still amazing though!

Cats are amazing animals and I love them... But to the person listing off all the insignificant reasons that leads him/her to believe cats are better pets than dogs can shove it up their biased you know what... Let me know when cats help with a search and rescue operations... Let me know when a cat saves lives with weapon detection and all the other jobs they have alongside first responders and national militaries around the world. Let me know when a cat helps humans track and retrieve dinner... Or protects a human from an aggressor... Dogs do these things on a daily basis by the hundreds of thousands... What would be called a miracle for a cat, is considered a daily job for a dog... I'm tired of this being a debate. You want to argue about ease of maintenance? Whatever... But don't talk to me about cats being better companions than dogs... Open your mind to reality... Dogs are man's best friend for a reason.

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

I have pet rabbits and there brother and sister. It is better to have 2 rabbits (bonded) Because then when your not home they can play with each other and not be lonely. Also they make good pets because they can always show you what their feeling and Express what they’re feeling. Like a cat they can be litter trained (not in cat litter). Also rabbits should not be placed out doors because they can die very easily from the simplest noise, or sound that scares them. Again bunnies are a big commitment, and kids with lack of responsibility should NOT EVER have a bunny because they can kill them easily, and because what will they do with their friend when they go to college. Then there’s the fact there different breeds of rabbits, so also keep in mind the breed that will fit your lifestyle the best. I love my bunnies and I hope if u get one, or have one you’ll enjoy it to.

Yes rabbits are very cute and cuddly they are easy to take care of but if you have allergies to fur or something like that I recommend getting a bird or turtle or maybe a lizard.
They need food water a litter box if it indoor rabbit, If you want a outdoor rabbit you only have to clean its cage every two or three weeks, my rabbit like the water bottles that you hook on the cage because she likes to flip the bowls over.
Make sure to give your rabbit lots of attention.
Trust me I know a lot about all animals because I'm in the 4-town fair and I work at pet smart make sure to visit all our animals.
No cats are not good companions. Cats are stupid.
My aunt had a friend that had a cat and one day her friend came over with her cat and tore the ladies face apart so if you get a cat get a kitten and get rid of it before it turns six.
Thanks, be careful with what animal you choose.

Rabbits are great house companions. They are not too much work and they are good pets for kids. They are really gentle and they clean their selves. And if your rabbit does get in trouble you won't get too mad at it because of it's cute face. I like cats, but I like rabbits more. Once my pet rabbit almost got eaten by a dog. Those dumb dogs! Why are they at the top?!? Here are some reasons why rabbits are (and cats) are better than dogs: 1. Rabbits, like cats clean and don't smell. 2. Rabbits are less expensive then dogs (my bunny was free but the only thing that costed money was the vet appointment) 3. Rabbits are bundles of joy, they hop to your feet and twitch their whiskers. 4. Rabbits don't make any noise. Dogs bark when you are watching T.V. shows and movies. And they bark all night. (I know because my friend who just got a dog and she told me that) 5. Dogs slobber and puppies pee and poo on the floor. 6. Rabbits and cats are way cuter then dogs. Dogs and puppies always look ...more

I have a rabbit and she's SO AWESOME! If you have kids who want a pet, a rabbit is a great choice. Most say they are low maintenance, but this isn't true. But that doesn't mean they're complicated! You simply clean they're cage everyday, (Should NEVER be a small cage. most recommend free-range or a pen that is at least 4x4) give fresh water, and new food. They can also be potty-trained. I hoped I helped you make the right decision! Some good breeds for families are Lion head, Mini lop, and Flemish giant. Happy rabbit care!

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

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 have a hamster and it is an amazing pet cute and cuddly and plus they can recognize who is who like when my dad comes near,my hamster stands up and looks puzzled but when I come near there is no problem there and if any of you are seeing this and are afraid hamsters might bite don't worry they don't bite unless you startle them or your hands smell like food. And hamsters are very affordable to take care of and not to worry at day time " their nocturnal" and so you don't have to worry because you can feed your little guys at night.

I have had 4 Syrian hamsters, and each one had their own personality, overall great pet! It’s better to get them as a baby or younger. When doing this you are able to let them get used to you earlier on. Both females and males can be sweet, I have had both, but females have a musky odor when they are ready for breeding. I would recommed a hamster for a responsible child, and or teen. They are fairly low maintainance, and cost effective. They are smart and can also be litter trained. Very good pets once they are used to you and super fuzzy and cute!

Hamsters are great pets if I would recommend any kind of breed I would recommend a Chinese dwarf hamster. They rarely bite and have a nice sweet temper they also don't mind being held a lot. Don't believe me? My female hamster had 2 litters and and they were exactly the way I described Chinese dwarfs as. I have 4 they are THE SWEETEST THINGS EVER! #love hamsters!

Lizards

I have a Leopard gecko and he is so cute. I love how they stalk their tails when they eat! Very friendly, great pet for kids. Cats should be #1 and lizards #2.

My friend and I caught two small lizards. I forget what kind they are, but they are both males, indicated by the two brilliant blue spots on their necks. Sadly the younger one, Pal, died, but his brother and best friend, Buddy, is still alive yet still grieving as he seems depressed. They are great pets and make great buddies and pals.

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!

I said bearded dragons should be at number 1 spot. Bearded dragons are great looking pets, entertaining pets and cool pets.Why are they not number one! They are way better than those smelly dogs. So. Who do you think is number 1 pet now?

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.

Guinea pigs, were and are my first pets, and I couldn’t have made a better choice. For a child it is easy to take care of, they need to be included but st the same time they can be left alone if they have some food and water and a place to hide. I love both of mine and miss my third that passed recently. They also live for quite a long time and are extremely cute and love to be petted and scratched behind the ears just like a mini dog

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've had Guinea pigs my whole life! Each one has had its own personality but all have been truly loving and beautiful animals!
My boy at the minute is a rescue Guinea pig but this hasn't put a dent on how brave and adventurous he was as a youngster or how loving and cuddly he is now he's an old man!
He's never bitten and is truly one of the family as all of our Guinea pigs have been!
Once you've he one you'll never look back!

I'm 13 and have two male guinea pigs. My 7 year old brother also loves them and they can cuddle and snuggle for and extended period of time! If you are thinking of getting any, get two or more. They need company or they can get depressed. They should be before hamsters on this list because unlike hamsters, once they trust you, they grow feelings for you and can truly be your little friends!

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.

I've owned four ferrets in the past, and while I loved them to bits, I'm going to have to disagree on this. Ferrets might seem like easy pets, but they are surprisingly difficult animals to own. For starters, ferrets are obligate carnivores which means they need meat and only meat to survive. Most ferret kibbles are actually extremely unhealthy for them. In fact, most ferret products in general are terrible for their health. The ideal diet for a ferret is raw which is pretty expensive. Also, if you live in the United States, most ferrets you see are from Marshall farms. Marshall Farm ferrets are notorious for developing all sorts of health issues. Even if you feed such ferrets a raw diet, it's still very likely they will go on to develop health issues which shorten their lifespan. Ferrets from breeders also tend to be pretty expensive (and you'd have to get more than one since ferrets are social animals!) Due to all this, I can't really recommended ferrets for most people unless you ...more

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

I love Ferrets even though I have never had one as a pet before. But I know that they are great pets and very crazy animals. They can sometimes be expensive to take care of but their is one thing that I am sure of, they are very cute and only sometimes cuddly. Ferrets are complicated but they do make the perfect pet to have.

Ferret is an animal from Mustelidae which is the only animal that can be used as a pet because they are not noisy, friendly, merciful, and even though they are small but can bring a pleasant atmosphere in the house with the family.

Birds

Birds also need a lot of care, never go out and get one before you do your research. Birds need a large cage with lots of toys and perches, a diet that consists of pellets, limited seed and fresh veggies/fruit, and at least an hour out of the cage for small parrots and several hours for large parrots. Don't clip their wings, let them fly around the house (supervised). They need a lot of time and can be noisy and messy. But they also form deep bonds with their owners and are very affectionate and friendly if given enough attention. You can train them to do many tricks, such as talking, target training, flight recall, wave, big eagle, play dead and more.

Birds shold be tied with dogs for being the most caring pet because they are flock animals and if you give them attention and their proper care care, most spices can learn to talk, they can do lots more tricks than a dog, but before you go out and buy one know what your getting in to because the smaller birds need at least 2 hours of out of cage time and will require daily food and water changes, the larger birds you will need to stay at home for eight hours a day and get a massive cage, with all required care.

Chickens are very easy to take care of!

1. They eat nearly everything! (even fish and some seeds! )

2. A chicken doesn't shed its feathers much.

3. Chickens are very nice they will almost never peck you! :)

4. Hens lay about 30 eggs a month! Well only if you feed them their eating limit! ;)

5. Once you have roosters/cocks, you don't need an alarm they just wake you up by shouting, COCK-A-DOODLE-DO! At 5:00 A.M. they are such early birds! That's all the reasons why you should have a chicken! Have fun playing with your new chicken! Advice:you should buy a chick because chicks live longer than adult ones and chickens only live up to 2-3 years but you can still enjoy playing with the 30 chicks!

I have a yellow sided conure (male) named Cookie! He is the sweetest thing, he's sooo funny! He dances and always wants to be the center of attention, when a had a female green cheek named Kiwi, he would try to look big when someone walked by, by puffing his chest feathers. He is very playful, and NEVER bites! We had to give Kiwi away though because they were starting to get really aggressive. Cookie doesn't bite anymore though, and, if you wanted to get a bird, get a yellow-sided conure, or any time of parrot! They are VERY playful, and talk, so cute))! Don't get a canarie or stuff like that because they are dumb, and bite, they are pretty much decor! Also if you wanted a Love Bird, they bite a lot at first but otherwise playful! OVERALL GET EITHER A PARROT OR LOVE BIRD! THE BEST PARROTS ARE THE COKATUE (probably misspelled) CONURE WHICH IS NOT THAT BIG AND NOISY OR AfricaN GREY, PS MY BIRD GREETS ME

Fish

Really easy to take care of and don't need much attention like other pets. These little creatures don't need walks or cleaning of litter trays. They don't need cages to play in. All they need is a tank and some stones you can easily get from your garden. You can watch them forever and not even get bored! They don't need to explore the enviroment, they have a tank! Also, their food isn't too expensive and their colour can be any colour! They're amazing animals.

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.

Fighting fish will last at least 3 years, only if you care for them properly. These fishes are not supposed to be mixed with other fishes, but are really pretty. Some fighting fish are different, which are expensive. But I really recommend fighting fish are great pets in small houses.

Depends on what kind of fish you get, but from my experience. Some cichlids won't do good with children, who like to stick their hands into the tanks. Some Chidlids like to bite, they have nasty bites. They;ll need expensive 55 galloon tanks for some.
Goldfish are great fish. I personally prefer them. Goldfish are highly intellent. Once they know who feeds them, they'll be your best friend. But they;ll need 20G tanks. If you properly feed them with enough care, you can raise them in a 10g tank.

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.

This may seem odd but...my 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!

Turtle are cool and chilling animals and live a long time. They are endangered and need love and care. How could anyone not love these adorable creatures.

I like turtles because they are cute. They are also cool because they are different and not everyone has a pet turtle.

Turtles require Basic reptile care and will live a long time, but they need around a 100 gallon tank with water and land

The Newcomers

? Gecko Geckos are lizards belonging to the infraorder Gekkota, found in warm climates throughout the world. They range from 1.6 to 60 cm.
The Contenders
Hedgehogs A hedgehog is any of the spiny mammals of the subfamily Erinaceinae, in the eulipotyphlan family Erinaceidae.

I have an African pygmy hedgehog and she's amazing she is coming up to a year old and she's not fully grown yet she's my best friend and her and my Russian dwarf hamster are friends and they are let out together 1 a day under my supervision ovuasly but they run around together when out then sometimes they both sleep on my chest together as well. they are amazing pets mine is called shenzi of the lion king.

They are great pets. I have one called Lila and another called Pete. They don't actually spike you, they only do that when they're scared. So don't frighten them. they like to cuddle up with you and they are so cute.

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!

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.

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.

LOWEST MAINTENANCE ANIMAL EVER!

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 Facinating creatures. I don't have one yet but I've always wanted one ever since I was a Kid my mom would always say no I couldn't get one until I moved out of her house. Snakes are great there just a misunderstood by a majority of people who believe them to be slimy ugly monsters. While others believe them to be a creature of misfortune do to Adam and Eve in the Bible.

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.

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.

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.

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 once had one and it was an incredible experience! But please don' t get one! I was tricked by a dog breeder! I told him that I wanted a fluffy, white medium-sized pet, but he gave me this! These animals don't belong in houses so please don't get them!
-Starlight

These are amazing pets to have I own 5 of them very low maintenance and easy to take care of them. Also, easy to train my friends fennec fox can spin around. They also are great with other animals. I fed my fennec's twice a day.

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 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.

Really need a lot of care and a very big cage. They wake up at night and sleep at day searching for one and can't find one just don't get it there a really big hand full rather get a gerbil

They do need a lot of care but are adorable. Super recommended for house pets, just make sure you know how to deal and take care of them.

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

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.

If they get a chance they will try to bite your feet other than that they are REALLY great pets plus you get free eggs! I can remember when one pooped on my b.f.f. (Not cool) l have 2 Aurricannas and they give you blue eggs and my Sussex hen "Winter" will cuddle me for hours non stop.

One of the most friendliest, caring pets you could ever get. they are very cheap as well and you get rescue ones (like me) and that will be a good deed. the rescue ones will be a frightened at first but will warm to you. :) they are also great around small kids and don't need to much maintenance. you well get fresh eggs and garden manure too in return which is definitely a plus.

I have 9 different breeds chicken. I call their coop cluckingham palace. They are very sweet but, don't get a Plymouth rock they are mean.

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

Pigs

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.

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.

Great pets! Just know what you're getting into! These animals do not stay small, contrary to what people may tell you, and they can reach a maximum average of 50 pounds once they're adults! So educate yourself on them before getting one, and don't believe people who tell you they stay tiny all their lives

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.

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.

Oh my poop. My grandfather caught one of these for me and it was the most amazing pet in the world. AWESOME!

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

My first pet was a pygmy goat named Abby. I aware she was my best friend. She followed me every where. When I went inside she would lay on the porch till I came out then proceed to follow me. She played tagged with me cuddled with me gave kisses. Did tricks for corn. Played tether ball together. Pulled a cart in a parade. I fell I love! She was the best ever. I ended up owning 12 goats within a year of getting Abby. You want a 10yr old to take responsibility get them a baby pygmy goat. (don't have there horns scooped :( )

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

Male goats to cologne themselves for females with there own pee. If get male have fixed before the balls drop other wise u will have a nasty beast of a goat and a nasty smell. Non fixed male goats stink worse then a cat spraying mixed with a little skunk.

I think pygmy goats are just adorable and they can jump really high unlike most other animals. They do run around a lot but it'll softly charge in your belly and makes you fall and just can't stop laughing!

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

I have my own tortoise he is called Tiny Tim and he is so small

You can feed them your leftover scraps from dinner

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.

Large rodents that eat there own poo, illegal to have as a pet in some countries and are annoying

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.)

Butterfly's are a good pet but watch there wings or that can not fly

Yes 100 star only if you do the same for teacup pig's

Not really a pet, but raising them is fun!

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

I have a pet hermit crab named King Crabby and I'll never regret it. I found him in the wild at a beach. It's been the best choice I've made(Since my frogs died) He is a little shy, but I was able to bring him home. I bought some supplies at the pet store and made a great home for him. Any body who thinks that a hermit crab is more than its worth is a knucklehead!

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.

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!

My sister kept a WILD mouse as a PET!
Not saying they are not great, amazing pets but please, a wild mouse? Don't try this at home. Lol. She fed him CHEESE and named him Super Kevin.. Great, amazing playful and adventurous

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!

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

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

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.

"Snail slime is sold in holland and barrett, this is a natural source of smlime. Good for your skin"

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!

This is what happens if you put your pet gerbil in the same cage as a sexually aggressive squirrel... Things will happen, unspeakable things... I just watched... poor, poor Squeekers

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)

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