Top 10 Best House Pets

There are so many popular house pets, but what is number 1?
The Top Ten
1 Dogs The domestic dog is a wolf-like canid in the genus Canis, and is the most widely abundant terrestrial carnivore. It is active all around the world, and is one of the most popular domestic pets as of 2021. They come in more than 350 breeds.

To the person who started off with: It's funny how the guy has all those reasons why cats are better, but he/she is just some person raging because cats argent number 1. My response to your comment: First of all, don't act like you aren't also listing a bunch of reasons of why dogs are better than cats. Counterarguments to your reasons why dogs are better:
-I hate how everyone thinks dogs are more loyal than cats, cats are just as loyal and care for their owners, the stereotype that cats aren't loyal is false, you can ask many cat owners and do your own research.
- You said dogs show love and affection more than cats do? It depends on the dog and the cat, not all dogs and cats are the same, and actually cats are one of the best animals to help people cope with depression because most comforting and kind.
- Cats can learn tricks fast as well, if motivated.
- Cats are VERY cute, and it depends on the cat and the dog, but most cats are really adorable and if you can't see ...more

Anyone who says cats are better, the, I DON'T CARE! You can't change my mind, cat person, keep it for yourself, there is no use arguing, we like dogs, no matter what. It's not your business, you don't have the right to force people to like cats! I'm sure that's not your job, anyways, like I said, keep it to yourself...

Dogs are definitely the best. I don't have a dog, but my friend does. Here are the upsides of dogs:

Dogs usually behave well and follow directions.

Dogs can learn to perform many tricks.

Dogs can be very cute and calming.

Dogs can even rescue people. There are many stories of dogs saving the lives of children and helping in wars back then.

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

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.

I hate dogs. I'm scared of them. So is my brother. Once a dog almost killed my parents. Same dog almost killed my best friend. My brother doesn't like animals in general, not that there's something about them that he dosen't like, just that he's scared of getting hurt because of them. My cat was from a hoarding home of 10+ cats and 4+ dogs that would terrorize her. When she was just a kitten, her mom stopped feeding her before she was old enough to hunt on her own because my cat was the runt. She hunted for her own food, and came across our home while being lost once. She is our loving cat now, and she is sleep-purring right next to me. I would give my life for hers.

Few cats actually like their owners, they just want the food and pampering. And it's confirmed that they don't follow instructions, but it's not because they don't understand them, it's because they don't care (the last thing is kinda funny though)

I thyink all cats are great especially kittens, they do hold a bit more responsibility than other animals but at least its less than a dog. Cats are curiose and fun , but it also dependes on the breed.

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

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

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 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.

Hamsters are amazing pets! They are so easy to take care of. Their nasty business stays in the cage and not on the carpet. They are small, cute and cuddly. You need to feed them and change their water daily. Clean their cages each weak. Spend 30 minutes with them and they are happy. The only downside is they live for a short time so get ready for a heartbreak.

I have a Fancy Dwarf hamster named Stella Ophelia. They're awesome. You just have to raise the well. But one thing I don't like, is listening to her ( or him. We don't know for sure) run and run and run on her wheel making it hard to sleep.

4 Rabbits Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha, found in several parts of the world. Rabbits are known for having long ears, and for being agile, as in having a notable ability to jump.

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

Rabbits are very social, emotional companions that often form deep bonds with their owner/s. They are excitable, social and fun loving like dogs but they have their own individual personalities. There is nothing quite like coming home to a rabbit running toward you jumping for joy, or flopping over against you and falling asleep. They are very unique, quirky and intelligent, having a highly complex language mostly expressed by body movements. Their lifespan is substantial too, at average 8-10 years with some now a days living into their teens with better medical understanding of them.

I bought a dwarf rabbit, who was only about 3 weeks old. I raised her, and she soon grew very close to my heart. Although when raised improperly, rabbits can be very protective. If you raise a baby dwarf rabbit, then I asure you, they will cuddle into your lap while you watch T.V.. They will look like a meatloaf while they sleep. They will be the cutest thing that your friends will ever see. They will warm up your heart.
My dear rabbit died about a month ago, and I'm still hurting. She was the best rabbit I will ever know. Fly to heaven, Maggie.

5 Lizards

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.

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.

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!

They the proven the easiest lizards to take care of and only cost a dollar a week on food! They don't bite and they bond with there owner if they had a lot of attention from their owner as a baby. If they bond well they will ride on your shoulder all day.

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.

I have two guinea pigs. I had three, but one passed away due to heart issues- very sadly. I have lived with them since I was 10 and they are so, so important to me. They're friendly, have a huge personality, will cuddle you, and are like a mix of (almost) everyone's favorite pet- They purr like cats, sense emotions like dogs, and love little puzzles where they find treats at the end. There is nothing more relaxing than hearing them wheek, I tell you.

Although mine may hate me, it keeps calling me weak.

Disgusting animal. Dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, mice, rats, birds, fish, snakes, lizards, frogs, tarantulas, chinchillas, ferrets, and sugar gliders make much better pets than these smelly little freaks.

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!

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

7 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.

They are delightful energetic fun furry kids that tend to love pretty much everybody and anything. ( from my own personal experience )
I was without any ferrets for 13 years and was reintroduced to them two years ago and I can't imagine my life ever again without them!

8 Birds

Pros:
-Very intelligent, you can teach them tricks.
-Full of personality.
-Live a very long time.
-They love their scritches.
-Very cute.
-Colorful, inside and outside.
-They can perch on your finger.
-They will form a long, and satisfying bond.
Cons:
-Very intelligent. Now, I just said this as a pro, but.. it's also a con. These animals will need a lot of toys. They will pluck feathers. It's not pretty.
-Please, please, PLEASE do your research. Parrots are one of the most discarded pets, they don't deserve that.
-You will need to have a lot of time (4+ hours) to be with them.
-They will destroy everything. Shirts, furniture, everything.
-Do not ever let your bird out. They were not raised in the wild. Don't do it. They will die.
-Will cost a ton of money.

Overall, one of my favorite pets. I have a conure, so I have experience. They are so cute and sweet, and overall, very lovable. But please...

DO
YOUR
RESEARCH.

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.

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!

Birds must be #1. Why can't dogs go over 100%. One reason, the semmingly meanest animal sounds on the planet, the bark (its not the roar anymore). A bird poop is easier to clean and birds can calm your neighbors down. Like that rabbit post said, dog barks can either wake you up at sleep (and that happening on Christmas night is bad luck), destroy the sound of T.V. shows or music (don't get a dog if your not a fan of pausing T.V. shows to listen to it) and lastly, barking makes neighbors deadlier and more disapointed. Birds have neither of those things happening. So everyone, get birds!

9 Fish

Contrary to popular belief, these aren't very low maintenance. even if you own very few of them. They require a lot of cleaning. Food every day, a filter that must be cleaned out, algae must be scrubbed, and... the snails. Good god, the snails are the worst. Their everywhere and need to be removed so much. Anyway, I have a forty-gallon tank, mollies, red platys, rock shrimp, neon tetras, and emerald catfish. They are fun to watch, and if you just get a small tank for your child, it's great for seeing how well they can deal with cleaning their pet's cage. I recommend a small tank for starting, adult or child alike.

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.

10 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.

I'm literally voting just to tell you it's a tortoise not a turtle. Turtles have flippers and tortoises have feet.

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.

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.

Snakes are without a doubt one of the greatest animals out there, and are very under estimated. Snakes have amazing personality and make great starter pets. Corn snakes and Ball Pythons are docile and very easy to care for. If you have fur allergies, snakes make a good option if you want a wonderful pet!

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

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 have a hedgehog. They are cute and easy to care for. I don't like them as much as ferrets but, I love my hedgehog Mooki. She is a little scared of me. I don't know why. She is a great starter pet.

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.

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 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.

14 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.

Adorable! And extremely underrated. They aren't much of a house pet, requiring a nice coop, roosts, and scrubbing the poo off the walls, plus expensive heating. If you have enough money, we can all agree... its worth it, watching them eat your leftovers, getting fresh eggs every morning, and hatching your own chicks... very fun! This is not an easy 1-person sort of pet, and it takes a while to get their habitat set up. I also recommend getting them only if you have a large backyard... they love to scavenge and eat/ They are quite playful and friendly if raised from a chick, and in all quite wholesome.

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.

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.

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.

15 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.

Pigs are amazing pets lots of people think they smell and are messy and gross but the truth is they are a extremely clean animals. They are very social and friendly and never bite. I use to look after a pig and it was a great experience teacup pigs should definitely be higher on the list.

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

16 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

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!

They are very curious, playful, energetic, and loving! They make great pets just make sure to get a second one because they love companionship! SO WORTH IT!

17 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!

18 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.

"Foxes are playful and love to see you, especially fennec foxes. But remember they are omnivoures and need the right nutrients."

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.

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.

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

Tortoise are boss

Love my 2 babies

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 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!

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

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.

23 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.

Not really a pet, but raising them is fun!

Butterfly are beautiful

That's not a pet at all

I don't think they are

24 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.

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"

They are small
You don't have to give them a bath
And there is more great reasons just look them up

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.

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!

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

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

Its like a rodent

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