Easiest House Pets to Take Care Of

The Top Ten Easiest House Pets to Take Care Of

1 Fish

This is totally untrue! Fish require lots of care, and are not suitable for children under the age of 12. Many people believe that bettas in particular do well in tiny bowls, 1/4 gallon at the most, because large spaces "stress them out." This is a lie. I have two bettas. Each has a filtered, heated 5 gallon aquarium to himself. You probably won't believe this, but it's the truth: those tiny, one inch long goldfish you see swimming oh-so-cutely at pet stores? One goldfish should have 20 gallons to itself. They can grow to be over a foot long. And no, they don't grow "just to the size of their home." If you put a toddler in an airplane bathroom, will he/she stop growing? No. Fish are animals just like cats or dogs. When treated properly, they show their personalities and can even recognize you as their caretakers. Both of my bettas swim up to the glass when I watch and stay there. They don't do this for anyone else. Please be sure that you are willing to provide the proper care for ...more

True, fish are expensive pets. I also heard a myth that goldfish can grown to the size of a tank... - Murphypaw

While I think they are great pets, they need as much care as every other living thing. ( or maybe more depending on the species you get) you need a good tank, the bigger the better, and a strong filtration. They need substrate and they need food. I admit I have a betta in a bowl, but it is at gallon bowl and I am consistent about water changes weekly. If you are looking for a pet that you could just through food in there once and a while and not clean their tank or one you want to cuddle with, I am sorry to say but no fish could thrive that way. They can be a commitment, but if you know what you are doing they can be very easy to keep. I should know, I've kept all kinds of fish I have four tanks, each tank has special fish that needs individual requirements. When you pick your fish, make sure to do your research on it first so you'll know what to expect and not be led on the wrong path because some dumb store attendant told you you could keep a goldfish in a 1/2 gallon bowl. I kind of ...more

What you need:Fish tank heater, Fish tank filter, Fish tank - 5 gallons or more, plants - don't get plastic fake plants - they will rip the fish's fins - get fake silk plants or real plants - betta fish prefer floating plants, Water conditioner, Thermometer, Net, Water - 80 degrees farenheit and caves - to hide in.

Betta fish; Average life span - 1-4 years, if you take really good care of them they can live for a decade, if you don't look after them they live for less than a year.

Betta fish are really good pets, they could live for a couple of days without food but they'll be really hungry. You just have to clean their tanks bout once a week. You also have to check the water temperature for the fish. Different kinds of fishes need different care. I have 3 betta fishes, I keep them in different tanks because they might attack each other, so I have some experience. I also had 10 goldfishes before but they all died because some ate a lot and died and other got no food and died from that. You should have from 1-3 fish in one tank because it get harder to care care of them. I also had a guinea pig but they were a little harder to take care of. So I think you should get a fish as your first pet. Then when you grow more responsibility get a hamster than a dog or a cat. Bye.

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

I think a hamster is the easiest pet because on all of these websites it says hamsters or fancy rats but I don't think fancy rats are popular so I just think it's a hamster or a gecko which they don't have on here but my cousin has one and it's so cute and easy to take care of and they don't bite a lot and of they do it won't hurt because they have no teeth so I think a hamster or a gecko are the easiest pets enjoy!

There small and there easy to wash they can live in a cage and you feed them like once a day and I know this from my cousin. I love them and there really cool you will love this pet they will warm your hart they love people there good for kids and adults so good luck with your hamster and thanks for listening

You can play with them as long as you want. They will love you for that and they will get used to you quickly. Very awesome non boring pets. They have a very special place in america's heart!

Untrue they don't like to be handled for very long amounts of time especially during the day they will eventually get used to being handled more but hamsters aren't the best pet for handling. They're fun and cute to watch especially when they stuff their faces. Limit handling to about 10 minutes at a time maybe twice a day. Although all hamsters have personality so some may like to be handled more than the next. Enjoy info from an animal expert and have a nice day! - ThatSuddenExpert

I have a hamster and yes they are super easy to look after and plus they are the a cuddly bit of fluff

3 Lizard Lizards are a widespread group of squamate reptiles, with over 6,000 species, ranging across all continents except Antarctica, as well as most oceanic island chains.

there REALLY easy to take care of. They just get food like every 3-4 days. THEY'RE AWESOME so buy one or weegee will find you he knows where you live!

Lizards may not be cuddly, but they're still pretty awesome!

One person said that they do not smell. I disagree. Especially for bearded dragons. They don't produce body odor but they're feces real, and if you don't do at least a weekly full cage deep cleaning then they will begin to stink. Also bathe the lizard in water to get feces residue off. Other wise they are super easy. I had a couple for a while, but my first died and he was so loving! He was only 6 months old and was oversized because of eating too many crickets, and that led to paralysis, which got him killed. He ate 12 cricks a day. That was way too much! My new ones are 12 each on Monday Wednesday and Friday. That is a good amount.

Leopard geckos are adorable and small, and they can't climb on walls like many other geckos.

4 Worms

I. Love. Worms. People think it's crazy that I have this weird obsession, but I actually do! Especially meal worms. Meal work are great. They're so easy to care for and breed. In fact, when I was 5, I got my first meal worms. When I started out, I had 10, and in a short amount of time I had 30! I sell them now, and it's so much fun. They are a great pet for everyone.

When I was in 6th grade last year, I kept meal worms for my school's science fair. I actually won first place because they are so easy to take care of! Just put them in a jar with holes and give them food (banana peels are great) and ta-the! You have your meal worm farm. I'm not sure about pet earthworms though. I don't think they would live very long.

They have lots of babies, and all you have to do is give them a big jar with air holes and give them leftover banana peels.

Meal worms are great. Get a plastic storage bin, shoebox size. Drill holes around the top lip of the container. Add a container of rolled oats. Keep it dry! Dump in your meal worms add a carrot and a toilet paper tube. And viola! Meal worm farm. You can watch them pupate, morph into beetles and then about a week later watch teeny tiny meal worms grow. Ill say it again though, keep it dry! And in a dark well ventilated area.

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

Well I did grow up with dogs two siberian huskys after a while my sister saved a cat from them and then I wanted one. Big mistake of my life it was easy to tack care of but they are Usally vary stubern as a mule and they think they are king and queen and now I know why Egyptian's loved cats they ate just like them tack over everything and claim it as their own. But now I'm stuck with my sisters and my cat it just the worst thing is that my sisters female cat hates my male cat she just his as him and some times she come out and stacks him why just why, so they are vary irritating if you get one of those kinds of cats and our two huskys our dead our last one did live until she was 16 years old I did not think that would happen but she dide vary old oh and they just love the snow not the heat. But our out side cats are vary sweet as heck I never had an animal that sweet before. But one of my friends in my algebra two class was talking about macaws and beautiful and so before I graduated ...more

Dogs are not easy to take care of. Depending on the breed, dogs have lots and lots of energy and they have to use that energy. Some dogs need to run off their energy are thy will become hostile to their owner. You have to take daily walks with them and walk a least a mile. Plus, dogs are very curious and will explore, eat, drink, and chew everything they can get their paws on.

Dogs rock!
And care and share
And play
They make nice pets
And slot
And nice and sweet

Well, not really. You need to give it exercise, clean up after it, feed it, give it water and A LOT more. - Pokemonfan10

6 Cat 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.

Cats should be No. 1. If you want a pet that's easy to care for but with whom you can still share unlimited affection, go for cats. My cat practically looks after himself. He takes care of his own grooming, hygiene and exercise needs. All I have to do is feed him twice a day. People think cats are aloof and distant but that's because they show love in very subtle ways which it is your job to learn. While the cat doesn't need your love and attention to thrive, if a cat has bonded with you it's because it really wants to. The more you love your cat, the more they bond with you. At the same time, if you just want a casual housemate or a mouse hunter, cats are fine with that too. Neglect your cat and he will probably just find somewhere else to live. When you put in the effort the bond is an incredibly tight one. Once you are bonded, YOU and just you are the only one they really trust and care about. Cats are happy doing their own thing and rarely needy. There is lots of stuff you can do ...more

They are cute soft they purr nicely they give you lots of kisses and they clean after themselves

There awesome pets! My cat recently passed away, and he was the most affectionate animal ever! He cleaned up after himself too. I love them!

The only thing a pet cat needs is food and if you're unlucky some manageable veterinary fees.
Cats don't need to be cleaned up after as they poo outside and bury it themselves. Cats will not usually damage your property and return to you so will not need to be fenced.

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

Snails are AMAZING! They are super cute (in my opinion) and can be held as well! I had 2 pet garden snails and they were so much fun! Unfortunately, they died of mites. If you get snails make sure to clean the container at least once a month and make sure it is secure! You can feed them pretty much anything, just make sure to give them calcium as well. It's also fun to race them and make treats for them and watch them slime around! They are quite fast and love climbing, especially on your hands! I don't care what anyone says about snails, they are super cool! They live a long time in captivity if you care for them well, and are quite rewarding. Just make sure to check for eggs as they are hermaphrodites and get multiple because they get lonely and like playing with each other!

I think snails are fun and easy to take care of I find to be funny because of how slow they move

Snails are the easiest pets in the world. They are perfectly happy in a plastic box or critter keeper so long as it's wet and will eat both fresh and old food of all kinds. Not to mention, unlike other animals on here, you can always hold a snail, no training required, so long as you wet your hand, and they never bite. If you have several you can expect more than enough babies to replace the ones that die off. The only issue is they reek! Especially if you leave a dead one around or don't take out the old food

I had a pet garden snail for the summer term extremely easy to take care of and the enjoy a damp environment easy to make their food they need a home depending on their size fill their home with food and leaves and rocks and mud and soil and sticks. It is normal for them two climb on the roof. They love playing with you in your garden, after playing wash your hands. Get 2 snails. I love them

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

I own African Dwarf frogs and trust me they are so easy to take care of. They are so much fun to watch and aren't as smelly as a hamster of dogs or cats! Ten times less work! Plus you clean the tank once every three months! Just like fish but less cleaning! And I love them so much!

Frogs, African Dwarf, are amazing and adorable I had two for at least six years, the other one lasted eight. They are very easy to take care for, they don't smell, and you don't have to be home all of the time to watch them. Mine knew who I was and would follow my finger around if I traced it on the glass. All of my friends always wanted to see them because they are so unique. I highly recommend getting one if you want a pet you can take care of on your own.

These are super easy and funny to watch as they play. You only have to feed them a few times a week and clean their box every three months. I got mine at a toy store and trust me they are super great.

I love frogs there adorable

9 Guinea Pig 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 should be way higher in the list. I got them in second grade and one has recently passed so we got another one. We clean their cage twice a week and provide them with fresh water and food every day. Guinea pigs need to be treated as part of the family but you can also leave them for quite a bit and they will be fine together by themselves if you provide them with food, water, toys and enough space. They are way easier to take care of than a dog which I can say with confidence since I own guinea pigs and a dog

Guinea pigs, contrary to most belief, are actually pretty high maintenance. You need to have two (it is actually against the law in some countries to only have one), you need to provide fresh veggies, hay, pellets, and water each day, you need to buy a 3'x5' cage for them, and you need to clean their cage frequently

Contrary to popular belief, guinea pigs are NOT easy to take care of and do NOT make suitable pets for any child under the age of eight years old. If you've ever owned guinea pigs before, you'll know what I mean.

Having a pig is not just "change their water and food daily," it's "Refill water daily, refill pellets two times a day, make sure they have an unlimited supply of hay AT ALL TIMES, watch for illness (they hide it really well), prevent fights, provide socialization, NO DO NOT EAT THAT, provide good vitamin C, lower stress levels, WAIT, DID I REFILL THEIR HAY? "
They poop a lot, so you have to spot clean their cage daily and a full-on cleaning 2 times a week, and socializing a timid guinea pig is a real pain in the butt. They'll just run around the cage, hide, and do all they can to prevent you from picking them up. Then, when you pick them up, they are calm, but they MAY try to jump.

However, it is ALL worth it for an amazing, loving, adorable pet!

I have 2 they are so fun and easy u just have to take them out and give them food and water not that hard

10 Turtle 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.

Oh no. Turtles can get large most ranging from 6-12 inches in aquatic. Many people buy babies and then freak when they get too big for a tiny tank. Most need a large space but can be housed in large plastic basins. I had three red eared sliders in a foot deep three by three plastic storage bin, used for papers and pictures, and they lived happily with a few overhead lights. They can be a bit pricey but definitely do research, with any pet, so as not to make a bad decision for you and the animal.

Do your research! Aquatic turtles get big. Males up to 10 inches across, females 12 inches. They need a large fish tank or small pond. You'll need a filter and pump or an easy way to drain and refill the enclosure.make sure they have a UV heat lamp for basking on one side of the tank or pond and a way to get out of the water to bask. They need turtle food and can also eat minnows and crickets. I see so many people getting tiny aquatic turtles because they think they're cute. They almost always end up letting them go. It is illegal to sell them under 4 inches in diameter at pet stores in South Carolina where I live but hatching turtles are sold at our local flea market for 3 dollars a piece. So sad. I bought one with a split bleeding shell and nursed it to health then released it at a nearby pond. If you find a turtle, don't assume it is aquatic. Research or let it be.

Turtles are not an easy pet to take care of. They are very expensive. They need a basking light, a uv light, proper bedding, and a basking area. They also need proper food and a fairly large tank. Taking a turtle from its habitat outside is not a good thing to do, buy them from a rescue organization or a store such as perco or pet smart. Turtles should never be bought at the street corner or online. While handling a turtle (which you shouldn't do very often) can result in your turtle getting stressed out or can cause death due to their extremely sensitive skin. Please research on turtles BEFORE buying one, or in other words NEVER buy any pet without researching. Also know that these pets can live for over 100 years old and need someone to take care of them after you die.

Oh no. I had a box turtle for some time, you know, the one you hold, play with. Ya no. If your planning on getting a turtle, definitely do not count on having a bond with it. Really all it was was cleaning out a muggy, salmonella tank and oh it was horrible. I personally am an all-rodent person so maybe the turtle thing just didn't work out for me, but I suggest you get a turtle only if you are 100% reptile person and are willing to do the dirty work.

The Contenders

11 Bird

Well you have to teach them were they can go to the bathroom and it's easy but you have to know how to and they say that it is the most hardest thing to teach them. Usually a bird go's to the bathroom about the same time because of this you can time them and then use the time you get from timing you bird to determined when the bird will go to the bathroom and if it does not have to then play with the bird or what ever for five minute and then try ageon. The next thing to do is to tack the bird were you will like them to go to the bathroom this can be the trash can, sink, and the bird cage were you already have to clean it up but there is no cage for them, like if you go to a store that will let you tack you're bird in the store and there is only trash cans to go in, or you go to your friends house and all there is to use is the sink or something, so you should teach you're bird to go to the bathroom in more than place if needed. And when they go in the right spot click your clicker ...more

Maybe the hardest pet to have in you home, require daily interaction for at least a hour, food has to be fresh fruit and veggies. Messy eaters as well. Can be loud. And them poop when ever and where ever they want. The up side is they are the smartest animal I have ever interacted with, they show affection more then a dog or cat will ever do, and they can be taught to do awesome tricks and talk.

Depends what type of bird it is. If it's a large parrot they live about 50 years like a macaw. Macaws and other large parrots scream very loud which is not good for young children especially when they bite. If it is your first time getting a bird I suggest you get a smaller bird like a budgeriar or a cockatiel which live about 10-20 years and are really quiet even if they scream. (Mine don't scream they squawk) but it's not that loud. They are easier than cat or dog because you only have to clean their cage like once a week or two weeks unlike a litter box which is like once every 3-5 days. (One thing I am not bringing down the other animals in favor of birds ok) anyway dogs bark which could annoy neighbors especially if you live in a town house but a parakeet is something your neighbors will never notice since budgies are really quiet.

They are the most adorable pet birds you could get and since they are so small they don't need to be taken care of as much as parrots or other birds they don't nip or bite either and they grow very affectionate once they get used to you, but even so, don't open a window while playing with them because they will happily flutter to freedom and they can't really take care of themselves

12 Butterfly 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.

No they are not easy pets, and usually live a few weeks in captivity. These animals deserve to be free, and fly around, not kept in a small cage.

They are hard work because you must make sure they have the right habitat and food to survive.

I've raised a few of them. They require a lot of delicate maintenance, but the transformation is amazing

They are pretty, sweet and cool

13 Hermit Crabs

I have so many land hermit crabs they are way more fun then they look like easy to care my first pet when I was 7

Hermit crabs are very easy to take care of. I have a 10 gallon tank for them with no heat or light source and they have been doing well for a little bit more than a year. Also the small 5x8 tanks are terrible and end I'm stinking I would use a 10 gallon

We had 4 crabs and they changed shells which was neat for the kids to watch. Always had to clean the tank daily cause it always smelled the room up like dead fish! They seem like easy pets but they need heat source, light, rocks, lots of larger shells which cost more than the crab itself. Place to hide under.. I would empty and do an entire tank cleaning straining everything weekly. Headache! Do not put them in one of them lil 5"x 8" plastic tanks.. They will die. Anyhow.. I will never get another! Thought they where easy pets for kids. I was wrong! Smelly pets more like it n lots of cleaning tank work!

My Dad was thinking really hard about a pet for me to have. I am fourteen and my family travels quite often to visit family. We already have goldfish, so he needed to think harder. I LOVE animals, but due to our lifestyle, he had a thought desision to make. Either keep me begging & whining or find me a suitable pet. He chose hermit crabs. They're easy, affordable and perfect for a mature child to take care of. They are low maintenance and don't smell if you properly care for them.

You need to be careful with them, they are fragile creatures and easily frightened. If you want one, be careful of the environment and weather. Do NOT spray toxic substances or expose them to it or they WILL DIE. Otherwise, I highly recommend them, they require less work than a fish tank too, in cleaning terms.

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

I currently own 10 pets and out of all of them, my hedgehog is the easiest to take care of.

My sisters' friend has a hedgehog and they live happily ever after! They lived such a happily ever after I was thinking about adopting one myself! So therefore I did some research. Hedgehogs are fairly easy to wash. The problem is they are nocturnal meaning, for those of you that don't know, they mostly do things at night... so you most likely will only play with them for a short amount of time in the sunlight hours of the day. Other than that have fun!

I have two adorable Hedgehogs that I rescued off of craigslist the poor thing were tormented by a 4 year old and now with TLC they are my best friends, just watch out for the spikes! I feed mine cat food and meal worms and they are just adorable! If you think hedgehogs shouldn't be pets, just wait until you do have one they have warmed my heart forever!

I've been doing reasearch for years now, and they're shy at first, but eventually warm up to you. You can put them in a dark, enclosed space for the first couple weeks with a piece of clothing you wear a lot. They will get used to your smell from the clothing. You DO have to feed them live meal worms, but it's not too bad. However, hedgehogs cost a TON of money, which is (mostly) why most people don't have hedgehogs.

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

I have two rabbits and the thing with rabbits is they need a very specific set up and routine, but once you have that squared away they are extremely easy to take care of. The only other thing that can be tough is personality. I have to sweet little guys who come when I call them, use the litter box, do various tricks, and love to play and cuddle with me. The hardest part of rabbit ownership in my experience is bonding two rabbits. IT IS HELL ON EARTH. However, if you have a solo rabbits or a pair that are already bonded the rest is easy.

Rabbits are not easy pets. They poop a lot! I had a rabbit and my parents gave him away because apparently I wasn't paying enough attention to him. I was heartbroken but I knew it was for the best. So I hope this teaches you to take very good care for your rabbit

I don't have one but they really require exercise! But if you get the hang of it the rest is easy. The first part is hard. Also bonding is very important, so if you don't really want to touch animals too much, maybe rabbit is not the pet for you. But they are so adorable and I'm probably going to get one!

I have five rabbits, every one is friendly. All I do is give them food, play with them, clean their cage and make sure they have water. As long as you don't mind cleaning cages and caring for them at least twice a day they make great pets.

16 Insect

I had a praying mantis for a bit. Watching her eat was very entertaining I kept her in the lab I worked in, and would bring back small roaches and other insects from my horribly infested dorm for her to eat (win-win situation! ) My biggest regret is that I did not give her a stick to hang from to molt (do your reading before adopting an insect,) and she did not survive her last molt before adulthood. In addition to finding food for her, I dumped out the dead insect parts she didn't eat, every time her box started to get messy (once a week or so.)

I had a "colony" (for lac of a better word) of earthworms when I was 10, the only reason they died out is because a squirrel knocked the glass jar off of where it was standing, so it broke killed half the worms and the rest of them fug into the soil underneath the glass. Sad story but this spring I will look for another few, (I save them from drying up on the road or just find them spontaneously, yes I basically used to hospitalize Earthworms)

I have a pair of Madagascar hissing cockroaches. They're pretty awesome. Really easy to care for. They just need a warm humid habitat and the rest of their care is simple. I feed them 2-3 a week and they don't really smell unless you don't clean the tank for like a month. I put a sponge in the water so they don't drown. They're easy to handle and don't fly. Cute pets

I have a praying mantis and they're SO easy to take care of! I'm even breeding them! They only need food every other day, and they only need a heat lamp or something if they're exotic.

17 Snake 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. About 600 species are venomous, some of which can be fatal to humans if no medical help is sought.

My corn snake is the best, I rescued him for very poor conditions under someone else's care. Started off very timid and refused to come near me or eat for the first 6 months but now he's extremely friendly, fed every 10 days and his enclosure cleaned every 2 weeks, never bitten me and loves to explore! I wrap up my bedsheets and duvet for him to explore and work through. people say they can't have a personality but they're defiantly wrong. I see a lot of people say all you need it some paper towel, box, water bowl and a heat mat to have a snake. I disagree, for a happy snake you need a stimulating enclosure, I have 2 hides natural substrate and loads of climbing material with greenery within his enclosure. I feed him when he's willing to explore out of his enclosure in a separate feeding tub! Definitely get one, beware they live for years and years

Snakes are probably one of the easiest pets you can own. It really depends on the species of snake for heating, housing etc. but they are very fun and exciting, very interesting to watch and handle if socialized. Their cages require so little cleaning. Probably the least work of any pet I've owned. Most species do require live or frozen mice, So if you're uncomfortable with that than maybe try a different pet. But if you choose the right species and handle them often, They will bond with you and they have super cute personalities! I would recommend corn snakes They are very docile with very little upkeep.

I've had most common pets and I really think snakes are the easiest, and I'm shocked they're not further up the list. Easier than fish or hamsters for sure. No mental stimulation or toys needed, no complicated diet, they only need to be fed once a week to every three weeks depending on species and size, very cheap in upkeep, very little cleaning, they don't make any noise, don't destroy things, and can easily be left as long as they have light, heating and water. The only downsides are that the cage needs to be 100% escape-proof, and... I forgot the other one.

Dogs, cats, fish, hamsters don't even compare to how simple taking care of a snake can be. They only need to be fed every 2 weeks and you only have to clean their cage every 1-2 months. Maybe the only pet you don't need to make special arrangements for when going on vacation. This list is the easiest. Not your favorite... All you dog lovers. Dogs are a huge responsibility and require a lot of attention. Snakes become stressed with too much attention.

18 Toad

WONDERFUL PET! I have kept south Eastern American toads all my life starting as a child. My toddler found a toad-let at my stepfathers house and we took it home. Just mimic the environment they normally live in. Soil, water, rocks, weeds and plants and a hide in a 10 gallon tank, no smaller. I spritz the enclosure once a week with water. We keep the house at a comfortable temperature. It eats 1 meal worm larvae and 1 house fly a day right from our hands. In 2 months it has tripled in size. Great fun and a sweet little teaching tool for my toddler. We talk about its features, big beautiful golden eyes, soft tummy and bumpy back. Tiny toes and fragile nature. My son is learning to be gentle. This will come in handy with any future additions to our family! Feeding it is easy and free.

Toads make great pets try playing leap frog careful though there hard to catch

Very nice pets really easy to take care of.

If you get a pet toad, you would also want a rat. (Do you get the reference? )

19 Tortoise

Big species of tortoise like sulcatas are very hardy when they turn to adults but they are not easy to care unless you have a big grassy garden and is hot all year long. If you meet those requirements you can just leave the tortoise outside and let it grass all day, give it a place to hide and occasional treats of flowers prickly cactus and lettuce and they'll most likely outlive you

I have always wanted a tortoise, they cost a lot, only problem, how do you care, for them,

They are really cute!

I luuv my new pet tortoise

20 Ferret 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.

Okay, NO.

Odor sprays are horribly unhealthy, as are water drops. Baths shouldn't be given and 4-8 hours of playtime. They smell, some have biting issues, and vet bills go SKY-HIGH when they are older. You can't own just one. You have to research good foods. They need large and expensive cages.

I love ferrets. Just one of my best friends is a ferret. They are cute and playful. But they need their ears cleaned out, teeth brushed, nails clipped, and fur groomed and they will FIGHT. They need a lot of toys or they can become depressed.

Wonderful? Yes. Friendly? Yes. Cute? Yes? Easy to care for? No.

They are beautiful creatures. But do require a lot of care. They love to be spoiled and cared for every second of the day. If you are planing to get one.. Make sure you are a stay at home person. They hate to be in there cages and love to roam. Every nook and cranny they can find they will explore. They are cute cuddly and warm. Need a best friend? Get one!

I held a ferret in a pet store the other day and it was so cute! It bit my hand a few times, but it did not hurt. Hamster bites hurt way more than a ferret. You have to buy a big cage, and take them out every day and play with them for 2 hours. You can also take them for walks. You can teach them tricks and even their names! You also need to buy them toys, a litter box, hammocks or tunnels with fur to let them rest and sleep, and if you do not like the smell of them, pet stores (sweet pets is reccomended) sell odor remover that you simply spray on the ferret. You also have to buy soap and give them baths. Ferrets are most fun!

They are a lot of work, but they're amazing animals. I've owned three of them at once, and when the first two passed away, I tried two different times to get two more to join with the last surviving ferret, and they just wouldn't ever get along, unfortunately. My sister had 7 ferrets at once, which is insanity!

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

I love ants so much and funny story as a kid in 2nd grade along with 3rd grade I LOVED the tiny little bugs. One day I got one of those pink pencil boxes your teacher may give you and went to the large field at my school took grass, dirt, sticks, leaves, along with ants of course. I took them home and kept them in my room and gave them stuff like water in bottle caps along with food. As usual they died and it's been years but my love for ants have never died.

Ants don't poop as much as other animals do. they don't stink and are fun to watch make ant farms.


I'm allergic

22 Caterpillar

I used to have a caterpillar I got from a friend that has a family of them its name was rhino and I agree they're really good pets and its really easy to clean whatever is its cage I used tweezers cause I didn't what to take it out of its "cage", and it almost turned into a butterfly but sadly it died, and it was also my first pet I had ever had.I had little personal funeral for him and I buried him in tomato leaves since he was a tomato caterpillar.

I have had three pet caterpillars and they make for great pets! It's so fun to watch it grow. But you always have to release it when it turns into a butterfly/moth.

I would just leave them because they become butterflies and should not live in a house.

Think about a butterfly or moth living for 20 days! 1

23 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.

These little rodents are so easy to take care of they live in a cage that becomes messy very slowly, they eat cheap food and rarely become ill.
What more would you want to be classified as a low maintenance pet.
Don't get me wrong I love my pet fish, guinea pigs and cats, but a rat simply is so much less work than these.

Rats make good pets. I never understood everyone's problem with them. The feral ones are the ones that carry diseases and are filthy. Domestic rats are well taken care of. I don't see why people think they're creepy or scary.

My rats are my best friends. They will never hurt me and they are so sweet and playful. They are very easy to care for, but they do need attention daily

For such a small animal, rats are extraordinarily affectionate and intelligent. If handled when young, they absolutely LOVE being with children - people in general. So sweet on the shoulder, sniffing and tickling your ears!

24 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.

I love mice as pets because they're the tiniest of all domesticated rodents as pets and the 100% thing I would and always keep mice as pets because in some pet stores some people uses these such innocent creatures as snake food and the house mouse is tamed and bred as pet mice only including my favorite breed of pet mice the fancy and white laboratory pink-eyed mice.

Mice are sweet pets. If cared for correctly, they can really get attached to their owners. They are pretty easy to train. I would say they're intermediate to care for but then again I don't think there's such as a simple pet unless it's like an ant or something.

Mice, if cared for properly are OK pets. They will still pee and poo on you no matter how "tame". The enclosure needs to be cleaned twice a week or they smell. Anyone that tells you otherwise has just gotten used to the stink. I worked at a pet store and cleaned the enclosure daily. They will eat their own young and can chew plastic cage sides to escape. The best route is a 10 gallon glass tank with a wire lid that cannot be reached. Pine shaving bedding(NEVER cedar), a free hanging water bottle, a paper towel tube, a plastic wheel and a small metal bowl for food and they'll be content.

I hated the idea of getting a rat but my dads girlfriend got one and they're actually pretty fun! The coolest thing I ever did with them was build a maze out of blocks and they ran through it. Still not as fun as a dog though.

25 Pig A pig is any of the animals in the genus Sus, within the Suidae family of even-toed ungulates. Pigs include the domestic pig and its ancestor, the common Eurasian wild boar, along with other species; related creatures outside the genus include the peccary, the babirusa, and the warthog.

Best thing ever and really easy to take care of

I want a pig more than anything in the world!

Pigs are awesome! They are like dogs but are a lot quieter

Pigs = awesome and cute

26 Aqua Dragon

What are aqua dragons? Aren't they basically sea monkeys

They Die a Lot, They also look like cancer so... crap pets.

I've had aqua dragons and they are amazing to watch grow

Aqua Dragons are awesome!

27 Sea Monkeys

Sea monkeys can live two years and keep a family of sea monkeys going for more then a decade. There bowl, tank, or jar never has to be cleaned, infact they seem to prefer messy water. They do need salt water, but can survive much more than most creatures. Sea monkeys can eat special food that comes with a kit or yeast, sliced salami, and phytplankton. Did you know their eggs can survive 2 years out of water. In other words sea monkeys are perfect beginner pets.

I have gotten Sea Monkeys for Christmas for 2 years and they're SO EASY to take care of! All you have to do is feed them. It's so much fun to watch how fast they grow!

They may be small, but they are awesome

They are solo cute!

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

This my opinion but I personally feel like sugar gliders aren't very good pets to keep and I don't think they should be like house pets I certainly have done my research because I wanted one but I realized when I was doing my research that these beautiful creatures should not be pets but if you feel absolutely sure that you will give and provide all there necessities, care, etc and give them lots of room and love them then I guess you could get one but just so you know these animals are also wild there not like a fish a dog or a cat if you read this and still are very positive that you will get one that's good for you and good to you and your little buddy

I have 8 and they haven't ever bitten me! Maybe a little nibble but it doesn't hurt. I love them and they are the cutest things ever. But yes very expensive. And you have to be commited.

They are very cute and nice but once in a while they will bite

They are really cute and so easy to take care of

29 Chinchilla 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.

Chinchillas are very loving and actually pretty active and social pets. But don't expect them to be cuddly, They usually aren't. They don't really smell bad at all if you keep their cages clean. Make sure you remember to give them dust baths too! They just can't be in very hot areas, If your house gets really hot during the summer maybe consider a different pet. Also, I wouldn't recommend them with smaller children unless they are VERY gentle. Chinchillas prefer quiet and calm homes with people who are willing to be gentle while handling them. Oh, And they love to climb!

The tasks chinchillas require to stay happy and healthy may be simple, however they require an owner that is dedicated and has a lot of time on their hands. Chinchillas also are pretty expensive to own and they are happier in pairs. Expect to be paying at least 200$ for 1 chinchilla. A good cage is can be between $200-$500. I got my cage off amazon for a steal. It was a little bit over $200 and is comparable to a critter nation ferret cage (which is what Most people get.) keep in mind that you would also need a super tall cage. My chinchillas cage is about four feet tall. The cage needs to be tall because they like to jump. They also are very active so they need a really big wheel to run in(a running saucer is they best). Ledges are also something they must have in their cage, again because they like to jump. Food for them is expensive and they need lots of toys and thing to chew on, which are also expensive when they all add up over time.People also have to remember that they are ...more

They do not have to go to the vet, they are easy to clean, they do not smell, it is easy to pick up their poop, and, it is easy to catch them. They smart, funny, and you can even train them. They are also happy and playful.

Chinchillas are a breeze to take care of. They are one of the easiest pets to wash. Just put out a bowl full of chinchilla dust( volcanic ash) and watch him/her roll around in it. I think pet rock should be the easiest. Dogs are harder to take care of than rocks.

30 Leopard Gecko

My family owns many animals and honestly, My leopard gecko isn't the easiest to take care of. But they don't require a lot of work and time. Just do you research (Of course with all pets! ) and make sure they have at least two or three hides as well as a heat mat under one and preferably something to test the temperatures. They need one side of their cage warm (with the heat mat) and the other side cold. Other than that they're pretty easy. They just need crickets and mealworms dusted with calcium powder every couple of days. And make sure you use paper towels or reptile carpet as substrate Sand can give them impaction and kill them. I would recommend getting a leopard gecko if you are a gentle, Calm person and I would say try to handle them once a day if you can. They are very loving and affectionate pets!

Out of all my pets thru my life they were easy to care for the only thing that you need to get it is heat pad under a 10 gallon tank with paper towls or these mats they sell at pet stores and as a baby they only eat crickets do your research before you buy one and only put females together if you put a male and female together theyll have babies

Leopard Geckos are Amazing! I used to have depression problems and my Gecko Jory helped me!

They are very easy to take care of!
But the feeding part can be a little gross
There habbitat is pretty easy to maintane
This is the easiest gecko to take care of them
Reaserch a lot about them if I were u cause that's what I did
I hope this helped!

31 Gecko Geckos are lizards belonging to the infraorder Gekkota, found in warm climates throughout the world. They range from 1.6 to 60 cm.

I have a leopard gecko and she's partially blind so I have to feed her which still only takes like 20 minutes. They're super easy to look after and my leo loves having her head rubbed and they're so cheap to feed. I bought a tank twice the recommended size to make sure she has space. You can find cheap secondhand tanks anywhere and the total initial cost of mine was 250 euro. 100 for the gecko.

They barely need any food and are pretty adorable once you get to know them!

Cute and easy pet

Sooo cute, so easy to care for I LOVE LEOPARD GECKOS

32 Axolotl The axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum, also known as the Mexican walking fish, is a neotenic salamander related to the tiger salamander. Although the axolotl is colloquially known as a "walking fish", it is not a fish, but an amphibian.

They are awesome pets to watch. I have four they are super easy to take care of although they need a big tank. It costs a bit to start of after that its just food and water conditioner. They only need to be feed three times a week, so you can go away for a weekend come back and they're fine.

Axolotls have great personalities. They are more of a commitment though. Mine are hand fed daily. I keep them at work, so weekends and vacations can be tricky. They keep my guppy population manageable.

They are the same of keeping goldfish but you have to use sand and hand feed them. They do grow big but so do goldfish. They should have axolotls at fairs.

They are so easy to take care of.

33 Weasel

Me and my friend share one.

Ye there great I have 1

Weasels are great!

I love wesals

34 Bearded Dragon

Get along with humans very well. Although, you will have to bath them every day whilst young, twice a week when older, supply them constantly with fresh greens and water and you might have to feed juveniles up to seven locusts a day however only twice a week when older. How many should be fed depends on size of locusts. Very active lizards and aren't nocturnal.

My bff has a beardie named Ryu, her last one Natsu died, and both were very friendly. No nips or bites but they got a little fidgety when first out of enclosure. They can smell bad if not cleaned enough and there feces are awful but they are as cute as puppies. They have different personalities and can be real lap dogs. If I could afford one I'd have him in a heartbeat. The initial cost is expensive but after they're all set you can spend less than 300 a year on them, food and water costs. Would recomend for anyone willing to spend at LEAST an hour every day with them, but they can live comfortably without any interaction besides feeding.

I don't have one but I know they like humans

This is an awesome pet and easy tame

35 Dwarf Hamster

I have a Chinese dwarf hamster named Latte who I got almost 2 years ago. They are the sweetest hamsters ever! They are very easy to take care of you simply have to make sure they have a 360" cage, a water bottle, a wheel ( not wired), hideouts, a hamsterball, food ( ox bow is a great brand), bedding ( Do not use pine), a hamster bath, Tons of chews, treats, and other accessories. That may seem like a lot but it is inexpensive. My total came to about $90 but it was worth it! My hamster is so loving unlike the Syrian hamsters who bite constantly. Latte has never bit me and loves everything and everyone, I love her being so content!

I love mine! She is really sweet and never bites. She's a winter white and adorable. Just make sure you get a cage that's 360 square inches! Pet shop cages usually are not suitable for them.

I'm an adult who adopted an abandoned dwarf winter white hamster as a middle aged adult. Why everyone considers these pets only for children is odd. In fact, I think they are superb pets for adults who work all day while hamsters sleep. Come home from a long day at work and there's a little furball to greet you.

They are super sweet, but need time to get acquainted with new owners can be litter trained and are not expensive!

36 Crested Gecko

Awesome doesn't require any heating sand love being held, they are very jump though, they can thrive on one food source, baby food, great creatures, beginner level, my mom doesn't like pets but we went to the pet store and saw one for 40! We went back a week later and bought two more we kept getting more and breed them in total we have 13 and selling them for 20 I've became a hit! Don't worry I don't keep the money for my self I use it for their food I'm not shallow they even hang on my shirt while I do homework and did an essay on them and got a as my final grade Overrall you need these guys in your life

I have a crested gecko and they are adorable, easy and you barely do any chores for them!

They're better than Leo geckos they don't need to eat bugs,

37 Terrapin

They may not be a furry cuddly pet but they are very cool and adorable, they are easy to keep as well and take no effort to keep at all however they do stink a little

All you need is a big space for it to live in and a huge rock. They are smart and they recognize you as their owner.

They are the cutest little turtles.

They grow so big so fast!

38 Pot Bellied Pig

I have a Potbellied Pig named Matthew and he is about 10 weeks old and he is adorable! In fact, as of the time that I am writing this he is laying on my lap. He isn't very hard to take care of but a few things to note, he does squeal a bit when he is in the air but he loves to snuggle and eat. The best way to house train them is by litter box training, at least as far as I have seen. He does not smell at all,contrary to popular belief. He is very curious about everything around him and sniffs any food I have. They are very smart so be prepared to pig-proof your house if you have to, but I haven't yet. Of course, all pigs are different so if you are considering getting a potbelly yours may not be exactly like mine. Hope you enjoy your new piggy friend as much as I do.

I just love pigs they are so cute and fuzzy some people think they are really gross but there not! My friends have pigs there really easy to care for! For my birthday my friends pigs are coming. I love pigs!

I really want one it's the easiest animal that you can train

I recused 2 pot bellied pigs from an abusive home a year ago and totally worth it. Once they trust you they'll run up to you and just flop on their backs for a nice belly rub. However males are more friendly and social and females can be a pet agressive with new people. But other than that they're great and love cats

39 Gerbil 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.

My Sister has 2 gerbils, I disagree with the person saying there Smelly and poo a lot, Ok, Yes they poo, but like 8 times a day and they are super small and they don't smell, the pee is what smells, and you don't even notice any bad smells, the only way you could possibly call this a "smelly pet" is if this is the only pet you've ever owned. the only reason I wish she hadn't gotten them is because 1-they bite, so don't buy one thinking you can cuddle it for an hour because you can sorta only hold them for about 12 seconds. 2- and, I would read this one before you go out an buy one, a gerbils natural instinct to do this, there not devil gerbils, and once you think about it, it proves how smart a gerbil is. okay, so when a gerbil dies, if there's another gerbil in the tank (witch there should be) a gerbils instinct is to... um, ok bear with me, there instinct when a gerbil dies is to eat the parts that would bring disease to the "borrow" to protect the others, they do Not Kill the ...more

Gerbils are really easy to take care of because you only have to clean their cage once a weak. They are very playful and love people.

Gerbils are really easy to care for and there really fun too

To the person saying they only need small cages, you're so horribly wrong. Gerbils need a gerbilarium with lots of room to dig and should never be kept on their own. I have two lovely girls and a diploma in animal care and management and I can say that gerbils are very friendly

40 Stick Insect

I had stick insects, I had 4 but they bread and then I gave a few to my neighbours. Super easy to look after, they eat ivy which you can find outside easily just give it a rinse and it is fine. There eggs look like teeny tine brown balls and have a tiny yellow dot on top.

There really easy to care for! Just leaves in a tank with ventilation and change the habitat every week.

Spray enclosure with water every day

I love them so

41 Skunk 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.

I would love to have one! They seem to be less trouble to take care of than a cat or a dog. - RogerMcBaloney

As disgusting as a skunk may sound, they make great pets. They are super cute when they are little, and you can get this treatment where they do not spray.

Skunks are not good pets, yes they might be cute. But their have to have a very strict diet, lots of space and there is no treatment to stop them spraying (It is illegal, well it is in uk & Ireland). They can also be very destructive.

They stink who would want one.

42 Scorpion

When you hear the word scorpion you imagine two terrifying pincers and a big venomous sting but Emperor Scorpions are more docile but I still would recommend handling.

Know one should have a scorpion as a pet.

I have a baby heterometrus spinifer and it it E-A-S-Y! All you need Is the correct setup and a spray down twice a day and feeding every now and then. As my first pet it is great. Would definitely recommend to anyone interested

43 Fox Foxes are small to medium sized animals and belong to the Canidae family along with other animals such as jackals, wolves, and domestic dogs. There are 37 species of fox but only 12 are considered true Vulpes. A foxes main prey are birds, fish, berries, insects, and rabbits. Some of the best known species ...read more.

FOXES! LOVE these guys!

I love pet foxes. I'm getting an Arctic Fox. But please, they aren't easy. They are harder than a cat or dog and need different foods, they tend to be very destructive, loud, and smelly, and they can have issues with litter training.

If you have the time and it's legal where you live, consider one of these beauties. You'll be surprised at just how popular they are.

So adorable when babies beautiful when adults

Love foxes

They're cute and one of my favorites but not easy. ❤ - AngelOfTheSkyStarsMoon

44 Goanna

Easy?! If they're not tamed well they could bite your hand off

This would be a nightmare


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

Goats are annoying, they might be adorable but they are a pain. there could be a plant in your backyard that they never touch but as soon as you block it of, they will devote their lives to destroying it. I do not recommend getting goats for your kids because they have sharp hooves and they jump. they also love to eat your hair so watch out. they are not easy animals to have and you HAVE to have the right setup or they will destroy your backyard.

There cute and easy this is a lie

My grampa has goat there easy but bite and make a lot of noise

I want one

46 Possum

I have not own one but am considering for my next pet when my dog dies. Possum are very affectionate. They can be cared for like a dog, yet are more intelligent. Look them up on Youtube. I think they're difficult to find though. If you get them when they're babies, they will be loyal friends the rest of their lives. (56 yr. old)

Possums are amazing animals but they are not designed to be pets and I think having them in captivity is not ok


47 Degu 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.

Epic lets they are cute clever and they are very social they are always awake when you are unlike hamsters and other rodents

Degus are the cutest and cudliest rodents. They love to play and they have a LOT of energy. They need to run a lot and they don't smell.

They are sooo adorabke

48 Duck Duck is the common name for a large number of species in the waterfowl family Anatidae, which also includes swans and geese.

I have 7 wood ducks but they are still ducks so anyways, wood ducks/ ducks are REALLY fun but they can be a handful. I have them in a 20 gallon fish tank and that works out great. I have paper towels on the bottom, a heating lamp, chicken starter feed and some water. When they poop you can just wrap up the paper towel/s. When they are old enough and tame enough you can take them outside and also in the water. They are pretty easy, but sometimes they can be a challenge.

I have duckling and I say they are waaay more better than other pets. I live in Australia and I have a big American pekin and 2 little ones. A lot of them died but now I know how to save them. They are messy though.

That sounds amazing I've been put of by how much the poop but now I want one more than ever

Ducklings and chicks are messy but they have special made diapers for indoor chicks and ducklings, ji live in thecity and therr fine so cute and cudfly

49 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.

This is totally UNTRUE

I want a sheep

...House pets? - HufflepuffGeekGirl


50 Cricket

They eat scraps like veggies and food! Just put a couple in a dark bucket or tank with black paper around it and put a lid in it. (they will jump out) I fed mine carrots and lettuce. Then put a lot of hide out in it like cut out egg cartons and toilet paper rolls. Just make sure the place is dark and has lots of hide outs. They are also very easy to breed!

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