Top 10 Best House Pets

There are so many popular house pets, but what is number 1?
The Top Ten
1 Dogs The dog or domestic dog (Canis familiaris or Canis lupus familiaris) is a domesticated descendant of the wolf, and is characterized by an upturning tail. The dog is derived from an ancient, extinct wolf, and the modern wolf is the dog's nearest living relative. The dog was the first species to be domesticated, by hunter–gatherers over 15,000 years ago, before the development of agriculture. Due to their long association with humans, dogs have expanded to a large number of domestic individuals and gained the ability to thrive on a starch-rich diet that would be inadequate for other canids. more.

Dogs can be many more things then cats so dogs can be super cuddly and follow you always or they can be super independent or in the middle! Dogs are smarter. And every body says dogs drool most dogs do not and they do not bite or scratch you when they don't want to be pet (well some dog might growl if your near then if they are scared) dogs just walk away or growl again if the are scared. Dogs saved people lives much more times then cats. Well some dogs are dumb but that doesn't mean they can't be nice. Some dogs don't need much exercise which is good if you can't get out much some dogs need tons of exercise which is food if you are active or dogs can be in the middle. The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog - MK I love dogs please consider getting one

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

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

Dogs are majestic, dogs are incredible, dogs are everything that is right with this godforsaken world. They're excited to see you, they're sad when you leave, they've got cute little butts that wriggle as they walk, they can pick up on a vibe when you're feeling sad so they put on their best behaviour and they can spot if you're happy from a mile away and do their best to keep you feeling that way. Dogs are infinitely better than people. It should be mandatory that every household in the country has a dog, some can even have two if they want. There is no better pet than a dog. Well, except sea monoeus

2 Cats The cat (Felis catus) is a domestic species of small carnivorous mammal.
It is the only domesticated species in the family Felidae and is often referred to as the domestic cat to distinguish it from the wild members of the family. A cat can either be a house cat, a farm cat or a feral cat; the latter ranges freely and avoids human contact.

Domestic cats are valued by humans for companionship and their ability to kill rodents. About 60 cat breeds are recognized by various cat registries. more.

I love all animals, especially cats and dogs. I grew up with dogs, but I got my first cat about three years ago. While I still love dogs and hope to get one of my own eventually, I have found cats to be much better pets than I originally gave them credit for.

Self-proclaimed dog people and cat people may never see eye to eye. But, as someone who has had both pets, I can now see how cats can be just as great (and possibly better) pets than dogs. It all depends on your lifestyle. Contrary to what many dog people will have you believe, cats are just as loyal, playful, and fun as any dog. In addition, cats also have some benefits over dogs in that they are objectively easier to care for.

People who only have a dog DON'T get a say in this I have 1 cat and 2 dogs. Cats are SMARTER in every way! Dogs are dumb. Most people say cats are disloyal. but my cat is so loyal! When my puppy walks in the room sophie walks in front of me and hisses at him. My cat is playful and affectionate. No offense but dogs kinda stink. OH and cats lay on your lap. In case you didn't know this cats can sence EMOTION so when I'm sad sophie walks up to me and gives me affection. SO IN YOUR FACE DOG PEOPLE! :) CATS ARE AMAZING and when people say cats can't do great stuff like dogs can then they can go poop outside because cats can do great things that dogs couldn't do even if there life depended on it!

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

Everyone, please shut up about cats being selfish and uncaring about anyone but themselves. That is the biggest load of cliche I have EVER heard, and I will prove you wrong. My three cats are super playful and cuddly and interact with each other in the silliest ways! My youngest will literally come and knead and purr in my hair! Did you know that cats knead and purr when they are suckling milk? Well, that shows that my Ruby, at one year old, considers me her mother. Tell me that that is not caring and lovable. Now, dog people, we don't come over to your column and trash on dogs, so how bout you just go back where you belong; the dog column.

3 Birds

You might not normally think of chickens as pets, but raising backyard chickens is such a great experience. If they are exposed to you and raised by you since being chicks, it is much more likely they will be less afraid of you and will be more open to interaction and cuddles :) Yes, there are some chickens that will cuddle with you, which is super adorable. However, you must do your research in taking care of them to prevent attacks from predators such as foxes. Overall, chickens are adorable, clucking, pets.

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.

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.

I love parrots! they're so lovable and cuddly. They can be just as lovable as a puppy. My parrot, who I rescued, loved me more than anything and would give me kisses all day. Grow a great bond with you parrot and he would never bite you. Make sure that you spend a lot of time with your parrot, they're very needy. They also live for a long time, so if you plan on getting one, make sure you can care for it for a lifetime. They're definitely worth it though, they will love you like family.

4 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.

Hamsters are pretty cool. I have one myself, and we gave her a 40 gallon bin cage you can drag around on the ground because of it's handlebar. She is very curious and the loudest she's ever been is when she sneezes. Some hamsters scream, which means PUT THEM BACK IN THEIR CAGE RIGHT THIS INSTANT! My hamster never screams, just spazzes out, but she hasn't spazzed in a few months. For wheels, I recommend either a spiral wheel (named after a little hypnosis spiral in the middle of them), a wooden wheel, or a Kaytee wheel (no smaller than 7-8 inches though). Hamster experts recommend 6 inches but I heard from the animal division of that 3 inches is the bare minimum. I have about 3 inches of bedding at the least and 5 inches at the most because Kimbra likes to carry it in her cheek pouches. Also, hamsters should regularly eat crickets and flies as part of their diet. Too squeamish? Give your buddy a scrap of the chicken you had for dinner tonight!

5 Rabbits Rabbits, also known as bunnies or bunny rabbits, are small mammals in the family Leporidae (which also contains the hares) of the order Lagomorpha (which also contains the pikas). Oryctolagus cuniculus includes the European rabbit species and its descendants, the world's 305 breeds of domestic rabbit. Sylvilagus includes 13 wild rabbit species, among them the seven types of cottontail. The European rabbit, which has been introduced on every continent except Antarctica, is familiar throughout the world as a wild prey animal and as a domesticated form of livestock and pet. With its widespread effect on ecologies and cultures, the rabbit is, in many areas of the world, a part of daily life—as more.

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.

If your parents or landlord won't allow you to have a dog or cat, an excellent compromise is a rabbit. They're cute, furry and like to cuddle. They've also got strong personalities. Rabbits don't ask for much, just a decent mix of fresh and packaged food, plus your respect in not looking at them while they eat their own poop every night. You cannot make a bad decision when you're getting a pet rabbit. They are all very good boys and girls.

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

6 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.

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.

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

I have a bearded dragon and he is so cute. They eat bugs and greens. Put them on your shoulder and walk around! I also have a snake which is really easy to take care of! I love reptiles so much!

7 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.

Let's drop the pretence and start seeing guinea pigs for what they really are: more visually appeasing rats. All credit to the lads, they've got some serious style. Every guinea pig looks different, with some sporting a grubby teenager hairstyle and others opting for a responsible banking consultant's cut. They're just very amusing to look at, and that's half the battle when you're trying to find the right pet. Guinea pigs are entertaining, harmless and they're cute. In summary, a very solid pet.

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.

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

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

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

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!

9 Fish

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.

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.

Fish truly are one of the stupidest pets. I knew this couple that had a fish tank with a filter in it, and their fish swam into the filter. You can predict what happened next. They're also pretty boring. Want any interaction similar to what a fish can provide? Get a pet apple slice!

10 Turtles Turtles are an order of reptiles known as Testudines, characterized by a shell developed mainly from their ribs. Modern turtles are divided into two major groups, the side-necked turtles and hidden neck turtles, which differ in the way the head retracts. There are 360 living and recently extinct species of turtles, including land-dwelling tortoises and freshwater terrapins. They are found on most continents, some islands and, in the case of sea turtles, much of the ocean. Like other reptiles, birds, and mammals, they breathe air and do not lay eggs underwater, although many species live in or around water. Genetic evidence typically places them in close relation to crocodilians and birds. more.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles really oversold us all on the capabilities of turtles. Firstly, there isn't a person alive that can correctly explain the difference between turtles and tortoises, and anyone that claims they can is lying. Turtles and tortoises just kind of sit there, don't they. Maybe they'll get a little supervised wander out in the garden over the summer months, but that's about it. They don't emote well and it almost always appears that they are trying to flee their owner, albeit at comically slow pace. Cartoon turtles and tortoises are infinitely better than the real ones. The drop off rate of kids seeing Finding Nemo, wanting a turtle, getting a turtle and then immediately losing interest in their disappointingly boring turtle is 100%.

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

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.

The Contenders
11 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.

12 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.

I don't know why so many people are afraid of snakes. they actually are really good pets and like to snuggle with you. mine likes to lay up near my neck and take a nap! they are very easy to take care of and are very clean to.

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.

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 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

15 Goats The goat or domestic goat (Capra hircus) is a domesticated species of goat-antelope typically kept as livestock. It was domesticated from the wild goat (C. aegagrus) of Southwest Asia and Eastern Europe. The goat is a member of the animal family Bovidae and the tribe Caprini, meaning it is closely related to the sheep. There are over 300 distinct breeds of goat. It is one of the oldest domesticated species of animal, according to archaeological evidence that its earliest domestication occurred in Iran at 10,000 calibrated calendar years ago.

Goat-herding is an ancient tradition that is still important in places such as Egypt. more.

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

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!

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!

16 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.

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

They are so fun and entertaining! They will bring love and enjoyment in the household!

17 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.

18 Foxes 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 fox's prey is small mammals, birds, reptiles, frogs, eggs, insects, worms, fish, crabs, mollusks, fruits, berries, vegetables, seeds, fungi and carrion. Some of the best known species of fox are the fennec fox, red fox, gray fox, arctic fox, and the swift fox. Foxes are considered one of the most adaptable animals because it can live on almost every continent. Foxes range from all different colors and habitats. Foxes can be a deep red, a light tan, or white. If you are lucky enough you more.

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.

I don't care if you own one or not, they just don't make good pets. They act more like acts and they are aggressive, they will most likely be distant and cold (not pun intended) towards you. They aren't anything like dogs.

19 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

20 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

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 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

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

25 Bees

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

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

You really can have pet bees now, look it up. They makes these inside bee hive things, and they actually make good pets.

Without bees we have no food... Ergo we will soon be extinct!
Let's make bees #1

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