Top Ten Best Pets

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 are so affectionate and adorable you can cuddle them and kiss them and they don't mind it I have a English Cocker spaniel and he is ginger. And he is only 1 and he already knows the difficult commands like middle. However dogs are more hyperactive than cats and need more exercise so If your not up to taking a dog for a walk twice or three times a day I say go for cats. Overall dogs deserve their top spot on this list

I have had so many dogs and I love them so much! They protect you and love you forever and will always know how to confort you when you are sad.

If you don't have a dog you won't understand. I've seen that the people in the cat comments are getting triggered because of there past experiences with dogs. If you haven't lived with a dog you just don't understand. I love my dogs and they can become your best friend. I get what they can hurt people but it's not there fault it's there owners fault. Dogs them selves are more loyal,lovable, cutest animals ever! If your ever sad they can make you happy. If your bored there always up to play. Dogs are the best pets ever!

I voted for dogs simply because they are the best! They have every quality possible! They have such great and diverse personalities. Cats just in my opinion kind of lack personality. And no dog has the same personality. Trust me. I have 5 dogs and they're all so different! One is my HUGE labradoodle who's 100 pounds.mhe isn't very smart but he is the sweetest dog I've ever met. He looks big and scary but he's a huge softie and lays his head on you. He also hates water, unlike my other dog who's also MUCH smaller. This dig is also easily 10 times for dignified than the big doofus. He throws up IN A TRASHCAN, maybe you didn't need to know that but still. He is very smart and can be trained to do many things. All of my other dogs are different too but the one thing they have in common, is they are the most caring animals on this earth. They're the one thing that loves YOU more than they love themselves. And that's a fact

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.

Cats beat dogs for many reasons. First, they are easier to take care of. Whenever a dog needs to poop, you have to take it in your backyard, then clean up its poop. Plus, they don't need to be kept outside. Second, they're way funnier and cute. Some dogs are incredibly ugly despite what their owners say. Also, dogs all have the same personality. Third, they aren't nearly as dangerous. If you don't include humans, dogs are the third deadliest animal on the planet, but since all breeds are technically one species, they're basically the single most deadly species on the planet besides humans. Also, to all the people who complain about cats scratching you, you obviously did something to make them mad. But one second, your dog could be acting like an angel, and then it could be tearing your throat out. Sure, some dogs are loyal and nice, but it's basically just a gamble every time you get a dog. There are bad dogs, but not bad cats.

Reasons to get a cat:
They don't have to go outside to use the bathroom.
They don't have to be taken on walks.
They don't require as much attention.
They can do tricks (I have seen many people saying only dogs do tricks. This is false, many cats, including my own, can do tricks).
They can sit on laps (only small dogs can do this).
They can catch mice and bugs.
They are much easier to take care of.
They don't jump on you all the time (I know that not all dogs do this, but many do).
Also, for those of you saying cats can't save lives, there have been many stories about cats saving lives, including one where a cat saved their owner from a seizure!
All in all, cats are just amazing, and I encourage you to vote for cats.

Can cats find bombs? No, but a dog can.
Can a cat detect cancer? No, but a dog can.
Can cats help blind people? No but a dog can.
Can a cat defend you when you're in danger? No, but a dog can.
Can a cat learn tricks and orders? No, but a dog can.
Would a cat even be willing to do any of the above if it could do it? No.
Because they are disloyal, opportunistic, disobedient, cowardly, lazy and aggressive. Cats are actually way more aggressive than dogs. Dogs never attack their master while cat will frequently bite you or scratch you for no reason. Their tiny appearance makes them unharmful, but their intention remains bad. That's why, based on both behaviour and capabilities, dogs are better than cats. Cats are just good at looking cute and hunting mice but dogs can also do that. Anyone who disagrees has either never got a dog, or is just being blinded by the cat's cuteness.

Cats are great pets I have one at home they are cute and easy to care if you are looking for a pet for you and for your kids I would get a cat. Dogs are stupid all the time people don't know much about cats. Cats are great pets. So get one. Cats do bite but they don't bite hard and it tickles you no bite marks and you won't go to the hospital.cats do claw on thing it doesn't destroy your stuff and they are nice to you and give you a a lot of attention. But you can't tell a cat what to do unless it really wants to do it. A cat will come back if let outside. A cat is clean if you want to get a pet that is clean and less work a cat can do it if you say dogs are man best friend its not true they can bite and jump on you. Cats are quiet and cute and they are funny when they run around.
I hope you agree

3 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.

I have had many many rabbits, and they are some of the best animals ever they can be litter trained and some love to snuggle and even lick you! It's sad when people get rabbits just because they are cute, so please don't do that. They are a lot of work and vet bills can be costly, but if you are willing to do it right and have done your research, they can be one of your best friends! Mine wonder the house like dogs!

To be honest, I've had two rabbits in the past and rabbits aren't very good pets at all. They're really cute, don't get me wrong but that's all they do, they're just there to look cute. Rabbits often times don't want to be bothered with you and never really form bonds with you like other pets (dogs, cats, rats) rabbits are extremely destructive and poop EVERYWHERE! And PEE! Especially males. They are super hard to potty train and whenever they're out of their cage, there's poop all over your floor! ' they chewed the baseboards and ripped up my carpet and also tore my curtains. If you want a pet who is moderately difficult and expensive to care for, doesn't actually love you, is destructive, smells, bites and scratches, but is cute, then get a rabbit.

When trained properly, rabbits can learn tricks and even use the litter box. I've owned many rabbits, primarily mini rexes. Each one has had a unique personality. One would even hop to the door when someone arrived so she could greet them. Our current rabbits know the Commands "beg" "down" "up" and "bedtime". And rabbits can be very loyal. Our oldest rabbit loves to get pets from all of us, but she greets my dad as if she knows she was his present. When my bunny passed away, her mom and sister grieved. They were lethargic and had tears dried on their faces. So, overall, bunnies can be very complicated, but given the right care they can make outstanding family members

I think that rabbits make great pets because they aren't much more work than a guinea pig, and is the perfect pet for kids (ages 5+). Yes, of course, they still do have needs like unlimited timothy hay and fresh water. They also do need their vitamins. And if you want an easy, simple bunny, than you should get a bunny like a holland lop or a mini lop. I do not reccomend breeds like lionheads, as cute as they may be, they're a lot of work and need lots of excercise. If you want an easy bunny, than you should try considering one of the smaller breeds.

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

I have 2 guinea pigs...They are adorable, intelligent, and easy to take care of! They are still a little shy (they will always be, just a little less over time), but they know who I am and are generally less scared of me. They are just the cutest little things! Unlike most rodents, they rarely bite, they will NOT pee or poo on your shirt, and they can eat a whole variety of things! Each one has a different personality, and it's SUPER fun to experiment and know more about them and their unique personality overtime. For instance, one of mine is super social, super friendly, and will chew on everything (how precious)! My other one, however, is very shy, and will only come out for people she recognizes. They were both rescued, and it makes me feel so happy to finally give those 2 a good home...I wouldn't trade them for the world!

I have four right now, all males, and I live them. It makes me sad but some people get them without research first and then they end up neglected or dumped at a shelter. Please do your research first!

I lost one of my little guinea pigs today. She was killed by a dog that escaped into our back yard. She was a little angel though. Totally recommend them if you want a small, reliable, trusty little pet who is guaranteed to make you smile and laugh.

Guinea pigs are such good pets. They are adorable their little faces are so cute! My guinea pigs are very entertaining. They look really cute when they lay on their side it's really funny. When you're holding them they try to jump out of your arms and onto your shoulder

5 Fish

They're not boring- find the fish you like- they have plenty of personality. My oscars are like puppies and greet me when I enter their room! Most fish are easy to take care of, but less easy than some people may think. They don't have short lifespans if they're properly taken care of (please do research to give them their best life). Fishkeeping isn't for everyone, but if you decide it is, beware- it's addicting. One tank can quickly turn into a whole room full of 'em.

This is barely a pet really. Fish in my opinion are the worst pet. They just sit in their tank doing nothing all day. All you can do is look at them and feed them. There is basically no point of having a fish. You should just let it free into the ocean so it can swim around in big spaces and be happy, instead of a small tank.

Many species of aquarium fish are more intelligent than people give them credit for. Goldfish do not have a 3 second memory and can remember things up to 5 months as well as recognize their owners. Betta fish have unique personalities and can be taught many tricks.

I have a betta and he is so awesome! I think pet fishes are great! They can become best friends with you and my fish dances when I dance. They are easy to take care of so I thik fishes should be one of the best pets to keep in the world and... They are CUTE!

6 Birds

Hi! I have two budgies, and they are very cute, but I just can't seem to get them to learn how to step up. So if anyone has any useful advice, please tell me because I don't know how much longer I can do this without yelling at my birds.

Okay, so I'll describe my problem in detail. I succeeded in having them not afraid of my hand, and they were taking food from my hand without fear. Then, I decided to try getting them to learn to step up. And my budgies did do it. Then I stopped hand feeding for a while (a few weeks) and then I started up again with the stepping up. (I used spray millet to lure them and I used my other finger to get them to step up.) Well, that was a huge failure. I don't know what changed! But now all of a sudden they're so afraid of my hand they'll barely take anything from it even when they're absolutely starving!

So if anyone has any useful information, please tell me because I am running out of patience and time.

P. S. Please don't copy and ...more

Birds are much more intelligent than people give them credit for. My cockatiel and green cheek conure can do more tricks than most dogs! Keeping birds as pets is not cruel. These birds were bred in captivity, and cannot survive in the wild. It would be cruel to set them free because it would get eaten by a predator or freeze in the winter, or starve to death. As long as they're allowed to fly around the house every day (wing clipping is wrong), are interacted with, and have a good sized cage with lots of toys for when you're not home to supervise them (for their safety), pet birds can be very happy. Birds are extremely affectionate and bond deeply with their owners. My cockatiel even asks to be scratched when he bows his head down!

I love dogs, guinea pigs and birds. Calling someone birdbrain should not be a insult, because birds have a impressing cleverness. There are lots of types with diferent colors, vocalizations, friendliness and sizes, so everybody has tons of variety when chosing one. They can be trained to do nice tricks and can fly! My heart melts when watching lovely parakeets, cockatiels, cockatoos, parrots, conures, macaws, finches, canaries... And you can play a lot with them and scratch their heads!

Yes, they can scream, but because they want more attention.
Yes, they bite, because you deserved hurting or taunting it.
Yes, they need big cages, because they need room to fly and play.
Yes, they need pellets, seeds, fruits and vegetables, but you need variety in your diet as well.
Yes, they need to be trained, because they need mental stimultation and taming.

I'm gonna get a pet quaker parrot in some months. Plenty research and time, but birds are the best.

Birds clean themselves and do not smell, their poo/pee is very easy to remove, they can stand on your shoulder and talk with you, they are adorable and they have the freedom which almost every bird has, and as good as no other animal possesses, they can fly. I don't know but there's something about being able to fly, being able to go where no other non-flying animal can go that fascinates me. I sometimes wish I were a bird.

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

Hamsters are awesome. I've only ever had a Chinese dwarf hamster. She was REALLY cute, docile and loving. She did take some time to get used to me, but once she did she was great. She had a shy personality and quavered when she sat in any stranger's hand. I loved that she was loyal to me and only me. Her name was Cali

Hamsters are cute and easy to take care of, but if you don't care for them in the right way, they just die. I've had like, four hamsters and I took great care of them but three of them died after two weeks. One of them lasted a month or two, though, because he had an expensive cage.

I think hamsters are a great pet to have because you have to be really responsible. Also they are cute and friendly, but if you keep pestering the hamster it will bite you (I have learned that the hard way).

I've had two hamsters and have both escaped, they are amazing pets, but I advise getting a Syrian hamster not a Russian or other as Syrian hamsters are a lot friendlier, tamer, cuter and funny.

8 Turtles

I think they are awesome plus they are not so hard to feed I have one in my Classroom and She I awesome they really cool.

You would probably find one in the grassy plains or regular box turtle in your yard but I think you should get it at your public pet store just to be safe '. '
But anyway there Awesome! Hope you enjoyed Please make it at least to top twenty!

Turtles are awesome I have 4 and they didn't bite (once I trained them). The one and only negative thing about turtles is if you use gravel the tank gets filthy. But they are pretty cool because they hunt fish when I put feeder goldfish in with them.

I have three turtles, and they are amazing! Just like dogs, cats and any other animal, these little guys have AWESOME personalities! I absolutely love my turtles, and plan to get a tortoise in the near future!

Turtles I think are great pets, they are very low maintenance, they only need a? warm place to live lots of fruit and one worm each day if I were you I would follow this info and just wait to find a box turtle in the wild.

9 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.

They should be ranked a little higher in my opinion because they are easy to take care of and are extremely great with other animals and also are great with younger children and older too! They don't have teeth so they can't bite like dogs, cats, rats, etc. They are one of the fluffiest animals in the world and they pick up cool tricks very easily its really fun and when you have to go somewhere the most of the day they will be sleeping so you don't have to worry about them getting lonely!

Probably one of my favourite rodent animals. Chinchillas are very cute and furry pets that seem easy to take care of as pets.

Chinchillas are very good pets for children 10-14,they are not very hard to take care of and rarely bite but their cages take up a bit of space. I would highly recommend them because their snugly and teach responsibility.

Don't listen to the person that said cats and rats bite! It is SELF defense biteing! Chinchillas are too! But lizards will give less harm! They don't squirm while being handled! Lizards are wizards!

10 Lizards

You guys could be more specific than just "lizards," like including an actual species, but lizards are pretty cool because they're low maintenance and make you look cool.

Go berdies! I have a sixth moth old Beardie at home and I have to say, I love him! He's a foot and a third already and still growing! although, he can get a little smelly at times, he still is my sweet boy. When I first got him, I almost thought he would be like a wild lizard without a real distinguished personality, boy, was I wrong! He loves to curl up on the couch like a dog for naps, explore, and be down right mischievous! I would advise this pet to anyone who has dog or cat allergies and would like a sweet animal to curl up in their lap occasionally and add a little spice to their life!

They are very clean, docile, and love to snuggle. Most beardies only poop in one corner in their cage. And are more easy to potty train them cats. They don't really smell, love to cuddle, and don't have fur to get allergic to. Very low maintence pets. And pretty indestructable too. They can go 3 weeks without food and like forever without water. If you handle your dragon every day then they will love you for the rest of their lives.

I think that lizards are the best pets to own as they are loving, gentle, a great companion and very easy to look after, they are not as boring as you think they are and they love spending time in the heat and go for walks in the garden I just wish mine had another companion because I love lizards!

The Contenders
11 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.

My rats are what brought me out of depression. Knowing that something depends on you, and can't wait to see you is so important. The thing about rats is, they are extremely expressive. You always know what they are feeling. Which is why they are very good for people with mental disorders. They are easier than people. And so affectionate. Mine hate it so much when I leave that they will run and climb up my leg as soon as I stand up. They each have their own personality. And are much safer for children due to the fact that they only bite when they are terrified or in pain. Hamsters bite when they are grumpy (which is always because they sleep so much) and they are much easier to handle. People freak out about their teeth. They have the same size of teeth that a hamster has and the same amount of pressure. They are just easier to see. Yes they chew things, but that's because they are rodents. Which means their teeth will never stop growing. They are actually considered the cleanest of ...more

I have 2 rats and they are absolutely spectacular, like another post said; I have NEVER EVER been bitten by my rats. They're both girls and are so loving! They kick my hand and follow me around. Whenever I walk into the room they will climb up the bars on the cage and when I open it they will run out and greet me, often climbing onto my arm and sitting on my shoulders while playing in my hair (a sign of affection-- grooming) They are both girls and are the cutest thing ever, they're super easy to care for, I clean their cage every two weeks and let them out to play everyday. They don't even need to play everyday when they have a friend so they're great when you need to leave! They also eat almost anything you can eat so it's fun to give them treats. They're inexpensive, loving, and extremely smart! My girls learned their names in the first two months of having them! They can learn it even faster if you have a little more determination than me

Rats should be ranked much higher than this. They're so smart, even smarter than some small dogs. I have tons of pets at home and my favourites are my dogs and rats. They get along very well and they're actually quite similar. They're way more friendly than a hamster and way more affectionate. It's really sad to see their reputation be so false. They're the cleanest rodents, so easy to take care of and they all have such different personalities. One of my rats; Ruby is shy and friendly and once she gets comfortable with someone she is so affectionate and cuddly and my other one; Jackie, has such an extrovert personality, loves to explore and loves everyone. I love them both so much and I encourage anyone looking for a pet to get a rat.

Very social
Ideal for children 8 & up
Will enjoy a cage mate
Intelligent, can learn tricks
Lives 3 to 5 years State and local regulations may vary. Pricing may vary by store location. PetSmart stores cannot match the price below for this pet. Ask a store associate for details.
Fancy rats enjoy living together in pairs. It is best to house two females together, as two males may become territorial. They are the smartest of all small pets, and can learn their names and simple tricks. They have tons of energy and are really fun to watch. Fancy rats enjoy running on wheels and in exercise balls. Calm, curious and fun-loving, fancy rats love to play and interact with their Pet Parents.

12 Tortoises

I vote tortoises because they don't make any noises, kids love to see their pets eat a lot and well that's what they do also I have one and it is so great to have. kids also get to grow up with a tortoise. and I should know because this is a kid speaking here!

Easy to look after and incredibly cute as well. They are good with children and adults and eat cheap food as well!

I think they have insuring personalities and are personally for me at least No.3!

Having a tortoise is kind of stressful sometimes but they are really cute and super fun to play with and you can teach them tricks (at least that's what I've heard, mine doesn't know any).

Tortoises are really nice, and if you
Get a turtoise or a snake or a ferret
Kids will be growing up with a pet
Which teaches them responsibility.

13 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.

Snakes are amazing! They are low maintenance and easy to take care of, and they will not bite you unless you provoke them. It's sad that I have to emphasize this so much, but whenever people come over, they get scared of my snakes and freak out, thinking they want to kill them as if it's their life goal. No, Karen, you are wrong. Snakes will not hurt you, and most of them aren't even poisonous! They actually make great pets!

Most people are afraid of snakes- because our culture teaches us to fear them. Books, movies, and media portray them as blood thirsty monstrosities- But they are very inquisitive and friendly creatures. I have nine snakes, one of which is wild caught, and all of them love being held and exploring the house from around my shoulders. I really have a hard time understanding the fear some people have of them, because I understand how gentle and innocent they truly are. They make great pets!

I have dogs and cats and am happy with them, but if I could, I would also have a snake or two with me. I tend to think of them as legless cats; calm, comforting (believe me) and not hard to look after. I just love corn snakes and milk snakes in particular. Snakes are so underrated.

Snakes are amazing. Religions, books, and movies do them no good by portraying these awesome animals as evil. Actually, they only attacking if scared or angered, and most snakes are actually pretty cute. Also very simple to care for, and unique creatures

14 Horses

I absolutely adore horses, they're beautiful, useful, and actually quite intelligent. I would advise you do your research before taking in a horse because they take quite a bit of work to keep them healthy, but they will practically pay for themselves if used correctly. You must take very good care of them, otherwise they may end up costing you more than you can afford in vet bills, but if given the proper care, they really aren't as expensive as people think.

People think horses are expensive but their not really. I have a horse and all you really have to pay for is their feed and a bag can last almost a month. What money you do pay is definitely worth it horses are so lovable! My pony follows me around when I go in the field and snuffles me as well which is so nice and tickly. I have such a great bond with my pony and I would NEVER dream of selling her. I can't believe horses are only 12th they are definitely the gbest pets, along with cats and dogs!

Horses are the most beautiful animals on earth, and they are the greatest also. But seriously, these should be in first place, they are so amazing. I absolutely love their intelligance and abilities. I know a horse who can steer his way around the forest on his own, so if someone gets lost, he knows the way!

This should really be tied with dogs, a lizard being better than them is just pure mistake. Unlike lizards, horses are affectionate and you can do so much with them. These people really need to start getting real about pets that are actually good.

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

Hedgehogs are low-maintenance and provide hours of joy. They have the sweetest little fluffy faces, fluffy undersides, and look like spiky potatoes from the top. Most of them never bite and are typically very easy to potty train, except for when they are on their exercise wheel. They are the cutest things ever. They exhibit many hedgehogisms that are extremely entertaining, like wholeheartedly believing that as long as they can't see you, you can't see them. So, they will "hide" by emphatically shoving their little faces under things, with their entire spherical bodies in clear view, and hold very still. They take themselves very seriously! They let you know they are grumpy by huffing and scrunching their foreheads. Then a second later, they look at you with these sweet, angelic faces. You can roll them into a ball and set them down, and many will just stay where you put them like that for hours, napping away. Sometimes you find them "splooted" out while napping, ...more

No offense to all of those ferret lovers out there, but how are ferrets better than hedgehogs? These little ones are adorable and pretty easy to manage, the only problem is that it's hard to take them on vacation to temperatures they're not used to. But who wouldn't want to petsit these sweet little bundles of joy? I'd pay to!

I am only voting to share my opinion.. I have never owned a hedgehog before, but from what I've heard from a few youtubers (AnimalWonders, etc), is that they need plenty of space, and if they don't.. Well.. Prepare for their enclosure to be covered in poo. Yes, poo. But otherwise (from what I've heard) they can be semi-good pets.

Yes! I am 10, but when I am older I want to move to Portland, Oregon and own a pet hedgie! They are so cute, friendly, lightweight, (unlike dogs and cats) don't bite, cute, low-maintenance, mobile and so much more! NYC should allow hedgies... I want one. Anyways, this should be like, 4th or 3rd or something!

16 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 love ferrets! I am a ferret freak! They are so cute and they are awesome pets for an adult with work because if you go to work early in the morning, you could wake up a little bit earlier like thirty minutes to forty five or more and you play with your ferret till it's time to go! Ferrets love attention and they sleep sixteen to twenty hours in the day time.

Ferrets are so awesome and cute. I Want one so bad. They should be 3rd on the list. I have guinie pigs right now and they are not that great. They make huge messes because there pigs. They can't control there batters at all. They just let it out. Ferrets are as or better than cats because they actuallyy love ypu back. They give you attention so I've heard.

Ferrets are extremely intelligent predators of the mustelid family. I have a ferret who is the most gentle, kind, tame, and loving animal I have ever known. They learn tricks. They will form deep bonds with owners. Not as large as a cat but not as small as a mouse or rat. Ferrets are perfect pets

I think that they are very sweet animals and I would love to own one someday! I've went to a pet store and got to hold one, and it acted like a cat and looked like one too. If you like a playful yet gentle animal, I recommend you get a Ferret!

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

Frogs are so cute and they make great pets! There are so many kinds of frogs so you can really make sure that it is a great species of frog for you. They are very fun! They are not gross or slimy, either.

Frogs are very cute and easy to take care of and they're great pets! Just because they have slimy skin doesn't mean they're gross or scary. They're actually very friendly and fun!

Frogs should be much higher in this list! People might think that frogs are gross, nut they are actually cute! They aren't too hard to take care of either.

Frogs are the best pets ever! The only cons are they carry salmonella and aquariums are expensive.

18 Pigs

Pigs are the best! You can teach them tricks! And no they are not dirty like everyone says. You can train them to be potty trained too. They are very friendly and affectionate. They are nice are kids and wouldn't hurt them! I would very much recommend a pig!

Pigs are the cutest animals! They also are the smartest pets. They can learn tricks faster than dogs! I really want a little teacup pig, but obviously no one wants a pig in the house. They are very loyal and loving animals. They are also usually pink! All pigs aren't always dirty and covered with mud! Only when you let them. They also don't shed usually or at least not much. They are a fabulous pet.

Pigs all I have heard of are amazing. Anyone who disagrees is crazy. However much I love dogs they bark, pigs only snort which sounds better then a loud bark everything about a pig is adorable please vote pigs.

I believe all animals on this list are amazing, but pigs are spectacular. They love to play and relax and are amazing, plus pigs aren't even my favorite animals so I truly mean this.

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

Gerbils should be #1! Because they are: 1. Cute! Awesome! Coolawesomecool!
2. Easy to care for, they pretty much only need food water love and a mate to keep him/her company! 3. Entertaining! They run around here, run around there, and I could watch a gerbil all day!

Gerbils should be ranked much higher! I have one and they are fantastic pets because they are active and fun to watch, they are easy to take care of, and they are inexpensive!

Gerbils are very active and are fun to watch. They have they're own personalities and are very friendly. They should DEFINITELY be in the top 5

Gerbils are awesome pets. They're like hamsters but easier to care for, more fun to play with and they poop way less

20 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.

Yes they are so nice and cute and I wish I could have one I met someone with one they let me pet it, she was fat though but she was the cutest mice ever. And there was a family of mice in my backyard but the STINKING LANDLORD killed them!

Mice are so awesome! I love it when they squeak. I never actually had a pet mouse, but I know of people who have. Mice are another one of my favorite animals. Along with cats, ants, frogs, rabbits, and Guinea pigs.

I had a little mouse and she was adorable always kissing me and playing, I miss her, will get another one.
I would come back home and call her...she would come straight away!

I like rats more because I have heard that mice are like fish in a fish tank. They are both really cute I don't know how people can kill this little guys.

21 Alpacas

Alpacas are so cool!

22 Hermit Crabs

I have 2 hermit crabs, they are so cute! they have beady and small cute eyes and their shells look great! our hermit crab's names are Geronimo and Petal

They may pinch you, but they still are awesome. I have two in the same cage and they get along great so if you get them then you don't have to worry about them eating each other! They are also very cool to watch because the like to climb on the walls of their cage.

They are awesome but they do need high humidity and they are picky on what they like eating so you must offer a wide selection of food so that they don't starve.

I know they don't do much stuff but they are cool. I want one so much. They carry their shell on there back it should be heavy. I say they should be number one. There so cool

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

I have a passion for monkeys, especially finger monkeys, but you need to understand and read up on them before you take one home.

OK, no offense, but I think monkeys are wild, and should never be kept as pets...

Boo! Michael Jackson wasn't right about monkeys! My great grandma had one. Ugh... have me the shivers

Because... I have a monkey... All my family... One big monkey...

24 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.

I think capybaras should be included here because they are very awesome and playful they remind me o like a giant guinea pig. They are part uinea pig and part rabbit I just love them and they are kinda like guinea pig bunny dogs.

They look like they are wild but nobody said Guinea pigs and rabbits where wild! I do not have a pet by the way just advise.

I have a capybara, they're just like dogs, and they swim better then dogs, I always swim with them!

Capybaras are my favorite animal in the whole wide world!

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

Skunks make strange but wonderful pets.

We have one! They're cool!

Skunks are horrible!

Skunks are horrible

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