Top Ten Best Pets

The Top Ten

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

I voted for the dogs because the are awesome and loyal great fo kids and play time

they are he most awesome and loving little animals a person can have

I LOVE dogs! They are cute and affectionate. I used to keep a dog too. My favorite breed is the golden retriever.

I like Dogs fine. But not all dog breeds. I mean, who has the heart to love a Drooling Cane Corso, or a Moonflower Dog anyways?

Cats The "House Cat", also known as the Domestic Cat or the Feral Cat, is a small feline, a good hunter, and comes in a variety of colors and fur patterns. Contrary to popular belief, however, they are not truly domesticated. They are highly intelligent and good at problem solving.

I voted for cats because for one thing, I'm a cat person (obviously). But not just that, we have had tons of cats and dogs throughout my lifetime and I can say from experience that cats are better and JUST PLAIN EASIER. Going on vacation? Just leave out cat food, water and a litterbox and you're good to go! Whereas with a dog you have to hire someone to let them out multiple times a day and some dogs have separation anxiety or are just plain naughty so they destroy your house. What about cost-wise? I don't pay for the vet bills because I'm 14 but my mom says that cats are WAY cheaper. The larger the dog, the more expensive the food, medicine, boarding etc. Plus, if you're cats are indoor cats (like ours) they really don't need flea and tick medicine. Cats take up a lot less space than dogs, although little dogs are an exception. Cats are a lot less demanding of your attention than dogs, although Siamese cats (like ours) are VERY demanding. Because cats all come in almost the same ...more

Cats simply rule. Hunt mice and eat spiders. (As long as they don't eat Steve. He's our tarantula. =3)

Wow you have a tarantula. I wish I had one but my cat would have eaten it lol.

I like dogs but cats are so much better. They need food, water, petting, a litter box and that's about it! Cts cost less money and live longer. Cats are shy to people but don't usally care about when you leave them as long as they have food and water. Cats are easier to pick up and easier to cut thei nails. One thing people do to cats is declaw them. It is anoying and it should be stopped because what if they're in a fight with a dog or even another cat? They only have their strong teeth and that's a last resort so why don't people declaw dogs? I don't know! Cats are just simpley amazing and have always been a part of my life. I taught my cat how to sit, stay and lay down. See? Cats are smart and cats are way more funny and always cheer you up with their purring and make you happy. Cats can save lives as well and if a cat had a fight with a germen shepherd and the cat was as big as the shepherd, who would win? Cats have sharper claws and sharper teeth and their saliva can infect! Cats ...more

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.

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 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.

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!

@oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior I am really sorry to hear that.

I love Guinea pigs! I have 1 and his name is ferb. He doesn't squeak much but he is so cute. I couldn't live without him.

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

Aw rabbits with floppy ears are the best

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.

I agree, Rabbits are really destructive, and kinda dumb as well.

I don't know why some people said they aren't good pets because they do not just sit there and look cute. I have 2 rabbits now and they are sweet and like licking me but sometimes they throw little tantrums. If you get one then please research because they aren't easy to take care of. They don't smell like some people said if you take care of them right. Only the pee smells but so do humans pee but that doesn't make us smelly. If you litter train the bunny which is very easy then it won't smell and please please please do not give the rabbit a bath because bathing can kill rabbits. And do not ask me why there aren't dead rabbits outside when it rains because when it rains they aren't submerged in a pool of star and they go in shelter before it rains hard and wild rabbits aren't domesticated they aren't the same.

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

Fish

Aquascaping, breeding and growing. These animals are amazing

You may not be able to interact with fish like dogs or cats (I also have 2 cats) but there is such a variety! Comment to random guy who commented that fish are edible THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH KEEPING A FISH AS A PET IDIOT! but really there is a great variety, you can get the simple lovable goldfish, giant 6 foot long fish in arowanas, a very colorful bunch in african cichlids and so on. And you can't be allergic to fish (well as a pet anyway) but fish can make a beautiful edition to a household. And amaze all of your house guests if you're good enough, all in all. Fish are one of the greatest non interactive pets to have

They don't give a crap about anything. If they get attacked or hit by an object or another fish they will just move on. They can't get bored, they can't cry, get angry, or run away they are just pure savage.

How the heck is this on 12? It should at least be at 3. Fish are easy to take care of. I have a betta and he seems happy. They don't make any noise and their much easier to take care of than a dog and cat.

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

I had an amazing hamster, he's the best thing in the world, I love him so much and I really miss him :( if you're thinking of getting a pet, buy a hamster, by giving them plenty of cuddles, love and attention and healthy food with nice, safe toys, you can easily change an average hamster into an amazing one, they're so adorable and if you look after them properly, they are absolutely amazing animals

I have a hamster and he is so cute and really friendly
Moreover he is adorable and they love playing

I had a hamster once... He was awesome and so cute

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.

Birds

Birds are cool if you are good to them they will come back to you

They poop and coo a lot, some live near our window my father get woken up by coo, coo.

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!

Birds are so cool, I have a new cockatiel, and he a lot of fun.

Turtles

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!

They are wayy cute. I love turtles. Turtles are the best pets on earth. How could they possibly only be number 9 ont he list

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.

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.

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!

This is most reasonable cute and easy to take care of

Not easy to take care of, they require a constant room temperature or else they die, they need LOTS of space, and volcanic ash to roll in. DO NOT get one of these of you are uneducated. I don't think they should even be pets, they're so high maintenance.

Chinchillas rule the world! They're so cute! (And fluffy of course :) ) They're the only ones that don't have water baths!... They have Dust baths! I think you should vote for this pet! They're easy, I MEAN REALLY EASY to take care of. They make great pets for kids! Have a merry Christmas! 11-21-13

Chinchillas are adorable! My mom always loved them. They make very good pets for kids.

Lizards

LizardZ ARE AWSOME! Keep bugs out of the house and love to Explore. LIZARDS ROCK!

Best pets ever you can watch them, play with them and they are just cute!

Lizards are awesome! I have a bearded dragon. It is pretty easy to take care of her and she is in no way destructive or annoying. She doesn't bite or harm people unless you are being very harmful to her, and she is ADORABLE. Sure you can't play fetch with one or cuddle with it, but overall they are the best.

Lizards can make a great companion for any kid when you start with a Bearded Dragon or a gecko making them the nicest and non aggressive pets and loveable best buddies to have around.

The Contenders

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

Rats Are the cutest most misunderstood animal that is cute why do people hate on them 1. They Hate cheese 2. They are really clean 3. Their faces are so cute when they boggle

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 are the smartest animals on this list. They bond to their owners so fast and well and I have NEVER been bitten by my rats. They are like smaller versions of dogs. only cuter.

Tortoises

Cutest Reptiles ever tortises are really good pets if you take good care of them

Tortise are a,axing I have one and he is awesome they are fun to play with and live for long times I bet longer life then any other animal on this list

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).

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.

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 awesome. They have no legs or arms, but they can still go very fast. Snakes aren't mean, they just look weird. You can put one over your shoulder and it won't even bother you!

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

Horses

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!

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.

I'm surprised this wasn't added until now! Horses are quite common on farms. :) Anyway, I don't live at a farm, but I'm getting a horse. They don't cost as much as people think. Only about as much as a cellphone monthly.

There so cool because they are loyal and loving to people who care for them and love them and there are so many activities it is great:)I know because I live on a farm we have loads of horses and cows loads more laugh out loud ;)

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

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.

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!

Hedgehogs are adorable and easy fun pets to have I want to get one so badly but I just got some new pets so I need to wait until they are settled in

The most cutest pet in the whole world very affectionate! I love Them because they funny and intelligent!

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 have two and they are the cutest things, the male we have is Pepper he is black and the other we have is Cinnamon she's brown.

Very Cool animals I don't support ferret hunting but they are very naughty

Ferrets do NOT smell horrible. Ask my ferret. He agrees. He thinks that rabbits and dogs smell bad and dogs are cowardly because he once scared a golden retriever five times his size. Also, he's CUTE. Ferrets deserve the TOP. GO FERRETS!

I want a ferret,but they aren’t an Accessible option for my country

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.

Like Chinchillas + Guinea Pigs + Mice the cute rodent can chew a lot though

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

Gerbils are fun to watch and they are almost exactly like hamsters!

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!

Pigs

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.

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.
-Pink

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

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.

Cutest animals they are really awesome pets for basically anyone with experience.

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!

I have a dumpy tree frog and I love her shes amazing! Shes really pretty and loves be held shes really nice, loves to be held, and very easy to take care of! :D

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.

Best pet very good mice my 3 girls are living the life in a 6 feet fish tank but people keep them in tiny cages made of wire.

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!

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.

Hermit Crabs

How the heck does this hermit crab come after a freaking RAT and I am not talking about the band I have a hermit crab not a rat who do you think I am the people from the freaking Geico comerical

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.

I just gotten a Hermit crab like a week ago and I got him a nice big container and so far I just love them my hermit crabs name is herbie thinking of getting a Nother one because I read about how they get lonely.

I have 3 hermit crabs all in one tank it's so fun just to sit and watch how they move and climb and interact with each other they are a great pet in my opinion they should be in the top 10

Dolphins Dolphins are a widely distributed and diverse group of fully aquatic marine mammals. They are an informal grouping within the order Cetacea, excluding whales and porpoises, so to zoologists the grouping is paraphyletic.

Not a pet people NOT... A... PET...

They are one of my favorite animals

Not a pet, but they are extremely intelligent and beautiful creatures. My favorite animal by far, but it's illigal to have one as a pet sooo

NOT A PET

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.

Skunks are cool looking but smelly

Remove scent glands,have two, and you have a perfect pet!

We have one! They're cool!

Squirrel Squirrels are members of the family Sciuridae, a family that includes small or medium-size rodents. The squirrel family includes tree squirrels, ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots, flying squirrels, and prairie dogs amongst other rodents.

I found the little baby squirrels at the edge of the street one day and I adopted them so now they come up to our house and we feed them and I love squirrels

For a pet? That ain't right

Nicole Anderson has one ❤

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

I 100 percent agree with you! As a matter of fact, I'm trying to get my parents to let me have one! So far its not working to well. I love Sugar Gliders

Amazing is the only word I can possibly think of to describe sugar gliders. They are relatively cheaper than a dog or a cat and don't need to be taken to the veterinarian as often.

I have a sugar glider she is the sweetest thing the only thing that is bad about having her is that I have 6 other curious much larger pets that could eat her

They are so cute and sweet, my friend has one and when I stayed at her house it flew around her room and landed on my head

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