15 Alternative Pets If Just Cats and Dogs Won’t Cut It for You

The kind that will better suit you depends a lot on your personality and level of patience


Cats and dogs can be expensive to take care of, come with house restrictions, require a lot of commitment, and have a destructive personality. If that’s not enough, a lot of people are allergic to them. These should not be reasons why you can’t bring a cute little critter home.

If the most common pets are not exotic enough for your character and lifestyle, consider getting a mini pig or a frog. You can also adopt a parakeet if you want to literally be able to talk with your pet.

The kind that will better suit you depends a lot on your personality and level of patience. Do you have the time to take care of a Domesticated Silver Fox or the patience to constantly play with skunk or keep Bearded Dragon happy?

Taking care of a house friend from a different species is a huge responsibility but it doesn’t have to be a burden. If you don’t want to feel trapped because you have to take 10 minutes several times a day to walk your dog, consider getting a chinchilla. It is a naturally clean and odorless creature that will entertain you just as much because they love to play.

Deciding what kind of pet to have is not a simple task if you don’t want a cat or a dog. What may seem like an unusual or even dangerous animal to domesticate is actually perfect for staying in a house, cuddling and keeping you or your child amused. Some are easy to find while you may need a permit for others.

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