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Which Small Pet Is the Friendliest?

October 3, 2022

Having a small pet (also called pocket pets) is one of the greatest joys in life. If you’re thinking about getting one, you want to make sure that it’s friendly and will be a good fit for your lifestyle. Read on as a local vet discusses the different kinds of pocket pets and which of these cutie pies is the friendliest.


Which Pocket Pet Is Right for You?

When you have a small pocket pet, it’s best to make sure you know what you’re getting into. Some pocket pets are more friendly than others, so here are a few tips for helping you decide which pocket pet will be the best for your home and lifestyle.


The Top 10 Friendliest Small Pets

Whether you’re looking for a new friend or are looking for more information about small pocket pets before you adopt one, check out these top 10 friendliest small pets:


  1. Guinea pig
  2. Betta fish
  3. Rabbit
  4. Ferret
  5. Goldfish
  6. Hamster
  7. Parakeet
  8. Rat
  9. Gerbil
  10. Sugar glider


Things to Consider

Pocket pets come in all sizes and shapes. Some are more active than others, so it’s important to consider how much breathing room your new friend will need. 


Indoor vs Outdoor

For example, if you’re looking for an indoor pet that will spend time with you while you work at home, then a hamster might be perfect! On the other hand, if you want an outdoor companion who will love exploring the great outdoors with you on weekends, then a guinea pig may be the way to go.


Space Requirements

Another important thing to consider is how much room each of these animals needs. Smaller animals like guinea pigs and hamsters need only a small cage or habitat—while larger ones like rabbits require more space for exercise and playtime outside their cages or pens. 


Consider whether or not this will fit into your household before making any decisions about which type of animal would make the best fit for both parties involved! 


Ideal for First-Time Pet Owners

Small animals like guinea pigs, hamsters, or mice are good for first-time pet owners. They’re low maintenance and don’t require much space. They’ll also give you plenty of opportunities to practice basic animal caregiving skills like providing fresh food and water daily and cleaning their cages.


If you have more questions or are interested in adopting a pocket pet buddy, feel free to call us, your local vet anytime!

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