Good things come in small packages – perfect little pets for your home
Animals are a great addition to any family. Dogs and cats can be a big responsibility, and some pet owners may want to start small. You can find a large selection of small pets for sale to meet your financial needs and busy schedule. Smaller animals require less maintenance and usually cost less over time, but they can still keep everyone happy. Owning a pet is also an amazing way to inspire your children to learn about different types of animals, such as turtles, birds, and snakes.
Turtles are beautiful aquatic and terrestrial creatures. Although turtles are generally low-maintenance animals, there are a few things to keep in mind. They need a large glass tank called a terrarium habitat, with room to climb and swim, as well as plenty of light, warmth, and hiding places. Tortoises are omnivorous and enjoy a diet that includes insects, such as crickets and mealworms, green leafy vegetables, and prepared tortoise pellets. Turtles are a more upscale option and may require you to look outside the small pet sales aisle at the pet store.
Having a snake as a pet is an acquired taste. If you’re trying to determine if a snake is the right pet for you, consider these few facts. Snakes are great at escaping, so you’ll want to make sure you can secure an escape-proof tank. They can live a long time, in some cases up to twenty years, so make sure you are ready for the commitment. Snakes also require live prey or pre-frozen pre-heated prey. Make sure you are prepared for this unique feeding method and that you dedicate space in your freezer to rodents before choosing a snake. Lastly, for everyone’s safety, do not select a poisonous or constrictive snake.
Fish are the best low maintenance pets, however they are beautiful and add great ambience to any room. There is an extremely wide range of fish to choose from that vary in size, shape, and color. You can even buy fish that glow in the dark. Like any small pet tank, fish tanks need regular cleaning and a working filtration system. While the materials to set up a tank may be expensive at first, a fish’s diet is cheap and you won’t need to make any other expensive purchases.
The birds are exotic and intelligent. No wonder they make great additions to families. However, it is important to do your research before adopting a bird. If you are a first-time bird owner, start small. The bigger the bird, the greater the responsibility. Some birds also require special diets that can be expensive. Lastly, determine the amount of time you will be able to interact with your bird outside of the cage. This amount of time will help you decide on the type of bird based on its independence.
Doing your research to find which animal meets your needs and wants is the first step in finding a lasting companion to bring home. Once you know who your match is, visit the small pet sales aisle at the pet store.