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1. Types of Pets

When it comes to choosing a pet for the home, it’s good to know the different types of pets available to choose from. There are small pets, reptile pets, cute pets, house pets and mini pets. The choice is practically seem endless.

Let’s take a look at the most common types of pets to choose from:


dogsEveryone knows that dogs are man’s best friend, and for good reason. They are loyal, charming and quite lovable. Children love them and they make a great addition to any family.

Remember, as a dog owner you must properly care for the animal. Some pets can be left to their own devices for a day or two, but that’s not the case with dogs. You have to really care for your pet and love it, feed it, walk it, take the time to train your dog properly and provide it a good home.


Cats also make a fantastic pet, and the beauty of this majestic animal is that it’s quite independent. Depending on your particular needs, you can have an indoor or an outdoor cat. Indoor cats certainly require much more attention than an outdoor cat, but ultimately they are very easy to care for in either circumstance.

As far as small pets go, cats are easy to care for and they do not require as much attention as dogs. You can leave a cat home alone for one night as long as there’s enough food and water available. It would be a good idea to change the litter box before going out for the night.


This is another very popular one of many house pets. You’ll need to feed them, change the water at certain times, and clean the tank every once in a while. But other than that, fish can ultimately be left to their own devices. They make great pets and they really add flair to your home decor.

cute-petsSmall Pets

If you have really young children, there are great small pets for kids that help enhance any family and also teach children responsibility from a young age. But you may not want to bring home a large dog or cat, because they may be too much for your little ones to handle.

It’s okay if you find yourself in this situation, because we have some excellent recommendations for you. Take a look at our top three small pets right now:

Box Turtles

turtleAs far as small pets for apartments go, box turtles are excellent choices. Kids really love them and they’re very easy to care for. Plus, if you let it out to play with your kids on the rug, you don’t have to worry about it running very far or getting away from you. Ever heard the phrase slows a turtle? This is a great pet for those who do not want to chase around animals all day long. They are perfect for children eight and older, and they can live up to 40 years.


These furry little creatures are also a fun and interesting pet. But here’s what you need to realize… Unlike the box turtle, this pet is not low maintenance. Ferrets like to run around, roam and explore. They are not the easiest animal to keep up with, and they can sneak out of the house if you aren’t paying attention. They are perfect for children 12 years and older, and they typically live between 5 to 8 years.


Some people even call them pocket pets because they are so small in size. They are furry, cute and very friendly. Hamsters typically live about two or three years, and it’s a great pet for children eight years of age or older. They treat fresh water and eat commercial pellets so they’re very easy to feed.

cute-small-pets3. Cute Pets

Everybody loves a cute and cuddly pet, especially kids. They are great for parents too because these cute small pets also happen to be terrific pets for kids and they are easy to take care of and maintain. But not all cute pets are created equally. Some are more difficult to take care of than others. We will share our three favorite cute pets with you today, and you can decide which one is best for you and your family.


Kirabbitsds love rabbits. There’s no question about it. They are cute, fuzzy, playful and ultimately fun to be around. It’s great to watch them hop around the house, and it’s a delight to see a child’s face light up as they watch their favorite pet bunny hop by as it’s doing its thing.

Rabbits are also a lot of fun for kids because they get to cuddle with them. They are very similar to cats in that nature, but it’s a more exotic pet that kids will truly enjoy.

Parents like them as well because it’s pretty easy to clean up after a rabbit, and it’s simple to water and feed. So you won’t have much trouble in that department.


While a parrot is certainly not a fuzzy and cuddly type of pet, it is a lot of fun nonetheless. Your kids can teach the parrot to speak and say cool and funny words. It’s a great joy to have a cute parrot as one of your mini pets.

guinea-pigsGuinea Pigs

Last but not least, we have the pet guinea pig. These small pets for apartments are great because they are easy to care for and they do not require a lot of your time or attention. Your kids will enjoy having guinea pigs as well because they are cute, furry and a whole lot of fun.

4.small-reptiles Small Reptile Pets

Small reptile pets are certainly not for everyone, but if you happen to enjoy exotic reptiles than this type of pet will definitely be right up your alley. They make terrific pets that are very easy to maintain, and as far as small pets go, they are the perfect house pets. And if you happen to live in an apartment, most landlords do not scoff at reptiles, lizards or any amphibian pet for that matter as well.

Let’s take a look at some of the better small reptile pets for apartments:

bearded-dragonBearded Dragons

As far as cute small pets for the house go, the bearded dragon is probably the most common. The great thing about bearded dragons is that they are very simple to care for, and you can find out everything you need to learn about this great pet right on the Internet. Or if you prefer, go to your local pet store to find out more information in regards to this beautiful creature.

green-iguanaGreen Iguanas

Green iguanas make another great pet. They are beautiful, intriguing and very simple to care for. As a pet owner looking for small house pets, this is definitely an excellent option.

Small reptile pets are perfect for children and adults living in a small house or apartment. They do not take up a lot of room, they do not roam around all that often and they do not need too much space. It’s a great pet for those who have challenges with the amount of space available.

savannah-monitorSavannah Monitors

For starters, please understand that Savannah monitors are large lizards. But they are also very tame and intelligent pets. If you’re looking for more information, please search our website or look for more information on the World Wide Web.

snake5. House Pets

There’s no doubt that you are aware that all house pets are not created equally. Some pets for the home are much easier to care for than others. Let’s take dogs as an example. Dog lovers truly care for their pets, but they are in constant need of your time and attention. This is fantastic if you have the time, but some people don’t have that much time to spare.

Here’s a look at our three favorite house pets:


When it comes to pets that are very easy to care for and cost-effective, birds truly take the cake. There’s no comparison when it comes to the amount of care and money needed to take care of this beautiful creature. It will cost a lot less to own pet birds than just about any other pet.

Here’s another thing you might not know…

Birds are very social creatures. They are often caged so most people do not realize this. But they are often as social as cats and dogs, and in many cases they are much more social than pet rabbits.

hermit-crabsHermit Crabs

We really love hermit crabs. They are awesome to look at and very easy to care for. They are weird, funny and they often fit right in with your home’s decor. They do not last for many years, so you can expect your hermit crab to live about one or two years. But they’re not that expensive either, so it’s not going to be a huge investment.

Sugar Gliders

sugar-glidersHave you ever wished to own a flying squirrel? Well, sugar gliders do not fly but they are capable of spreading their skin and jumping very long distances. They are friendly pets and as far as house pets go, they are ideal animals. But they do need lots of attention. It might not be the best pet to own if you do not intend to spend time with your sugar glider.

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