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Which Small Pet Is the Friendliest?

October 15 2022

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

Which Pocket Pet Is Right for You?

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

The Top 10 Friendliest Small Pets

Whether you want to find out more about a small pocket pet before you adopt one or you’re looking for a new friend, 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 space your new friend requires.

Indoor vs Outdoor

For example, if you’re looking for an indoor pet that will hang out with you while you work at home, then a hamster will do just fine! 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 more up your alley.

Space Requirements

Another important thing to consider is the amount of space 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 playtime and exercise and playtime outside their cages or pens.

Think about whether or not this will work with 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 hamsters, mice, or guinea pigs 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 Fox Lake, IL, vet anytime!