Are you a pet owner or someone who is considering getting a pet for someone, perhaps a very lucky child, as a Christmas gift? If you are, you might very validly be considering all of the potential hazards that come with pet ownership. Pets can require a lot of care: puppies, for example, require being walked, being fed, and receiving a lot of love and attention.
But puppies are not the only pet available at the pet store. These days, there’s a pet to suit everyone’s needs and pet ownership has never been easier due to the conveniences provided by online retailers selling food for your pets, apps providing you easy options to get pet-sitters should you need them, and a wealth of online information on how best to care for your pet of choice.
Depending on your needs or the needs of the person you’re shopping for, the following pets could make a great addition to your household and an excellent enrichment to your life and that of your family.
If you’ve got a good-sized backyard and an affectionate heart, a dog might be the best pet option for you. They might be time-consuming but there’s a reason why dogs are considered to be man’s best friends. These friendly creatures will definitely bring warmth and love to your life. Best of all, all your essential dog needs (collars, food, etc.) can be purchased online.
If you’re looking for a pet that still interacts with you actively but is a tiny bit more low-maintenance than a dog, you might consider purchasing a cat. Cats have a reputation for being aloof, and they are. They’re more prone to self-cleaning than dogs, don’t require as much attention, and are likely to be able to feed themselves via hunting if you forget to do so. As with dogs, all of your essential cat needs can now be purchased online, making your life that much more convenient.
If you lead a busy lifestyle or want to set up a beautiful tank as a centrepiece in your living room, then you might want to consider investing in one or more fish. Fish are incredibly low-maintenance. All you have to do is set up the tank and the filter to keep the tank clean and make sure to feed them regularly. To make the experience even more low-maintenance, as with cats and dogs, these days all of the things you need to adequately provide for your fish can be purchased online.
Looking for a pet that’s a bit unusual? Then a reptile might make the perfect pet for you. Invest in a turtle, a bearded dragon, or another lizard. Reptiles have historically been seen as high-maintenance pets, but now that you can easily purchase their food (crab meat, mice, and other tasty morsels) online as well as cages that simulate the habitats they’re most comfortable living in, they’ve become a lot more low-maintenance. Reptiles are the perfect pet for those who have inquisitive minds.