Which pet is right for you?
There are an estimated 74.8 million pet dogs in the United States.
It’s important to consider every facet of a breed’s character and requirements before deciding which will be best suited to your home.
Dogs are very social creatures. They aren’t happy if you left them outside alone or chained up in the yard all the time. Dog is the best choose for people who have free time, and who are able to spend several hours a day, playing with them, walking and so on.
Birds are fascinating and beautiful creatures, but they are not easy-care pets. They are intelligent, social animals and need plenty of attention. Like a dogs, birds are searching for attention, and before you decide to buy a bird, make sure that you will spend time with your bird each day. Also, birds don't feel comfortable if they are alone. Life alone in a cage is not much of a life for a bird, so if you are planing to pet a bird, take 2.
Cats are by nature very independent animals, but not to the point of being left alone for long periods of time. Cats that are left to roam outdoors are likely to wander off, and cats that are left indoors for too long can quickly become bored and destructive. Make sure you have enough money to have a cat. The costs of caring for a cat include food, toys, litter and a litter box, spay/neuter surgery, and vet care.
Rabbits are intelligent, social animals who need affection. They can become wonderful companion animals if given a chance to interact with their human families. Rabbits tend to be a bad choice of pet for small children because children generally find it difficult to stay quiet, calm, and gentle around rabbits. As prey animals, rabbits are alert, timid creatures that startle easily. They have fragile bones, especially in their backs, that require support on the belly and bottom when picked up. Contrary to popular belief – rabbits HATE being picked up and cuddled. Also, they are very sociable and live in pairs, so you would actually need to buy two.
Fish are known to have a tranquil, calming effect on anyone who watches them glide serenely through the water. Generally speaking, fish are easier and less expensive to feed and care for than other pets, however, they do require a proper environment and knowledgeable caretakers.