Choosing The Right Pet:
Nowadays, people have more options and choices when choosing pets. The pets would later on be your best friend or companion, so we are offering you some tips on choosing the right pet.
How to Buy a Pet:
Avoid Impulse Shopping
Never purchase or adopt a pet on an inspiration or a whim, but make it a thought-out action. Feeling that the pet is adorable or so is not the factor that determines whether to buy or adopt this pet or not since this pet will require long-term commitment. You can get advice from a friend or relative about the suitable pet for you since that pet should have characteristics that match your lifestyle.
Enhance your knowledge about pets before you actually get one. You shouldn’t get advice from pet store since their opinions are biased since it is all about business for them. Books can be better choice too, but the author might be convincing you also about the kind of pet he’s writing about. Put in mind also that the pet you are going to adapt needs to be accepted by all of your family members since it will be living with the rest of the family not only you.
Puppies for Free Adoption:
Go to Animal Rescue organizations or The Humane Society
It is recommended to pay some walk-through trips for your local humane society or ferret. Avoid paying much attention regarding the chatter of certain pets. Take a look at the pet only when the two of you are together and write down the positive and negative matters in that pet.
The pet should be suitable for your lifestyle
You should decide which pet to adopt based on your lifestyle because some pets as ferrets and sugar gliders sleep during day and keep active at night. Some social pets won’t work for you if you are a busy person. There are other factors, which should be taken into account like having children or not.
Choosing pets based on living environment
Do you have much space at your home? Do you live in an apartment or you have a yard? Will your neighbors accept that kind of pet? All of these factors can object, or support your decision.
The reason behind adopting a pet
Will this pet be as a substitution of a child? If yes, then you might need a dog or unusually affectionate cats. Take a look about your personality traits science it is the main factor that will help you make up your mind and choose. Some pets are independent and others need too much care. Have you noticed before that people and their pets resemble each other? If you want a pet to play with then turtles and newts are not suitable for you. Ferrets, cats and dogs are better if you want an animal that you can teach new skills or tricks.
Are you ready to have a pet or not?
Take a moment to think if this is really the right time to adopt a pet or not. You should take into consideration if this is the first pet you adopt or not. Think also about the stability of your human relationships and your health.
Life spans of pets
You should think about how long you want the pet to live or to stay with you since they have different life spans. Cats and dogs live around between 12-16 years or longer. Goldfish and tortoises have intermediate ages. Large parrots live between 35 to 60 years, but small ones live between 8 to 14 years old.
Are you going to be able to fulfill the pet’s needs?
You should do some research about the needs of the pet you are going to adopt. You will need some time to feed and care about your pet. Do you have enough time? Are you are busy all the time. Pets usually feel bored when they don’t get one and one contact and that boredom can lead them to behave inappropriately.
You will not only spend initial price when buying a new pet, but there are additional costs regarding the diet and toys or visits to veterinary, so be prepared for that.
Which type of pet should you have?
- Dogs are loyal and intelligent pets who are always happy and close to their owners, but you need to spend much time with them to keep them happy and healthy.
- Cats are more independent than dogs and they might thrive better in case they would endure long periods.
- Ferrets are desirable creatures and they are intelligent as cats. They are noiseless and have short attention spans like between 8 to 10 years.
- Rabbits are more adorable when they are babies, but later on, their needs increase and they turn into aggressive creatures.
- Rats, mice and hamsters are good when they receive care from the time they was born. Mice live between 2 to 3 years and rats between 4 to 6 years.
- Turtles are better for those who want a pet to just keep watching all the time.
- Parrots are better on bonding with the family members rapidly and improve relation when you spend more time with them and train them more and more.
- Fish can be left at home alone, but they need regular care to thrive similar to some other pets.