Your child desperately wants a pet, but you simply don’t have time for dogs, cats & others, we’ll show you which pets are particularly easy to care for.
Almost every child’s greatest wish?
A pet! Your own animal to cuddle, stroke, watch or play with.
But a pet needs a lot of time, care, and attention, which may not be feasible in your stressful everyday life.
An easy-care animal is necessary, one that can safely be alone for a few hours. We’ll show you which pets are suitable.
1. Cuddling With Your Eyes: fish
Fish are fascinating animals. Although their cuddle factor is zero, watching them can be fun for some children for hours.
Observing the small aquatic animals has a calming effect.
Apart from regular feeding (usually once a day) and checking the water quality so that fish
and plants feel comfortable in the aquarium and do not get sick, fish do not require any special care measures.
Only the purchase and installation of the aquarium, as well as the first few days after the fish have moved in, is problematic.
By the way, the most popular fish in aquariums are:
- Guppy (in many different intense colors, often with large dorsal or caudal fin)
- Platy (yellowish fish)
- Molly (deep black color)
- Discus (round shape like a discus, in many different colors)
- Neon tetra (neon-like colors, mostly blue and red)
- Angelfish (sail-like fins and iridescent scales)
2. Nocturnal pets: hamsters
The hamster is much fluffier but still more of a pet to watch.
It is a beautiful pet for anyone who doesn’t have much time to look after a pet and still wants to have a cute, exciting little animal at home.
The small rodents are always kept alone because they are absolute loners.
It is essential to know that hamsters are nocturnal and tend to rest during the day.
They should, therefore, not necessarily be placed in the children’s room; after all, they make quite a noise when they get started on their balance bike.
Hamsters are kept in a cage, but since they are quite a bundle of energy,
it has to be at least 3 feet long so that they have enough space to run around. An impeller also always belongs in a hamster cage.
3. Fluffy fur: Chinchillas
Chinchillas are not only cute; they are also straightforward to care for.
Cuddly fur balls, big ears, button eyes – these are chinchillas.
The South American rodents are popular pets because of their fluffy fur and love of play. Chinchillas are very social animals and often live in communities of up to 100 animals in their natural environment (Chile).
Therefore, they must not be kept alone, and there must be at least two of them.
The rodents are very active and therefore need a lot of exercise in their cage: the more, the better!
In general, they are very easy to care for: the animals’ sensitive stomachs must be taken into account when feeding,
and the cage needs to be cleaned occasionally, but otherwise, they do not require much care.
Since they are crepuscular and nocturnal, you don’t really need to do anything for the fluffy animals during the day.
Even if they are inviting with their thick, gray fur, chinchillas are, by the way, not cuddly animals.
They can become relatively tame, and you can play with them, but they don’t like to be hugged and cuddled. With proper care and care, chinchillas can live to be 20 years old.
4. Noiseless pets: bearded dragons
Bearded dragons are now becoming increasingly popular as pets.
No wonder: They not only look super exciting – like little kites – but are also very easy to care for.
The reptiles can be left alone for a long time without any problems, are absolutely quiet, and cannot break anything in the apartment.
In addition, they are a great way to keep an animal, especially for allergy sufferers who have problems with animal hair.
Who now thinks – “boring!” That said, the diurnal bearded dragons usually become hand-tamed very quickly and can sometimes be taken out of the terrarium. If kept correctly, they can reach an age of 8 to 10 years.
Only feeding the agamas shouldn’t be for everyone: They only eat live insects, e.g., B. crickets or crickets.
Even if fish, chinchillas & Co. are easy to care for, children can not only spend good hours with them but also learn to respect and deal with animals because every animal needs one thing: love!
5. The Shy Pet: Rabbits
Soft and cuddly, a rabbit is a popular pet with children.
But if you imagine that you can cuddle your fluffy roommate all day, you’re wrong. Rabbits are flight and observation animals who do not like to be touched. Over time, however, they become tamer and, in the best case, get used to the people and the new surroundings.
Nevertheless, they feel most comfortable with their peers,
and it is therefore recommended that everyone keep the social group animals at least two o. So they have the opportunity to deal with each other, and there is no boredom.
Rabbits are suitable for working people because they don’t need 24/7 attention and care.
However, they are not entirely undemanding.
You have to thoroughly clean the animal enclosure at least once a week.
Ideally, they will get plenty of fresh forage plants, such as dandelions, which you can pick outside in summer.
Also, the outlet should get a restrained roommate regularly.
6. The Silent Friends: Guinea Pigs
Like rabbits, rats, and mice, guinea pigs are rodents. They are curious and alert pets who are active during the day and sleep at night.
As a rule, they become more trusting over time, but they are flight animals that do not want to be harassed.
Guinea pigs are popular pets for children because they can help them take on responsibility.
They need to be looked after, fed regularly, and cleaned.
However, as with any other pet, children should know with guinea pigs that they do not want to be continuously cuddled and carried around.
Guinea pigs like to have their peace and quiet and want to pass the time with their fellow animals.
So you should get at least two guinea pigs, but if you like more. The sociable group animals are only happy when they are among their own species.
Like the other rodents, the guinea pig needs a large cage that you have to clean at least once a week.
The cage should be equipped with litter, hiding places, a sleeping house, a food bowl, a drinking bottle, and, if you like, with accessories you have made yourself, for example, from toilet paper rolls.
Activity is essential for the animals, and therefore they should be given exercise in the apartment or in the garden.
7. Noisy- But Entertaining: Parrots.
If you are looking for a cuddly pet, the bird is definitely not the right choice.
Very few birds want physical closeness.
Birds inspire us with their lively and talkative nature and their magnificent appearance but usually want less physical contact. However, they are also sociable roommates that you should not keep individually. Otherwise, they will become lonely and bored.
Especially when they are alone a lot during the day, they need another bird by their side, with whom they can chirp in competition.
Birds definitely do not fit into a tranquil household.
The feathered roommates chirp and tweet a lot as they express their well-being and so it can get louder in the apartment. People who are very sensitive to noise themselves or who have sensitive neighbors should therefore not buy talkative pets.
8. Our slow-moving Friends: Turtles and Tortoises
Turtles are practically a classic. There are those who live on land and who live in water.
Tortoises, such as the Greek tortoise, are more popular and more comfortable to care for.
These animals are easy to care for, relatively small, and look good. A spacious terrarium and keeping at least one other turtle is still advisable.
In summer you can even take the beautiful animals with you into the garden.
Free running in the apartment is also possible. Turtles are not cuddly toys, but they can still be petted.
The decision to buy a pet should never be made lightly. A pet is always about a living being that has needs.
If you choose to have a dog, cat, rabbit, or other animals, you are responsible for its well-being.
Everyone should be aware of this responsibility because, after all, the animal should lead a happy and fulfilled life.
Indeed the right pet will move in with you soon and give you a lot of joy. Have you already decided which animal roommate is best for you?
Let us know! Do you already have a pet? Please comment and let us know why your pet is the best pet for you!