There are many people who want to have a pet. However, not everyone can have a pet like a cat or a dog. That doesn’t mean that you can’t have a pet. You can get smaller animals. There are usually no lease or allergy restrictions against having these animals.
One of the small pets you can get is guinea pigs. They are very social animals. They can recognize you and squeak when they see you. They do need to be socialized to be good pets. They do have specific dietary needs to stay healthy. They need grasses, greens and certain vegetables.
Hamsters are another popular small pet. There are many different kinds of them, some more suitable for young children than others. They are very smart, and can be trained to do tricks. You might want to get more than one so that they have company.
Both of these animals are rodents. That means that their teeth continue to grow. They need to have something to chew on. There are special chew toys that they can be given to keep their teeth ground down. They shouldn’t chew on the bars of their cages, for their health.
These animals make very good pets, as long as you know what their needs are. You can get your hamsters or guinea pig from a pet store, but you should check a rescue centre. They will have plenty of animals that you can choose from. These animals make very good pets for people of all ages.
For more information please see RSPCA.org.uk.