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Which Small Pet Is the Friendliest? 
October 1, 2022
Having a small pet (also called pocket pets) is one of the greatest joys in life. If you’re thinking about getting one, you want to make sure that it’s friendly and will be a good fit for your lifestyle. Read on as a local vet talks about the different kinds of pocket pets and which of these cutie pies is the friendliest.

Which Pocket Pet Is Right for You?

When you have a small pocket pet, it’s a good idea to make sure you know what you’re getting into. Some pocket pets are more friendly than others, so here are a few tips for helping you decide which pocket pet will be the best fit for your home and lifestyle.

The Top 10 Friendliest Small Pets

Whether you’re looking for a new friend or want to find out more about a small pocket pet before you adopt one, check out these top 10 friendliest small pets:
  1. Guinea pig
  2. Betta fish
  3. Rabbit
  4. Ferret
  5. Goldfish
  6. Hamster
  7. Parakeet
  8. Rat
  9. Gerbil
  10. Sugar glider

Things to Consider

Pocket pets come in all shapes and sizes. Some are more active than others, so it’s important to consider how much time your new friend will need.

Indoor vs Outdoor

For example, if you’re looking for an indoor pet that will hang out with you while you work at home, then a hamster might be perfect! On the other hand, if you want an outdoor companion who will love exploring the great outdoors with you on weekends, then a guinea pig may be more appropriate.

Space Requirements

Another important thing to consider is how much space each of these animals needs. Smaller animals like guinea pigs and hamsters need only a small cage or habitat—while larger ones like rabbits require more space for exercise and playtime outside their cages or pens (which means they’ll also need more food). Think about whether or not this will fit into your household before making any decisions about which type of animal would make the best fit for both parties involved!

Ideal for First-Time Pet Owners

Small animals like hamsters, guinea pigs, or mice are good for first-time pet owners. They’re low maintenance and don’t require much space. They’ll also give you plenty of opportunities to practice basic animal caregiving skills like cleaning their cages and providing fresh food and water daily. If you have more questions or are interested in adopting a pocket pet buddy, feel free to call us, your local vet anytime!