In the previous article we talked about the best smallest pets to own. This article further adds more animals to the list. Read further to help you decide on choosing a new family member in your home.
Ferrets can make interesting pets. They are curious creatures you can have them as pets. Take note that they are not low maintenance when being handled. They can be temperamental with other people, especially when in front of visitors. But if you win their trust, they can be a great pet with personality. These cute little creatures can live up to 8 years. Children 8 years old or older can handle it already. You can feed your ferrets with commercial pellets or cat food plus freshwater. Ferrets prefer to have freedom instead of being caged. Due to their curiosity, you can expect then to investigate every corner of your house.
Betta fish can be low-maintenance pets. When in groups these fishes tend to resemble some impressionist painting due to their various colors ranging from green, violet, red, to orange. These fishes can be really tiny, with a length of a couple of inches only. They can live up to 3 years. Betta fishes are suitable for all ages. You can feed these fishes commercial betta food. The reason that they are low-maintenance is that you can already skip some complicated equipment like aquarium and filter. All you need to do is to maintain its cleanliness. They prefer water temperatures of 78 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit because they came from the tropical waters of Southeast Asia.
The box turtle is also on this list because of its adoring personality and appearance. They are a popular choice due to their colorful shells. They are picky eaters though, so watch out. Box turtles can live up to 40 years. It is preferable to let children eight years old and above take care of them. Despite being picky eaters, box turtles prefer insects, fruits, vegetables, commercial pellets, earthworms. When storing these turtles, you will require an aquarium for it. The aquarium should have enough space with stones for these creatures to perch upon. Have some dry areas as well. One more good thing about these pets is that they don’t need a lot of exercises.
Technically they are rodents, but that doesn’t mean you cannot be made into pets. Their stunning coats can have colors ranging from off-white to charcoal gray. One outstanding feature of these animals is that up to 80 hair fibers can sprout with just one follicle. These charming animals resemble a kangaroo with a thick, bushy tail. Chinchillas can live up to 20 years. Because they are fragile animals it is only advisable for children over 10 years old. Commercial pellets can do but never forget freshwater too. Chinchillas can adapt to a wide variety of environments, but they prefer temperatures of 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Additionally, chinchillas don’t have body odor, their droppings take days before emitting stench.
Hermit crabs are interesting pets. Ironic to their name, hermit crabs are social creatures, especially during evenings. They burrow and investigate the environment around them. Moreover, hermit crabs occasionally chirp. These animals can last up to 30 years. They can be taken care of by any age group. You can feed your hermit crab pets with dechlorinated water and saltwater. You can give them fruit sometimes. Inside a terrarium, they prefer humid conditions and temperatures of 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Just put rocks and sand for them to climb on.