Are you looking for a small pet for your space challenged home? We share our tips for choosing and caring for a pocket sized family member.
When we think of pets many peoples’ first thoughts are about dogs, cats and birds. However, of the estimated 400 million pets in the US there are over 150 million fish and 14 million small pets, that’s close to 58% of the total pet population.
Why have small pets grown in popularity over the past decade? First, as populations in metropolitan areas increasingly opt for apartments and townhouses over the traditional family home, available space becomes a critical factor in choosing a family pet. Second, in a world that places increasingly large demands on our time and income, many people are unable to commit to caring for a dog or a cat.
Fortunately, there are a variety of small pets available to suit every space and lifestyle from guinea pigs and rabbits to snakes and turtles. As a result, responsible pet ownership is now more accessible than ever. Our small pet care articles have been developed to give you a high-level view of each animals needs and are regularly reviewed to ensure that you have the information you need to decide which small pet is right for you.
If you have a question about small pets or an article suggestion please drop us a line – we’d love to hear from you and learn more about your small pet care needs.