How to go about choosing a pet
Pets are fun, but they also do work. Animals can be useful to have around. That’s why wild animals got tamed as pets.
Dogs generally offer total and unquestioning love. Most dogs are loyal friends and great playmates. Dogs also require a lot of attention. They need to be walked and played with. They need to be housebroken and trained to obey. Different breeds of dogs have different personalities and requirements, so don’t choose a dog just by its looks!
Many people who don’t have enough time to give a dog the attention it needs choose a cat instead. Cats can live indoors, and they don’t need training. Cats like to play, and they make affectionate companions. They’re endlessly curious, and they entertain us with their pranks.
Pets in cages may be best for people without a lot of time or space. Rabbits, hamsters, and gerbils are active, friendly, and easy to care for. Parakeets enjoy talking and playing with mirrors and toys. They learn to perch on your finger. Watching fish in a home aquarium is also relaxing and fun. Tropical fish can be very beautiful.
The biggest problem is that there are more pets than there are homes for them. Cats and dogs give birth to more cats and dogs. The number of unwanted pets is enormous.
What is your favorite pet?