Pets are becoming increasingly popular and over 65% of US homes now include at least one pet in the family. It’s unsurprising that cats and dogs account for much of this but what if a pet of that size isn’t practical for you?
Allergy sufferers can’t have large pets shedding hair everywhere, people living in apartments with no backyards may be uncomfortable keeping a dog or cat permanently indoors, and people whose kids are begging them for a pet know that young children don’t have the skills to care for a larger pet.
However, there’s no reason these homes have to go pet-less. There are a variety of small pets that are easy to care for, require much less maintenance than a larger pet, and are also less costly in terms of food, supplies and veterinary bills. We pick the 6 best small pets.