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5 Low Maintenance Pets



Looking for a low maintenance pet? Pets such as dogs definitely aren’t low maintenance and tka up a lot of your time and energy. If you work a lot or are too busy for a pet that’s a bit tricky to look after then it’s best to go for a more sensible option. Most are fairly easy to look after compared to larger pets. Here are five different pets that are fairly easy to look after.

  1. Rats


Rats have a bad reputation but that’s because people think of wild rats that live in sewers. Domesticated rats are nothing like wild rats. They are actually very clean because they groom themselves a lot and they can have a lovely nature. They like to interact with humans, can be quite smart and some even learn tricks. Rats are very social animals and looking after them is very simple, they just need food, water and exercise outside of their cage.

 

  1. Guinea Pigs


Guinea pigs are also fairly easy to look after but like rats, they can often be overlooked. They tend to be more laid back than some other small pets and are far less likely to bite. They are also quite sturdy so they can make good pets for younger pets as they aren’t as fragile as rabbits for example. They are affectionate little animals that can get very excited when their owners turn up. just need a cage, special food, water and exercise.

 

  1. Rabbits


Rabbits take a little more looking after than guinea pigs or rats for example but in general they aren’t too demanding. They just need cleaning out, exercise, food and water. can make adorable pets, they will always keep you entertained and give you affection on their terms. If you want a low maintenance rabbit then avoid getting a very fluffy breed as these rabbits need a lot of grooming.

 

  1. Corn snakes


Some people are terrified of snakes and don’t realise what great pets they make. Harmless snakes such as corn snakes are very gentle and looking after them is fairly straightforward. There is the downside of having to feed some snakes food such as dead (or live) mice. Snakes will curl up on their owners for warmth and if you have contact with them from a young age they will get used to being handled. You will need a tank for your snake, fresh water, food and a source of heat to keep them warm enough.

 

  1. Hamsters


Hamsters don’t enjoy being handled quite as much as rats and guinea pigs but they can still make lovely pets. are active little creatures that are fascinating to watch. They don’t take a huge amount of work to stay happy and healthy. Hamsters need a cage, time to exercise, food and fresh water. Hamsters are nocturnal which means they sleep a lot in the day, this can be frustrating for young kids.

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