For people living in flats but wanting the company and happiness associated with having a pet, it can be a tough choice on what to get. You may not be allowed to keep one, but if you are, you need to think if it will be fair on the animal to be kept in a flat most of the time. You also need to make sure your flat or living space can handle an animal living in it and maybe causing mischief.
There have been numerous studies showing that pet owners are generally happier after regular interaction with a pet. This makes sense when you consider a pet to me another member of your family, giving you joy when they are around.
How much energy a pet has is one of the first considerations. For dog lovers, you will know how much you have to walk a dog, which can be done easily if a routine is kept up. It can get tricky if you are away from your home a lot with no-one to walk it. A dog could go through a flat wreaking havoc if not properly trained.
Space is obviously a large concern too. An aquarium doesn’t need much room and can brighten up a place, but if you have a larger animal, it will need plenty of space to run and frolic. This is also a serious concern with concerns to animal care because of legal issues, as cases of cruelty are, unfortunately, still rife.
For people living in flats and due to their popularity, the first things people will think of are cats and smaller sized dogs, such as terriers or toy breeds. These are great choices and there are many resources available online for more information before you make your decision. For an animal that is a bit different, there are other options such as tropical fish, hamsters, guinea pigs, reptiles, spiders and many more options.
The choice is yours ultimately, with everyone’s preferences being different. As long as your pet can be happy and healthy, they can pass that back on to you for years to come.