2. Guinea Pig

Guinea Pig

If you have the space for a cage, consider getting a guinea pig (or rather two, as they are happier in small groups). If you get a pair, get two females or a female and a neutered male. They're a good choice if you want a long-lived pet, as unlike other rodents they can live as long as 8 or 9 years.



I'm glad the author mentioned ferrets & babies:If you have a baby or are expecting please keep a ferret away from the child under all circumstances. In addition to being destructive, Some breeds are sensitive to high pitched noises (baby crying) and have attacked and killed infants. http://www.smallanimalchannel.com/ferrets/ferret-interaction/can-ferrets-and-children-be-a-good-mix.aspx
I agree @Katie. I have a black Lab puppy an she is the best thing EVER!!! So sweet...
Absolutely Cats are great I had my first pet a kitten at age 44 thinking it would be a complete & utter disaster being so old with a new pet added to the family- it's so a happy ending - we adore Drak...
Hallie Dugan
I'm surprised dogs aren't mentioned
Me and my boyfriend have a parrot 😎
ummm... dog should be no.1
Love how the cover picture is a dog yet you don't mention it as a pet .... That would be the ONLY pet I get with my boyfriend lol
Flying Monkey
I assume dogs aren't on the list because they are considered more high maintenance than some of the other species listed. Rabbits aren't necessarily easy keepers either.
No Dogs??
i agree @Katie
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