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.

Cat

Comments:

Katie
Me and my boyfriend have a parrot 😎
KaReN
ummm... dog should be no.1
Samantha
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.
iCraft
No Dogs??
lizmarkovich
i agree @Katie
Talitha
Not sure about a rat as a pet
Sheryl
Great article about responsible pet ownership...especially about rats. Great job!
Katie
Can't believe a dog isn't on this list
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