Here’s what you need to consider before choosing a pet – Part 2
Nowadays, there are millions of animals owned by humans all around the world. The most common pets historically are cats and dogs, but fish, rodents, raccoons and lizards are not uncommon either and these days tastes in acquiring pets have become more and more eccentric; within the limits of the law, you have a plethora of choices available!
Here’s what you need to consider before choosing a pet, however.
Nowadays, there are 78 million pet dogs and 86 million home cats owned in the United States of America. Households have a tendency of owning more than one cat or one mouse or one fish, while several dogs in a home is an isolated occurrence, so by this logic, the dog remains man’s best friend.
One animal that has become extensively more popular over the past years is the ferret. Their history being domesticated, however, dates back to Egypt during the fourth century BC, when they were kept to catch rats and other vermin. Half wild, energetic and natural born predators (though extremely cute and fun to be around as pets), ferrets are excellent protectors against vermin population. Ferrets are also extremely sociable creatures, so put two or more ferrets in one home and they will have tremendous fun, often staging mock battles that look pretty scary from the outside.
Raccoons are also extremely popular in the media, but you need to consider that there are still many states where owning one is not legal. They are after all wild animals, although they do look terribly cute and are highly intelligent and inventive when it comes to procuring their food. Some of them are very sociable and make tremendous pet brothers to their dog and cat fellow resident.
At the end of the day, whether you choose to adopt a cat, a dog, a fish or an exotic animal or bird, what is most important is that you are willing to commit and offer them love.