By: Song E.
Looking for a new pet but don’t have a lot of space? Apartment living can be tough when it comes to owning a pet, but living in a small space shouldn’t keep you from getting a new friend! Here are some pets that work great for the apartment.
Dogs are great apartment pets, but size does matter. Bigger dogs need space to run, and they also take up a lot of space. Some apartments will even have regulations on the size of dogs allowed. These are a few dog breeds that work great in a small space:
They’re small but they do need quite a bit of exercise, so make sure they get outside for a walk everyday!
Known for not barking!
They can be pretty hyper, so they also need to be well exercised.
They don’t grow too tall and they’re lazy, which means they won’t need much exercise other than trudging around the house.
Though they tend to bark at strangers, they’re size and desire to cuddle is perfect for a small home.
They’re low energy.
They’re little legs don’t need to walk too much.
Not what you were expecting? They’re quite calm and relaxed!
They rarely bark and have low energy.
They’re small, lazy, and don’t make a lot of noise!
They’re small but know they’re known for being high energy and yapping.
They have huge personalities and love to cuddle. Although they’re small, they tend to be energetic so they need to go on walks daily.
The majority of American renters own cats. Cats are great mainly because they are low maintenance. You don’t have to take them on walks and they’re not quite as hyper as dogs. Plus, they nap more than they are awake and love to cuddle.
Aquatic animals are the simple way to go. They’re low maintenance, other than cleaning they’re tank every once in a while, and don’t take up a lot of space. It’s actually said that watching fish swim is good for mental health!
Rabbits, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, and Ferrets
Small animals are great, because again, they don’t take up space. For the most part they are low maintenance and some will love to play. Make sure to clean out their cages because the odor will take over your apartment!
Snakes and lizards don’t take up a lot of space and are easy to maintain. Just keep in mind that some apartments have regulations on them because some reptiles are considered exotic.
When looking for a new pet to adopt, try to avoid animals that need a fenced space to run, large dogs, birds (because they can be quite noisy which might not please your neighbors), and turtles (their tanks are large and some can carry salmonella bacteria). Also make sure you check with the apartment owners about pet regulations before adopting!