While the obvious choice when choosing a pet is usually a dog or cat, not everyone likes these animals. They can also be a bigger commitment than some other pets and even certain living arrangements (like apartment rentals) may not even allow them. And that’s totally okay! There are tons of other animals that make great house pets (and still good companions!) that may be a better fit for you.
Before choosing a pet, it’s important to assess your lifestyle including how much money and time you can invest in your pet. Regardless of what type of pet you get, owning one is a commitment and you want to make sure you can meet their needs. To help you on your journey, we’ve compiled 12 house pets to consider if you don’t want a cat or dog!
If you don’t want a cat or dog but still want a furry companion, consider getting a rabbit! They can make great pets. In fact, The Spruce Pets points out that most are social and love to keep you company.
Rabbits can also be suitable pets for apartments as they’re fairly quiet and can be litter-box trained. Some people even allow their rabbits to roam free, which is also an effective way for them to exercise. One thing you’ll need to be mindful of is they do like to chew and dig, so it’s important to bunny-proof your home. Don’t leave any exposed cords lying around and only allow your bunny to roam in carpet or rug-free rooms.