5 Easy Pets to Take Care of – For Busy, But Pet Lover People

If you have a little time but want to have a pet, you may be interested in the story which will offer you the easiest pets to care.

Syrian hamster


Syrian hamster is one of the easiest pets to take care. They are active with the excellent personality. If you decide to have the pet, it is better for you and the hamster to buy only one, as hamsters are territorial mammals and they may “unleash fight” with each other.

The clash may take place when they reach maturity, which is between 8 and 12 months. Hamsters are nocturnal, sleep during and day and are active at night. However, they awake at least 1-2 hours during a day.

One thing the hamster may suffer from is the overgrown teeth. To avoid the surgical involvement against the problem you should always provide the pet with gnawing materials.

If the temperature is 5 C or 40 ̊F hamsters may face hibernation. In such a case the temperature must be raised step by step through placing the pet on a pad, heated one, or a warm bottle with the temperature no more than 32 ̊C or 90 ̊F, and you should wake him up.

Hamsters need space to move, and the cage size should be about 59cm x 36cm x 25cm.

As hamsters are very active and they can run about 4 miles a day, you should provide a wheel for him to be happy, as well as a house in the cage to feel comfortable and sleep in peace.

You should provide fresh water daily for the pet.

Hamsters are omnivores, and you can feed them with a hamster mix, only a teaspoon of their food daily to prevent obesity. As we have already mentioned wood gnaws are vitally important to avoid very long teeth, causing pain to the pet.

If you have to go out, you can leave some pet toys for your hamster. The toys will help the pet not to get bored.

Betta Fish


Unlike some other fishes with “many demands,” the fish feels happy in a small tank, with rare plastic plants where he can hide if he feels shy. Remember, Betta is a fighting fish, and it is better for him to be the “one and the only king” of the tank.

There are special pellets for the Betta fish on the market, and you should provide two to six such pellets to him on a daily basis. The fish loves blackworms, bloodworms, and freeze-dried brine shrimp; however, the treats should be limited and provided only once a week. Remember that the fish may die from overfeeding rather than from starvation. Eating session should not last more than 2 minutes.

The water temperature in the tank should be between 77 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit. The tank must not be placed near a heater or an air conditioning as they may cause the change in the temperature.

Never change the water in the tank at once. You should replace the water in about 25 percent portion. The water in the Betta bows which have filtration should be changed every two weeks, while those without the filtration in a week time.

Guinea Pig

Kids are crazy about the “pig” which is little, cute, likes to play and very rarely bites. They can live peacefully with other small pets. However, guinea pigs should be placed quite far from cats and dogs, as they do not get on well.

The temperature in the room with the pets should be 65-75 degrees to avoid respiratory diseases. Dispute the fact the guinea pig is small in size they need room to move. You should provide a space for the pet which will be at least 14 inches high, 18 inches wide, and 25 inches deep.

Feeding the pet is not a hard work as there are various healthy, commercial foods for them. These herbivores have the special demand for Vitamin C, and you need to provide the vegetables for him, which are high in the vitamin, such as cabbage, and kale. You can use slices of apples, melon, and other fruit as a treat, but without seeds, as they are toxic to hamsters due to cyanide they contain.

The pet can clean himself quite well with the help of tongue, teeth and back claws. However, if you have a long-haired breed, you should brush and clean him frequently-daily or three-four times a week.

Canary

Canary is an easy bird to take care. You only need to provide her with fiber-rich food and protein and place some toys in her cage to heel happy. However, the toys should not take much space in the cage, as the bird requires moving freely. You can place some damp grass at the bottom of the cage as in the wild canaries love to roll on such a surface.

Remember that you should not clip wings of the bird and should enable her to fly in the cage for exercise. Wire cages are easier to clean, especially when they are long.

Room temperature is safe for the pet bird. However, the cage should not be placed near a heater, air conditioner and such devices which can change temperature. The bird should have permanent access to water supply.

Seed mixture, which is of high quality, is the primary diet for the bird. Pelleted diets can also be offered to the pet. But the seeds are more palatable. You should also give fresh food and greens to the bird daily, like bananas, apples, oranges, green peppers, cooked broccoli, raw collard greens, peaches, strawberries, squash, herbs, etc.

Cat


Many pet lovers believe that cats are easy animals to care. They do not share the view that the pets are less friendly and emotional than dogs. Those having cats claim that the animals show much love and devoutness to them.

Cats are carnivores and they require high quality food which contains protein and fat, as well as carbohydrates. Cats need taurine, as a key amino acid, for eye and heart health. The quality commercial food for cats should contain the acid.

Cats should have access to fresh, drinking water.

Cats love treats, but they should contain only 5-10 percent of their regular diet. Onion and garlic are poisonous for the pet. If you mention your pet suffers from diarrhea, vomiting, anorexia or lethargy which continue more than two days, you must see the vet.

Cats are very clean animals. However, you should regularly comb and brush them, especially those with long hair. Your cat should have a dry, clean area where she will be able to have a comfortable rest.

You should bring your cat to the vet at least once a year for the health check.

Male cats should be neutered and female cats should be spayed when they are five months old.

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