caring for pets

Throughout the history of human civilization people have domesticated and tamed animals to be their pets. Indeed, this bond between human beings and their pets is something that is truly unique. Pets will provide loyalty, devotion and companionship, while the human owner will supply love, nurturing and the necessities of life. However, caring for pets while the idea of acquiring a pet can be quite appealing, it can also be very overwhelming for many individuals. Pet ownership requires a lot of time, care, money and responsibility. Not everyone is ready for this. Nevertheless, while all animals require extensive research into their proper care and maintenance, some are much easier to take care of than others. What follows is a list of 8 pets which are easy to take care of.

1. Hissing Cockroach:
The hissing cockroach are ideal low care pets
The hissing cockroach are ideal low care pets | Source
Undoubtedly, the majority of people would never consider having a cockroach for a pet. The very term conjures up visions of complete filth. However, hissing cockroaches are ideal for those looking for easy pets to care for. They grow up to approximately 4 inches long and can be kept in an aquarium tank with proper ventilation as their habitat. Such a setup will take very little space or effort to create. The hissing cockroach is also quite simple to feed and the food can be purchased from pet stores with fresh fruit and certain greens provided as well. Include some clean water in the tank and the hissing cockroach will not only be well cared for, but quite entertaining to watch and interact with as well. The best part is that it will hardly notice when you have to come home late from school or work!

2. Guinea Pig:
Guinea pigs are affectionate and easy to care for.
Guinea pigs are affectionate and easy to care for. | Source
The Guinea pig is a very popular pet, mainly due to its gentle and affectionate nature. They are simply wonderful pets for children and adults alike. In a previous article, «Which pets are the most affectionate», the many loving traits and characteristics of the guinea pig are outlined with actual examples. More importantly for the sake of this article, it should be noted that they are also extremely simple to care for. They require a cage with a suitable habitat area with clean food, water and ventilation. Their food can be easily purchased from local pet stores and being little rodents, they do not consume very much. As mentioned, they are also very affectionate and easy to handle. They respond well to gentle handling but certainly do not require as much attention as other pets such as dogs. Affectionate, cuddly and easy to care for make the guinea pig a very popular pet.