Top 5 Small Sized Pets

Many families till date want to keep some pets in their homes, but they are either afraid of dogs and cats or do not have enough space for them. Keeping them in mind we are enlisting the top 5 small pets. These pets neither need large space nor have any high maintenance cost.

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.

Anatole France

1. Hamster

These nocturnal animals are very good pets for children. Hamster has an innocent look with a soft furry coat. They love to be independent and very active. These animals have a short life span of about 2-3 years. In India Hamster costs around 1k to 5k pair INR.

2. Rabbit

One of the best pets for children under the small pet category. They are fun-loving, playful, easily trained for small games. You can put on your lap for cuddling their soft fur. Rabbits in India would cost around 600 INR.

3. Ferret

Ferrets are highly curious pets. They love to stay with same-sex partners. Ferrets have a life span of 5-7 years. They require frequent grooming and also a few hours out of their cage. Their life span is up to 8 years. The cost of Ferrets in India ranges from 1500 to 2100 INR.

It may be a cat, a bird, a ferret, or a guinea pig, but the chances are high that when someone close to you dies, a pet will be there to pick up the slack. Pets devour the loneliness. They give us purpose, responsibility, a reason for getting up in the morning, and a reason to look to the future. They ground us, help us escape the grief, make us laugh, and take full advantage of our weakness by exploiting our furniture, our beds, and our refrigerator. We wouldn’t have it any other way. Pets are our seat belts on the emotional roller coaster of life–they can be trusted, they keep us safe, and they sure do smooth out the ride.

Nick Trout, Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope in My Life As an Animal Surgeon

4. Guinea Pig

These tiny animals will be loved by your children. Guinea Pigs loves to be in a group. They love to be cuddled and will call out whenever they are hungry. Guinea Pigs excrete very often, therefore, one needs to be careful especially with crawling babies as they have the tendency to put things into their mouths. They usually live up to 10 years. Cost of Guinea Pigs in India between 500 to 1000 INR.

5. Chinchillas

Chinchillas are from Rodent’s family and resemble Kangaroo. Their coat is soft and velvet-like with a bush-like tail. They live up to 20 years. Chinchillas can cost up to 10k INR.