Pets are an important part of the lives of so many people – the bonds we form with them can impact our lives in profound ways and provide a special kind of companionship that can’t be found elsewhere.
But it’s important not to be impulsive when it comes to forming those bonds. Having a pet is a big responsibility, and thoughtlessly gifting or adopting one can lead to some awful situations. Here’s a handy guide from a pet store professional on the do’s and don’ts.
You definitely gotta plan ahead.
2. Betta fish
Don’t just default to a bowl.
Do well and they can be a longtime companion.
Not all animals are built to cooperate.
5. Guinea pigs
Don’t put them in a bad position.
Turns out living things need oxygen. Who knew?
They’re an adorable handful.
8. Kittens and puppies
They need their bonding period, just like people do.
This common practice is a lot more cruel than you might think.
Why anyone would keep a bird in their house is beyond me personally.
You might have a Godzilla on your hands.
They’re alive, and they need to be cared for.
So if you’re thinking of getting or giving a pet soon, be sure you think it through. It may be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life if you do.
What’s the best pet you’ve ever had?
Tell us about them in the comments.