Living in an apartment sometimes feels like you only have space enough for yourself. There are times you might feel lonely, so you’re thinking, “Should I get a pet? If I do, will there be space enough for him/her?”
The answer is yes. There are certain pets that are perfect for apartment living. In fact, PetMD.com gives us a list of pets that you might like to live with in your apartment.
Cats are independent little creatures. They don’t need to be walked outside and can easily be contented with an indoor-style living. All you need to do is to provide them with enough opportunities to play and exercise, like leaving them toys they can play with even when they are alone.
Dogs (depending on the size)
Some dogs are too big and too energetic for apartments. However, there are many breeds that will be perfectly happy and healthy in a small apartment. Pugs, Shih Tzus, Chihuahuas, Bichon Frise, and some others are fine in a small space, although will need to be walked regularly throughout the day to stretch their legs.
Reptiles don’t take much living space in the house. They can be placed in their glass cages for their entire lifetime. Commonly domesticated reptiles include snakes, turtles, tortoises, and lizards such as geckos and chameleons.
Keeping fish in your apartment can be good for you. Watching fish swim around in an aquarium has been known to be therapeutic and can lower blood pressure and stress in adults. In kids, it has been shown to improve hyperactivity disorders. Even Alzheimer’s patients who watched aquariums had improved appetites, required less medication, and had reduced violent outbursts. Taking care of fish require several considerations like checking pH levels, ammonia and nitrate/nitrite levels, water hardness, and alkalinity.