Fish & Reptiles

Selecting Caged Pets

For those who don’t have the space or time for a traditional pet, good alternatives include rabbits, domestic mice and rats, gerbils, guinea pigs, and hamsters. Many of these animals have distinct personalities and respond to their owner’s voice. A proper cage and nutritious food are a must. Learn to identify the signs of illness in your pet and when the pet needs veterinary care.

If you plan on adopting more than one little swimmer, a good rule of thumb is that one inch of fish requires at least one gallon of water to flourish. So when choosing your pet, think small: White cloud mountain fish, zebra danios, bettas, and little tetras and goldfish are good choices.

In reality, iguanas are wild animals best cared for by a dedicated adult. Untamed, they can be aggressive and even dangerous for youngsters to handle