100+ Ferret Names: Ideas for Playful & Mischievous Ferrets 

two ferrets poking out of hole

Ferrets are interesting pets – they combine the strong independence of the feline and the playful demeanor of the puppy, rolled into a long and mischievous fuzzy creature! Although ferrets are cage animals, they require just as much care and love as your cat or dog.  Believe it or not, these adorable little animals are … Read more

14 Tarantula Species That Make Great Pets (With Pictures)

Desert Blonde

While spiders may send many people running off in fear, spiders — Tarantulas, in particular — make great pets. Tarantulas are generally docile spiders that live in burrows in the ground and hunt their prey rather than wait for something to fly into their web. This makes them relatively simple to care for as pets, … Read more

9 Best Pet Snakes for Beginners (With Pictures)

The Rosy Boa

While some people are utterly terrified of snakes, there are some varieties out there that just might change your mind. There are so many snake species out there that make great pets. But what are the best snakes for beginners? Choosing your first snake can be a bit of a doozy. Snakes often require very … Read more

12 Pets That Live a Long Time (With Pictures)

Cats and Dogs

Pets play an important role in our lives, offering companionship, reducing stress, and giving us endless entertainment with their often-quirky antics. Unfortunately, most household pets have relatively short lifespans — many below 5 years — and it can be difficult to form a close bond with some pets knowing that the inevitable is shortly on … Read more

12 Best Pet Bird Species (With Pictures)

Love Birds

Birds have long been a popular companion to humans, notably large species of parrots, and an estimated 5 million birds are kept as pets in the United States alone. Before choosing a pet bird, it is vital to do research, as some species require a massive amount of attention and special care, and some are … Read more

10 Interesting Insects That Make Great Pets (With Pictures)

Yellow Mantis

When you first think of insects, a great pet isn’t the term that exactly comes to mind. However, some of these creepy-crawlies make for some pretty interesting pets and companions. While they’re not going to snuggle with you and keep you warm at night, they can provide a sense of pride and ownership as a … Read more

21 Best Pet Lizards for Beginners (With Pictures)

Chameleon

There are over 6,000 different species of lizards, and they are found on every continent except Antarctica. Some lizards are less than an inch long, while others like the Komodo Dragon can reach up to over 10 feet in length. With such a wide variety of species, colors, and sizes, it is no wonder that … Read more

16 Best Pet Frogs for Beginners (With Pictures)

The Tomato Frog

Frogs are interesting animals in that they can be kept as pets, but they don’t interact with humans the same way that a dog, cat, or even a ferret might. Most like to stay to themselves, and many species don’t enjoy being handled at all. Some are poisonous, and others are just too big to … Read more

15 Best Pet Turtles and Tortoises (With Pictures)

The Indian star tortoise

Turtles and tortoises are not the most active of pets. However, they are beautiful, friendly, curious, and awe-inspiring. Just watching them swim and move around in their habitat can be calming and help relieve stress. Kids can learn about patience and gentleness when caring for a turtle or tortoise. There are quite a few different … Read more

11 Best Geckos to Have as Pets (With Pictures)

Gecko

Geckos are wild creatures that are commonly found in tropical, mountainous, and even desert landscapes. They can also be found in captivity as pets in many households around the world. These reptiles are small and easy to care for, but special accessories like heating lamps are required to keep them happy and healthy. There are … Read more