Top List of Easy Pets to Take Care Of

easy pets to take care of

Domesticating and taming animals had been started from prehistoric times. People and animals were friends and enemies. But mankind was very persistent in the idea of acquiring a pet. The pet, whatever this is an animal, insect or reptile can play a very important role in our lives because it can open and reveal the most hidden and tender parts of our soul. Here is the top list of easy pets to take care of.

1. Guinea pig

young Guinea pig

If you or your child would like to have a gentle and adorable friend, I can recommend you take a Guinea pig as easy pet to care of. It is easily maintained and handle that is why it is one of the most popular pet among the families who have children. You can buy for it a simple cage and put there some sawdust, fresh water, fruits or vegetables. You do not need any special equipment but there are a number of treats and toys available to use when bonding with your guinea pig. Like many other small animals, their teeth grow all time throughout their life so it is important to provide them with chew sticks to prevent the teeth from becoming over-grown.  They are also very affectionate and easy to handle. You will be in love with your small fluffy pet.


2. Syrian Hamster

Syrian Hamster

This small creature makes you take care of it and play with him all the time. But the treatment and handle are quite easiest pets to own. 

For example, if the cage with fresh food, clean water, and good habitat area is clean you will not hear your pet. But do not be surprised to hear his life activity at night. Hamsters are very active at night. This hamster originates from the arid regions of northern Syria and southern Turkey where wild populations are deemed “vulnerable.” This tiny creature will need your warm hands and love. You will see how happy it is when you play with him. Syrian hamsters have a reputation for being nippy pets. Do not hesitate about Syrian Hamster if you need an affectionate pet.


3. Hissing Cockroach

Hissing Cockroach

I am sure you can hardly consider having such a pet in your house. But there are some people who like it and the advantage is that having this pet does not bother you at all. All you need is an aquarium with proper ventilation as their habitat, fresh water and good food that you can buy at the nearest market. It can be fruit or greens. Also, I would like to note that the tank, where your small friends can live should not be very big. They grow up to approximately 4 inches long.  The average life span is about 2-5 years. These cockroaches are shiny brown and oval-shaped, with no wings and a single pair of antennae. Males sport large horns, which give them an unusual and impressive appearance. If you are bored with sitting at home on a rainy day, you can come up to your aquarium and see the amazing and unusual life of your pets.

4. Leopard Gecko

Leopard Gecko

Some people turn to lizards if they want the pet match to their busy life. That’s why leopard gecko is a popular pet, which is easy to handle but to have a small pet in the house. Leopard geckos are commonly yellow, white, and spotted with black dots. The paws of this small creature are not so tenacious like other kinds of lizards have, so that it cannot run on any surface. Among lizards, this type of reptile is the most popular to be a pet, that is easy to take care of. I’d recommend you buy a special cage for your pet; it is vivarium. Your small pet needs a lot of places for hiding and a good and appropriate climate with heat and humidity. Being nocturnal, leopard geckos do not require special UVB lighting. Now I want to give you some recommendations concerning feeding. Leopard geckos are insectivores, so you should feed a variety of crickets, worms, mealworms and perhaps an occasional pinkie mouse for large adults. But if you are so busy to take care of the special menu, you can go to the nearest Zoo store and buy balanced food for your pet. Do not forget about fresh water, which you must change often.

5. African Dwarf Frog

African Dwarf Frog

African Dwarf Frog is another pet, which does not need a lot of your time to take care of it. But I have to warn you that this kind of pet needs a special habitat. So, I recommend you to be acquainted with this amphibian more closely. So, African Dwarf Frog is a water amphibian, which lives under the water but from time to time need fresh air and for breathing. I advise you to buy a middle size aquarium and supply it with clean, filtered and fresh water.  It is good if your pet will have a company between one or two partners. You will be pleasantly amazed by observing the water life of our Frog. You cannot squeeze it like other tamed pet but it gives you so much pleasure and comfort. What about the meal? Your frog’s main food should be pellets that sink to the bottom of the tank, where frogs tend to hang out – the food needs to be placed near them so they can see it. Feed your frogs as much food as they will consume twice a day.

6. Fancy Rat

Fancy Rat

Fancy Rats are so cute and lovely animals that you would hardly let them from your hands. Historically people were afraid of rats and other rodents. But Fancy Rat is 100% a good choice if you want to have a pet which is best pet for kids. The average lifespan is 2-3 years. Please make sure that you give all that your small friends need. There are not many things but very important for them. It is a cage, one or two toys, and the most important friends. As Fancy Rat is very sociable and communicative creature it needs friends. If I were you, I would clean the cage regularly because it is the base for a good habitat of your Rat. Your Fancy Rat will like fresh vegetables and fruit and clean water for a meal. It is so affectionate and gentle pet, which you are not be bored with.

7. Snail


What will you say if I offer you a snail as a pet? Of course, I agree it is not a typical pet in our homes. But if we are speaking here about a pet which is small pets that are easy to take care of, the snail is a very good choice. It is a quiet pet and it does not need all your attention, only when you have time you can play with it. To keep it in a good habitat you need consider such nuances like a tank lined with moss or peat. Your snail will eat fruit and some chalk with pleasure. Take care of some places in the tank, where it can hide. If you follow all these rules you will enjoy life with your pet and without a great bothering.


8. Pet Sponsorship 

Have you ever heard of such option like pet sponsorship? If no, I can tell you about it a little bit. It is not much fun as having a pet at home but also there is a place to be. These are very good programs and society for those who have time and money to help animals who live in sanctuaries, shelters and in the wild. You can give presents to these animals, for some who long for being with a pet it is possible to come to see animals. Your compassion and custody can help many animals. This is a great way to take care of an animal without taking it in the house and setting up a corner for it. If you doubt what kind of organizations can get your help, here is the list of the most popular: WWF Global, Best Friends, Blue Cross for Pets and the Born Free Foundation.

To Sum Up 

I want to draw your attention to how many poor and miserable lonely animals are kept in the shelters. All these poor creatures need your love and devotion. Unfortunately, not all people are ready to take care of animals, they can have a great desire to have it at home and play with them. But when it is time to show responsibility and tolerance, some of us get lost. But above I have given you a list of animals which are easy to take care of, so that you will have enough time for your work and social life and also for your small friend at home. I just want to note that if you have a strong desire to have a pet you can choose among so-called easy pets. But even small creatures need at least little of your attention and care. If you make up your mind to have a pet, please find out more about it and be consequent in your decision.


1. Rat Care: The Complete Guide to Caring for and Keeping Rats as Pets Paperback– July 27, 2016;

2. Giant African Land Snail. Giant African Land Snails as pets. Giant African Land Snail complete care book. By Joseph Dunbury. 2017;

3. Geckos (Nature’s Children). By Katie Marsico.  Sep 1, 2013;

4. Madagascar Hissing Cockroach Care: The Complete Guide to Caring for and Keeping Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches as Pets. By Tabitha Jones;

5. Guinea Pigs: The Essential Guide To Ownership, Care, & Training For Your Pet (Guinea Pig Care). By Kate H Pellham;

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2 Responses

  1. Travis says:

    Oh gross why would anyone want a giant cockroach? That this is TERRIFYING! And it hisses?? Yiiiikes.

    On the subject of guinea pigs, I would like to note that guinea pigs do make a LOT of noise, and a lot of time they make these high pitched squealing noises at night. It’s not great if you’re trying to sleep, lol.

    I do like the fancy rat, though, that thing’s adorable.

  2. Tracy holm says:

    Guinea pigs require a larger cage than pet stores tell you, they need their diet to be about 80% timothy hay, then also pellets, and fresh veggies. They also should not be kept alone, they need at least one more guinea pig, and they are noisy too, they are not a simple starter need to clip their nails, and sometimes their teeth. You should use fleece liners for their cage, it’s better that sawdust.

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