You know the feeling when you’re scrolling through social media, and you see an adorable animal video and immediately yearn for a tiny pal of your own? Yeah, us too. Unfortunately, some of us live in apartments that seem too small for animals.
However, many animals can be kept as pets that will be happy to live in an apartment. You can find yourself a tiny pet that will love the apartment space, which will fulfill that yearning.
Here are some of the best animals to keep as pets if you live in an apartment.
Rabbits have been loved as pets for many years and are traditionally bought for children as a first pet, but they will make excellent companions to those living in an apartment.
Rabbits are intelligent creatures and can be trained in much the same way as dogs to do tricks. Rabbits can also be quite easily potty trained, which makes them perfect apartment pets. The only thing to note is that they do shed their hair quite a bit.
Also, traditionally a child’s first pet, hamsters are adorable balls of fluff that you will not be able to resist loving. They don’t need very much space and will not smell much if their enclosure is cleaned correctly every day.
Hamsters are nocturnal animals, so they won’t miss you if you’re gone during the day, but you probably shouldn’t keep them in your bedroom so that you can sleep at night while they’re running on their wheel.
These adorable little furballs are the perfect apartment pets as they are small enough that their enclosure won’t take up much space, and they don’t tend to climb, which means that they will not need a tall enclosure either.
Guinea pigs do love to spend time outside of the cage socializing and are easy animals to handle because they are small and friendly.
Ferrets are a breed of animal that is kept less as pets, but they still make excellent pets for people who live in apartments and want to give some of their love to a tiny furball.
Ferrets tend to be mischievous and playful animals, so you should make sure that your apartment does not have any hiding places for the ferret. Ferrets love to play, so getting two ferrets is a good idea.
Hedgehogs are not the traditional furry friends we’re used to seeing as pets, but they make great pets for people living in apartments because they take up so little space in the apartment.
In some parts of the United States, it is illegal to keep a hedgehog, and in others, you need to have a permit, so make sure that you do your research before buying your hedgehog. On a more positive note, they are ideal pets for those with allergies as they have no fur.
Chinchillas are rodents that have a playful personality that any human would love. They are nocturnal, though, so playing with them during the day is probably not going to be possible.
If you’re an insomniac, a chinchilla might be a good fit for you. You can bond closely with your chinchilla by gently playing with them each day so that they become confident that you are a safe place.
Bulldogs might seem like the grumpiest dog breed out there, but that’s only because of the folds on their face. Bulldogs are actually incredibly friendly and lovable.
Bulldogs make great apartment pets as they are not generally very energetic and will be happy to spend most of their time napping. However, it is essential that you take them on regular walks to get their exercise.
A personal favorite, french bulldogs, make excellent apartment pets because they are small. They don’t typically grow to be any more than about 12 inches tall, so that they won’t need much space.
They are more energetic than bulldogs, so they will need a bit more space to run around. French bulldogs are ideal for those with a larger apartment to have room to run and play in.
You may not think that greyhounds are good apartment dogs, but in fact, the opposite is true. If you have space in your apartment for a slightly larger dog, the greyhound is the perfect breed for you.
Greyhounds don’t require much space to live, and they are calm and docile creatures. They do not require a lot of exercise and are happy to nap all day. They adapt quickly to any environment, so they will be satisfied if you move from place to place.
Pugs are the perfect apartment dog for those who don’t enjoy taking their dogs on walks and who like to spend lazy days in the apartment watching Netflix and eating all the snacks available.
Pugs will spend all day napping if they’re allowed the chance and only grow to be about 10 to 12 inches tall, so they will not take up very much space either. If you’re looking for a pet that can be lazy, the pug is your friend.