Pets are living creatures, even if they are animals there are things we need to consider before getting one , (like when you plan to have a baby . right?)
This thread is like a guide for people who think about having a four or two legged friend A.K.A "pets"
when i say guide i don't mean how to get a pet .
what i mean is the things you should consider before having any pet
I know some points I am going to mention are “common sense” put I have to say them because sometimes we realize things when they get mentioned by others
P.S : 1-I don’t use the pronoun it for animals because I believe that it should not be used on living creatures beside plants.
2- For those who say “they are just animals “ . please , I beg you , don’t get any living thing to live with you.
3- I don’t mean to glorify animals, I just say things so you avoid troubles and unwanted surprises.Ahem, yes those cuties are my babies will lets start First :
if you live with your family, make sure they are okay with having a pet home, cause if you get one behind their back and they find out you might lose the poor thing and it would be sad for him to go to a shelter or worse on the street.. -If you live alone ,make sure you live in a place where they allow pets .for the same reason as before
Ask yourself, am I ready to have a pet ?Third:
imagine that you really got yourself a cat , dog , bird, fish ,hamster …etc , are you ready to make a schedule for feeding ,cleaning and playing with, yes feeding and playing are not the only thing to do, they are living creatures so excreting A.K.A pooping is something you have to deal with it >>> is not that bad when it’s your own pet plus you can always use gloves
you have to think about what kind of pet you really want and can have, also can afford, make sure you are not allergic to some animals because it would be a problem if you want a cat but you are allergic (although ,to be honest , my brother was allergic to cats , for 3 days he had problem breathing but later he adapted) so check your doctor because some people take some medicines to avoid this problem.
-Lets say You want a dog but you don’t have a yard .are you ready to walk the dog every day ?
-are you financially capable to not only get the pet but also buying food ,shampoo and vet visits
-If you already have a pet at home and you want to add another. PLEASE, make sure to check online if they would match. Because if you have a cat and you plan to have a hamster, that is going to be a problem
-if you have a cat and you want to have a fish ,make sure to buy a closed aquarium…
look for good shelters in case you had to travel or sick , ask people around you for a good one or look online in forums, so you know your buddy is in good had when you have an emergency -Also look for a good vet , again ask around or go onlineFifth:
Now that you chose a pet , go online and look what type of (cat,dog,bird,fish..etc you want).. (look at the pictures, read all the information about their habits and advises)
- look at the picture when they are baby and when they grow because sometimes a small tiny puppy turns to a BIG doggy in 3 months
-If you look for birds .. make sure to check the sound they make >>> some can get pretty loud
-If you want to have an aquarium with lots of fish . look online or ask in the shop because some types of fishes eat other kinds .
-You want a certain type of cat with short hair or long hair , look online and ask the shop >>> some kittens have short hair but as they grow up their hair grows Looooong too ,so be carful
-Hamsters are no exceptions. Look for their habits some hamsters can’t live together in the same cage >>> ( make sure you don’t have a cat at home because hamsters and mice are the same for cats >>>if you know what I mean)
Now you are in the shelter, shop .
find a good shelter or pet shop to get a pet (I know nothing about purchasing a pet online .sorry)
You need to ask around or go online for information about good ones.
ask the person in charge for A medical report
Enjoy the great company , pets really give great taste to life That’s all for this thread , I will make another thread to talk about my personal experience with VERY important advices for you and your pets.
.. (I personally got my cats and dogs with no medical report, the pet shop is a very well known for having healthy animals)
If there is no medical report you can immediately go to the vet after having your pet… you can vaccine your pet if he did not get one
You can look at the animal if he is healthy by the eyes, the way he walks or the way he swim ..
So far , I had (Budgerigar,fishes,hamsters, cats and a dog) …so I hope that was helpful