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My Top Five Pets
Top Five Pets
Member Name: janey-poo
Top Five Pets
Advantages: Great pets!
Disadvantages: Only five?
Being completely in love with all animals (except spiders and snakes - sorry!), I find it really hard to select a top five. I've owned many pets, but I guess if I owned more of each species I'd have a better view, because really it's just that you had a really nice cat isn't it, rather than that all cats are like that? But nevertheless, here are my five top pets.
I know what you're thinking - hamsters? Number one pet?! What? But I honestly do think this. I've owned maybe up to 30 hamsters in my life, and I can honestly say that only a couple of those weren't an ideal pet (most of them were from breeders also, so I may be lucky, and I know that if I'd have had hamsters from pet shops, my opinion would be rather different).They have all been so lovely - some cuddly, happy to sit on you being stroked, even falling asleep on you, with others being crazily active, but really enjoyable and fun to watch. They don't take up too much space, they don't make a mess, they're quiet, they don't eat too much - what more could you want?!
Cats are a very close second for me. Although I haven't had the pleasure of owning many in my life, I've certainly met a lot. The problem I find is that they're all completely different - whilst one is happy to sit on your lap and sleep all day, others are annoyed if you just touch them! I enjoy cats though, they're very funny, and I love that they're always willing to play. Finding dead birds on your door step isn't too enjoyable though! They're also rather independent, so if you have to work all day, they're probably be okay and wont miss you too much!
3. Guinea pigs
I'm one for small animals, can you tell? I love these little guys. Incredibly cute - they sit waiting for their food whilst making a 'wheek' sound, and as soon as they hear the hag bag rustle, or the sound of a carrot being chopped - they're off and wont be quiet! They're lovely though and have such cute mannerisms. Mine live inside, but I love watching them on a nice day munching on the grass, 'popcorning' (these are little jumps they do when they're happy) and you can see their enjoyment. They're also happy to sit on your lap and be stroked, but definitely aren't a boring pet.
I struggle to know where to put dogs on this. I love a good dog, and a summers evening is just completed by taking a dog for a walk or a run through the woods. If only you had to walk them just in the summer though! The thought of having to walk a dog in the winter after work or in the morning, whilst it's dark, cold, raining, snowing, icy, is just not enjoyable to me. Yeah, you can just let them out onto the garden, but it's not the same as taking them for a walk, is it? I also believe that if you're working or out for a large amount of the day, it's just not fair on them.
Last but not least, is honestly fish. These cannot rank any higher for me, because I love the interaction you can have with a pet, but how beautiful are fish? They are really pretty, and so elegant too - very enjoyable to watch swimming around.
Although these are my five favourite pets, I'll admit I'd love to have a giraffe, monkey or a baby lion - but I don't think any of them would end well!
Summary: I love these animals.