Finding The Perfect Low Maintenance Family Pet

Thursday, 6 February 2020
Chances are, at one point or another, your children will broach the subject of having a pet. For working parents, this can be a minefield to navigate. After all, if you are short on time you may feel that realistically, you can't handle the responsibility of a pet on top of everything else you are juggling.

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However, maybe there is a compromise you can make when it comes to giving your children the pet they want and it is not taking up too much of your time. Of course, the whole family wants to be happy with the pet you eventually choose, should you decide to. So what type of pets are low maintenance and can be perfect for the whole family?


Snakes are relatively low maintenance. Some breeds of snake don’t need to be fed frequently. They also don't need a lot of attention from you. The initial outlay when you choose to become a snake owner can be costly. Make sure to visit a company that specializes in the correct equipment for the new addition to your family.
Reptile Centre can provide you with all you need to create a new home for your snake.


The great thing about cats is they don't need to walk regularly and they can provide the whole family with some love and comfort. You really don’t need a lot of accessories to get started as a new cat owner. Although it can be a bit hit and miss as cats may make up their own rules about their feeding habits, schedule and sleeping arrangement despite your attempts otherwise! You don’t need a big space for a cat bed, although there is nothing stopping you from buying a bed, or cat scratching post or other accessories.


One of the easiest pets you can own. All you need is a small tank, or a large one if you are planning to get more than one. And make sure you regularly clean the tank and feed the goldfish.

Make sure your tank has a filter as goldfish are messy eaters! They could be the perfect first pet for your children, especially younger ones as they learn how to responsibly look after a pet.


Sure, some bunnies love the love and affection from their owners and thrive off it. But a lot of species of rabbit can be quite happy with minimal interaction from people. As long as they have a clean hutch, hay and plenty of food and veggies, they will be perfectly happy.
They can also be left alone for long periods making them ideal for families who are out a lot of the time.

Guinea Pig

One of the more popular pets amongst families, guinea pigs are family favourite and a great introduction to being a pet owner. Small cute and fluffy, the guinea pig can spend relatively long periods of time alone. But beware, they don't like to be without a companion so you may find you have to take two home instead of one to help it live a happy, healthy life and thrive in your home.

Buy them a cage, food, toys and water and they will happily exist in your home with relative ease.

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