What Pet Should I Get?

which should I get?

  • Crested Geckos

    Votes: 7 63.6%
  • Guiana Pigs

    Votes: 2 18.2%
  • Betta fish

    Votes: 3 27.3%
  • Saltwater tank

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • Tarantula

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • You have too many already

    Votes: 2 18.2%

  • Total voters
    11

CosmicDodo42

Valued Member
Messages
75
Reaction score
16
Points
18
Experience
1 year
I really want to purchase another pet(s). I really enjoy taking care of animals, and I find it to be incredibly enjoyable. The main complaint my parents have is something they have to take care of when I’m at camp. These are the animals already living in my home;
Luke, an Austrailian Shepard(my parent’s)
Kermit, an African Dwarf Frog(Mine)
20 gallon freshwater tank(My dad’s/mine)
10 gallon freshwater(mine)
This pet would probaly also be my sister’s as well,(again this depends on which one it is). I have done at least a month’s worth of research trying to narrow down five possibilities, which are;

Betta fish
Pros; can buy a used tank from neighbors, already cheap to buy, easy to convince parents.
Cons; I don’t want another freshwater fish

Guiana pigs(x2)
Pros; cute, can be easily transported, Relatively easy to take care of.
Cons: a little more expensive, have done the least amount of total research on(so I would have to do more)

Crested Geckos(x2)
Pros; really easy to take care of, adorable, quiet, doesn’t mind being handled, within my budget
Cons: harder to convince parents to take care of when I’m gone, and to convince them to get me.

Saltwater 55 gallon
Pros; nice to look at, Dad already wants, pretty fun,
Cons; expensive, big investment, hard to take care of

Tarantula
Pros; I think it’s cute, would be cool to have
Cons; I could never convince my parents to let me get one

Overall, I’m leaning towards the Geckos, or Guiana pigs, but I would want some input from someone else, so please help!
 

Smalltownfishfriend

Well Known Member
Messages
2,020
Reaction score
2,069
Points
298
Experience
2 years
Guinea pigs!!!!!!! They are so much fun,!! You should get two.. they like company!!! Mine squeak loudly when they hear me coming!! The ones I had a few years ago all new their names!! They have lots of personality packed in a little package!!
 

CanadianFishFan

Well Known Member
Messages
3,409
Reaction score
2,153
Points
148
Experience
3 years
Crested geckos are fun and a great starter reptile! Get a adult though ( i made a mistake and got a baby as a first timer....Yeah she is very jumpy, yesterday she jumped out of her tank and sat on my shoulder...WELP) Do lots of research though first!!
 

-Sofia-

Valued Member
Messages
412
Reaction score
144
Points
38
Experience
2 years
Personally I would get a gecko because they have a low care level and aren't too pricey (except for vet care). Guinea pigs on the other hand need are prone to sickness so they need vet caress well (exotic vet) , an 8 sq.ft. Minimum cage and a lot of attention, need to be in a pair but if you are willing to pay for the vet and everything else I would say go for it! Before making your decision do LOTS of research, you can also join a piggy forum! Taylor Nicole Dean on YouTube has some care guides on geckos and skinnypigs1 is a whole piggy channel. Hope I helped
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #5

CosmicDodo42

Valued Member
Messages
75
Reaction score
16
Points
18
Experience
1 year
Personally I would get a gecko because they have a low care level and aren't too pricey (except for vet care). Guinea pigs on the other hand need are prone to sickness so they need vet caress well (exotic vet) , an 8 sq.ft. Minimum cage and a lot of attention, need to be in a pair but if you are willing to pay for the vet and everything else I would say go for it! Before making your decision do LOTS of research, you can also join a piggy forum! Taylor Nicole Dean on YouTube has some care guides on geckos and skinnypigs1 is a whole piggy channel. Hope I helped
I love Nicole Taylor Dean(not in an attraction way,) She’s very helpful!
 

Lynn78too

Well Known Member
Messages
1,331
Reaction score
811
Points
128
Experience
More than 10 years
One thing you need to keep in mind is who takes care of these pets when you and your family are gone? I have a dog, cat, rabbit and 3 tanks and the rabbit is by far the hardest. Some animals are harder to get sitters for than others.

I'd personally get guinea pigs simply because they're cute and I know a bit more about how to care for them. I know nothing of the others and have never had any want to have a reptile and arachnids of any sort are yucky. :nailbiting:
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #7

CosmicDodo42

Valued Member
Messages
75
Reaction score
16
Points
18
Experience
1 year
One thing you need to keep in mind is who takes care of these pets when you and your family are gone? I have a dog, cat, rabbit and 3 tanks and the rabbit is by far the hardest. Some animals are harder to get sitters for than others.

I'd personally get guinea pigs simply because they're cute and I know a bit more about how to care for them. I know nothing of the others and have never had any want to have a reptile and arachnids of any sort are yucky. :nailbiting:
My neighbors would probaly be available to take care of them, however, should there be a time when they can’t, I have a back-up plan;
Luke; probaly take him with us
Kermit; can go for a week(or even longer) without food, I would just give him a little more the day before we leave.
20 gal: automatic feeder
10 gal: since they need to be fed bloodworms, as well as half an algae pellet, I’m not sure.
Crested Geckos: i’d probably half to take them with me.
Also, I really like tarantulas, but I know my parents would never let me get one.
 

Lynn78too

Well Known Member
Messages
1,331
Reaction score
811
Points
128
Experience
More than 10 years
My neighbors would probaly be available to take care of them, however, should there be a time when they can’t, I have a back-up plan;
Luke; probaly take him with us
Kermit; can go for a week(or even longer) without food, I would just give him a little more the day before we leave.
20 gal: automatic feeder
10 gal: since they need to be fed bloodworms, as well as half an algae pellet, I’m not sure.
Crested Geckos: i’d probably half to take them with me.
Also, I really like tarantulas, but I know my parents would never let me get one.
Having a plan and a back up is awesome.
 

CanadianFishFan

Well Known Member
Messages
3,409
Reaction score
2,153
Points
148
Experience
3 years
My neighbors would probaly be available to take care of them, however, should there be a time when they can’t, I have a back-up plan;
Luke; probaly take him with us
Kermit; can go for a week(or even longer) without food, I would just give him a little more the day before we leave.
20 gal: automatic feeder
10 gal: since they need to be fed bloodworms, as well as half an algae pellet, I’m not sure.
Crested Geckos: i’d probably half to take them with me.
Also, I really like tarantulas, but I know my parents would never let me get one.
Hmm geckos dont like moveing around a lot though. Its stresses them out and they dont eat. Mine went on strike for 4days because i cleaned her cage and took her out...
 

Gonoli

Valued Member
Messages
72
Reaction score
29
Points
43
Experience
3 years
Tarantulas would be cool
It may seem impossable to convince parents but you'd be surprised plus if you get a low care one they can be really cheap and A lot of fun! Guinea pigs can be difficult sometimes And you can't just have one.
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #11

CosmicDodo42

Valued Member
Messages
75
Reaction score
16
Points
18
Experience
1 year
Update!!: I have made my decision!
I will be getting two crested Geckos for me, as well as a Betta fish for my mom on mother’s day(she has wanted a “pretty fish” since I first got my 20 gal, so I figure she’ll love it)
 

-Sofia-

Valued Member
Messages
412
Reaction score
144
Points
38
Experience
2 years
Update!!: I have made my decision!
I will be getting two crested Geckos for me, as well as a Betta fish for my mom on mother’s day(she has wanted a “pretty fish” since I first got my 20 gal, so I figure she’ll love it)
Are you getting two enclosures for one gecko in each? Males will probably fight (about 9/10 times) but if it's two females that would probably work. Did you ask your parents yet?
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #13

CosmicDodo42

Valued Member
Messages
75
Reaction score
16
Points
18
Experience
1 year
Are you getting two enclosures for one gecko in each? Males will probably fight (about 9/10 times) but if it's two females that would probably work. Did you ask your parents yet?
Two females, and I’ve gotten a approval!
 
Toggle Sidebar

Aquarium Calculator

Follow FishLore!





Top Bottom