Which Small Pet Is Right For Me?๐Ÿน๐Ÿ€

So you've decided you want to get a small pet, but aren't sure which one is right for you. This fun quiz aims to give you an idea which would suit you best. Note: I'm not a vet or other professional, and your quiz result might not be your best choice in the end. Consider this quiz a guide of what to consider and not a directive. In the end, the pet you adopt is up to you. Be sure you're ready for the responsibility and can take good care of the pet you get, including spay/neuter and shots, if applicable.

  • 1
    Which small animal is first to catch your eye at the pet store or shelter/rescue? (Adopt, don't shop, if possible!)
    Which small animal is first to catch your eye at the pet store or shelter/rescue? (Adopt, don't shop, if possible!)
  • 2
    Which budget for your pet is closest to what you can afford? *Keep in mind that, aside from accessories and feeding, there will likely be vet bills associated with pet ownership. Spay/neuter (where applicable) and vaccinations are essential, and it's also a good idea to carry health insurance on your pet if it's available to you in case it gets hurt or sick.
  • 3
    How long of a commitment can you make to a pet? THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. You should under NO circumstances abandon an animal just because you've gotten tired of it or cannot afford to keep it. Choose very wisely, because its life is on the line. How would you like it if your parents or guardian abandoned you?

  • 4
    How many pets would you want to keep in the same cage?

    *Keep in mind the health and happiness of your pet(s) while making this decision. Would you want three or four other people in your room with you? Some types do well in groups and others should be paired, ideally with a same sex buddy.
  • 5
    How much out of cage playtime do you plan on giving your pet?
  • 6
    What do you plan on doing most often with your pet during out of cage playtime?

  • 7
    How do you feel about cleanup duty? Be very honest, because getting rid of a pet because you hate cleaning up after it is NOT an option.
  • 8
    What kind of housing would you like for your pet?
  • 9
    Which of the following noises would bother you the least during the day and/or night?
  • 10
    What would you like most about your pet?

Comments (123)


94 days ago
B-bbbbbb---bbbbut I w-want a rabbit-
286 days ago
I want my pet to live long my hamster just died last night and I was really sad specially because I had her since February 6 thatโ€™s seven months I had with her thatโ€™s all and if you were such a cute and funny hamster. I still canโ€™t believe sheโ€™s dead it just feels weird and I really miss her Pumpkin youโ€™re up in heaven right now but if you can hear me I love you and youโ€™re the best hamster ever.
314 days ago
I would want a rat or a hamster mostly a rat.
334 days ago
I got 50% rats 40% finches and 10% guinea pigs even though I have a gerbill... I do love rats though.
342 days ago
I got chinchilla! If I get a chinchilla, it will NEVER get overheated, considering my apartment is kept at 65 degrees (I love the cold).
348 days ago
A hamster would be great! I love hamsters.
349 days ago
I am allergic to guinea pigs so I guess I'm going to get a kitten...!
365 days ago
Guinea pigs! Sounds like an amazing time :)
365 days ago
guinea pigs! they are SO cute
366 days ago
I should get a rat? I heard rats are cute. I will give him\her a fun tiny pet mansion with lots of things to do. My boyfriend probably won't mind us getting a rat. The beta fish are not amusing him as much as he thought they would >:]
366 days ago
I got recommended guinea pigs! Sweet! :) I can't wait to buy them!! I'd love to give them the best life possible. :) Can I get some help on knowing what to feed them in such?
376 days ago
I absolutely dont recommend using exercise wheels for hamsters, as they can be both dangerous and stressfull. Much rather buy a big cage (or a playpen). Theyre little feet can get stuck and broken and they are pretty much forced to do only one thing, to run.
Remember you are their only source of protection and love, so please give them a lot of love.โค๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿน
390 days ago
I got a hamster, which I wanted either way! Rachel, I'm going to make a quiz like this, but I'll mention this quiz in the description!
391 days ago
I want a rabbit :( they so sweetttttt
399 days ago
it said i am ideal for a rat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
399 days ago
i want a mongolian gerbil!
399 days ago
im not sure i think im more likely to get a gerbil
437 days ago
I got a Hamster! I have always wanted a hamster.
444 days ago
Fifi, how old was your hamster? That might affect how he died - most hamsters only live to be 2-3 years old. You should also look into any diseases that he might have gotten that are common for his age. Also check to see if any food or anything inside the cage led to his sudden death. Before you get any other pet, I'd recommend seeing if anything on your part could have led him to die, or if this was just something you couldn't control.

As for a new pet, there's no way to guarantee your pet won't die, but there are a few good starter pets you can research into. Guinea pigs, rats, (yes, rats can be good pets too!) parakeets, and betta fish make for great starter pets. I would recommend you research into all of them to find your favorite. And of course, when you do, adopt, don't shop!
463 days ago
I used to really want a hamster but then it suddenly died after two weeks but by then I completely loved him. It was so painful for me but now I think I might want another pet just not a hamster. I need a pet that is at no risk of dying quickly any suggestions?