Which Small Pet Is Right For Me?

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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 (51)


42 days ago
I want a two gerbils
42 days ago
I got the same results as tiny dancer
66 days ago
I already own two guinea pigs in a 13+ square feet one level C&C cage, this was for fun. And I did get piggies. Fred is an adult US Teddy boar, white, red and golden agouti with brown eyes. Smudge is a pup Abyssinian boar, black and white roan with brown eyes.
78 days ago
I think the only possible outcomes of this quiz are hamster, guinea pig, rat and chinchilla
108 days ago
I'm trying to convince my parents to get me a guinea pig
128 days ago
i also want it to be something that somebody i know does have so then it can have a friend
128 days ago
but i also want something that not many people have
128 days ago
i dont know what tiny (cute) pet i want
128 days ago
i think i want a mouse
128 days ago
it said hamster, rat, chinchilla, or guinea pig
133 days ago
Thank you for this quiz I actually have a chinchilla and I wanted to see if I got the right small pet.
134 days ago
it said i should get a hamster
135 days ago
not very helpful because i am only getting 1 tiny pet
135 days ago
it said i should get a hamster, chinchilla, guinea pig, or rat.
143 days ago
(Greyhound would be better, or even better, a kitty witty cat cat!)
143 days ago
I'd take a chinchilla ❤
143 days ago
I take what i said about the hamster thing back
147 days ago
Okay now i want a hamster...... I am being serious.
265 days ago
I got 50% Hamster )the most)but I really wanted a Mouse because they are so cute!!! R.I.P
289 days ago
Got 40% Chinchilla and wanna own them in the future. Also got 30% hamster, which I own two of lol Although I do want to add, should anyone seriously consider getting one through this quiz, that hamsters need a minimum amount of 450 sq of unbroken floorspace in the US and 100 x50 x50 cm in Germany. So they will by no means be okay in a small cage. Also, in case you live in Germany, exercise balls are considered animal cruelty here, so I wouldn't buy em.
Last but not least: NO WEEKLY CLEANUPS! Full cleanups monthly and spot cleaning around the poop and pee areas every few days. Imagine being thrown into a completely new environment with new smells and your fridge and food just suddenly GONE every few days. You'd be stressed out as all hell. Also, Hamsters need Sandbaths, but NEVER use dust. It's too fine and can mess up their raspetory system. Also.. never house two hamsters together, especially not hamsters. Solitary. Don't do it.