Pets that are suitable for students
Despite the fact that in most hostels it is forbidden to have large and medium-sized pets, such as cats and dogs, and your neighbor or roommate may have a terrible allergy to furry creatures, the desire to have a little pet does not disappear ... We assure you, that smaller animals can also give happiness and love, and have a number of advantages from the side of care and health, compared with large pets.
Caring for any pet is an opportunity to develop a sense of personal responsibility, caring for another living creature. And for some people, a pet is a considerable emotional discharge, especially if you are acutely experiencing loneliness or depression.
Since owning a pet while studying at a university or college can significantly improve the quality of life, it is important to make the right choice, carefully weigh your abilities (both physical, temporary, and financial), find out which pet best suits your individual lifestyle and personality.
It makes no sense to have a pet if you know in advance that you cannot give him the necessary care and cannot become a responsible parent for him. Still, we recommend that you clarify whether the hostel administration is against it if you get yourself a small animal. Most often, no one is against fish or other small and quiet pets, but it is better to clarify this point.
Reptiles such as turtles, snakes and lizards can be a great companion for suitable people. And even if they’re not as pleasant as cats or dogs to the touch, they can make up for the lack of communication and entertain you.
But! Before you start a reptile, it is important to understand that their content should not be taken lightly. Otherwise, your pet will not last long. You will need to prepare, study its natural habitat and learn how to implement this at home. There are other shortcomings in keeping reptiles as pets that you should be aware of before making a purchasing decision. For example, feeding a snake, especially a large one, means doing a few unpleasant things related to its diet.
As for most turtles, they have a long lifespan.
So, you should be prepared for a life-long, and maybe longer, commitment to a pet. These cases are not uncommon; there are many examples where turtles survived their first owners for decades. Lizards do not live as long as turtles, and do not eat rats like snakes. But they are much faster and more difficult to manage, it is likely to lose them.
They eat live insects: flies, crickets and cockroaches are their favorite prey, so if your pet’s food is accidentally lost in your hostel, it can cause you and your neighbors a lot of trouble. If you are ready for all the difficulties, ready to properly care for reptiles and give them your time, then reptiles may well become you great friends. If you are not confident in your abilities, then it is better not to take responsibility for a living creature.
Besides the fact that fish are perhaps the most popular animals among students, some fish are the easiest animals to care for.
For example, a goldfish requires minimal maintenance and can live in small (but clean) aquariums. Some species of aquarium fish, such as the cardinal, feed every 2-3 days, even better a little less. Fishes do not need a lot of communication with a person, but some neighbor will really please them and brighten up their time. The main thing with fish is cleanliness in the aquarium, timely feeding and an interesting environment, so that there is where to swim.The disadvantages of the fish are that they are on their own all the time, you do not have full contact with them, you cannot hug them or pick them up. You need to understand that the more difficult it is to care for the aquarium, the larger its size. Some species of fish require a certain temperature regime and require artificial aeration of the environment. Anyway, despite this, fish are the easiest pets to keep and care for.
3. Insects and arachnids
Like fish, there are many types of insects and arachnids that are easy to maintain and care for. Tarantulas, cockroaches, crickets, scorpions and millipedes are all animals that most people prefer not to meet even by chance, not to mention bringing them to their home. However, if you like extreme sports, then they can become a wonderful pet for you.
Tarantulas and scorpions are not recommended for beginners because of their fragility and ability to sting or bite. There are several varieties of tarantulas that are most calm and easy to handle. You must have some skills in order to deal with him and not harm him or yourself. Spiders as pets are not necessarily dangerous.
If this sounds too unconvincing, then cockroaches, crickets and millipedes are ideal for those who are just starting their insect experience. Cockroaches are especially easy to care for. All they need for prosperity is a terrarium or an aquarium (not filled with water, of course) with a diverse landscape, food and water. The only important feature is that the cockroaches are very socialized and they just need a company.
As for millipedes, they emit a dangerous toxin if they are scared and therefore it is necessary to wash their hands thoroughly after each contact with an insect.
If you are very worried about this, before buying, just ask the seller to check your skin reaction - take a millipede in your hands. And, despite all the difficulties that may arise with your roommate or roommate (after all, not everyone will be happy to be next to a scorpion or tarantula), insects remain the most unpretentious and safe pets to surround.
Recently, it has become a very common hobby to keep houses of giant African snails. There are a lot of species, with different colors of the shell and body.
They grow quite quickly, from a small snail from a thimble, they grow up to 15-20 cm per year with proper care. They are very sociable and contact, in addition, the secret they secrete to glide on the surface is actively used in cosmetology around the world, therefore, for girls it's just an indispensable pet. Caring for them is extremely simple - a terrarium or an aquarium, preferably a small size (since they grow the faster and bigger, the larger the aquarium), a bed of peat, moss or coco soil, water and food. Under adverse conditions, the snails hibernate, so if you leave for a week or two, nothing threatens the pet. Snails are social creatures and it is better for them to live together with a partner - the same snail as they are. The only point is that they actively lay eggs, just like chicken, only smaller, and you need to be prepared for the fact that you will need to decide on the future of the laying.
So to summarize:
In last place in relevance with points 4 and 5 we have snakes, lizards, tarantulas and scorpions. Further, from 6 to 7 points take the fish, who need additional heating, as well as turtles. 8 and 9 points are given to cockroaches, cockerels and goldfish. Well, snails with 10 points take the lead. Depending on how much time and energy you have, pick up your pet and remember that they are all alive and depend on us and you)