What Type Of Pet Person Are You?

Apart from a goldfish (which didn’t live for very long) I didn’t have any pets when I was growing up.

I did go through a phase of wanting a hamster after being at my friend’s house and watching hers run through one of those plastic contraptions that took up nearly her entire living room but my mum never agreed.

I thought she was being really unfair at the time but now I’m a mum myself there is no way I will be agreeing to getting a hamster. I’m definitely not a rodent person. Plus I struggle to find the time to clean my bath let alone a hamster cage!

I feel the same way about dogs and cats to be honest, I guess because I’ve never had one as a pet I’ve never felt that feeling of love towards them so just see them as expensive, stinky fleabags who stop you from being able to go on holiday.

There are different types of pet people though and I might not be a dog (with the exception of pugs), cat or rodent person but there are some types of animals that I like the idea of having as pets.

One animal I would without a doubt have as a pet is a chimpanzee, I love them and wouldn’t mind the fact it would probably destroy my house. They are so similar to humans that it would be like having another baby.

I also love tortoises and terrapins although I’m definitely not a fan of all reptiles, Swell Reptiles sell homes for some rather large snakes which are definitely not animals I could share my home with!

Insects are out too. I wouldn’t be able to sleep knowing things could escape and crawl all over me in the night.

I do like fish and would happily have one wall as an aquarium if I didn’t have to clean it out…

I think at the moment I’ve got my work cut out with my own little monkeys though so we won’t be choosing any pets to join our family just yet!


What about you?

What kind of pets, if any, would do you / would you have?

Post in association with Swell Reptiles.


  1. says

    I love my dog. I really do. But if I’m honest, he’s a lot more work than my 3 month old baby. He also smells quite bad. It’s lucky for him that he’s cute and lots of fun! If I was going to pick from your list of possibles, I’d go for a tortoise. My mum has one and it’s a pretty low maintenance pet in comparison to my dog. And no hair to cover the carpets and sofa! Bonus!

  2. says

    before i moved to cardiff i had mice, and i loved them! so friendly and sweet ..and fast. one died the day before we moved here, and the other not long after, i think he was missing his brother!

    we have a lovely cat now. i’d love a dog at some point, but not here, and only if we had money. there’s so many animals i would love to have if we didn’t have ava (our cat) like rats or guinea pigs. if we had a huge house and garden i’d love chickens and ducks and pigs too!

    haha, i love animals :)
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  3. says

    We have two cats and I do love them but they are a lot of work and a huge expense, especially considering that we had to pay £250 to get a cat flap put in a double-glazed glass door and get an exterminator around to sort our flea infestation! And let’s not even talk cat food and pet insurance! I hope they’ll be with us for many years to come but when they do pass, I’ll not be getting any more. Again, I love them, but honestly, honestly, I wish I’d thought about it a bit more before getting them. They’re great with the kids at least and fab stress relievers when they sit in your lap.
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  4. says

    Growing up I had tons of pets – I am not sure how I managed it because the same thing always happened – my mother ended up doing the maintenance side of things (while I had the bonding and playtime with the pets) but now I am not so much a pet person although we do plan to get another dog when the family one passes on as he is really old and a true friend of the little man

    Laura x
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