Rabbits can self-groom and live quietly in apartments. People exercise their rabbits by letting them run free in their homes. Negative: rabbits chew and dig. Cover cords and keep rabbits off carpets to rabbit-proof your home.
Smart rats. Small houses are easy to maintain. 2-cubic-foot rat cages. They like laps and shoulders. Rats sleep all day. They're most active at night but wake for engagement.
Guinea pigs love people and are easy to handle. Their wheek sound doesn't bother apartment neighbours. Their cages are manageable. These rats need a 7-8-square-foot cage. Height doesn't matter as they don't climb.
They enjoy socialising, exploring, and playing outside the cage. Like other pets allowed to explore your home, check sure there are no exposed wires, hazardous plants, or wooden fixtures.
Reptiles, such as smaller lizards and snakes, are not as social as mammals, but they can be beneficial in confined areas. They don't make any noise and are simple to maintain.
Small dwellings are perfect for several frog species. Frogs prefer 10- to 20-gallon tanks. This pet is perfect for show. They eat a couple times a week and are low-maintenance pets.
Low-maintenance hermit crabs. They're hypoallergenic, quiet, and low-maintenance. Hermit crab shell-hopping fascinates. Social hermit crabs thrive in large tanks with others. Hold someone in a 10–20-gallon tank.
Pet tarantulas fascinate. Tarantulas thrive in quiet 10–20-gallon aquariums. They're low-maintenance, need food every other day, and like being alone. Pet tarantula venom is mildly toxic, so avoid handling it.
Playful chinchillas Clean and odor-free, they make good apartment residents. They're nocturnal, so they won't miss you if you're away. They can bond with you early on with gentle handling. Cage a chinchilla in a 2x2 cage.