Just because you live in an apartment doesn’t mean you can’t have a pet. Although most apartments are smaller in size than most houses, and many apartments don’t have yards, you can still own a pet while living in an apartment. You will want to be a bit choosier when deciding on which type of pet to get since you will be sharing smaller quarters with it. You will also want to check with the manager of your apartment to make sure that the pet you decide on getting is ok to have in your apartment. Here are some animals that would do well in an apartment:
You shouldn’t have any problem at all setting up a fish aquarium in your apartment; they come in various sizes including very small ones. Most apartments don’t mind a fish aquarium as long as it isn’t large enough to pose a flooding threat.
A bird is another option. You will want to make sure that you get a bird that doesn’t make a lot of noise. Some chirping shouldn’t disturb the neighbors, although there are some types of birds that can be quite noisy, so if you decide on a bird you will want to research and make sure it’s a good one to own in an apartment.
Cats do well in an apartment. They don’t require a lot of space. You will want to provide them with a litter box and a scratching post at minimum, along with the other essentials of course. Some apartments have strict rules against owning a cat, you should definitely check with your manager before getting a cat.
You can successfully own a dog while you live in an apartment. You will have to be very picky about the breed of dog you decide to get. You also need to take into consideration how much time you can devote to walking your dog and giving them exercise. Some breeds do really well in apartments, like poodles. They still have enough room to run around and burn off energy and should be inside pets anyway. Once again, you may have a problem getting your manager to ok a dog for your apartment. Some managers just require an extra deposit if you decide to get a dog. For luxurious condos like the landmark condo, it is advisable to talk to the property manager first and ask for the policy of their property when it comes to pets. This will give you an idea on the dos and donts of owning a pet in a condo.
Rabbits can do ok in an apartment, but they require a lot of care so that their living quarters don’t start to smell. You will also want to put up a barrier between their cage and the wall to protect your wall from becoming messy. Make sure you have the time to devote to a rabbit.