Fish tanks require regular cleaning and water changes, but they generally don't need as much attention as other pets. Choose hardy fish species like bettas, goldfish, or guppies for easier care.
These small crustaceans are low-maintenance and can live in a small tank. They need access to water for drinking and a heat source, but they're relatively easy to care for.
Guinea pigs are small rodents that are relatively low-maintenance compared to other small mammals. They need fresh water, hay, and pellets, and their cages require regular cleaning.
Hamsters are solitary creatures that live in cages. They are nocturnal, so they are active at night, which may suit some people's schedules better. Provide them with food, water, bedding, and a wheel for exercise.
Some reptiles like leopard geckos, bearded dragons, or corn snakes are low-maintenance pets. They typically require minimal handling and can be fed once every few days.
Cats are generally lower-maintenance than dogs. They are independent animals that use a litter box for their bathroom needs and groom themselves. Ensure they have food, water, and toys to keep them mentally stimulated.
Tortoises are slow-moving reptiles that require a spacious enclosure with access to both sunlight and a heat lamp. They have a slow metabolism and don't need frequent feeding.
These small parakeets are social and can be kept in pairs. They need a cage with toys, fresh water, and a regular supply of birdseed.