LIVING in an apartment doesn’t mean you can’t have a pet it just means you might need to choose a smaller one.
RSPCA Victoria says there are many perfect pet options for those limited on space - and no not just a goldfish.
Cats, rabbits and guinea pigs can all thrive in an apartment setting, and because all three types of pets are meticulously clean and can be toilet trained, limited outdoor space is not an issue.
In the case of cats in particular, the RSPCA recommends that our loveable felines should live an indoor lifestyle if they don’t have access to an outdoor enclosure for a number of reasons.
By nature, cats are predators and could potentially harm native wildlife; cats are at high risk of injury from fighting with other cats when outdoors and cats are more susceptible to catching disease from other cats and animals when they are free roaming outside.
Similarly, rabbits are very clean animals and can be toilet trained too. While it is not advisable to leave these furry little friends out of an enclosure when unsupervised, allowing it to run about your apartment while you are home will make sure your bunny is content and gets the exercise it needs.
Cats, rabbits and guinea pigs are great pets to have in high density living as they are extremely quiet and are highly unlikely to annoy neighbours.