Before committing, think about your pet's needs: travel and work schedules may limit time for care. Some pets require more nourishment and exercise than others.
Make both short-term and long-term plans for your pet's care while you are away. Think about who will look after them if they outlive you.
Future changes that could affect your ability to retain a pet include moving, financial difficulty, and health concerns. In the event of changes, have a strategy for pet care.
Choices for pets may be restricted by housing and municipal legislation; landlords, associations, and ordinances may place limits on type and number. Think about their exercise demands.
Before committing, research the needs and longevity of the pet. While species differ, think about the level of care needed and the length of years you're willing to devote to it.
Do you own animals? Will they agree to one more? To introduce new pets of the same or different species to your present ones, consult your veterinarian.
Before making a decision, take into account the pet's temperament and maintenance requirements. Experience of the keeper is important. Pet care should not be left entirely in the hands of children.
Ask a veterinarian if a pet would be a good fit for your family. The health of pets, including immunisation and parasite management, depends on regular visits to the veterinarian.
Due to their unique requirements, health hazards, and potential for harm to humans and other animals, wild animals shouldn't be kept as pets. Just let them be.