I own a cat because I'm not al;lowed to have more than one where I live, and it has to stay inside. I also am disabled and get around in a motorized chair. However, if I had my own way, I'd have a short legged Beagle, a cat, a bird, and a ferret. Then I would have all the entertainment I would need.
I have 2 cats, 2 rabbits,and a dog. I'd like to have a goat, too. But if I had to choose my favorite, I'd pick a cat every time.
I'd pick cats every time.
Right now it's dogs, but I love and miss having a cat. Next round we plan to have one of each to be raised together.
I think ferrets are so sweet and funny, they'd be very entertaining to have, but you have to be careful about electrical wires and that they don't escape out the door if it's opened, and other concerns if you let them out of the cage. When I worked in the animal room of a museum, we had three ferrets; they loved to hop onto the end of a long towel and be dragged along, across the floor, then roll off and run to get back on, chattering (laughing, I always thought) happily.
But even descented ferrets carry an odor, the boys more-so than the girls, so you have to not mind that. And in some states they are illegal to own as pets.
Regardless of what kind of pet, you have to be able to give them the time and attention and socialization they require. My rule is "no more than two" because I only have two hands and "equal time" is important to them.
My favorite types of pets are cats and fishes , because you don't have to walk either of them outside .
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