How To Choose the Right Pet that Matches Your Personality (2022): Best Tips & Hacks

How To Choose the Right Pet

In this article, I have a few suggestions for you on how to choose the right pet that matches your personality and can be accepted by your family quickly.

Deciding on what type of pet you prefer takes many soul-searching and practical considerations. You must ask many questions, such as: Are you a first-time pet owner? Will you have enough time to devote to the pet? Will the pet interact well with family, friends, and children?

It is just as essential to match the pet’s personality to your own; therefore, here are tips for choosing the right pet for your personality and character.

Table of Contents

How To Choose the Right Pet?

Before choosing the right pet for yourself, think about these points. These points will definitely help you in choosing the right pet.

1. Puppy/Dog

  • Ask yourself what your likes, dislikes, and temperaments are. It plays a vital role in the type of breed you choose.  
  • Are you looking for a companion, a passive dog? Or would you prefer an aggressive type that will serve as a protector of the hearth and home? 
  • Would you prefer a pure-bred puppy or a mixed breed?
  • Do you prefer an independent dog or one that relies on upon and obeys your every command?
  • If you choose a puppy, do you have the time to raise and train the pup?
  • Are you looking for an energetic, bright dog or just the opposite?
  • Do you have enough space, such as a backyard where your dog can exercise daily?
  • If you live in an apartment, how much space will you be able to afford for your dog?
  • If you are highly energetic and active, would you prefer a dog that will be part of your high-energy activities?
  • Can you manage and afford the costs of caring for a puppy, such as vaccinations, food, bedding, eventual health problems, grooming, and overall maintenance?

2. Kitten/Cat

  • Since most cat owners prefer indoor cats, do you have a specific area in your home or apartment where the cat can call “home?”
  • Can you adapt to the personality of a new kitten or cat? Does it mirror your own? While some cats love to be held, others are entirely independent.
  • Owning a cat will require a litter box, food, toys, and a scratching post. Besides, the cat will have to be spayed or neutered. Since most cats have a longer lifespan, you will need to find a veterinarian in your area in case of future health problems.
  • Training cats can be difficult. Will you be ready to devote time to its care and training?
  • Are you looking for a specific breed, such as a Siamese? Or do you prefer a mixed breed that does not require much grooming and can be acquired through a shelter? 
  • If you are going to be a first-time pet cat owner, you may want to ascertain if you are allergic to cat hair.
  • If you regularly go on vacations, do you have someone in mind who can care for your pet?

3. Parrots

  • If you choose a parrot, are you prepared to care for it throughout its lifetime? Some Parrot breeds can live up to 50 years or longer.
  • Is your residence conducive to owning a parrot? If you reside in a high-rise building or an apartment, a noisy parrot may bother the neighbors and become a nuisance.
  • Can you afford the expense of providing such amenities as a large steel cage, toys, perches, specialized foods, and overall health care?
  • Does your personality reflect that of a parrot? They are highly social and need much attention.
  • Parrots live in flocks, and it may be necessary to provide another parrot as a companion at some point. Are you willing to do this?
  • Parrots need exercise. Is your home conducive to allowing the parrot to fly free for a few hours?
  • Most parrot lovers prefer specific breeds of parrot. They can be pretty costly. Can you afford to acquire a breed of parrot that best suits your personality?

Recap – How to Choose the Right Pet?

Whether a dog, cat, or parrot, acquiring a pet entails much thought, planning, and consideration for the pets and themselves. Be aware of puppy mills and other unknown breeders. You have to pay extra attention so that you don’t have issues. 

Suggested Topic –

  1. How to cope with pet loss?
  2. Is homemade food safe?
  3. How to manage Obesity in your Pet?

Share this post

Mani Sulur

Mani Sulur

I'm Mani Sulur from Toronto, Canada. I love to write and have written nine Kindle books on various topics. I write blogs in the pet and travel niches.