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Choosing a Pet

Choosing a Pet
Choosing the right pet is an extremely important decision and is not one to be taken lightly or made on a whim. At Petworld we have developed guides to help you choose the pet that is right for you and your family. These guides cover the basics about each pet and contain important information about their habitat, diet, play and stimulation needs as well as information on handling. Our staff are trained to help you work through the various areas that need to be considered when choosing the right pet.

Meet & Greet the Pets in Your Local Store
Petworld’s highly trained staff will help you to choose the right pet for you in a safe environment. Customers are encouraged to spend some time with different pets in our store so they can get a better understanding of which pet is right for them. A special secure area, part of our learning centre, allows people to meet and greet their potential new pet in an environment that is safe for them and for the pet. This provides an opportunity to get to know the various pets before deciding which is the right one for you.

Some Things to Consider

  • Your Lifestyle: Do you work long hours or are away a lot of the time? Some pets, such as dogs and parrots, can become depressed if left alone for too long. Is there someone who can look after it while you are away?  Ferrets and hamsters sleep most of the day and are active at night, so they could be a good choice for you. 
  • Your HomeDogs will need space, with bigger dogs needing more. Fish and small animals will need a quiet area in the home. If you are renting, check your lease to see if you are allowed pets. Also ask yourself if your neighbours will object to a barking dog or a squawking bird.
  • Your Family: Some members of your family may be terrified of snakes and spiders. If someone in the house is allergic to fur, a fish or reptile is a better option. Most children over 7 will be able to care for a small animal (with supervision) like a guinea pig or hamster.
  • Your Finances: Some pets are cheaper than others, but all need food, cleaning products, bedding and more. Depending on what you get, a pet can live from two to sixty years! 
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