Pets are fun and have been shown to reduce stress. Some people, due to their living situation, cannot keep pets like cats and dogs. However, there are some pets that will fit on a table to match your desk at work.
Desktop pets are a great idea to add scenery to your desktop or small apartment. Believe it or not, there are plenty of pets that will fit in a small tank or habitat. These pets are generally low maintenance and fun to watch.
Before considering a pet at work, make sure it’s allowed. Some places may have rules to prevent any pets. Also, make sure your coworkers don’t get nervous around your chosen pet. You don’t want to cause stress at work. Your goal is to make a positive impact with your little pet.
As you may have guessed, a fish is one of the most popular desktop pets. Some fish can fit in a small vase or glass. Ask someone at the pet store how much room the fish needs to swim. You want to make sure that your fish are happy and safe in the environment that you provide. Beta fish or gold fish are colorful and easy to care for. They are inexpensive and generally do well in smaller tanks or other containers.
Another fun option is a frog. Many companies sell baby frogs, or tadpoles, that will transform into frogs. The tadpole often comes with its own habitat and food. You can also find them in pet stores.
Hermit crabs are a fun way to bring the beach to your desktop! These pets are cute, cheap, and easy to care for. You can buy a fun painted shell for your crab and change it as it grows. They live in a fairly small box that will take up a small amount of space.
If you’re feeling adventurous, a tarantula is another example of a desktop pet. However, you may scare off some friends and family with this choice. Before you bring home such an eccentric pet, do your research. Make sure that your furry is in a container that will remain closed and that you know how to take care of it.
Hamsters, mice, and rats make great small pets, although if you plan to keep several of them, you’ll need a larger space. Again, make sure you have a good, safe habitat for them, as rodents can be escape artists!
As you can see, no matter what your space limitations are, you can have a pet. Desktop pets are a great option for those who live in apartments or who want a pet at work. Just make sure you know how to care for them and are ready for the commitment.