The 7 Best Pets To Own For Frequent Travelers
You might wonder whether a furry (or scaley) friend is in your future if you live a nomadic lifestyle. Or maybe you travel because of your family or work. What do you do if you’re gone for days, weeks, or months at a time? The good news is that you can own pets, even if you travel a lot. But what are the best pets to own for frequent travelers? This list will tell you.
Fish are the ultimate pets if you travel a lot! You can buy them for around $2.50 at your local pet store and they require minimal space — a 1-gallon bowl per fish will do. They are one of the least expensive (and easiest) pets to own because they only need to be fed a tiny bit of food once a day or so.
A friendly neighbor will be able to take care of them for you if you’re gone, which is the hallmark of a good pet for frequent travelers.
Cats are fairly easy keepers. They do require fresh food and water daily, but automated feeders and fountains have solved that problem!
One thing to note is that while cats don’t need as much social interaction as a dog, they do need some. Plan to have family, friends, or a pet sitter come every 1-2 days to refresh their food and water as well as give your cat some attention.
If you like to take week-long vacations or travel often, a Red Knee Tarantula might be the best pet for you. They can go 1-2 weeks without food and be just fine, as they don’t eat much. Tarantulas also prefer alone time and don’t bond with humans the same way other pets (like dogs) do. They are fine to be left for days on end without experiencing separation anxiety.
Traveling a lot can get stressful! It is nice to come home to a pet that can make you laugh like a hamster can.
Hamsters also don’t add a lot of stress to your plate. As an animal smaller than your hand, they don’t require a lot of space or really make a big dent in your food budget. Hamsters are also allowed in no-pet buildings, which may come in handy if you live a nomadic lifestyle — what a bonus!
Why do many frequent travelers consider these reptiles to be the best animals to own? Snakes may get up there in size, but no matter how large or small they are, they don’t require exercise.
Snakes are quiet, easy to care for, and inexpensive to own. They might be a good option if you want to own a reptile, as not all of them are as easy of keepers as snakes are.
6. Hermit crabs
Hermit crabs are interesting pets to own because they do best when you create a thriving habitat for them and then are hands-off. This makes them a great pet for people who travel a lot!
They also eat very slowly, which means if you put out enough food for them then they can go for days without needing anyone to check on them.
7. Sea Monkeys
Did you know that the sea monkeys in the mini aquarium tanks you put on your nightstand or kitchen windowsill are actually a breed of brine shrimp?
These unique pets are fun to watch grow and swim around. You might be surprised to know that sea monkeys require less frequent care than fish. Feed them every 5-7 days, ensure their tank is clean, and you can get on your way again.
Summary of the 7 best pets for frequent travelers to own
|Rank||Pet||Why frequent traveler love them|
|1||Fish||Easy to convince your friends or family to feed|
|2||Cats||More low maintenance than a dog|
|3||Tarantulas||Don’t get separation anxiety|
|4||Hamsters||Allowed in no-pet buildings|
|5||Snakes||Don’t require exercise|
|6||Hermit crabs||Do best when you’re hands-off|
|7||Sea monkeys||Can go 5-7 days between feedings|