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Alternative Pets

Are you a dog person or a cat person? Or, would you say that you are neither? Most people tend to only consider fluffy four legged critters as pets. We forget that there is a vast ensemble of animals out there that make for terrific pets. What about alternative pets like Chia Pets, Sea Monkeys, and Biopop’s Dino Pet? These alternative pets may not seem like “proper” companions to some people, but they do have strong benefits to consider when looking for a pet. Let’s dive into the five reasons why an alternative pet could be the right choice for you.

1. Care

Many traditional pets need a lot of care and attention, this is why more people choose not to have pets. Alternative pets provide a low maintenance solution for people who do not like picking up litter or the consistent grooming that furry animals need. Another benefit of alternative pets is that they provide an opportunity for children to learn about the responsibilities of pet care without the need for parents to take over tasking duties such as daily walks.


The cost of food, toys, grooming, and vet bills can be very high. In pet care alone, Americans spend an average of about $1600 per year on dogs and $1200 on cats. Alternative pets do not require a whole lot of maintenance: all they need is some food, sunlight, and love.

3. Living Space

Another factor to consider is living space. People living in apartments may not have the room for a dog, and some buildings have strict restrictions regarding pets. If limited space is preventing you from owning a pet then we recommend looking into an alternative pet. These pets are quiet, they don’t make a mess, and you don’t have to take them for walks at 6 a.m.

4. Education

Alternative pets like the Dino Pet are great for teaching youngsters and adults about nature. For instance did you know that there are sharks that can make their own light just like fireflies? It’s true, and the Dino Pet is designed to teach kids about this natural phenomenon known as bioluminescence. Not only will your kids learn about the responsibility of taking care of a pet by making sure the Dino Pet gets sunlight and regular feedings, but they will also learn about marine biology as well.

5. Originality

Most people think of pets as being soft, cuddly creatures that want to snuggle up to you. But what if you like unique pets? What if you believe that pets can be more than a tail wagging dog, or a purring cat? Alternative pets are wonderful for individuals who are seeking unconventional pets. You might be saying to yourself “what kind of companionship can an alternative pet give me? I’m not taking a Chia Pet out for a walk.” To that I say “Why not?” You can take Dino Pet out for a day on the beach, just make sure it doesn’t get too much direct sunlight, and when you get home Dino Pet will be ready to shake, play, and illuminate your evening with a beautiful glow.

There you have it, five great reasons why an alternative pet could be right for you. So, if you are thinking about getting a new pet I hope you consider something unique, a pet that truly compliments you. Give an alternate pet, they just might be the friend you’ve been looking for.

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February 12, 2017

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