Fish are relatively low-maintenance pets, especially if you choose hardy species. A well-maintained aquarium with a proper filtration system can provide a serene and beautiful addition to your home.
Hermit crabs are easy to care for and can be kept in a small enclosure. They require a heated and humid environment, but their needs are generally simple, and they can be fascinating to observe.
Guinea pigs are social and gentle pets that don't require as much attention as some other small mammals. They need a clean cage, fresh food, and daily interaction, making them a good option for families.
Certain reptiles, like leopard geckos or corn snakes, are relatively low-maintenance. They have specific habitat requirements but generally don't need as much daily interaction as some mammals.
Cats are independent animals that often require less attention than dogs. They can be left alone during the day, especially if provided with toys and a clean litter box. Regular veterinary care and a balanced diet are essential.
While rabbits require proper care, they are generally lower maintenance than some other small mammals. They can be litter trained, and their living area needs to be kept clean with a proper diet of hay, fresh vegetables, and pellets.
Turtles can make low-maintenance pets, particularly if you set up a suitable aquatic or semi-aquatic habitat. They don't require daily interaction, and their diets consist of commercial pellets, insects, and leafy greens.
Small birds like budgerigars (budgies) or canaries can be relatively low-maintenance pets. They need a clean cage, fresh water, a balanced diet, and some social interaction.