Having 2 or more pets of the same type, category or even breed is something that a lot of people love to have. There are some things to consider before you make a new one joins your family as its pleasant and also challenging in a way to have more than one pet. They could not come along together in the best way (like siblings) but they should know the ground rules and that you have the command. This is to make sure you make these different species or breeds mesh together in a nicest way.
Yes, it is more fun to have more than one pet as you have additional members to join you at playtime. It’s sometimes refreshing to watch them playing with each other and communicating in their own way.
But there are few considerations to think about when you have multiple pets:
- Acceptance and Socializing: While different pets could gel together quite easily, it’s not always easy to get them socialised together. They do have their own comfort with you and to have someone new joining the family may make them uncomfortable. You also need to make sure while they are friends with each other, they should also socialize with other friends.
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- Different care: They do need to be handled differently, especially when it comes to feeding them or their health. There are do’s and don’ts with each one of them that should be thought about. One size suit all is never the case with them. When it comes to their diet, their grooming or their basic needs, it could be hard to get yourself on top of or maybe it could be an easy task depending on how alert you are or if you have done your homework before you introduced them to your family.
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- Equal Love: Same as humans, your pets can feel when you try to be more attentive to someone else and could be unhappy about it. You should be sparing your time to share equal love and give them equal amounts of care when you have multiple pets. Spending one on one time with your pets while grooming or even with training would help them be happy.
- Having their own stuff: Same and the food, grooming and health products, it’s essential to figure out their other needs and provide them the suitable stuff which belongs to them exclusively such as bedding, toys, treats etc.
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As we do take care of the decisions we make while sharing home with someone, or while having a pet as your family, we do need to think wisely about the above scenarios while bringing another pet home.