12 Best Exotic Pets for Apartment Living

Rabbits There are almost 50 types of rabbits people love to keep as pets. Many are friendly animals who want to be around you. Rabbits make a great choice for apartment living because they are litter-box trained and can also groom themselves. 

Ferrets Ferrets are playful and love to play with each other and humans. A large cage is necessary to accommodate their playful nature. Because they are able to sleep throughout the day, they make great apartment dwellers. They are calm creatures, but they also love to hide and get into trouble. 

Rats Rats are intelligent, friendly, and quiet animals. They are small and easy to care for, making them ideal for smaller homes. Their cage space requirements are minimal at 2 feet per rat. Rats are easy to manage and will often hang out on the laps or shoulders of their owners. If you go out of the house, rats will sleep for most of the day. 

Mice Mice don't need a lot of space nor a large cage. Mice are great pets for small spaces because of their size requirements. They are quiet and meticulous, and are easy to take care of. Their playful antics and intelligence are entertaining to watch. 

Hamsters Hamsters are allowed in no-pet apartments. They can be kept in small spaces and are a great pet choice. They are quiet, clean and easy to care for. A majority of allergy sufferers can live with a hamster in their home. 

Guinea Pigs Guinea pigs are social animals and easy to manage. As a vocalization, they make the "wheek", but it isn't loud enough to bother neighbors living in apartments. They are also manageable in their enclosures. These rodents require a minimum of 7-8 square feet. 

Reptiles Although reptiles, like snakes and smaller lizards, are less social than mammals, they can still be useful in small spaces. They are quiet and easy to care for. 

Hedgehogs Hedgehogs don't need large cages. A good enclosure size is at least 2 x 3 feet. Hedgehogs are primarily nocturnal and will tolerate you being away during the day. People with allergies will love hedgehogs because they are quiet and produce little dander. They are gentle and usually solitary. 

Frogs Frogs don't require much space so they make a great choice for apartments. A 10-gallon or a 20-gallon tank is the ideal size for most frogs. This is the best choice if you're looking for a pet that you can look at and enjoy. They require very little care and are only fed once a week. 

Hermit Crabs Hermit crabs can be a great pet for those with low commitment requirements. Because they are quiet, hypoallergenic, and easy to care for, hermit crabs are great for apartment living. It is fascinating to see hermit crabs move around from one shell to the next. 

tarantula   A pet tarantula is a great addition to any home if you love spiders. Tarantulas can be quiet and require a small aquarium of 10 to 20 gallons to flourish. They don't mind being absent for a few hours and are very low-maintenance. 

Chinchillas Chinchillas, small rodents that are playful and friendly, can be found in the area of Chinchilla. Because they are clean and have very little odor, they make great apartment dwellers. They can be left alone at night so they won't miss you. They can form a close bond with you if they are treated gently from a young age.