Pets Living Place

Many people rear pets under the same roof. Are the pet owners providing a living place comfortable and safe enough to their pets? More considerations from pet’s view are on demand.

Many people like to have an animal as their pet. Humans and the pets are living together under the same roof. Have you ever questioned whether the living place is good enough for your pets? Good here means comfortable and safe. Many pet owners apply the human standard that often underestimates the real situation. Here are four cases for illustration. All images are come from Google Search.

1. Dogs

 (Dogs at home)

Many people like to raise a dog. The home is comfortable for people, but may not be spacious enough for a dog to move around. Some dog owners manage to fix this inadequacy by arranging to walk with the dog near the apartment or to some gardens every day. However, more dog owners find themselves too busy to go out. Unlike a stray dog that is likely to suffer from hunger, disease and human attacks, pet dog is considerably safe, but may not be comfortable in the small and lonely confinement.

2. Chickens

 (Little chicken)

Little chicken always give people cute feeling. It is too weak to attack and will not take up too much space. Hence, many parents like to offer it as a pet to their children. A real case was two chickens living at the 5th floor of a long balcony that was their living place. While playing, a chicken was pushed through the bars and fell down. The bars can keep humans from falling down, but not the little chicken. So, the living place is comfortable, but not safe for the poor pet.

3. Tortoises

 (Red-eared slider)

Small tortoise is many people’s favorite pet. Again, harmless and take up little space, many children will get a baby tortoise as their pet. The bond between the children and the pet is so strong that they may share the same bed. A sad case was a baby red-eared slider crushed to death under the pillow during a sleep. Its shell is not as hard as people think and the relatively large bed is definitely not a safe place for the baby red-eared slider.

4. Birds

 (Bird in Cage)

Bird as a pet is often kept into a cage. The bird may not be comfortable in the small cage, but is it safe? The answer is “may not”. A few years ago, H5N1 was prevailing and it became so life-threatening that many bird owners aborted the adoption to avoid risking their own lives. Those bird owners were uncertain on whether their pets had any contact with other birds behind the scene, especially when the cage was hanged in an open space or even indoors close to an open window.

Under the same roof, even sharing the same or similar living condition as humans may not be enough for pets. The pet owners have to be more considerate, think from the perspective of their pets to provide them with a more comfortable and safer living place.


Some animal photos you may be interested in taking a look:

Lateral View of a Panda

A Big Fat Pig

Harmony in Red and Green

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User Comments
  1. Freethinking

    On December 2, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Very nice, but one other thing….turtles are known carriers of salmonella and therefore, a person should always wash with soap and water after handling them. Thanks.

  2. webseowriters

    On December 2, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    A nice share buddy

  3. Jerry Bradford aka Jerry Atrixx

    On December 2, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Not only turtles but other amphibians and also reptiles like green iguanas carry dangerous bacteria. If you have small children you should be careful or consider getting rid of this particular pet.

    I have multiples lizards and one of them was an Iguana. When my daughter was born, I chose to find a new home for him so she would run the risk of getting ill.

  4. sandcastle

    On December 2, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Great post! Thanks for the insights.

  5. lapasan

    On December 2, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    good post.

  6. Eunice Tan

    On December 2, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    I like pets but too lazy to care them.

  7. Love Nancy

    On December 2, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Great Share. Thanks!

  8. Tulan

    On December 2, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    I think small pets are not for small children, although my granddaughter has had a small tortoise since she was very little and has always taken great care of it.

  9. Yovita Siswati

    On December 3, 2010 at 12:32 am

    nice pets! thanks for sharing

  10. Anuradha Ramkumar

    On December 3, 2010 at 1:32 am

    Very nice share.

  11. Starpisces

    On December 3, 2010 at 8:33 am

    I never have pets, though they are lovely.
    Very good write here, and the pics so cute, especially the first one!

  12. papaleng

    On December 4, 2010 at 4:00 am

    Children who wanted to care for pets must be properly educated. Chicks and birds are easy prey for cats, so their cages must be well-secured against cat attacks.

  13. gaby7

    On December 5, 2010 at 5:00 am

    A great post on pets!

  14. yes me

    On December 5, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Yes nice share here cheers

  15. Brewed Coffee

    On December 5, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Oh no! Poor turtle. I have one :-) I don’t let it out too often because I might not be able to find it….it likes to walk around a lot :-)

  16. SharifaMcFarlane

    On December 5, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Good tips for pet owners to consider. Unfortunately most are finding it difficult even to make the living space comfortable for themselves.

  17. CA Johnson

    On December 6, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    This is very interesting. I used to have birds and I kept them in a cage. I didn’t realize that they shouldn’t have been in there.

  18. Ruby Hawk

    On December 7, 2010 at 12:44 am

    I think it’s better for little ones to have larger pets if at all.

  19. lyan08

    On December 8, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    nice share.

  20. SubadhraRamakrishnan

    On December 17, 2010 at 1:19 am

    Very informative

  21. dodolbete

    On March 20, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    a friend used to put her turtle in the bathroom, until it grew up bigger and ran away LOL ^,^

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