Human beings are the most intelligent creatures on earth but that does not mean that we cannot learn certain things from other species or enjoy the company of other creatures. Many humans are known to be animal lovers, they take pets into their homes and care for them and even join animal rights groups like the ASPCA. Many humans enjoy the company of animals, sometimes even more so than the company of other people.
Although many animal lovers claim to like all creatures, there are some animals that have a closer bond with humans and make better pets. Some animals—like tigers—are beautiful but should never, ever be taken as pets! The best kinds of pets are those that are somehow domesticated (like dogs) or easy to care for (like goldfish).
It has been proven that people who are kind to animals are also more likely to be kind to other people. Likewise, children who grow up with animals are more likely to have less aggressive tendencies and have a firmer understanding of responsibility than children who grow up in environments that lack pets. Although no one should ever adopt an animal unless they know that they have the means to care for that creature, it is a good idea to adopt some kind of pet if a child is also in the house.
Below is a list of five animals that make excellent household pets.