What pet should you get?
Introverts and pets are a great match. But not all introverts want a dog or a cat. If you are an introvert and want to bring home an animal friend to make your life more satisfying and fulfilling, then here are a few options that you can consider:
Yes, a dog is a man’s best friend. However, there are many breeds of dogs that an introvert can choose from. As an introvert, you want to pick a dog that is calm, cute, wants to play and will love you a lot. Here are a few suggestions for the best dogs for introverts from Elite Daily:
- 1. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
- 2. Great Dane
- 3. Alaskan Malamute
- 4. German Shepherd
- 5. Beagle
- 6. Poodle
- 7. Newfoundland Dog
- 8. Cairn Terrier
- 9. Basenji
- 10. Chihuahua
Introverts and cats are a bit of a cliché but that’s for good reason. Cats are independent, affectionate and loyal, just like introverts. However, they can also be mean and moody. “As there are so many cat breeds in existence, it’s tough to recommend anyone breed over the other. Plus, if you’re going to a shelter, chances are that the right cat will choose you – not the other way around,” explains an article in The Things.
Although they are not the most exciting pets to have around the house, they are rather laid-back and seek minimal attention. Turtles are great fun to watch and easy to have in the house. However, you do need to give special attention to their environment, especially when water is required.
Having an aquarium can be one of the most soothing experiences for an introvert. Although you can’t cuddle or play with your fish, they can be great fun to watch. All you need to do is feed them and keep the tank clean.
When it comes to introverts and pets, no list can be complete without birds. Birds can be excellent animal companions and are perhaps the only animals who can have an actual conversation with you. Senegal parrots can vocalize and speak like humans. They are also very friendly and form strong attachments with their humans. You can also opt for parakeets, finches, lovebirds, cockatiel, and canaries.
Apart from these, there are some other animals which an introvert can choose as their furry companions:
Every introvert needs an animal friend
Our unconditional love for animals is exactly what makes us more human. Introverts and pets are a match made by the Universe. “Animals touch the most intimate parts of our hearts: our need to nurture and protect, our need for companionship and love,” writes Amy Gardner. They inspire us to be better human beings and encourage us to reach deep within our hearts and souls.
However, Michaela suggests that “While our animal friends are essential, human connection is just as important for introverts.”
So go ahead and give your animal friend a hug. Both of you deserve it.
Read also: 7 Reasons It’s The Best Time To Adopt or Foster A Pet
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