Going to a pet store to purchase a pet is something that
should only be done with a great deal of research in advance.
Anyone looking to purchase a new pet should first ask
himself or herself if it is really the right thing to do. A pet should not
simply be purchased based on the way it looks. Yes, there are numerous great
looking dogs, cats, hamsters or rabbits in a pet store, but purchasing one
without knowing anything about it is a mistake.
Prospective owners need to know how large a pet grows after
it reaches maturity, what accessories it needs, how much food costs, and more.
Even a small hamster requires much more than a hamster cage, and even reptiles
need more than vivariums in which to live.
After purchasing a pet, finding accessories and purchasing
them from a regular pet shop or from an online pet shop is not a problem.
Arriving home with their pet is usually the moment when new
pet owners realise if they have made a mistake or not. It is the first couple
of days that are the most important time, as these are the days when a
connection between pet and owner is formed.
The pet, regardless of its type, starts to understand that
there is nothing to fear from the owner, and that he or she is also feeding and
caring for it, while the owner starts to understand exactly what his or her new
pet is like and what it likes doing.
This accommodation period, as it is called, can last much
more than a couple of days though. Suspicious pets such as hamsters and rabbits
will require much more time with their new owner to get to know him or her.
This can take as long as six months, and this is a period in which there will
be little to no contact between pet and owner, except for the regular feeding.
Dogs and cats have a much smaller accommodation period, and
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