Pet owners must be wary of paring their pets together because each animal has a unique personality. There are a few classic animal relationships that make the bond between household pets difficult. Pet owners must consider the “predator-prey” relationship. For example a fish will probably fall prey to a cat within a household. Pet owners must also consider different species adaptability between animals. Though two animals may look the same, different species may require entirely different habitats. Other things to consider are species that may introduce different diseases to co-inhabitants, bad relations between large and small animals, and an understanding of the existing pet personalities in a pet owner’s home.
- Animals have unique personalities so you should know how to help pair ones who can live peacefully
- Jessica O’Neill recommends starting with a single pet and observe how they live before adding others
- Once animals are introduced you must redirect negative behaviors and reward the positive ones
“Habitats aren’t just about who gets the bigger rock to hide under, but things like natural history, eating patterns, and food types.”