Fish, especially hardy species like bettas or goldfish, require a clean aquarium, regular feeding, and water maintenance. They are relatively low-maintenance and don't require daily interaction.
Hermit crabs are small, fascinating creatures that thrive in a simple enclosure with sand, water, and a few shells to choose from. They are low-maintenance and fun to watch.
Gerbils are small rodents that are easy to care for. They need a clean cage, fresh food, and water. They are social animals, so it's best to keep them in pairs.
Hamsters are solitary and can thrive in a simple cage with a wheel, some bedding, fresh food, and water. They are relatively low-maintenance and nocturnal.
Certain reptiles like leopard geckos are low-maintenance pets. They require a clean enclosure, a heat source, and a diet of insects. They don't need much social interaction.
Cats are generally independent animals that groom themselves and use a litter box. They don't require constant attention and can be left alone during the day with ample food and water.
Tortoises are slow-moving and low-energy reptiles. They need an enclosure with access to sunlight, fresh water, and a diet of leafy greens. They don't require much social interaction.
Budgerigars, or parakeets, are small birds that can be kept in a cage with toys, fresh water, and a balanced diet. They are low-maintenance and can be interactive if tamed.