7 Easy Pets to Take Care of in a Dorm Room ...


There aren't a ton of easy pets to take care of in a dorm room.

I know people who have snuck cats, rats, and snakes into their dorms, only to be scolded by the resident assistants or their roommate.

If you're looking for super easy pets to take care of while away at college, this list can give you some good ideas!

1. Fish


Of all the easy pets to take care of in a dorm room, a fish has to be one of the easiest.

Fish are fun to look at and generally require very little maintenance.

Betas, guppies, and goldfish are all fish I have had while living in a dorm.

They are especially easy because they don't require any special lights and can live in a regular fish bowl.

2. Frog


While there are a wide variety of frog species, the aquatic frogs such as the pipidae frog are very easy to care for.2

I currently have four of these frogs in my dorm room, and the only maintenance they require is feeding twice a day and a weekly water change.

Can't get much easier than that!

Plus, they are a great conversation starter when I have people over.2

3. Hamster


I love hamsters.

They are cute and fluffy, and just need a cage, food and water.

The only thing you have to be careful about is that your hamster doesn't escape.

As long as you have a good, strong cage, you shouldn't have this problem, though...

just be careful when you're cleaning his cage that he doesn't make a break for it.

4. Turtle


Box turtles are a fun alternative to a dorm room pet.

They require a little more maintenance than other easy pets, but are still very manageable in a dorm room.

Many turtles only require commercial food, and a tank with a dry area and a water-filled area.

The only warning with box turtles is that they can live up to 40 years.

So be prepared to have this pet long after you've graduated and left your dorm room!

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