What Are Some of the Most Playful Pets?

If you are looking for a pet that is going to be nice, playful, and loving, there are numerous options. Whether you have children who want a playful pet or you want a pet that is active and playful, the list below will help you to choose the best pet. 


One of the most playful pets that you can get is a dog. Puppies and dogs love animal play. They enjoy going on walks, playing fetch, playing tug-of-war, and much more. Many people create a loving bond with their dog. The dog becomes a part of the family and they can be an amazing companion, as well. If you get a dog, he or she can encourage you and/or your family to get outdoors more often. It is important to remember that dogs can be higher maintenance than many other pets. There are many very playful dog breeds. However, if you can handle this, a dog could be one of the most playful pets to have. 


Another pet that is very playful is a cat. Cats are very cute and they can blend right into your family. While they might not be as playful as a dog, they can still be a great companion. You and/or your children can pet the cat and spend time with him or her. The other great thing about having a cat as a pet is they aren’t that high maintenance. They will basically care for themselves. Cats are quite independent. 


Hamsters are tiny animals. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t play with them. They are full of energy and many of them enjoy being carried around and pet. They are great playful pets to have. If you don’t want to hold the hamster all the time, you can get a hamster wheel. Your hamster can play in that. While you will need to clean out your hamster’s cage often, they are still great playful pets. 

Guinea Pig

While not as big as a dog, guinea pigs are a bit larger than hamsters. They are easily handled and most of them enjoy getting attention. Guinea pigs are very smart. They will respond to a range of actions that you do. For instance, if you jump around, you can get your guinea pig excited, too. Most guinea pigs are social and need a companion. If you need a companion, a guinea pig could be the right choice for a pet. 


While a rabbit might not be the most conventional pet to have, they are adorable and playful. They are cuddly. After getting used to you and your family, they will love to be touched and played with. You can carry your rabbit around and pet them. Rabbits are quite social and they do need a lot of attention. However, if you can give that to them,  they will be a great pet. 

Tips to Remember Before You Get a Pet

There are certain things that you should remember before you get a pet. 

If possible, you should adopt a pet. There are many pets that need a home and a family that will love them. You should also make sure that you are serious about getting a pet. You will likely have the pet for a long time. You need to make sure that animal play is something that you will do. If you don’t play with your pet, they could develop health issues and become aggressive. Before you get a pet, you should also have a veterinarian lined up for regular appointments and a place that will help your pet if there is an emergency. You should also have patience if you are going to get a pet. Your pet is going to need some time to get used to you and your family. If they have never been around kids and you have children, they will need time to adjust to them, as well. Do your research about the different types of pets and pet breeds to decide which one is best for you and/or your family. You should also know that depending on which type of pet you get, some pets do better with another animal companion. Look more into this before you get a pet. 

Be sure to remember these tips before you get a pet and things will go more smoothly after you get a pet. 


Now that you have more information about playful pets to have and tips to remember before getting a pet, you can decide which type of pet is best for you. Whether you get one of the many very playful dogs or another pet, you can love and play with them every day. This can make you and your pet very happy. 

How do dogs play?

Dogs play with other dogs when they tackle, chase, and nip at one another. This is their way of interacting with each other. They are engaging and learning about each other by playing and sniffing around. They play with humans by jumping, running, rubbing onto the human, and licking.

Why do animals play fight?

It is normal for animals to play fight. In fact, this is essential so that they can learn proper manners. If your dog doesn’t learn to play fight, they are much more likely to become aggressive and bite. If they do learn to play fight, they will be less likely to get rough with you, others in your household, or strangers who come into your home.

How to play with a cat?

There are many different ways that you can play with a cat. You should be playing with your pet cat a few times every day. You should let your cat catch things that you toss their way. They should grab at toys that you give them. Make sure your cat has a lot of toys available. When you are finished playing with your cat, take care of the toys that have strings on them to keep your cat safe.

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