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5 Best pets for small spaces

You don’t always need a large space to have a pet if you choose the right kind. A pet can bring so much joy and happiness to your life also, your kids will learn to love animals and nature.

There are many exotic pets that do not need a lot of space and you don’t need to worry about disturbing your neighbor. Here are our top picks on the best pets for small spaces such as apartments, annexes, small houses, etc in Sri Lanka.


Birds are one of the easy to care pets for indoor spaces. Exotic birds are beautiful, funny, and cheery, and some can even be talkative. However, you should be mindful not to choose a noisy species if your neighbors appreciate peace and quiet. Love birds, cockatiels, parrots are great exotic bird species that you can adopt as pets regardless of how small your space is. 

You will need a large cage that is spacious enough for your birds to live. You need to feed them daily with seeds, fruits, and vegetables and clean their cage regularly. Yes, it will need some work to care for small pet birds. But you will find it very rewarding as these birds can be very playful and expressive. 


Hamsters are a great option for apartment living and for small spaces. Even many no-pets allowed apartments allow hamsters as they do not require a lot of space.

They are quiet and clean. Moreover, they are low maintenance and don’t shed. Their cute face and actions will keep you entertained. You can easily tame a hamster with regular handling. Just throw an exercise wheel, something to chew and good bedding. Add a hiding spot and provide them with food and water, and you can have a fun pet in your place. You can find many guinea pigs and hamsters for sale at


Another ideal pet for small space and a common pet in Sri Lanka. Cats do not need a large space to live. As long as they have a cozy nook to sleep in, they are happy. Cats are low maintenance and can be great companions. They can be very playful yet not needy as dogs. You will need to provide your cat with a litter box and good potty training so you can keep your house clean. Some people are allergic to cat hair. So be aware of that before buying a pet cat.

Small dogs

Pet dogs for sale in Sri Lanka are very common. A dog also is a great pet to have if you get a small breed. This includes breeds such as Shih Tzu, Pug, Yorkshire Terrier, Pomeranian, and Dachshund. They can be easily raised in a small space as long as you toilet train them and take them on daily walks. 

Read our blog on What to Look for When Buying a Puppy? for more information of finding the right pooch for you.


Freshwater aquarium fish also makes a great indoor pet -especially If you like a quiet and calm pet. A fish tank can be a great décor idea for your home as well as can help you calm your mind.

So don’t get discouraged if you don’t have much space in your house to have a pet. Find the best small pets for sale in Sri Lanka for the best price from today and create a bond that you will remember forever. 

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