Fish are one of the lowest-maintenance pets you can have. They require a clean tank, regular feeding, and occasional water changes. Some fish, like bettas or goldfish, are hardy and easy to care for.
Hermit crabs are low-maintenance and can be fascinating to watch. They need a proper enclosure with substrate, a water dish, and a few hiding spots. Regular misting of their habitat helps maintain humidity.
Guinea pigs are relatively low-maintenance compared to some other small mammals. They need a clean cage, fresh water, hay, and pellets. They also enjoy social interaction.
Hamsters are solitary, so they don't require a lot of social interaction. They need a clean cage, bedding, fresh water, and hamster food. Regular exercise in a hamster ball or wheel is essential.
Some reptiles make low-maintenance pets if you're comfortable with their specific habitat requirements. They generally need a clean enclosure, proper heating, and a consistent diet.
Budgerigars, or budgies, are small parakeets that are relatively easy to care for. They need a cage with toys, fresh water, and a varied diet of seeds, pellets, and fresh vegetables.
Cats are more independent than dogs and can be low-maintenance if provided with food, water, a litter box, and occasional attention. They do enjoy playtime and companionship but don't require constant interaction.
Tarantulas are low-maintenance exotic pets. They live in an enclosed habitat and primarily require proper temperature and humidity levels. Feeding is infrequent, as they have a slow metabolism.