This article was found in the Canadian Living magazine - March 2012. The writers discusses a wide variety of pets that a family can have. The pets include - leopard geckos, budgies, hamsters, red-eyed tree frogs, Siamese fighting fish, guinea pigs, rats and aquariums.
The author writes about what kind of pets would be best for various kinds of people. For instance what kind of pet would be best for people with allergies. What kind of pet would be best for someone who likes to be tidy. What pets are best when there are young children around.
The author briefly writes about the care of each animal. Pets need clean water. They need to be fed. They need their living quarters to be cleaned out. Most animals need some attention. Some pets need more attention than others. If the family goes away on holidays, they need to hire someone to look after the pets.
This article does not cover either cats or dogs
There are photos - a lizard, a rat. a mouse, a budgie, a frog, a guinea pig and a fish.
The article doesn't mention anything but I believe a family has to think hard about whether they want a pet. With rats and mice, the animal may get loose. It may attract other animals. The pet may bite someone.