If you have a suitable office or if you work from home, you may want to think about getting an office pet for some company. Pets remind people to pause and step back from whatever they are involved in. Short walks, a little playtime, and temporary distractions allow mental breaks so you don’t overwork, become stressed and experience a burn-out. Having pets at work generally improved work-life balance, morale and relationships! So, if you’re ready, here are some animals that make great workplace pets.
Why do Cats make great workplace pets?
Cat’s make great office pets and are ideal companions for people who work full time or who live in an apartment. They aren’t too expensive to keep and require less maintenance than some other pets. Cats are quite independent creatures and enjoy roaming around freely. Just like people, some don’t like to be fussed over but others crave attention. The only thing with cats is that they malt so be mindful of colleague with allergies. Cats can have between 1–10 litters so it’s wise you get your cat neutered unless you are sure, your new companion doesn’t interact with other felines. Because of large litter numbers, many cats need rehoming, why not adopt one and give a cat a new outlook on life!
How long do cats live for?
Cats can live for up to 16 years depending on factors such as diet, healthcare, environment and luck!
What do workplace cats eat?
Cats love meat. They need to have protein from meat for a strong heart, good vision, and a healthy reproductive system.
Will my cat like the working environment?
Cats generally like to live in areas with humans. Should they enjoy more privacy at work you could build or buy your cat a little house.
Why do Tarantulas make great workplace pets?
Tarantulas may look scary but they are actually very placid animals and misunderstood. Whilst they can have different personalities (e.g. move around a lot, or chill) they’re not really known to bite. Unlike a new hamster!
If you fancy picking one of these creatures up, be careful because if you pick them up the wrong way, their abdomen can burst. Tarantulas are more fragile than you think.
How long do Tarantulas live for?
The Males only survive a few years, whereas females can live up to 25 years! If you’re not sure about spiders as pets, perhaps you’re better off getting a male first…
How often do workplace Tarantulas feed?
Tarantulas actually only need feeding once or twice a month when they’re fully grown. They love eating and snacking on insects, especially crickets!
Will my Tarantulas like the working environment?
Cleaning out tarantulas only needs to happen maybe once or twice a year, if that. They’re generally clean animals and don’t leave leftovers. Instead of cleaning the house of these furry friends, you could invite in a few woodlice as they are natural cleaners. Job done!
Why are Fish great for the office?
Whilst you shouldn’t pick up your pet fish, they don’t give people allergies! Which is great for everyone in the office. Plus, they’re not going to make any mess.
And did you know that your fish tank could actually increase productivity? True fact (but so can all workplace pets). A fish aquarium is told to generate positive energy, phasing out the negativity. Bright colours generally make people happy. The Chinese believe that fish bring good fortune, (we believe this as well!) Observing fish and watching the bubbles will make you feel calm and relaxed. Should you need a break from your desk, visit the fish tank and sprinkle in some food! Should you notice your office goldfish getting fat, here are some reasons why.
How long do fish live for?
Different species of fish can live for different amounts of time. Gold fish can live for around 10-15 years if their housing is good. A Wel’s catfish can live for 60 Years!
What do workplace fish eat?
Generally, fish just eat fish flakes. Exotic fish may have more dietary requirements but you can always find out from where to buy your fish from.
Will my fish like the working environment?
You can design your fish tank to your companies brand! How about red stones and rocks to go with your companies logo? Or just keep it plain and simple. Make sure you don’t overcrowd. Space is good.
Getting a filter will help to reduce cleaning for your pet fish, You’ll need to clean the tank, maybe replace some of the water every 1-2 weeks.
Why do Dogs make great workplace pets?
Most dogs are friendly, but some are more boisterous and playful than others. Some are more vocal which you probably wouldn’t want in the office environment.
Beagles make for good office dogs, but so do larger dogs too. Your pup will more than likely need training, such as knowing where to go to the toilet and what they can and can’t chew, so experience with dogs first would be very beneficial. Here are our Top 5 Workplace Dogs.
How long do dogs live?
Dogs can live up to 10-16 years, so they’re really going to become part of the companies culture and DNA.
What do workplace dog’s eat?
You can get tinned or dried dog food. Tinned food is usually more smellier, but more practical to carry.
Will my dog like the working environment?
A dog is most likely to just roam around the office, chill out in a bed or have a little play. You don’t need a cage or anything of that sort, but you’re best off recognising an area for the dog. They also need walkies and somewhere they can go to the toilet, so keep that in mind too.
Why do budgies make great workplace pets?
The budgie (parakeet) is a great bird to start with. They are social, outgoing and can be taught to hop on and off fingers. These little budgies deserve just as much care and attention as larger parrots. They can also talk! When you let your budgies fly around the office space, make sure windows and doors are closed. pull down the blinds or make sure windows are tinted. You don’t want your bird banging into the glass!
How long do budgies live?
Budgies can live between 5–10 years
What do workplace budgies eat?
Budgies eat a variety of seeds (grass seeds), fruits, berries, and vegetation. They feed on or near the ground. The pet shop should know the exact seeds you should buy.
Will my budgies like the working environment?
Budgies like to be clean so make sure to check for and clean out faeces or droppings in your cage weekly. Budgies love to bathe so a bath is a great idea!
Before you buy a pet make sure you fully research what each pet entails. There are many animals that make great workplace pets, hopefully this selection helps you!