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What Are the Best Pets for Bedroom?

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Written By Anđela Rajković

Certified Sleep Consultant

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29 April 2024 3 min read

We are all looking for cuddly companions to keep us warm at night. Thus, in the spirit of this holiday, let us tell you something about pets for bedroom.

When it comes to keeping pets, we often think of the usual suspects: cats, dogs, and maybe a goldfish or two if we're feeling adventurous.

But have you ever considered keeping a pet in your bedroom? Not only can it provide some much-needed company during those lonely nights, but it can also offer a host of other benefits, like reduced stress and better sleep quality. Of course, not all pets are created equal when it comes to bedroom compatibility. So, if you're in the market for a new furry (or scaly) friend to keep you company at night, check out these best pets to keep in your bedroom!

Best pets for bedroom

When it comes to bedroom companions, most people might think of the two-legged variety. But why settle for the human company when you can snuggle up with a furry (or feathered or scaly) friend?

That's right, pets aren't just for living rooms and backyards anymore – some of them make great bedroom buddies too! Not only can they offer companionship and comfort during those long nights, but they can also help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and promote better sleep. So, if you're looking for a new way to spice up your bedroom life, check out these best pets to keep in your bedroom!


An image of a rabbit on a bed

What's cute, cuddly, and makes for a great bedroom companion? That's right, it's a bunny!

Rabbits are not only adorable, but they're also quiet, clean, and relatively low-maintenance pets. They don't require daily walks like dogs or loud toys like cats, making them a perfect fit for small apartments or smaller spaces in your bedroom.

Pet bunnies typically eat hay, fresh vegetables or fruits. They also eat pellet food specifically designed for rabbits. And, for where do they sleep, well, all they need is a cage (preferably a large cage so that they can hop while you are not home) filled with something soft and absorbent, such as straw, hay, or wood shavings.

Guinea pigs

An image of a person holding a guinea pig.

Move over, cats and dogs – there's a new bedroom companion in town, and it's a guinea pig – a recent favourite among small pets for bedrooms!

These pint-sized pets may not be as common as their furry counterparts, but they sure do make for great bedroom buddies. For starters, they're small and quiet, so they won't take up too much space or disturb your sleep with loud barks or meows. Plus, they're gentle and affectionate, making them perfect for snuggling up with during those cold winter nights.

Moreover, we cannot but mention their adorable little faces and fluffy bodies – just looking at a guinea pig can bring a smile to anyone's face! So, if you're looking for a fun and lovable pet to keep you company in the bedroom, why not give a guinea pig a try? You won't be disappointed!

And, just like rabbits and other small pets, they eat pellet food and require a decent-sized cage space.


An image of a reptile.

Looking for a bedroom companion that's a bit more exotic? How about a reptile? While they may not be everyone's first choice for cuddle buddies, reptiles like corn snakes and leopard geckos are interesting pets.

They don't require as much attention – in fact, many reptiles are perfectly content to spend most of their time lounging in a warm and cosy terrarium. And if you're worried about noise, there's no need to fret – reptiles are generally quiet creatures that won't disturb your slumber. Having a pet of this kind – a pet that doesn't require much attention and a pet that is rather quiet is also great for people with a busy schedule as well!

The specific diet of a pet reptile will depend on the species, as different species have different dietary requirements. In general, however, pet reptiles may eat live or frozen small rodents, live insects, or worms.

As for where pet reptiles sleep, they may require different types of enclosures depending on their species and size. Some reptiles, such as snakes and lizards, may require a terrarium or vivarium – a well-ventilated cage with a heat lamp or under-tank heating pad to maintain a warm temperature.

Hermit crabs

An image of a hermit crab.

The hermit crab is a quirky, fun, and low-maintenance pet.

This cute crustacean may not be the first small animal that comes to mind when you think of a bedroom companion, but they actually make for great pets in small spaces. Hermit crabs are relatively low-maintenance and don't require a lot of attention, making them perfect for a busy person who still wants a pet to keep him/her company at night.

And if you're feeling creative, you can even decorate their small tank with fun accessories like miniature palm trees and tiny beach chairs. So, if you're looking for a unique and interesting pet to liven up your bedroom, why not give a hermit crab a try? They may be small, but they're definitely big when it comes to their personality!


An image of a chinchilla

If you are in search of a pet that's cute, cuddly, and guaranteed to steal your heart – look no further than the chinchilla – a pet you can find in every pet store nowadays!

These adorable fluff balls are the perfect bedroom companion for anyone who loves soft and snuggly pets. Not only are they super soft and cuddly, but they're also very social animals who love to interact with their owners. They're also quite entertaining to watch as they hop, skip, and play around their cage. And let's not forget their unique personalities – each chinchilla has their own quirks and habits that will keep you amused for hours on end.

Chinchillas need a very large cage – they need to hop! So, if you have a small apartment or an apartment that doesn't have space for these ideal pets, better change your mind. Chinchillas, although small animals need bigger ‘living spaces'.


An image of a hamster

What small pet is adorable and full of energy? And, what small pet is found in almost all kids' bedrooms? A hamster of course!

These cute and cuddly little critters are great for places where there's not enough room, and they're easy to care for, making them perfect for busy people who still want a furry friend to keep them company at night.

And if you're lucky, your hamster might even learn to recognise your voice and come running to greet you every time you enter the room. So if you're in need of a cute and fun pet to brighten up your bedroom, look no further than the humble hamster – they're sure to put a smile on your face every time you see them!

For them, you just need a cage and some hamster food – as easy as that.

Pets you should not keep in your bedroom

An image of pigs.

As much as we all love our furry friends, there are some animals that just aren't meant to be kept in the bedroom.

Firstly, you'll want to avoid keeping any large farm animals in your room – cows, horses, and pigs simply won't fit in your bed no matter how hard you try! Even smaller pets like goats and sheep might be a bit too noisy and messy for the bedroom, so it's best to leave them in the barn. And while you might think it's cute to keep a swarm of bees in your room to make your own honey, we highly advise against it – not only are they incredibly noisy, but they also have a tendency to sting when they get upset!

Stick with smaller, more traditional pets like cats, dogs, and birds, or those not-so-traditional ones that we mentioned before, and you'll be sure to have a peaceful and enjoyable bedroom experience.

Benefits of having pets in your bedroom

An image of a person petting their pet dog and cat

Sharing a room with a pet can be a lot of fun, and it turns out there are plenty of benefits too!

For instance, if you're feeling a little lonely, having a furry friend by your side can be a great comfort. They'll be there to snuggle with when you're feeling down, and they're always up for a good cuddle session. And if you're having trouble sleeping, having a pet in the room can actually help you drift off faster – their rhythmic breathing and soft purrs can be incredibly soothing. Plus, pets are excellent stress relievers – when you're feeling frazzled from a long day, there's nothing like a good belly rub or a game of fetch to help you unwind.

And let's not forget about the health benefits – studies have shown that spending time with pets can lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety, and even boost the immune system. So, if you're looking for a fun and furry roommate, consider bringing a pet into your room – they'll keep you company, help you sleep, and maybe even improve your health!


n conclusion, whether you're looking for a furry cuddle buddy, a quiet reptile, or a playful amphibian, there's a perfect pet out there for your bedroom.

From the soft fur of a chinchilla to the soothing sounds of an African Dwarf Frog, each of these pets offers a unique and fun experience that can add some extra joy to your daily routine.

There are also many health benefits that come with sharing a room with a pet – it's a win-win situation! So go ahead, pick out your new roomie, and get ready to snuggle up and enjoy all the benefits of having a pet in your bedroom.

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Anđela Rajković
As a CPD certified Sleep Consultant and well-practiced sleep enthusiast, I find a lot of joy in bringing my expertise to our readers – preferably those who love to sleep. With a background in the English language and literature and a love of research, I'm always seeking new ways to share the latest sleep science and bed-related findings. And, when I'm not connecting with my readers, you can find me exploring the great outdoors, or, well, curling up in bed.
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