There are many common and uncommon types of animals that make for good pets, including dogs, bearded dragons and cockatoos. Check out these pet pictures to gauge which kind might suit your needs best.
Dogs, like this chocolate Labrador retriever puppy, are the most popular pets to have. Looking for a different kind of pet? Find one of the most popular types of pet snakes next.
Corn snakes are nonvenomous and usually make excellent pets because they're calm and generally easy to take care of. Which pet should be kept in a separate tank from other fish? Find out next.
Siamese fighting fish are highly aggressive and have been bred for their incredible variety of colors. If you've always dreamed of having a short, stocky rodent as a pet, see one on the next page.
Guinea pigs generally don't live as long as cats and dogs, but they can be faithful friends for about seven to eight years. See a ferocious-sounding pet reptile in the next picture.
Bearded dragons are actually lizards, originally from Australia. These lizards are easygoing and generally pleasant pets to own. Do you know what an odd-toed ungulate is? Find one of these up next.
Horses make wonderful (and large) pets. However, they require constant care and attention and are long-term commitments. Find a much smaller pet that can also require a great deal of care next.
Cockatoos are closely related to parrots and can be any color in the rainbow. Make sure you really want this bird before you buy it -- cockatoos can live to be 60 years or older. Next is a pet that might lose its tail.
Leopard geckos are an exotic kind of pet. If you want to play with your pet gecko, you might have to stay up late. Geckos move around only at night, feeding mainly on insects. Check out a pocket pet up next.
The ferret is a carnivorous mammal related to the weasel and can make for a fun and energetic pet. Find a popular pet monkey in the next picture.
The South American or common squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus) is a popular breed of monkey taken as pets. However, they're very noisy monkeys, constantly squealing and chirping. The next common pet far outnumbers dogs.
Cats, like this Egyptian Mau, make for delightful pets, though they're very independent. Find the most romantic pet next.
The lovebird is a member of a group of small parrots known for showing their apparent affection for each other. Want a small, shy and furry pet? Find one next.
Like dogs and cats, domestic rabbits come in many colors, shapes and sizes and can be raised inside or outside. Slither on over to a regal-sounding pet next.
The python, like this royal python (Python regius), is a large, primitive snake originating from tropical Asia and Africa. Royal pythons typically live for 20 to 40 years. See another kind of pet reptile next.
Red-eared slider turtles can be found in the southeastern region of the United States and in many pet shops. Find a small and typically well-behaved pet rodent next.
Gerbils dine on vegetable material, such as seeds, and drink little water. They're generally easy to take care of and are very social. Finally, see a pet amphibian next.
Most tree frogs live in -- you guessed it -- trees, but some inhabit smaller plants, and a few species live on the ground. To learn more about pets, check out the Pets Channel.