I’m interested in exotic pets. Can you give me some tips for apartment living and exotic species?

If having a pet in your new place is important to you, the search function on our website allows you to easily filter for pet-friendly apartments in Melbourne. You'll be able to look through specific communities with a “pet-friendly” designation instead of having to view all the communities in the area. On the community page, you can find more details about the types of pets allowed. Many places will request that you call for details regarding the size, breed, or species of your pet to ensure that you get more detailed information from the leasing office. This is a good idea when planning to bring or adopt an exotic pet inside Melbourne apartments.

Besides cats and dogs, freshwater fish are one of the most popular pets for apartment living. The first thing you should do is verify the gallon size limits with your leasing office, which can vary among Melbourne apartments. If you're a beginner, it is best to start with a 10 or 20 gallon aquarium. Basic setup includes the glass aquarium with a mesh top, a filter and accompanying supplies, a heater, gravel, decorations, water conditioner, fish food, and a siphon for cleanup. With these items, you should be able to create a lovely freshwater tank with a variety of community fish. Nearby Petsmart, Petco, and other pet supply stores will be able to give you more tips of fish species and basic care. To keep your apartment looking organized, you may want to tuck all the wires in the back and clip them together so they are less visible.

Other pet-friendly apartments near Melbourne may allow certain species of reptiles and amphibians inside the apartments. If the leasing office limits terrarium size to about 20 gallons, leopard geckos are an excellent reptile that can be quite adorable and tame. Basic leopard gecko setup includes items such as a hot hut and cold hut, heat lamp, substrate, water dish, powdered supplement, and food like crickets and mealworms. If you're not up to feeding live, you can always buy freeze dried crickets and mealworms as well. You can buy leopard geckos from any Petsmart or Petco near Melbourne apartments. They will also have some other fun options for a 20 gallon terrarium.

Keeping an exotic pet inside Melbourne apartments can be just as fun as having a dog or cat! If you're not interested in any kind of scales, you may want to check out smaller birds like budgie parakeets or sun conures. Both species can be quite entertaining and intelligent, capable of learning tricks and mimicking words. In addition, ferrets are an interesting alternative to dogs and cats. Before deciding on your preferred pet, make sure you do your research on care and housing requirements so you know exactly what to expect. If you need to contact any of the apartments in Melbourne, the community page on our website will have a contact page with helpful information.

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