Tortoises make great lifelong pets. Some live over a century, like Lonesome George. Smaller species, like Hermann's Tortoise, are popular companions.
Life with a tortoise is slow, but a talkative Parrot brings excitement. African Grey Parrots live 30-50 years; Tarbu, aged 55, said "Cheerio!"
Majestic, high-maintenance, but rewarding. Horses: loyal adventure companions with a lifespan of 25-30 years.
Native to Japan, they live longer there (40 yrs) due to harsh winters. Outside Japan, lifespan is 15 yrs due to shorter hibernation.
great pets, found on all continents except Antarctica. Eat fruits, insects, store food in tails. House Gecko: 5yrs. Leopard Gecko: 15yrs. Males live 15-20yrs, females 10-15yrs.
Indonesian origin, charming tricks, long lifespan (70-80 years), oldest known Duster (89 years).
common in eastern US, dappled brown shells, 25-35-year lifespan but some live up to 100. Outdoor pets needing warm climate and water.
Indoor cats live longer (10-15 yrs) than outdoor cats (2-5 yrs). Choose indoor cats for a longer and healthier pet life.
Goldfish thrive in ponds, living up to 30 years and growing 16 inches long in the wild. They make great additions to garden ponds.
feared in nightmares, loved as pets. Popular types include Corn Snakes (5-10 yrs), Rosy Boas (25+ yrs), and Ball Pythons (30+ yrs). Oldest Ball Python (62) laid eggs at 61.