Before getting a new pet there are a few things you should take under consideration. Animals can sometimes have unexpected costly vet trips so having a bit of extra money for your new pet, just in case, is always a good idea. Thinking about where you see yourself in the future can be important for a new animal too, if you are moving will you be able to take your pet with you? Are you willing to keep that pet for the lifespan of the pet. Pets such as dogs, cats, many species of birds, small mammals, and many more are very social and form bonds with their owner, so if you don't see your self wanting to keep them long term, you might want to get a less social pet. So keep all these things in mind before you get a new pet.