If You're A Capricorn, This Is The Perfect Pet For You

Capricorn can be an underrated sign. They aren't typically the sign that gets the most attention, like Leo or Gemini, yet Capricorns have such distinct and admirable traits, and they deserve some accolades.These Christmas/New Year babies are born in the winter between December 22 and January 20. In fact, some Capricorn celebrities make so much sense, including Kate Middleton, Michelle Obama, Martin Luther King Jr., Zayn Malik, Dave Matthews, and David Bowie (via Parade).

Capricorn's main (and best) traits include being positive and steady by nature (via Well + Good). They are dependable and responsible friends and partners, and Capricorns ultimately show their love willingly once they feel safe in a relationship. Loyalty plays a role in everything they do, too. As respected leaders in the workplace, when this earth sign is given a duty, they see it through and put all effort into each endeavor. For this reason, Capricorns make great pet owners. Their sense of responsibility helps ensure that those they love are well cared for and protected, including their furry friends.

This may be the perfect pet for a Capricorn

When searching for the best pet for your zodiac sign, you'll often find a few different options for each sign. Yet, when it comes to Capricorn, the consensus seems to come down to one small pet: the guinea pig.

MSN explains that guinea pigs are easily adaptable for Capricorns owners who may be gone for long periods at a time, putting in extra hours when duty calls. That's a big consideration since not all pets require such little attention. While guinea pigs do need to be played with and socialized, they don't need walks or constant surveillance.

According to Reader's Digest, guinea pigs mirror Capricorn's traits. These pint-sized pets are also straightforward creatures who are just as content with being on their own and keeping themselves busy as they are with getting recognition from their owner. They are independent and reliable, which makes them a good choice for the practical Capricorn.

Taking care of a guinea pig

Guinea pigs are unique pets. You might say they're an in-between choice for a furry companion because they're smaller than dogs but larger than hamsters. Though they are rodents, they don't possess the long tail that make many squeamish. According to Animal Humane Society, guinea pigs grow to about 1 to 2 pounds in weight and 8 to 10 inches in length. With an 8 to 10 year lifespan, they can become a treasured part of the family.

Feeding guinea pigs is pragmatic, something a Capricorn would appreciate. They need to eat pellets created specifically for guinea pigs. It's important to feed them food that is specially made for them since guinea pigs require vitamin C on a daily basis, which not many other household pets require in abundance. Therefore, most store-bought guinea pig pellets are already fortified with this water soluble vitamin.

Guinea pigs are social creatures, but while they enjoy daily social interaction in the form of cuddles and playtime, they aren't needy and happily go through their day while Capricorn is away. This ultimately makes them the perfect companion for Capricorns.