Go Hairless! Check Out These Five Awesome Allergy-Friendly Pet Store Finds

When most people think of pets, cats and dogs are likely the first to come to mind. But without a lifetime supply of antihistamines, they just aren’t an option for those with certain animal allergies. Thankfully, someone hoping to find a new hairless friend can look no further than their local pet store for an exciting new addition to the family. Here are five awesome allergy-friendly picks.

Saltwater Fish

This is a particularly exciting choice for families with kids, as they’re fun to watch and easy to keep safe from little ones. Saltwater fish vary greatly in size, temperament, and space requirements, so it’s important to inquire at the pet store about specific maintenance. One relatively easier option is the Ocellaris Clownfish (think Nemo), which does well in pairs and requires little space. Want to upsize? Consider a larger tank and add a Pacific Blue Tang (Nemo’s buddy Dory). Kids would love showing off their real-life Finding Nemo aquarium right in their living room!


While not entirely hairless, these adorable little critters are more prickly than fuzzy. Human allergies to hedgehogs are possible, but they’re very rare. Owners who have the time and desire to socialize hedgehogs have the best experiences with them, as they tend to require lots of love and attention to become comfortable but certainly reciprocate with cuddles and interaction.

Leopard Geckos

Another one that’s great for families, the leopard gecko is a docile breed that enjoys being handled. While the most common are yellowish with brown or black spots, some also sport fully black, albino, orange, or even purple skin, which despite its appearance, is actually quite soft. Children and adults alike love this hypoallergenic pet store mainstay.

Hermit Crabs

Potentially one of the easiest pets on the market, hermit crabs are fascinating creatures that live up to 10 years! When properly cared for, they can grow up to six inches long. Sure, they’re slow moving and they don’t say much, but these land crustaceans can be gently handled and given colorful “homes” to live in; they change shells as they molt and grow, so giving them pretty, pearly, or even painted empty shells to move into makes it fun for owners, too.

Exotic Birds

If furry isn’t an option, why not try feathery? Exotic birds make some of the most beautiful pets, and while they all require research and practice, there are birds for all different levels of experience. Want a talker? Check out the chatty Eclectus parrot. Prefer a quieter bird that’s striking in color? Budgies are great for beginners and even apartment living. Talking to an exotic bird specialist at a pet store can help potential owners find the breed that’s best for them.

The most common allergies might prevent some people from owning cats or dogs, but there’s no need to go completely pet-free. Hairless options provide the satisfaction and entertainment of animal companionship without the suffering.

Do You Intuitively Know What Your Animal Is Feeling?

Intuition Is Part of Animal Communication.

Intuition often appears as a feeling or knowing or an awareness about something.

Many people receive telepathically from animals in this way, but may not recognize it as true Animal Communication.

Often humans expect and desire to receive communication from animals in words, or even pictures.

But there is no one “right” way to experience Animal Communication.

When first learning to communication telepathically, you will be more successful if you start out where you already are.

In other words, when you receive messages intuitively and accept that, “this is how I receive telepathic information right now,” you will open yourself to receive and expand your telepathic ability with animals from there.

In contrast, if you say, “No, I don’t want to receive telepathically that way. I want to do it another way,” you’re creating a barrier of energy that will block your receptivity to messages from animals.

To strengthen your intuitive receptivity, follow through on your intuitive insights.

This provides a feedback loop that will help you expand your intuitive receptivity.

For example, if you sense your animal may be feeling sad, say something to the animal, such as ‘I’m wondering if you’re feeling sad.”

Watch how your animal responds to your verbal statement. You may notice physical signals that acknowledge your statement, such as a sigh, or closing of the eyes, for example. The response can be many different things, so just notice… notice… notice.

If you sense that there’s something wrong with your animal that requires veterinary help, don’t wait for symptoms. Go to a veterinarian that you trust and have them check out the animal.

You be surprised how this can save the animal’s life. And even if the veterinarian finds nothing wrong, the feedback will help you strengthen your intuitive abilities.

By working with your telepathic abilities at whatever level they are, you will soon find them expanding.

Your animals will appreciate knowing that you’re making an effort to communicate with them in their natural language: telepathic animal communication.

You’ll also find that increased intuitive ability can be a powerful tool in other areas of your life, such as when making decisions about jobs, where to live, or even whether to trust someone.

If intuition is your primary way of receiving animal communication, accept it with joy and work with it. The benefits will be great, and you’ll soon find yourself receiving telepathically from animals in other ways.