How your star sign can reveal the perfect pet for you

Getting a pet usually requires a lot of time and effort so you want to make sure that you’ve got the right one. Dog or cat? Fish or hamster? Instead of just guessing and hoping it will all end up OK, Foxy Bingo teamed up with astrologer Lisa Stardust to help you choose the perfect pet based on your star sign.

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Aries: A ferret
This star sign is renowned for being bold, fiery and ambitious, just like our ferret friends. ‘Much like an Aries, ferrets are high energy and require an owner who can match that, playing with them on a whim with the ability to think up inventive ways of entertaining them,’ says Lisa. ‘Be forewarned, ferrets nip when not cared for properly, which is like the fiery Aries, who has a high temper and can spew salty words when in a defensive mood.’

Taurus: A tortoise
Taurians love connecting with the earth; they are steadfast in nature and can be stubborn. ‘The two are a perfect match as they stubbornly move at their own pace and do things in their own time, both remarkably low maintenance and enjoy connecting with the earth. Both need to be handled with TLC and be given room to grow,’ says Lisa.

Gemini: A parrot
Geminis are playful and can talk for hours about anything. They are constantly wanting to learn too and Lisa says: ‘We all know that parrots and Geminis have the gift of the gab, therefore, will make the perfect pair, conversing and sharing secrets all day long.

Cancer: A cat
Cancers – and cats – are highly attuned to what’s going on around them, making them the perfect combination. ‘The good part about this pet connection is that cats are super intuitive, giving Cancers attention when they’re in emotional need, but leaving them alone when they are not in the mood for hugs. Both like to be spoiled with lavish presents and attention.’

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Leo: A chicken
Leos are creative but they also love a drama, just like a brood of hens. ‘Leos are known for their dramatic nature, and there is no other pet that can make a scene like a chicken. From their loud yell in the morning to their clucks throughout the day, they require a lot of attention — which they receive.’

Virgo: A dog
Virgos are famously practical and a dog brings out their kind, supportive side. ‘Virgos are chilled people who require a pet that is fun-loving and kind,’ says Lisa. ‘They’ll enjoy walking their pup throughout their local neighbourhood whilst running errands (which they always seem to have a lot of). In fact, they will both find comfort in having the same routines day after day as they both require structure.’

Libra: Lovebirds
Libras are happiest when they are being adored in a pair so lovebirds make a great pet for them. ‘The Libra will find their pet soulmate in lovebirds, who are known to require attention and affection at all times. Lovebirds like to be kept in pairs, like Libra who finds meaning and harmony in partnerships,’ reveals Lisa.

Scorpio: A hamster
A Scorpio lives life fast and is full of energy so what better pet for them than a hamster? ‘Hamsters are constantly running on their wheel, so they’ll understand the need for the Scorpio to keep busy, living life at a fast pace,’ Lisa believes.

Sagittarius: A horse 
Sagittarians are born explorers who are guided by their own rules and can’t be tamed. ‘The zodiac sign for a Sagittarius is a centaur, half man and half horse, so it’s a no-brainer that the archer will align with the steadfast horse,’ says Lisa.

Capricorn: A rabbit 
Capricorns can be cold and reserved when you first meet them but they also have a playful side. ‘Having a rabbit as a pet will serve as a lesson in reasonability for the Capricorn, a trait the Capricorn is known for, their quiet natures will mesh together very well,’ adds Lisa.

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Aquarius: A lizard
The Aquarius sign is a free spirit that pushes boundaries, while enjoying being alone. ‘The lizard and the Aquarius are known for enjoying personal contact with others, but often choose to live aloofly,’ says Lisa. ‘Both tend to show their emotions when they’re in a situation that they don’t like, seeking to escape quickly. Neither has a great game face nor will they hide what’s on their mind.’

Pisces: A fish
A born explorer, Pisces is constantly drawn between reality and fantasy. This sign is represented by a fish so it’s not surprising that this makes its perfect pet. ‘Both Pisces and fish are known for their intuitive approach to life. They trust their guts and instincts when making decisions in life. They will both find a kinship within each other right away, enjoying their own freedom and swimming to the beat of their own drum,’ reveals Lisa.