A cat, dog, and bummy cuddling together. As the Fixed Air sign ruled by Uranus, Aquarius is highly intelligent and a little bit out of the box. As such, pet compatibility for Aquarius will rely on these factors: intelligence, and quirkiness. Aquarius has a big picture view of life, and are philosophical by nature. There’s no species on Earth altruistic Aquarius doesn't like, but there are a few that will capture their hearts and minds, a little more than others.

As Air signs, Aquarius is ruled by speed and a quick wit. Thus they also appreciate species that are ruled by the air as well, and what better species to honor that quality than birds? For Aquarius, the everyday canary will suffice, but it won't feed their soul in the way that a bright colored cockatiel would. A bird that Aquarius can teach to speak will also be incredibly delightful for the Aquarius zodiac sign as well.

Aquarius will also be able to teach a bird tricks or train them to do unique things. If you ever heard of someone able to converse with their pet bird, that was probably an Aquarius. They are independent and like to intellectually challenge all around them, including their pets. A bird is an ideal mate for Aquarius if it comes with a pre-set range of skills like talking and tricks.

A chameleon is an animal that not everybody can appreciate as a pet, but Aquarius certainly will - they’ll love that the chameleon is a different looking pet every day. As such, chameleons will fascinate Aquarius, and as boring as they may seem, will lead to many hours of entertainment for Aquarius.

Chameleons are just enough outside the box to treat Aquarius’ quirky side as well. Don't be surprised if Aquarius teaches their chameleon a thing or two as far as tricks are concerned! If you’re looking for a pet on the low maintenance but funky side for Aquarius, chameleons are the perfect pet.

Lab Rats
Few people can get away with a rat as a pet, but quirky Aquarius certainly fits the bill. Lab rats specifically, or white mice are great pets for Aquarius because of their highly evolved brains - these animals are used in scientific studies because, oddly enough, their brains are so similar to ours. Aquarius loves this - and this kind of pet is weird enough to keep Water Bearers perfectly happy as well.

With a lab rat as a pet, intellectual Aquarius will find a new science project at home every day. They’ll also bond with their rat or mouse in a way no other zodiac sign will even consider. Think of Sheldon Cooper from the show The Big Bang Theory. He may not be an Aquarius, but it’s that type of personality so similar to Aquarius that’s what makes lab rats or scientific mice so perfect for the Aquarius pet owner.