Aquarius Pet Compatibility

The sign of Aquarius is two wavy lines stacked parallel to each other

As the Fixed Air sign ruled by Uranus, Aquarius is highly intelligent and a little bit out of the box. As such, Aquarius pet compatibility will rely on these factors: intelligence, and quirkiness. 

Aquarius has a big-picture view of life and is 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. 

What is the Best Pet for Aquarius?


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 like a bright-colored cockatiel. A bird that Aquarius can teach to speak will also be high on the list of Aquarius pet compatibility.

Aquarius can also 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 dull as they may seem will lead to many hours of entertainment for Aquarius.

Chameleons are just enough outside the box to treat Aquarius’s 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 these animals certainly fit the bill for this quirky sign.

Lab rats 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. 

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