What did you consider before choosing a pet?

My list of factors to consider is here. Here’s the quick list:

1. Time
2. Energy
3. Finances
4. Space
5. Experience
6. Other family members
7. Other pets
8. Stage of life
9. Expectations
10. Which pet?

What other factors did you think about before you acquired your pet?
What else would you like people to think about before they get a pet?

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