Are you at the point in your life where you're ready to settle down and make one of the biggest life commitments....getting a pet?
We've found what lil'animal would be best for your thanks to Melanie Griffith, pet expert at Mad Paws and pet-services site, who spoke to Popsugar and found what animal is best fit for each of the different star signs.
*Note a couple of these are probs a little hard to get as a pet in NZ so you might need to look at moving over seas (but atleast you'd have a pet to keep you company*
Aries: March 21 - April 19
"Aries tend to be very active people who love nothing more than being outdoors. For such an energetic person, a dog is the perfect fur partner. A Labrador in particular would be a great match as they are bouncy, friendly and enthusiastic, just like you!"
Taurus: April 20 - May 20
"People born under the Taurus sign tend to crave attention and intimacy. A cat such as a LaPerm, who are known for rubbing against anything and everything in their path, would be the perfect companion for you! Taureans can be stubborn but this also makes you a fiercely loyal person and, just like you, once a LaPerm develops a connection, you have a friend for life."
Gemini: May 21 - June 20
"Those born under the Gemini sign are natural chatterboxes. You quick-witted Geminis love to talk and are always on the lookout for the next exciting discovery. The perfect pet for you is one who also loves a natter — the parrot! Of all pets, this is the one who has the best chance of keeping up with your conversations."
Cancer: June 21 - July 22
"Cancereans are sensitive souls who have high emotional intelligence. You are wonderful nurturers who would be suited to most animals, nevertheless the best fit for you is a cat. But not just any cat, you need a breed who will stick by you through thick and thin and so there's only one for you — Somali. Somalis are affection-seekers who are always happy to curl up and cuddle."
Leo: July 23 - August 22
"Leos have rich taste — only the finest things in life will do! With that in mind, there's only one perfect critter for you — a horse! The ultimate in luxurious pets, you will enjoy their regal, dignified appearance — a perfect reflection of yourself."
Virgo: August 23 - September 22
"People born under Virgo can be fussy. A pet who makes a mess in the house or sheds hair everywhere will not be welcome — you would enjoy having a companion but need a neat critter who will not create chaos. For you, the answer is easy — a tortoise. Very clean and easy to care for, they're a great choice for a perfectionist like yourself."
Libra: September 23 - October 22
"Librans appreciate beauty and are drawn to things that are aesthetically pleasing. You would be open to most animals but, whatever it is, it would have to be good looking! A pure breed cat such as the Maine Coon or highly groomed Miniature Poodle would be your pet of choice and, of course, you would pick the cutest of the litter!"
Scorpio: October 23 - November 21
"Calm on the outside but passionate underneath, Scorpians have a mysterious persona which would be well suited to an equally mystifying pet — a snake. The snake's shedding of the skin is a great match for Scorpians, who are known as the sign of transformation."
Sagittarius: November 22 - December 21
"Sagittarians were born to travel. Fuelled by wanderlust, you won't spend much time at home and, if you are, you will be planning your next trip. You need a low-maintenance pet that can cope with."
Capricorn: December 22 - January 19
"Capricorns are hardworking and not afraid to go the extra mile. A great believer in 'the busier the better', you would not be against having a pet who requires a little more attention. For that reason, a ferret would be perfect for you. Although they can be a little finicky, you would not be put off and would enjoy putting in the extra effort to look after your new pet."
Aquarius: January 20 - February 18
"Aquarians are loving and generous by nature. You are most likely to be the person leaving out water and food for stray animals and would be drawn to adopting a pet from a shelter rather than buying from a breeder. You want to save the world! Aquarians are well suited to a lap dog like a Yorkshire Terrier who would lap up your limitless affection and attention."
Pisces: February 19 - March 20
"People born under Pisces tend to be very sensitive and would be a great owner for a pet who shares their sensitive nature. A small snuggling partner such as a rabbit or guinea pig would be great for you as you would provide them with the attention and gentle handling that they need."