How To Decide Which Pet Urn To Choose
After the loss of a pet, it can be difficult to decide what kind of urn to choose. You may want a certain kind of material, or to capture an aspect of your pets personality - and it can be difficult to find out what kind of urns are suitable for pets in the first place.
At Biotree, we have compiled a small guide to help you decide what urn to choose for your pet. We’ll be taking a look at size, weight, urn type and cost to help you choose the perfect memorial for your pet.
Pet Urn Size and Weight
One of the aspects you may want to think about when choosing your pet urn is the size and weight of the urn itself. As urns are a more uncommon purchase, it can be difficult to know the kind of volume needed for the ashes themselves, and whether this can vary depending on the type of animal.
When exploring urn options and types, you should look for the technical specifications of the urn itself, including:
- Pet Weight
As you browse for different urns, comparing these sizes to other urns and your pet itself will give you a good understanding of the kind of weight and size of urn to choose for your pet.
You may also want to make sure that the urn you buy is the right size for the urn’s chosen location. For example, an urn that is suited for an outside memorial may not be well suited to resting on a mantelpiece or elsewhere inside the home.
Ensuring that you have the right size and weight of urn can make the process of choosing the ideal memorial for your pet much easier.
At Biotree, our pet urns are suited to most pets, from small hamsters to large dogs and even horses. Our biodegradable urns only use a small portion of the ashes to plant a memorial tree - the remaining ashes can be used as part of a secondary memorial or scattering ceremony.
Pet Urn Type
The type of urn you purchase for your pet is also very important. You may want to choose a more conventional pet urn, for use on a mantelpiece or for an indoor or outdoor display. These are often modestly designed and can sometimes be customised with inscriptions to commemorate your pet.
Other urn types include designs specifically for scattering. These urns are designed to be used temporarily and are not meant as a permanent home for your ashes. These can often be smaller and lighter, designed for carrying and for comfort during the scattering ceremony, but missing the robust aspects of an outdoor display urn.
Biotree offer a third option, as we specialise in environmentally-friendly biodegradable urns. Our pet urns combine a small amount of ashes with soil in the urn to allow the growth of a memorial tree - and a natural habitat for other animal life.
Pet Urn Costs
Another key factor in choosing your pet urn is the cost. While you may not be able to put a price on the love for your pet, it is important to make sure you are buying a quality, suitably-priced urn that will be a fitting and lasting memorial to your pet.
Pet urns can be found for as low as £10, but you will often have to compromise on quality. It is not uncommon for these urns to damage easily, especially when placed outside as part of an outdoor memorial - and are often not robust enough to last long in the home.
Higher price points for urns are often a good sign of quality and means that you are purchasing an urn that will last. You can also be sure of the urn’s quality by buying an urn directly from a reputable seller or producer - rather than via third party - which may also help you to save on costs.
Another factor that impacts on cost is the function of the urn. Urn type and its intended use can have a big impact on both quality and cost. At Biotree our pet urns go beyond the usual to create a lasting and loving memorial for your pet. 100% biodegradable, our urns allow ashes to grow into a memorial tree of your choosing, which you can digitally tag and memorialise online.
What Pet Urn To Choose
From lightly built scattering urns, to more robust items intended for outdoor & indoor storage, there are a wide range of products to choose from - and even when considering size, type and cost, the choice can be a difficult one.
Ultimately the pet urn you choose will be impacted by how you wish to commemorate your pet - and how fitting a memorial that urn will be.
As long as you are choosing a way of commemorating your pet that is meaningful to you, you are choosing the right pet urn for your pet.