Are Humans The Only Animals That Keep Pets?

Many Kingstonians enjoy the love and companionship of pets. The researchers started with a listĀ of 90 mammals and gathered facts about how each lives. Then they asked a few different groups of people to read each statement and decide whether it made the animal suitable or unsuitable as a pet, and then evaluate the animal based on the whole collection of statements they’d read. The five animals below were rated overall as suitable pets by the majority of a team of eight animal scientists, although no animal convinced all of the judges.

The urge to bring animals into our homes is so widespread that it’s tempting to think of it as a universal feature of human nature, but not all societies have a tradition of pet-keeping. Even in the West there are plenty of people who feel no particular affinity for animals, whether pets or no. Surprisingly, rats make excellent pets due to their intelligence, larger size, and enjoyment of human companionship. Guinea pigs are also good kid-friendly pets.

If you know you want a pet, but aren’t sure which would be best for you, this guide can help. The perfect pet will be unique to you and finding it can be a fun and rewarding experience. Hundreds of people have told me their stories of about how they came to own their pets, and how they have changed their lives for the better. Passionately expressing their feelings of love and devotion, they speak of their pets as if they were members of the family – and for all intents and purposes, they truly are.

As you explore the questions below you’ll discover which animals are suitable for each situation, this will narrow down your selections and help you make the right pet choice. Whether it’s a commonly kept … Read more

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