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Top 10 Popular Domesticated Pets

These cute animals have been domesticated over centuries and have become some of the most favourite companions to humans. Here's a list of the most popular domesticated pets.

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Dogs

Dogs

Domesticated house hold pets that have evolved from wolves . They are sometimes bred with other species of wolves or dogs to create desirable purebreds or a new species of dogs. The dog is the first species to be domesticated and has been selectively bred over millennia for various behaviors, sensory capabilities, and physical attributes.

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Cats

Cats

The domestic cat is a small, typically furry, carnivorous mammal. They are often called house cats when kept as indoor pets or simply cats when there is no need to distinguish them from other felids and felines.

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Guinea Pigs

Guinea Pigs

The domestic guinea pig or simply guinea pig, also known as cavy, is a species of rodent belonging to the family Caviidae and the genus Cavia.

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Rabbits

Rabbits

Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha, found in several parts of the world.

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Lizards

Lizards

Lizards are a widespread group of squamate reptiles, with over 6,000 species, ranging across all continents except Antarctica, as well as most oceanic island chains.

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Hamsters

Hamsters

Hamsters are rodents belonging to the subfamily Cricetinae, which contains about 25 species classified in six or seven genera.

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Fish

Fish

Fish are great for those not wanting to invest too much money or time into a pet. They make for

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Turtles

Turtles

Turtles are reptiles of the order Testudines characterized by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs and acting as a shield. "Turtle" may refer to the order as a whole or to fresh-water and sea-dwelling testudines.

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Birds

Birds

Birds are much more cost-effective and easy to take care of in comparison to what they have to offer. Many birds can be just as social as dogs in cats, and much more than rabbits. They best part about birds is that they are extremely easy to breed and the babies are not hard to raise.

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Ferrets

Ferrets

The ferret is the domesticated form of the European polecat, a mammal belonging to the same genus as the weasel, Mustela of the family Mustelidae