Survey Reveals The Most Popular Pet

Publish Date
Monday, 21 November 2016, 2:33PM
Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images

An American survey has given us a look at what pet is number one in the popularity stakes. 

The survey of pet owners has revealed that fish is the most owned pet.

However, the reason being for this is that people are more likely to keep more than one fish, than they are to with cats than dogs.

In the United States, people own:

142 million freshwater fish
88.3 million cats
74.8 million dogs
16 million birds
24.3 million small animals
13.8 million horses
13.4 million reptiles
9.6 million saltwater fish

The survey also showed that pet ownership is at an all-time high in the United States, with 63 percent of all U.S. households owning a pet.

What's your favourite pet? Answer our poll below! 


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