People in the U.K. love animals, and most households have a pet, but which is the most popular? Here is our countdown to Britain's favourite animal!
10.Snakes - Snakes are interesting and unusual pets but they have very specific requirements around light and heat. Many people are scared of snakes or do not like the idea of feeding the whole prey, and so do not choose them as a pet.
Chickens have become more and more popular as pets as people love fresh, organic eggs and less people are willing to eat eggs from caged hens. Keeping hens is meant to be good for your health as they keep you in a daily routine!
Lizards can be great pets for adults and children alike. They come in a range of sizes from little geckos to giant iguanas.
7. Tortoises Tortoises are fairly easy pets to look after but they live for a really long time; often longer than people! They also hibernate over the winter months.
Hamsters make a great children's' pet if they are trained and handled from a young age, but they do sleep a lot during the day and scurry around at night because they are nocturnal.
5. Guinea Pigs Guinea pigs also make great pets for children as they are friendly and cute. They can live in the garden most of the year but need to go inside for the cold U.K. winters.
4. Birds Birds such as canaries, parrots and cockatiels are popular pets in the U.K.. Some are very clever and have learnt a large vocabulary. Other popular birds are pigeons who are kept for racing.
Rabbits are fluffy and cute pets that can live in the garden most of the year. They can also be house trained and can even learn to use a litter tray! They love to eat up raw veg peelings and dandelions from the garden.
Cats make an easy to care for pet as they are very independent. As long as they have food and a warm place to sleep, they are generally quite content. However, cats may not live with other smaller pets, as they will sometimes see them as prey.
Dogs are the U.K.'s favourite pets. They come in lots of different shapes and sizes. Dogs are very loyal to their owners and are great company. They need lots of looking after and walking, but many people say their family would not be complete without their four-legged friend.
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