Who doesn’t like domesticated animals, like Dogs, Cats, and Birds?

Our list of Top 10 Best Domesticated Animals includes some pets like Dogs that you just can’t wait to cuddle, and some like snakes that will have you asking ‘How can someone own THAT as a pet?

Fun Facts About Domesticated Animals

  • 393.3 million pets live in the United States.
  • Pet ownership has increased 20% since 1988.
  • 85 million or 67% of American homes include a pet.
  • 95% of American pet owners consider their pets to be family members.
  • Freshwater aquarium fish are the most popular pet by numbers, with 139.3 million of them nationwide.
  • Generation X and Millennials make up more than two-thirds of all pet owners in the United States.
  • Americans spend $1 billion each year on pet insurance.

Top 10 Best Domesticated Animals To Own

Our list of the Top 10 domesticated Animals isn’t based on just one metric.

Because if that was the case fish would be the most popular pet in America just by their sheer numbers.

Instead, we looked at a combination of factors, lifespan, upkeep, the animal’s interaction with pet owners, etc. to come up with our top 10 best list.

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Turtles

Turtletop-10-best-list-AnimalsBringing up the rear, our slowpoke pals, the Turtles

Turtles are one of the most popular specialty pets, according to AVMA’s calculations. They’re even more popular than snakes and lizards. Despite their tough exterior, many pet owners find them to be sweet and docile.

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Ferrets

Ferrets top 10 best list Domesticated AnimalsBack in the 80s and 90’s Ferrets were all the rage, but they aren’t as popular today.

But still, according to the AVMA’s 2012 calculations, an estimated 334 out of every 1,000 households owns a ferret. Again, this makes sense due to their size and their availability in most pet stores.

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Guinea pigs

Guinea pigs top 10 best list Domesticated Animals

While Guinea pigs are pretty popular.

But they’re slightly less popular than hamsters, guinea pigs are a popular choice. Like hamsters, their small size and accessibility are what’s most likely making them a popular domesticated animal.

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Hamsters

Hamster top 10 best list Domesticated AnimalsAccording to AVMA’s 2012 calculations, 887 out of 1,000 households own a hamster. This not surprising since they’re small in size and can affordably found in most pet stores in the US.

It’s kind of strange that people freak out if they see a mouse, but the same people just can’t wait to cuddle up to a hamster?

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Poultry

Poultry top 10 best list Domesticated AnimalsPoultry — generally chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese — are a popular choice around the US. They’re more popular than hamsters and guinea pigs.

According to AVMA’s calculations, a lot of households own multiple poultry pets.

On the bright side, during a pandemic, or if you live in Texas and lose power, you’ll never have to worry about dinner if the grocery stores unexpectedly close.

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Rabbits

Rabbits top 10 best list Domesticated AnimalsIt’s not surprising when you see how adorable they are.

After fish, rabbits are the second most common specialty pet among households, according to the American Veterinarian Association.

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Birds

Birds top 10 best list Domesticated AnimalsFound in 6% of pet-owning households nationwide, bird owners mainly enjoy their pets because they are fun to watch and are an interesting conversation piece.

According to Petcha, cockatiels and parrots are the two most popular breeds amongst American owners.

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Fish

Fish top 10 best list Domesticated AnimalsFish are the third most popular pet in the United States, with nearly 12% of American households owning at least one. Owners say they make attractive home decor, as well as that maintaining fish, is a fun and easy hobby.
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Cats

cats top 10 best list AnimalsCats are cute, cats are independent, and cats don’t need to go for a walk during a Hurricane. Some breeds better than others but there are a lot of good breeds such as Shorthair, Scottish Fold, and Maine Coon. They are cute and WAY WAY better than dogs.
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Dogs

dog top 10 best list AnimalsDogs are cute, dogs are loyal. Some breeds better than others but there are a lot of good breeds such as Dachshunds, retrievers, and beagles. They are cute and WAY WAY better than cats.

 

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  • 11. Pigs
  • 12. Iguanas
  • 13. Snakes
  • 14. Horses

Don’t Agree With Our List Of The Top 10 Best Domesticated Animals? 

Leave a comment below with your recommendations for the top 10 best-domesticated animals of all time.

Remember if you’re looking for a new pet… Please, Adopt Don’t Shop!

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