There’s something cool about people who own pets. They seem to be more empathetic, compassionate, and well-rounded individuals. They’re more outgoing and seem to enjoy talking more about their pets to everyone they see.
Being a pet owner brings more responsibility but the love your pet returns is worth every minute of those extra responsibilities. Today we’re featuring some fun facts about pet ownership to inspire you to get out there and buy the right pet for you!
Spend Billions on Pets
According to the American Pet Products Association, people spend billions on products for their pets. The current total is around $60.28 billion. This number sounds pretty large, but there are more than 80 million households in the United States that have a pet.
Cats Only Meow at Humans
Those who own cats have started to notice that their cats don’t typically meow at each other. It seems this ability to meow is something that cats developed as they were domesticated. The meow is more of a way to talk to humans, so don’t be alarmed when you see a cat owner talking back to their cat with a meow or two.
For the fish owners, goldfish seem to be the most popular out of all pet owners. These little fish can live up to 30 years when taken care of properly. So perhaps consider adding that pet goldfish to your will if you plan on owning or own a pet goldfish.
Pet Owners Love Parrots
We were shocked to learn that parrots are the fourth most popular pet in the United States. Out of the 3.1 percent of households in America that own birds, a parrot is at a top of the list. This is a fun fact about pet ownership, as we typically think of cats and dogs being the more popular pet out there.
Sleeping on Bed
Most pet owners allow their cat or dog to sleep on their bed. A survey found that 81 percent of cat owners let their feline companions sleep on their bed while 73 percent of dog owners said the same. Pet owners love that furry companionship, plus the heartbeat of your pet can help you sleep deeper.
This adorable turtle is the most popular pet for those seeking to own a reptile type of pet. They’re easy to take care of and can entertain you. The only downside is that it’s hard to find one in the pet shop, and you cannot take them from the wild.
Whether you’re currently a pet owner or thinking about owning a pet we hope that our fun facts today have inspired you to get up and enjoy more time with pets whenever you get the chance.