Bow-WOW! Which one is for you? Revealing Britain's Top 10 Favourite Pets
We all know that pets are an essential part of our lives. They bring us joy, love, and plenty of laughs. However, have you ever wondered what the popular pets in the UK are? And which ones you could bring to the office, or better left at home!
As part of The Office Crowd's support for National Pet Month, we’ve decided to take a closer look and reveal the top ten most popular pets in the UK. So if you are a lover of animals, grab a cup of tea, and let's get started.
Surprisingly enough, snakes are the tenth most popular pet in Britain. They are unique and fascinating creatures that require a lot of care and attention. However, if you are considering them as your next pet, it's essential to do some research to ensure you care for them correctly.
Common breeds that are popular with beginners include corn snakes and king & milk snakes, while more experienced owners home royal pythons and garter snakes. This blog writer kindly says... "no thanks!"
9. Domestic fowl:
At number nine, we have domestic fowl, such as chickens and ducks. Besides being a source of fresh eggs, they are also a popular pet choice for those living in the countryside. They are fun and provide companionship for those living in rural areas. Plus, what other pet provides you breakfast!
Lizards are at number eight and are another unusual pet choice. They are generally easy to handle and require minimal attention, making them a suitable pet for the office worker who doesn’t have much time. Common lizards kept as pets in the UK include bearded dragons, leopard geckos and blue-tongued skinks.
7. Tortoises and turtles:
Tortoises and turtles take number seven and make for delightful and exciting pets. These gentle creatures can live for many years, which makes them a long-term commitment. However, it's essential to consider the space and requirements they need before bringing one home.
Hamsters are a popular choice for first-time pet owners, and it's not hard to see why. They are adorable, easy to care for, and relatively low maintenance. They love to play and run around, making them a fun addition to any home.
There are 24 different species of hamster, and among the most popular pets are the Syrian, the Russian dwarf Campbell and the Roborovski.
5. Guinea pigs
Guinea pigs are particularly popular for families with young kids.
They live for around four to eight years, so their care isn't much of a long term commitment. They can live indoors or outdoors and thrive in same-sex groups or in pairs.
4. Indoor birds:
Indoor birds, like budgerigars and canaries, come in number five, making them a popular pet in the UK. They bring color and life to any home or office, and while they can be noisy, some say they provide a source of calming chirping.
Some species of parrots can live for 60 years or longer, so owning a bird can be a long-term commitment.
Rabbits take the fourth spot, with approximately 2% of Brits owning a rabbit as a pet. They are some of the friendliest pets, and their playful nature and long ears make them hard to resist.
Cats come in second place, with an estimated 8 million cats living in the UK. They make independent and affectionate pets, and owning a cat has been shown to have positive effects on mental wellbeing.
Cats come in all shapes and sizes, with British shorthairs, Bengals and Siamese cats amongst the most popular. Cats make great work from home companions. Plus they get you out of your chair a few times a day.
Finally, at number one, we have the UK's favourite pet... Yo guessed it, the dog! With over 9 million dogs living in the UK, they bring joy, love, and a great workout routine for their owners. They are loyal, intelligent, and always up for some fun. Since we are a furniture company, here is our favourite couch to lounge on with your pup.
There are countless cross-breeds, but the most common pure breed dogs in the UK are: Labrador retrievers, cocker spaniels, springer spaniels and German shepherds.
Well, there you have it, Britain's top ten most popular pets. It's clear that pets play an essential role in our lives, and choosing the right pet for you and your family can lead to immeasurable happiness.
However, while their cute faces and playful nature may be hard to resist, it's crucial to consider the time, space, and resources you have available before bringing one home.
Whatever pet you choose, make sure you provide them with lots of love and care, and they will undoubtedly return the favour. Happy National Pet Month!