27 Amazing Facts About Pets You Probably Never Knew

By pets, they often mean not only the inhabitants of city apartments, but also any other living creatures. People began to tame different mammals and birds a long time ago, back in time immemorial, and since then they have achieved considerable success in this. This process continues today, but not all animals lend themselves to domestication, despite all the efforts of breeders.


  • Dogs have a very sensitive nose, but not as sensitive as cows. Ordinary domestic cows are capable of smelling up to ten kilometers away.
  • A dog’s nose print is as unique as human fingerprints.
  • Pets can sometimes carry dangerous diseases. Toxocariasis, which affects dogs and cats, can lead to blindness, for example.
  • Domestic cats meow only when they want to attract people’s attention. When communicating with each other, they do not use these sounds.
  • Most cats do not like water, but Turkish Vans (this is such a breed) for the most part love to swim.
  • In the UK, a pet owner can be fined if the police determine that the pet is obese due to improper care.
  • In aquariums, mollusks are often kept along with fish, since mollusks are excellent water purifiers.
  • Many decorative rabbits love to play catch-up. In the absence of relatives, the owner can also become an object for the game.
  • Due to the peculiarities of the structure of the neck, ordinary pigs, like decorative minipigs, do not know how to lift their heads and lookup.
  • Pets like rats are very social creatures. One by one, they languish with longing. They should always be kept at least two at a time, at least so that they have a company.
  • Goldfish are the world’s most popular home aquarium dwellers. They don’t even need to heat up the water, as the room temperature suits them completely.
  • Common mold is a deadly poison for many pets.
  • Do not give chocolate to dogs. They love him, but he is harmful and even dangerous for them.
  • Horses were domesticated by humans long ago. So long ago that their wild ancestors became extinct, and scientists generally know little about them.
  • Amphibian lovers sometimes keep horned Argentinean frogs as pets. But it is not always possible to play with them – with sizes over 15 cm, these creatures are quite aggressive, and they bite very painfully.
  • Zebras, unlike horses, cannot be tamed. But in Africa, there are horse and zebra hybrids that you can get along with.
  • Both domestic and wild ducks have one interesting feature – only females quack. Males do not know how to quack.
  • The sense of smell in rats, both wild and domestic, is so acute that they are able to sniff out one-millionth of the poison in food.
  • Guinea pigs, popular pets, were domesticated by the Incas in South America many thousands of years ago. But they were not kept as pets – the meat of these rodents is still considered a delicacy in a number of Latin American countries.
  • Rabbits’ eyes are unique in that, thanks to their location, the animal can even see what is happening behind it without turning its head.
  • Turtles are long-livers among domestic animals. They sometimes live for several hundred years. Thus, Charles Darwin, the creator of the theory of evolution, died in 1882, and his domestic turtle Garietta died in 2006.
  • Horses are able to recognize themselves and their relatives in photographs.
  • Domestic pigs are often used to find truffles, the world’s most expensive mushrooms.
  • Apparently, the first domestic animal was the wild wolf, once tamed by primitive people. Countless breeds of dogs have gone from him.
  • The world’s first most popular place among all pets is shared by cats and dogs.
  • In all developed countries, the law prohibits keeping pets, which can pose a danger to others, and sometimes to the owners themselves.
  • Hearing in dogs is about ten times more acute than in humans.
Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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