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Pet
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This page is about domestic animals. For several meanings of the acronym PET, see PET.

The term "Companion Animal" is often employed as a politically correct name for the word "pet". A pet or companion animal is a domesticated animal that is kept by humans for companionship or for the beauty of its appearance or utterances, rather than for economic reasons.

While in theory one could keep a blue whale as a pet, in practice a small number of species of mammals and birds have dominated the pet scene for a very long time. Fish have joined them more recently. With the exception of iguanas and non-venomous snakes, few reptiles and amphibians make good pets.

The glofish, a genetically modified zebrafish with a bright red florescent color is the first genetically modified (GM) animal to be engineered as a pet.

Pet species

Mammals

Birds

Reptiles

Amphibians

Fish - see Aquarium

Arthropods

See also


  

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