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A pet 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.

Pet species

Mammals

Birds

Reptiles

Fish - see Aquarium

See also: digital pet


The Commodore PET was a home computer of the 1970s



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