List of pets

Domesticated

Domesticated pets are the most common types of pet. A domesticated animal is any animal that has been tamed and made fit for a human environment[61] by being consistently kept in captivity and selectively bred over a long enough period of time that it exhibits marked differences in behavior and appearance from its wild relatives.

Mammals

A rabbit
A hedgehog with albinism

Alpacas
Camels
Cats
Cows
Dogs
Donkeys
Ferrets
Goats
Hedgehogs
Horses
Llamas
Pigs
Rabbits
Red foxes
Rodents, including rats, mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, and chinchillas
Sheep
Water Buffaloes
Yaks

Birds

A chicken
An Oscar

Companion parrots, like the budgie and cockatiel.
Fowl, such as chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, or quail
Columbines
Passerines, namely finches and canaries

Fish

Goldfish
Koi
Siamese fighting fish (Betta)
Barb
Guppy
Molly
Mosquitofish
Oscar

Arthropods

Bees, such as Honey bees and Stingless bees
Silk moth

Wild animals

Main article: Exotic pet
The Hiran Minar near Lahore, Pakistan was built in the 17th century by the Mughal Emperor Jahangir as a funerary monument in honor of his pet deer.
The Pasha's Favourite Tiger, oil painting by Rudolph Ernst

Wild animals are kept as pets. The term “wild” in this context specifically applies to any species of animal which has not undergone a fundamental change in behavior to facilitate a close co-existence with humans. Some species listed here may have been bred in captivity for a considerable length of time, but are still not recognized as domesticated.

Generally, wild animals are recognized as not suitable to keep as pets, and this practice is completely banned in many places. In other areas, certain species are allowed to be kept, and it is usually required for the owner to obtain a permit. It is considered animal cruelty by some, as most often, wild animals require precise and constant care that is very difficult to meet in captive conditions. Many large and instinctively aggressive animals are extremely dangerous, and numerous times have they killed their handlers.

Exotic mammals

Anteaters like southern tamanduas
Bison
Canidae like Arctic foxes, coydogs, dingoes, fennec foxes, gray foxes, and wolfdogs
Civets like binturongs and genets
Deer like fallow deer, leaf muntjacs and white-tailed deer
Duikers
Elephants
Felidae, including "big cats" such as tigers, lions, and leopards, as well as felinae species like bobcats, ocelots, margays, and servals
Marsupials like opossums, gliding possums, koalas, short-tailed opossums, wallabys, and wombats
Mongoose
Mustelids like badgers, minks, skunks, and otters
Primates like capuchin monkeys, chimpanzees, guenons, lemurs, macaques, marmosets, slow lorises, spider monkeys, squirrel monkeys, sykes' monkeys, tamarins, and vervet monkeys
Procyonidae like cacomistles, coatimundi, kinkajous, raccoons, and ringtail cats
Rodents like capybaras, chipmunks, degus, dormouse, squirrels, groundhogs, patagonian cavys, pouched rats, and prairie dogs
Sloths such as two-toed sloths and pale-throated three-toed sloths
Monotremes such as platypus and echidnas

Birds

Companion parrots such as macaws, African grey parrot, Amazon parrot, cockatoo, etc.
Crows, ravens, and magpies
Toucans
Birds of prey
Ratites

Reptiles

Iguanas
Lizards, including bearded dragons, common leopard geckos, green anoles, blue tongue skinks, monitor lizards, and green iguanas
Snakes, including corns, kings, milks, and ball pythons
Tortoises
Turtles

Amphibians

Frogs
Newts
Salamanders, including Axolotls
Toads

Fish

Angelfish
Barb
Cichlid
Corydoras
Danio
Discus
Gourami
Live-bearer
Loach
Mbuna
Otocinclus
Plecostomus
Rainbowfish
Rasbora
Tetra
Blenny
Boxfish
Butterflyfish
Chromis
Clownfish
Damsel
Goby
Tang
Triggerfish
Wrasse

Arthropods

The Caribbean hermit crab is one example of a pet arthropod.

Ants
Caterpillars
Centipedes
Shrimps
Crabs and hermit crabs
Millipedes
Praying mantises
Stick insects
Sea-Monkeys
Triops
Tarantulas and other spiders

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