10% of Aussies have never owned a pet

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 4:00 pm
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Most Australians love pets. They’re cute, cuddly and many people even consider them part of the family.

But did you know that 10% of Aussies have never owned a pet? So Bec and Jeziel wanted to know have you never had a pet?  One of those people is Christy, she has gone 43 years without a pet but that might change soon. Everyday her kids ask if they can have a pet. “I do tell my kids when they are a bit bigger I might get one…It will be a little puppy.

Two-thirds of Australian households have a pet today, and 90% of us have had a pet at some point in our lives. This consists of 5.1 million dogs, 3.8 million cats, 11.3 million fish, 5.6 million birds, 614,000 small mammals, 364,000 reptiles and 1.8 million ‘other’ pets.

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