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Pets - Why Are People So Enamored With Them?

 

Animals are multicellular eukaryote organisms that make up the biological classification Animalia. With the exception of vertebrates, all other animals can breathe air, eat animal foods, can move around, reproduce sexually, and develop from a round ball of cells, the blastulae, in embryonic development. The major categories of animals include: birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, insects, protozoa and fungi.

Animals and some plants have been cultivated for food, but other animals have always been cultivated for use as companions, assistants and even as food for human beings. Some plants are very beneficial to humans, while others are not. Birds are domesticated for their eggs, meat, milk and feathers. They are also good for pest control. Some animals are used for their fur. There are many others that can be used for food.

Humans first domesticated animals to be pets, servants or companions. This process has not been totally successful because of their adaptability to humans. Many animals, especially the smaller ones, have been exploited to extinction by humans.

Domestication has resulted in animal species that are now endangered or are vulnerable to becoming endangered. The most endangered are: horses, rhinos, elephants, tigers, whales and dolphins. There are several reasons why animals become extinct, among them being human activities that destroy their habitat, disease, and climate change.

Animals become domesticated for different reasons. Some are bred to be companions or used as companions to people, while others are bred for food. But whatever the reason may be, these animals will be useful to humans because they provide food, clothing, shelter, play and other necessities for humans.

There are many types of domestic animals that have been domesticated. Domestic animals include dogs, cats, horses, guinea pigs, rabbits, cattle and poultry. Some breeds of dogs are specifically bred to be household pets, while others are domestic dogs that are used for hunting purposes. In many countries, dogs are also used to guard homes.

Most domesticated animals have undergone a process called "domestication" where they were brought into captivity by humans to live with them and help them survive. This process is commonly known as domestic animal husbandry. There are many other breeds of animals that have been domesticated through different methods, including leopards, gorillas, dogs, elephants and pigs.

Some animals that have undergone domestication have been used as farm animals, but there are many others that have not. For example, dogs were used to hunt in the past but are not used today because they do not hunt. In other countries like India and China, they are still used for meat. Some fish were domesticated for farming.

Domesticated animals also include birds such as chickens and ducks. Some species of birds were once wild and were used as game birds, like pheasant, quail and swans. Now they are bred commercially and are used as pets.

Not all domestic animals are used for household purposes though. A few animals, such as the deer, are strictly used for hunting. Deer are a type of animal that were used to control game herds and as meat and milk sources. Other wild animals were used as pets too.

Animals that have been domesticated are known as the "domesticated variety." They are often the same animal that was domesticated and then, except that they were altered so that they can now live in the wild.

Some domestic animals have been domesticated before but are now considered wild animals because they are not wild at all. Examples are dogs that are still used for hunting, wolves, coyotes, raccoons, bears, pigs and a few others. Even tigers and cheetahs are examples of animals that have been domesticated for use as pets.

So why do humans choose to use domesticated animals as pets? In most cases, people prefer animals that are easy to keep, easy to feed, easy to train, friendly and able to be trained. Pets help people to bond and help them better understand their surroundings.


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