10 Most Common Pets in the US 

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Iguanas

Pets like these have been gaining popularity as people move towards busier corporate lifestyles and the demand for pets requiring lesser attention increases.

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Ferrets

Ferrets used to be much more popular pets historically and were kept in almost 1 million households because they were readily available at every pet store and were relatively smaller in size.

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Rats

Rats are generally dismissed as a serious consideration for pets because many assume them to be pests.

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Mice

Mice are generally easy to take care of and make for a pretty entertaining indoor pet.

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Bearded dragons

Bearded dragons need precise temperatures for maintenance and a large amount of space. Despite these conditions, their nature makes them quite lovable

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Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs are not as popular as hamsters, but they follow closely behind and still make their spot in the 20 most popular pets in the US.

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Poultry

Poultry is another category of pets that has always been predominantly viewed as a means to economic gains, but the practice is now changing.

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Rabbits

Millennials form the highest percentage of small animal owners, with rabbits being the most popular among them.

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Horse

Horses are generally considered a symbol of status and wealth, making them a popular pet choice despite their expensive price tags.

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Saltwater fish

Saltwater fish are not as common as their freshwater counterparts, but they still snag a spot among the top ten in the list

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Turtles

Turtles are another species that has succumbed to poaching efforts due to their rising popularity.

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Snakes

Ball pythons and corn snakes are two of the most popular snake breeds in the country, and they’re significantly changing how people view reptiles.

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