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    Australia’s Pet Owning Population

    • More than 63% of Australian households own a pet, of these:

     

    - 40% own dogs

    - 26% own cats

    - 53% own a dog and/or a cat

    • At 63%, Australia has similar pet ownership as the USA

    , while only 43% of UK homes own a pet.

     

    • In about two-thirds of cases a woman is the main carer and

    decision-maker in relation to the family pet(s).

     

    • 91% of pet owners report feeling ‘very close’ to their pet,

    reinforcing that pets are an integral member of the family unit,

    however constituted.

     

    • More than 83% of Australians have had a pet at some time in

    their lives.

     

    • Of the people who do not currently own a pet,

    53% would like to own one in the future.

     

    • In total, 44,700 Australians are employed in

    the pet care industry.

     

     

    You will find more state specific information here http://www.acac.org.au/pdf/PetFactBook_June-6.pdf

     

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    I'm actually very surprised that more Aussies have pets than Brits. I wonder if that is only looking at cats and dogs?

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    I'm actually very surprised that more Aussies have pets than Brits. I wonder if that is only looking at cats and dogs?

    Me to.

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    Australia’s Pet Owning Population

    • More than 63% of Australian households own a pet, of these:

     

    - 40% own dogs

    - 26% own cats

    - 53% own a dog and/or a cat

    • At 63%, Australia has similar pet ownership as the USA

     

    Is the "ownership" of cats so low (compared to dogs) because no-one really "owns" a cat.:err:....they own us .....don't they:rolleyes:?

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    Is the "ownership" of cats so low (compared to dogs) because no-one really "owns" a cat.:err:....they own us .....don't they:rolleyes:?

    Lol that is so true.

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    Lol. Two of mine I own, the other one owns me. :-)

    The boys are stoopid lol.

    I bet the two you own are men and the independant one is female :wink:

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    I've got 22 pets ....... furry, feathered and scaly ........ but DEFFO NO FLAMIN' CATS!!

    Have you a flamin galah lol.

    I love all animals even spiders and snakes.

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    Actually we did have a galah briefly, it was brought to us when it was hit by a car, but it almost had hubbies finger off when it bit him, and as he's a guitarist by trade that wasn't good .... so it went to a bird rescue lady in O'Sullivans Beach. However I do have a rainbow lorikeet called Frank - he's our baby!

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    Actually we did have a galah briefly, it was brought to us when it was hit by a car, but it almost had hubbies finger off when it bit him, and as he's a guitarist by trade that wasn't good .... so it went to a bird rescue lady in O'Sullivans Beach. However I do have a rainbow lorikeet called Frank - he's our baby!

    I love Galahs but yes they can nip. Lorries are lovely but messy.

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    You and Bloosom are asking for trouble:policeman:

    Lol come on you men just love being dominated.

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    Lol come on you men just love being dominated.

    Actually, my boys are just ruled by their stomachs. Like most males. ;-)

    So very easy to control lol.

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