From many angles, it is proved that animals are our friends. We establish intimacy with them by “keeping them as our pets. Sometimes they are kept in cages. There are some pet animals who are allowed to stay with us freely. Both, animals and birds can be our pets.

Dog is a faithful animal. Probably, it is the most faithful of all. It plays the role of a watchman. It guards our houses constantly. When it finds that its master’s life is in danger, it comes to his rescue. There are many stories about the courageous acts of dogs. Our friends may turn faithless. But our pet dogs can never be faithless.

Cat is another pet animal. Most people keep cats as pets for the sake of fashion. In spite of it the merits of cat as a pet animal cannot be denied. When our houses are ravaged by rats, cats help us. They kill all the rats and thus save our food grains from ruin.

People who keep cats as pets tolerate their peculiar habits. Sometimes they sleep with us on the same bed. They sit close to us when we take our meals. They delight us with their mewing sound. We call them by funny names.


Some people keep monkeys as pets. Their chief intention is to get pleasure, because monkeys are not as helpful as Dogs or cats. Children play with them. Some people teach them different tricks which are utilised as means of income.

There are some people who keep rabbit, mongoose, white mouse, etc. as pet, because these animals are beautiful to look at.

Besides animals, some people keep birds as pets. Parrots and peacocks are mostly favoured for their attractive features. Parrots and myna are talking birds. They call the members of the family by their names. Very often they quote a few religious words which please their masters. Pigeon’s stand for peace, in old days they used to carry messages from place to place. Though the post-man’s role of pigeons has become remote today, we keep them as pets only for show and pleasure.

Man’s life is full of boredom. He is tired of his monotonous profession. After a daylong work he comes back home and gets peace in the company of this pets. It is said that pets are innocent friends of cruel masters. Sometimes man perpetrates crime upon innocent pets. A pet deer, Juli by name, was killed by her cruel master to gratify the lust of his European friend. Thus, the purpose of keeping pet-animals is very often abused.