How old are pets?

Anyone who raises an animal, of course, also wonders how old his favorite can be. The average life expectancy varies considerably depending on the species. Here is a small overview:

  • Fish: Different, but usually not very long
  • Hamster: Maximum 3 years
  • Rabbits: 8 years and older
  • Chinchillas: About 18 to 22 years old
  • Dogs: About 12 to 16 years old
  • Cats: Usually 12 to 18 years old
  • Mice/rats: Maximum 3 to 4 years
  • Guinea pigs: Around 8 to 10 years
  • Turtles: About 60 years and older
  • Budgerigar: Up to approx 15 years
  • Parrot: About 50 to 70 years
  • Horse: depending on breed/posture about 16 to over 20 years; sometimes over 30 years

The animal takes you a lifetime

The view of the average expected age of an animal shows: The purchase wants to be well considered, because a hamster who does not live long guaranteed to crocodile tears in a child and a senior should not grow a young that could survive him or he should make provisions, so that the animal in a serious case, a good new Gets home and does not stay alone and has to go to the shelter. Generally when buying an animal, always remember that you take responsibility and care for an animal - as long as it lives. Text: Marion Friedl

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