List of Popular Pet Animals in Malaysia

One should choose their pets wisely

Children often beg their parents for a pet. Pets have proven to be very beneficial to people, reducing depression and increasing a person’s overall happiness. There are many different types of pets to choose from.

Some pets need massive amounts of care and attention. While others prefer to be left alone. It all depends on how much time and effort you’re willing to put forth to become a pet owner.

When a pet is adopted it should be a lifelong commitment. It is not something you can just dispose of when you get tired of caring for it. Do not just go out to a pet store and buy a pet without giving it much thought.

Be sure you are ready for the commitment of the pet you are choosing. Please do your research to make sure you and your pet will be happier.

Read: How to Create the Right Environment to your Cat?

What are the most popular pets in Malaysia?

How many different furry (or scaly) friends have you had throughout your life? Pets are commonly being used for therapy against depression and loneliness especially in the senior homes.

What are Most Popular Pets in Malaysia? We have compiled a list of the six most popular pets in Malaysia.

# Cats

Cats have been domesticated since prehistoric times, perhaps for as long as 5,000 years. Throughout human history, they have been greatly valued as destroyers of vermin, as well as their ornamental qualities. How many breeds of cats could you identify?

# Dogs

Beautiful, dutiful, happy, good, loyal, bests friend, playful, loves you the way you are, protects family and many more. I think dogs are friendly and loving. As they say ” A mans best friend is a dog”. Yes I agree with them.

The dog is one of the two most ubiquitous and most popular domestic animals in the world (the cat is the other). For more than 12,000 years it has lived with humans as a hunting companion, protector, object of scorn or adoration, and friend.

# Rabbits

Rabbits are small mammals with fluffy, short tails, whiskers and distinctive long ears. There are more than 30 species around the world. Some rabbits are about the size of a cat, and some can grow to be as big as a small child. 

A rabbit is a small mammal, and a bunny is a small rabbit.

# Fish

Some people said, pet fish are a bit easier to care for than, say, a dog or cat. For people who love animals, but don’t have the time or space to have a cat or a dog, a fish can be the perfect pet.  They are also perfect pets for people with allergies, or for small kids learning to care responsibly for an animal for the first time.

# Hamsters

Hamsters are popular pets for children. They are small rodents that typically live about two years and are usually best if housed alone. Hamsters come in a variety of colors and breeds. Hamsters require a gentle touch and may be easily startled by sudden movement and loud noises.

# Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs can be lovely pets. While a guinea pig doesn’t live nearly as long as a cat or dog, they’re still a large time commitment. Guinea pigs live on average around five to seven years, sometimes longer.

Guinea pigs are social companion animals that require daily interaction. They communicate by making various sounds that have different meanings and “popcorn,” or jump in the air, when happy. Includes hairless guinea pigs.