Number of pet animals in Europe in 2017, by animal type* (in 1000s)

Pet population in Europe 2017, by animal type This statistic presents the number of pet animals in Europe by type in 2017. That year, cats were most common pet type, with a population of approximately 102.7 million, followed by dogs with 85 million.
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Number of pets in thousands
Cat102,691
Dog84,911
Ornamental bird***49,826
Small mammal***28,758
Aquaria***16,565
Reptiles**7,844.4
Number of pets in thousands
Cat102,691
Dog84,911
Ornamental bird***49,826
Small mammal***28,758
Aquaria***16,565
Reptiles**7,844.4
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This statistic presents the number of pet animals in Europe by type in 2017. That year, cats were most common pet type, with a population of approximately 102.7 million, followed by dogs with 85 million.
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Release date
June 2018
Region
Europe
Survey time period
2017
Supplementary notes
* "Europe" refers to Member States of the Council of Europe.
** Excludes Baltic States.
*** Excludes Baltic states and Nordic countries.

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