The British are known for their love of purrs. Cats also conquer men's hearts more and more.
- Top about cats
It is estimated that thanks to the extraordinary popularity among men, the number of these animals kept in British homes increased by as much as half a million in 2016.
In the UK, the number of male owners of cats has increased significantly over the past year, the BBC said on Thursday, citing a survey commissioned by the pet food producer association PFMA.
About 17 percent of men in the UK already have a cat, compared with 13 percent a year ago. As part of the survey, representatives of 8,000 British households were asked about the animals they possessed.
The lead, however, is ... not cats or dogs, but - fish. There are as many as 33 million of them in British homes. Dogs are second in number - the number of these animals in 2016 was as high as 8.5 million. There are slightly fewer cats - 8 million. There are relatively few hamsters (300,000), guinea pigs (500,000) and rabbits (900,000).