Study: men in Britain like cats more than women
Cats conquered the Internet, now actively and successfully win the hearts of British men.
Association of manufacturers of forages for Pets (PFMA) found that currently own a cat have 5.5 million British men, or about every sixth (17%).
In 2016, owners of cats was 4.2 million British male (13%) — during the year the number of cat people has increased by more than a million
The total number of pet cats in Britain in 2016 amounted to approximately 8 million, having increased by 500 thousand, showed a study conducted by the PFMA, based on the survey of 8 thousand British families.
“Owning a pet is a rewarding experience for all, — said the Executive Director of the PFMA Michael Bellingham. It’s nice to see that men are aware of the benefits of Pets and often give birth to cats”.
The most popular British Pets — aquarium and pond fishes, their number was estimated at 33 million.
Followed by dog — 8.5 million.
In British homes are also 900 thousand rabbits, 700 thousand songbirds, 700 thousand of the reptiles, 600 thousand domestic birds (chickens, geese, ducks, turkeys), 500 thousand Guinea pigs, and 300 thousand hamsters.
All, an estimated 12 million British households (44%) have any pet.