Most Russian residents who keep pets at home prefer cats, according to the results of a study conducted by “Sberbank Insurance”, TASS reports.
According to the survey results, 73 per cent of Russians keep at least one pet at home, while Russians prefer cats (55 per cent), while 37 per cent of respondents have dogs. Russians have other pets (aquarium fish, rodents, parrots, etc.) only in 8 per cent of cases.
In addition, 32 per cent of Russians admitted that they picked up their current pets on the street, and another 7 per cent took animals from shelters. It is specified that for a kitten on average across the country, respondents are ready to pay 543 rubles and for a puppy they can give 1,700 rubles. In addition, 84 per cent of pet owners spend about 10 thousand rubles a year on animal treatment.