The majority of fish owned in america are goldfish, which are not native to north america. Also, take a look at the statistic on rabbits. Can you explain that to me? 6.2 million rabbits reside in 19 million homes. That statistic just makes no sense. Either the sample size was 19 million, and of those, 6.2 million have rabbits? Which is total bs, because you can't sit there and tell me that one in every three has a pet fuckin rabbit. no. Or it says that 6.2 million rabbits are in 19 million homes.. which in that case there is half a rabbit in some houses. It just makes no sense. Rabbits arent a common household pet. Also, let me know a popular pet bird that is native to north america. And regarding dogs, unless im wrong, the article says that the dogs native to north america were actually wolves and coyotes. Who has a pet coyote and wolf?
You weren't exactly coming up with a list of pets.
I think it's narrow-minded to assume people only own one rabbit, a lot of people who own animals own multiple of an animal, so the animals don't get lonely. Also, there's that saying 'multiply like rabbits'.
I can't find any real science data on what types of fish people own, but I suspect most of them own more than one fish too. To be fair, I'm also not looking that hard, because... they're fish.
You'll probably dismiss this as white trash, so I don't know why I'm bothering, but turkeys come instantly to mind, as do quail. Not everyone finds these animals as appealing as food as I do, and they're good for things like keeping bugs cleared down.
Every dog started off as something like a coyote or wolf, pugs didn't grow naturally in the wild, right along with sabre tooth tigers. Like, everything started as something you would find unappealing as a household pet, something you wouldn't want around your children... is that seriously not the point you were making? If it's not, than I'm totally confused about what you were getting at.