The cat is another popular choice in India. It is very playful by nature. Its playfulness is a source of great pleasure and amusement for the people. It is very attached to its master. It has a very sharp memory. It is said that it never forgets the house of its master. It has been said to travel hundreds of miles in search of its master and succeed in finding him.
Besides, cows, deer, rabbits, doves, pigeons, parrots and she-buffaloes are also kept as pets. The selection of pets varies from person to person, and family to family. In Rajasthan keeping peacock as domestic pet is a common practice. Peacock is a beautiful bird. It is also our national bird. Some people like to keep doves and parrots in their houses. They are a source of pleasure. Keeping horses in India has been age-old tradition. It has been used for various purposes.
Animals are very sensitive by nature and show gratitude for the love and affection shown to them by human beings. The loyalty of Chetak, the horse of Maharana Pratap the great, has become a legend. It risked its life to save its master. He lifted his wounded master on its back and put him to a safe place.
Pets are good friends to men. They amuse, entertain and protect us as well. They are faithful, loyal, constant and true to man. So we should be very kind and sympathetic to them.