Considering a new pet for your household? Well, one consideration is how long that pet will be a part of you life. Here is a list that explores an animal’s potential lifespan:
The average life expectancy of an indoor cat is nine to fifteen years. The oldest cat ever was a Texan from Austin! Creme Puff was born on August 3, 1967, and died on August 6, 2005.
The median life expectancy of dogs is 12.8 years. This varies greatly by breed. The oldest dog ever was Australian cattle-dog, Bluey. He lived twenty-nine years and five months, from 1910 to November 14, 1939.
The larger the bird, the longer the expected life span. Birds vary from a finch or canary that has a life expectancy of fifteen years to a cockatoo that may live sixty-five years.
The life span of a hamster is two to three years.
In general, the larger the fish, the longer the life span; and, egg laying fish live longer than those that give birth to live young. Bettas usually live an a little over two years, while goldfish may live ten to thirty years.