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What are Domestic Animals?

Domestic animals: Animals that can live and grow with us humans in our homes and colonies are called domestic animals.

  • Animals that helps us in different needs are also called as Domestic animals.

Animal domination is the mutual relationship between animals and humans that has an impact on the care and reproduction.

Importance of Domestic Animals

There are some animals which are very useful for us. They are trained to perform different types of work. So we can train and domesticated them for our different needs. Like food to carry loads, to travel etc.

List of Domestic Animals

1. Domestic Dog.                    11. Domestic horse.
2. Domestic goat.                   12. Domestic pigeon.
3. Domestic pig.                      13. Gold fish.
4. Domestic sheep.                 14. Domestic Rabbit.
5. European cow.
6. Domestic Cat
7. Domestic Chicken
8. Domestic Donkey.
9. Domestic Duck.
10. Water Buffalo
  • Domestic dog 

Purposes: meat, leather, fiber, hunting, herding, guarding, fighting, racing, working, rescuing, guiding, policing, draft, pack, sport, service, therapy, narcotics detection, truffle harvesting, pest control, research, education, show, pets. Both domestic and wild dogs are very common, ancestors or closest wild relatives are less common, but not rare.

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  • Domestic goat

Purposes: milk, meat, fiber, skin, horns, vellum, manure, guarding, fighting, racing, lawn mowing, weed control, clearing land, show, pets. They are Common in captivity, threatened in wild, and wild population.

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  • Domestic pig 

Purposes: meat, leather, tusks, manure, guarding, fighting, racing, truffle harvesting, weed control, research, show, pets. They are common in the jungle, more common in captivity, general population in some areas.

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  • Domestic sheep

Purposes: meat, milk, fiber, leather, hides, pelts, horns, vellum, manure, guarding, fighting, racing, lawn mowing, weed control, research, ornamental, show, pets. They are Common in the captivity, threatened in the wild.

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  • European Cow

Purposes: milk, leather, hides, fiber, horns, vellum, blood, dung, working, plowing, guarding, fighting, racing, draft, mount, soil fertilization, lawn mowing, weed control, show, pets. They are Very common in captivity, wild relative extinct, wild population is quite common.

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  • Domestic Cat

Purposes: meat, pelts, pest control, research, show, pets. They are Very abundant in captivity; True wildcat species are less abundant, although not rare, wild populations are very common.

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  • Domestic Chicken

Purposes: meat, eggs, feathers, leather, manure, guarding, alarming, fighting, racing, pest control, weed control, ornamental, show, pets. They are Very common in the wild and captivity.

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  • Domestic Donkey 

Purposes: meat, milk, manure, working, plowing, guarding, racing, draft, pack, mount, lawn mowing, weed control, show, pets. Somewhere Captivity is common and as wild populations, wild relatives are critically endangered.

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  • Domestic Duck

Purposes: meat, eggs, feathers, manure, guarding, pest control, weed control, ornamental, show, pets. They are very Common in captivity, but more abundant in the wild.

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  • Domestic water Buffalo 

Purposes: milk, horns, dung, working, plowing, fighting, racing, draft, mount, lawn mowing, show. They are very Common in captivity, endangered in the wild.

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  • Domestic Horse 

Purposes: milk, meat, hair, manure, working, plowing, fighting, racing, servicing, guiding, draft, pack, mount, execution, lawn mowing, weed control, show, pets. They are very Common in captivity, very rare in wild, and wild common population.

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  • Domestic Pigeon 

Purposes: meat, manure, racing, messenger, ornamental, show, pets. They are Relatively common in captivity, very common in the wild, feral populations extremely abundant.

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  • Gold Fish

Purposes: racing, pest control, ornamental, show, pets. They are in Tame / Captive, significant physical changes.

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  • Domestic Rabbit

Purposes: meat, fiber, pelts, manure, racing, lawn mowing, weed control, research, show, pets. They are Common in captivity, rare in native habitat, common in introduced range.

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Some Facts about Domestic Animals;

  1. They develop and mature quickly, making them efficient for cultivation.
  2. They breed easily in captivity and can undergo fertility several times a year.
  3. They live in herds or they had ancestors who lived in herds, which made it easier to control humans
  4. They are rigid and easily adapt to changing conditions.
  5. They eat a plant-based diet, which makes them inexpensive to feed.

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