Which animals make the best pets? You won't have heard of them

Cats, dogs and rabbits don't even come close...

The Best Pet According to Science

Which animals make the best pets?

A team of Dutch researchers did a study to find out.

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Their rankings were based on things like needs, friendliness, the danger they pose to humans and how they do in captivity.

Surprisingly, cats, dogs and rabbits didn't even feature in the top 25.

The top five best pets were:

The Asian palm crivet


Tammar wallabies

Agile wallabies

Siki deer