In parks and squares of China not often seen walking with the dog and only pet cat that I met, lived in a cafe, where we sometimes went to eat (and a visit to the cat)). But the birds and fish in China are very popular. I decided to find out why, and here’s what I learned.
Traditionally in China “large Pets” was considered more of a meal than a friend. Only very rich people could afford pet as entertainment. The same situation exists in the hard times after the founding of the PRC, then the people had no time before the content of another “family member”. Only in recent years in China, more and more people leaving dogs and cats.
Cats are more popular because they are easier and cheaper to care for, and there are no restrictions on the content — they do not need to register, and therefore you can have as many. In respect of keeping dogs in urban areas, it is (one family – one dog). And in Beijing, for example, it is forbidden to keep dogs above 35 centimeters at the withers, the penalty for breach is $ 650! And license a dog is not cheap for the average Chinese – $ 130. So often dogs get illegal, and the very young, to make it less of a hassle.
Much more common to see a Chinese man walking his bird. Especially in China popular songbirds such as red Finch, Shama, thrush, Mongolian lark and Plover. Horoshaya can cost up to $ 2000. The contents of songbird — a kind of hobby for the Chinese. For example, the owners like to gather in the Park and arrange competitions among their Pets. The winner is the bird that can sing the maximum number of different melodies for 15 minutes.
Also, the Chinese are considered the first who put a goldfish in 960 BC and was invented to keep her as a pet. Traditionally, fish plays a special role in home furnishing in Feng Shui, so it can be found not only in features, but in different establishments, such as restaurants, shops, etc. In China, many private shops which sell a variety of fish — from very small and cheap to large and expensive. So such a pet can afford almost every.