Average Pet Life Spans

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Average Pet Life Spans

If you are considering purchasing a pet for a child, you will need to first decide whether you are looking for a short or long-term commitment. To help in your decision, here are some average life spans of common pets.
Cats - 12 to 16 years
Dogs - 10 to 14 years
Gerbils - 3 to 5 years
Goldfish - 10 to 25 years
Hamsters - 1 to 3 years
Rabbits - 5 to 10 years
Parakeets - 15 to 18 years



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