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    Pet animal

    Hi guys,

    What is the word for "keeping pet animals"?

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    Re: Pet animal

    I am not a teacher.

    I don't think there is a word for that.
    Someone who keeps a pet animal is a pet owner.

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    Re: Pet animal

    Is it rear? or something like this?

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    #4

    Re: Pet animal

    "Rear" can mean to raise or tend to someone or something. But as a noun, it does not fit your meaning.

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    Re: Pet animal

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Is it rear? or something like this?
    I am not a teacher.

    I now undestand better what you originally meant.

    The word husbandry comes to mind but it isn't specifically used for pet animals.

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    Re: Pet animal

    To be quite honest, we don't have a word such as you're looking for. We 'keep' pets. An abstract term for the keeping of pets would be "pet ownership". How do you want to use this term, if it exists?

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