Analysts with a free classified portal have compiled a ranking of the most popular pets in St. Petersburg. The interest for exotic pets has grown, a spokesperson for the portal told Saint-Petersburg TV Channel.
Turtles, chinchillas and guinea pigs are on top of popularity in St. Petersburg. Other animals St. Petersburg people prefer as pets, apart from cats and dogs, are rats and hamsters.
Russia-wide, parrots and chinchillas are the most popular pets. Year-on-year, demand for turtles surged by 127%, and that for reptiles grew by almost 50%. Of the latter lizards, snakes and chameleons are the most popular.