50 Pet Trivia Questions

You love your pet, but how much do you know about them? 

Whether you’re a seasoned pet owner or just adore the company of our four-legged companions, get ready to delve into a world of fascinating trivia that will leave you awestruck and enlightened. 

From the peculiar habits of our feline friends to the astonishing abilities of man’s best friend, we’re about to uncover the mysteries and marvels that make our pets such beloved members of our families. 

So, grab a treat for your furry friend, settle in, and let’s embark on a quest to uncover some delightful pet trivia!

Pet Trivia Questions

  1. What is the scientific name for the common domestic cat?

  2. How many teeth does an adult dog typically have?

  3. Which bird is known for its ability to mimic human speech and sounds?

  4. In what country did the Siamese cats originate?

  5. What is the average lifespan of a domestic rabbit in captivity?

  6. Name the breed of dog known for its blue-black tongue.

  7. What is the largest breed of domestic cat, known for its friendly nature and dog-like behavior?

  8. How many chambers does a fish heart have?

  9. Which pet rodent is known for its cheek pouches used to store food?

  10. What is the only breed of dog that is unable to bark?

  11. What vitamin are cats unable to synthesize on their own, thus requiring it in their diet?

  12. The Bearded Dragon is native to which country?

  13. What is the gestation period of a guinea pig?

  14. Name the dog breed specifically developed by the Chukchi people for sled pulling in Siberia.

  15. What is the term used to describe a group of ferrets?

  16. What is the main diet of a parrot in the wild?

  17. How many recognized breeds of domestic rabbits does the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) acknowledge?

  18. What genetic mutation causes the distinctive curled ears of the American Curl cat?

  19. How many recognized colors are there for the American Kennel Club’s (AKC) standard for poodles?

  20. What is the name of the world’s largest species of tortoise?

  21. Which dog breed has the unique feature of a double coat, with the outer layer being water-resistant?

  22. Name the only domesticated species in the family Mustelidae.

  23. What is the primary factor that determines the color of a parakeet’s cere?

  24. Which freshwater aquarium fish is known for its ability to regenerate lost body parts, including fins, tails, and even parts of the heart?

  25. In what year was the first cat show held, and where?

  26. What is the name of the process by which a snake sheds its skin?

  27. How long is the gestation period for a domestic cat?

  28. What is the world record for the highest jump cleared by a dog?

  29. Which breed of horse is known for its five unique gaits, including the tölt?

  30. What common household food is toxic to dogs and can cause anemia if ingested?

  31. What is the maximum depth at which the Axolotl, a type of salamander, can be found in the wild?

  32. What is the scientific name for the common goldfish?

  33. How many breeds of domestic cats are recognized by the International Cat Association (TICA)?

  34. What unusual characteristic do Sphynx cats have that requires special care?

  35. What is the normal heart rate range for a healthy adult cat?

  36. Name the dog breed originally bred in Croatia for the purpose of hunting truffles.

  37. What is the largest rodent found in North America?

  38. Which breed of cat has a reputation for being “dog-like” in its loyalty and behavior, often following its owners around?

  39. How many toes does a standard chicken have on each foot?

  40. What is the common name of the fish species Betta splendens?

  41. What dietary deficiency is most commonly associated with metabolic bone disease in reptiles?

  42. Name the largest breed of rabbit, recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association.

  43. In birds, what is the term for the loss of feathers that occurs naturally to allow new feather growth?

  44. What is the unique feature of the eyes of a chameleon?

  45. How long can a healthy goldfish live in captivity with proper care?

  46. What is the name given to a group of kittens born to the same mother and in the same breeding cycle?

  47. Which breed of dog is known for its distinctive blue-black tongue and lion-like mane?

  48. Name the process through which a frog undergoes development from a larva to an adult.

  49. What is the main reason flamingos are pink?

  50. What is the typical lifespan of a domesticated ferret in captivity?


  1. Felis catus

  2. 42

  3. The Parrot, specifically the African Grey Parrot is most noted for this ability.

  4. Thailand (formerly known as Siam)

  5. 8 to 12 years

  6. The Chow Chow

  7. The Maine Coon

  8. Two chambers

  9. The Hamster

  10. The Basenji

  11. Vitamin D

  12. Australia

  13. Approximately 59 to 72 days

  14. The Siberian Husky

  15. A business or a busyness

  16. Fruits, nuts, seeds, and sometimes insects

  17. Over 50 breeds

  18. A dominant gene mutation

  19. 10 standard colors

  20. The Galápagos tortoise

  21. The Labrador Retriever

  22. The Ferret

  23. The bird’s sex (male or female), with color variations indicating gender in many species

  24. The Zebrafish

  25. 1871, London

  26. Ecdysis or molting

  27. Approximately 63 to 67 days

  28. 75.5 inches (191.7 cm)

  29. The Icelandic horse

  30. Onions (and garlic)

  31. No deeper than 15 meters (49 feet), primarily found in lake and canal systems

  32. Carassius auratus

  33. Over 70 breeds

  34. They have no fur, which means they often require protection from cold temperatures and sunburn.

  35. 140 to 220 beats per minute

  36. The Lagotto Romagnolo

  37. The Beaver

  38. The Maine Coon

  39. Four toes

  40. Siamese Fighting Fish

  41. Calcium deficiency

  42. The Flemish Giant

  43. Molting

  44. They can move independently of each other, allowing them to look in two different directions at once.

  45. Up to 10-15 years, with some living even longer under exceptional care.

  46. A litter

  47. The Chow Chow

  48. Metamorphosis

  49. Their color comes from their diet, specifically from carotenoid pigments found in some of the algae and crustaceans they eat.

  50. 5 to 8 years
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