Every year the PFMA commissions the well respected Pet Population report, which looks in detail at pet ownership trends. In 2021 it is estimated that 17m (59% of) households have pets.
|2021||Pet population (m)||% households with ..…|
|Tortoises and Turtles||0.4||1%|
|Horses and Ponies||0.5||1%|
|Frogs and Toads||0.2||0.2%|
|People keep insects||0.3||0.3%|
Each year a representative sample of UK adults are interviewed by Kantar / Soulor Consulting about their pet ownership. Pre-pandemic, since 2014, interviews were face-to-face - however, in 2021 5093 interviews took place via an online survey.