Pets are animals that live with people and that are tame. The most common pets in Sweden are cats, dogs and rodents like guinea pigs and rabbits, but birds, lizards and snakes can also be pets.
Many pet owners in Sweden consider the animal to be a member of the family. Pets usually live indoors and many people let their cat or dog sleep with them in bed, for example. Stray dogs and cats are very unusual in Sweden.