每日英语听力训练Level 1：Lesson 50: Pets
There are many different animals that you can have for pets.
The most common pets are cats and dogs.
I think the second most common pets are birds and fish.
You can hug a cat or a dog.
You can play with a cat or a dog, but it is difficult to play with a bird or a fish.
Some birds are very smart, and they can be taught to do things.
Parrots are very clever.
Some of them even talk.
Birds usually stay in birdcages.
Fish have to stay in the water in a tank or a fishbowl.
Some people have gerbils or guinea pigs as pets.
There are even people who have ferrets as pets.
I have a friend who has a lizard for a pet.
She has to buy live crickets for her lizard to eat.
Another friend of mine has a pet snake.
I don't think I would like to have a pet snake.
There are different types of dogs.
Some dogs are very big, and some are small.
A Labrador retriever is a big dog.
A poodle is usually a small dog, although there are some large poodles.
Some dogs are noisy, and they bark a lot.
Other dogs are quiet and obedient.
I once had a dog.
It was a cocker spaniel.
I used to take it for walks.
There are different types of cats too.
My favorite type of cat is a Siamese cat.
Siamese cats have blue eyes.
My mother had a Persian cat.
It was very furry.
My mother said that it used to shed fur all over the house.
Pets are a lot of fun, but they are a lot of work too.
To be a good pet owner, you have to be very responsible.