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Ancient Egypt for Kids



If you guessed cats were the most popular pet in ancient Egypt, you would be wrong. There were many cats. In fact, every family had a cat. But cats were special! They were magical. The ancient Egyptians believed cats watched over their children and their homes.  

The most popular pet in ancient Egypt was probably a dog. Other popular pets were monkeys and baboons. There was a fad for a while to keep crocodiles as pets, but crocodiles were not very friendly, and the fad did not last very long. 

Some ancient Egyptians tried to teach their pet tricks. The kids loved to teach monkeys to toss down fruit. But monkeys are thieves. They might toss down fruit, but they were just as likely to steal it back again. 

Animals of Ancient Egypt

Cats were special!

  Crocodiles were pets

  Snakes were everywhere

The Dogs of Ancient Egypt





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