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.
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.
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