10 | Pets

Today you will learn 5 new English words related to "Pets"


Understanding the topic of “pets” is valuable for you as an ESL learner as it introduces you to practical and culturally relevant vocabulary and expressions. Like it or not, pets play a significant role in many English-speaking societies, serving as companions and family members. Learning these pet-related vocabulary words will enable you to engage in everyday conversations, express emotions related to your own pets, and understand the common terms used in veterinary care and pet ownership. So, let’s jump right in.


1 | Canine

  • Part of speech: Noun

  • Definition: Referring to a dog or related to the dog family.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. Emily adopted a playful canine from the local shelter and named him Max.

    2. Canines are known for their loyalty and are often considered beloved family members.

    3. The veterinarian specializes in the health and well-being of various canine breeds.

2 | Feline

  • Part of speech: Noun

  • Definition: Relating to cats or belonging to the cat family.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. Lisa has a feline companion named Whiskers, who enjoys lounging in the sun.

    2. Feline behavior can vary widely among individual cats, from playful to reserved.

    3. The rescue organization focuses on the well-being of felines, advocating for responsible pet ownership.

3 | Aviary

  • Part of speech: Noun

  • Definition: A large enclosure for keeping birds, often used for pets like parrots.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. The backyard aviary was home to a colorful array of exotic birds.

    2. Some pet owners choose to build an aviary indoors for smaller bird species.

    3. Visiting the local zoo, the children were fascinated by the expansive aviary housing tropical birds.

4 | Terrarium

  • Part of speech: Noun

  • Definition: A container, typically glass, for keeping small land animals or plants, often used for reptiles.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. The terrarium housed a collection of exotic reptiles, including snakes and geckos.

    2. Creating a suitable environment in a terrarium is essential for the well-being of pet reptiles.

    3. The biology class set up a terrarium to observe the behavior of small insects in a controlled space.

5 | Litter

  • Part of speech: Noun

  • Definition: A group of young animals born to an animal at one time, especially cats.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. The cat gave birth to a litter of adorable kittens in the cozy corner of the room.

    2. Responsible pet owners ensure the proper care and socialization of a litter of puppies.

    3. The local animal shelter successfully found loving homes for the entire litter of abandoned kittens.


In Michelle’s home, there's a bunch of different pets that make life interesting. Max, her energetic canine, is always excited to see her. Whiskers, the calm and independent feline, enjoys lounging around. Michelle also has an aviary with colorful birds singing happily. In her office, there's a terrarium with small reptiles that keep her company while at work. Recently, Whiskers, the cat, had a litter of adorable kittens, adding even more joy to her home. It's a mix of different animals – from the playful dog to the chill cat, singing birds, curious reptiles, and cute kittens – making Michelle’s house a lively and happy home.

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