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RECREATION : PETS

List: Top Ten Most Popular Rental Pets in Japan

Date: November 2007

Source: Japan Zoo

Base: Representative sample from all species rented by Japan Zoo, Tokyo.

Notes: The number of companies dedicated to renting out pets in Tokyo in 2008 was 17 in year 2000 rising to 134 by 2008. Companies typically offer promotional deals to coincide with holiday periods and you can get weekly discounted rates. Customers are provided with a small bag containing cleaning materials for cleaning up mess, drinking bowls for water but all food fed to the animals must be purchased from the store.

Species

Ave Rental Cost (day)

Dogs

5,000 yen

Cats

5,000 yen

Hamster

1,000 yen

Rabbit

2,000 yen

Ferret

3,000 yen

Turtle

1,000 yen

Guinea Pig

2,000 yen

Squirrel

3,000 yen

Bird

1,000 yen

Squirrel Monkey

100,000 yen


 
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