13 Of The World’s Oldest Pets That Will Amaze You

Everyone wants to unlock some vital facts about their beloved pet animals, and their age is not an exception. From dog to guinea pig, there are bunch of animals and species that will impress you with their surprising lifespan.

6 years ago
13 Of The World’s Oldest Pets That Will Amaze You

Whether you believe it or not, pets are a great way to improve your mood and lifestyle. Several studies have uncovered the fact that having a pet can help you get rid of depression by maintaining a optimistic outlook at your home. Isn’t it astonishing?

Well, yes animal or pet companionship is something very important component to boost up self-care, mainly for people who are experiencing depression and other mood disorder.

Still many people refused to own a pet as many of pet animals have such short lifespans. But, did you know there are few animals that can live half as long as a human? Even you cannot imagine how long a tortoise can live. There are many record-breaking pets that have lived longer. Do you want to know more about them? Let’s catch up here. But wait, don’t you know also about the oldest animals on the planet Earth.

1) Oldest Dog

Source = Wikipedia

No wonder, dogs are quite prominent for bestowing great companionship. They really do deserve the title of ‘man’s best friend’. In general, the typical lifespan of dogs varies according the size and breeds but for most, it is around 10 to 13 years. But, Bluey was an exception, he was declared as the oldest dog in the late 1930s. Reportedly, Bluey was born on June 7, 1910, lived for 29 years, five months and seven days in Australia. It is interesting to know that the oldest living alive dog is Charlie. (1.1)

2) Oldest Cat

Source = Wikimedia

Not too high maintenance and less demanding cats have the average lifespan of around anywhere between 14-20 year. According to the 2007 edition of Guinness World Records, Creme Puff won the oldest cat award who died at age 38 human years.  Creme Puff resided in Texas  with her owner, Jake Perry. (1.2)

3) Oldest Cow

Source = Thatsfarming

Big Bertha, the oldest cow lived to be 49 years old. In general the average lifespan of a cow is around 18-22 years. As per the historic facts Big Bertha was born on 17 March 1945 and died on 31 December 1993. Along with the oldest cow record, she also held the record for lifetime breeding, having produced 39 calves. (1.3)

4) Oldest Macaw

Source = Wideopenpets

This prettiest and captivating Macaw have the average lifespan of around 50 years out of the nest. Reportedly, Charlie, a blue macaw, is still alive and now she is 119 years old. (1.4)

5) Oldest Goldfish

Source = Oldest

Goldfish make excellent pets for both aquatic enthusiasts and new aquarium owners. However, the average lifespan of a pet goldfish is around 5 to 10 years. Moreover, they can live as long as 25 years. But, Goldie belongs to UK and she was noticed as the oldest goldfish ever recorded and lived to be 45 years old. (1.5)

6) Oldest Horse

Source = Wikimedia

A horse’s typical lifespan is between 20-25 years, but as per the reports “Old Billy” was recorded as the oldest horse, he grew to be 62 years old. Old Billy was born in 1760 in Lancashire Country (England) and died on November 27, 1822. (1.6)

7) Oldest Chimpanzee

Source = Wikipedia

This wild and amusing pet chimpanzee has the average lifespan of 40 years. Gregoire set a record of the oldest Chimpanzee and lived around 66 Years. He was the oldest known living chimpanzee and lived at Jane Goodall’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center. Reportedly, he was born on 1942 and died on December 17, 2008. He is also one of the unforgettable animal throughout the history. (1.7)

8) Oldest Rabbit

Source = Readersdigest

Rabbits are the cutest pet animals, often adored by everyone. They also do have an average lifespan just like the other pets and the figure is 5-8 years. But, according to Guinness Book of Records Flopsy was declared as the oldest living rabbit in the world was found died nearly 19 years before he died in 1984 in Australia. (1.8)

9) Oldest Tortoise

Source = Wikipedia

Well, when it comes to count the average lifespan of animal, no one can match Tortoise i.e. upto 100 years. But, according to the Guinness Book of Records cites Harriet, a giant Galapagos land tortoise declared as the oldest animals on the planet, celebrated her 175th birthday in 2005. According to reports Harriet was born in 1830. (1.9)

10) Oldest Guinea Pig

Source = Wordpress

According to the expert, the domestic cavy are social companion animals that demands daily interaction. No wonder, they can be the most lovely pet. The average lifespan of this lovely pet animals is about 4 to 7 years.

According to the Guiness Book of World Records Snowball was declared as the oldest Guinea Pig who lived 14 years almost double than the  average life expectancy and died in Feb 1979. (1.10)

11) Oldest Chinchilla

Source = Wideopenpets

Domestic chinchillas was born on 1st July 1977 in Germany, in general they live 15 years or off chance more than 20 years. Bouncer was declared as the world’s oldest chinchilla and lived 29 years. (1.11)

12) Oldest Caged Dove

Source = Pinimg

According to Guinness Book of Records Methuselah won the prize of the oldest caged dove in the world. He was born in April 1975. Methuselah resided with his owner, Manfred Meller, in Harxheim, Germany, for nearly 32 years. (1.12)

13) Oldest Lab Mouse

Source = Technovelgy

Lab Mouse Yoda was declared as the oldest mouse who has celebrated his fourth birthday on, April 10, 2004. He was born on April 10, 2000 at the U-M Medical School. They have very short lifespan i.e. 2-3 years but, Yoda was an exception as he lived 1,462-days equivalent of 4 years and 2 days in human years. (1.13)


In the New-age world, it is quite a daunting task to decide an average age of the pet animals as with proper care and good genes, pets animals also can reach ages more than their average lifespan.


Popular Posts