Introduction: Domestic animals mean the animals that are kept in our houses. The ‘Domestic Animals’ are the animals that have been tamed and kept by humans as a work animal, food source, or pet. They come to our users in various ways. There are different kinds of domestic animals. Cow, buffalo, sheep, goat, dog, cat, elephant, horse, camel, cock, hen, parrot, pigeon are some examples of domestic animals.
Description of some domestic animals: Different kinds of domestic animals have their own work and duty. Those animals help in our daily works. The following animals are remarkable in our country.
The cow: Of the domestic animal of Bangladesh the cow is the most useful to us. It gives us milk, which is very nutritious. Milk is an ideal food for habits and a good diet for the old and the sick. Ghee, butter, curd, and many other sweets are made from its milk. Cow-dung is good manure and it is also used as fuel. Its bones, horns, hide and hoofs are used for different purposes.
The Buffalo: Though the buffalo looks ugly it is very useful for the peasants of Bangladesh. It is much stronger than a cow. It also gives us milk. Its milk is mostly used for making curd. It draws carts and plows land.
The goat: The goat is a mild and gentle animal. The goat is a mild and gentle animal. Everybody is fond of its meat. The goat also gives us milk. It costs little to keep up. So it is called the poor man’s cow.
The sheep: The sheep are also kept for the same need as a goat. Of course, the sheep do not give us milk. They like to move untidily. They are a very fearful animal. Carpets and rugs are made of fur.
The dog: The dog is a faithful animal. It’s kept almost in every hunting and finding out thieves and criminals.
The horse: The horse is also a faithful animal like a dog. It can run very fast. We can ride on a horse and go from one place to another. It is fit for racing. It draws carriages and tills lands in some countries. Many useful things are made of their bones, mane, hide, and hoofs.
The cat: The cat is gentle and cleanly by nature. It kills rats, mice, and other harmful insects. It also serves as a playmate for children.
Fig: Some common Domestic Animals
Usefulness: All the domestic animals of the country are our friends. Domestic Animals are very useful to man. A cow gives us milk. bullocks help the farmers in farming. Furs of sheep are very soft and long. We have depended on our animals for transport, protein food like meat and milk, manure, and raw materials for industry. Dogs are very faithful animals and they watch our houses. Elephants are used to carry heavy logs of wood. Horses are used to ride. Camels are used in deserts. The parrot is a talking bird. Most of the domestic animals are greatly devoted to their masters. Our domestic animals are quite friendly to us. They do very useful jobs for our benefit.
Conclusion: Domestic animals are kept for the good of mankind. In view of such great importance of animals in our life, we should be very careful with them. We should provide them with food and shelter and improve their condition for our own welfare. Men and animals are the main elements to circulate the natural process. Only sensitive animals can protect natural phenomenon. If animals are kept as a friend and helper for us, that should be better for both men and animals. Hence, we should treat them with kindness.