A new survey has found that China has more than 100 million registered pets, which means that about one in every 13 mainland people keeps such animals, mainland media reports. More than 10 per cent of all Chinese pets are found in Guangdong, making the southern province the biggest base for such animals, the New Express reported on Friday. The survey, which studied current numbers and also forecast pet levels in China from 2014 and 2019 and found that 80 per cent of all mainland pets are dogs and cats, the New Express reported. Turtles ranked the third, with fish, rabbits, birds, and mice and other rodents also popular. People aged between 25 and 30 are the major owners of pets in China. The survey found that the most pet owners were found in the cities of Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Chongqing and Wuhan. Among the most unusual pets kept by mainlanders are an 85kg pig called Wuhua, which Zhu Romeng, from Beijing, has raised since it was a piglet. The researcher working on the survey said that the number of pets in China would continue to rise at a rate of about 10 per cent rate every year. People in the United States now own about 400 million pets, according to the research.