What animal is most loyal to humans besides dogs?
I have owned a cockatiel since the first grade. I'm 21 now and I went away to college for the first time last year. I was gone almost four months and I was afraid he would forget me. But when I came home he still behaved the same way around me.
Parrots are social birds and once you're considered to be a part of their flock they always want to be around you.
Also whenever he is frightened he always climbs onto me whether it's my shoulder or chest. He truly trusts me and is happy when he has company.
Probably horses. After dogs, I think they're the most likely to try to help you if something scary happens. I've seen them shield people from other horses, panic at the sound of a gunshot and then come back to try to "save" their human, and even go out looking, unprompted, for their human if they think they've lost them. Like dogs, they form lasting relationships with people and think of them as family.