I think "pet" fits more but it can be like asking if some natives have any animal on their barren land.
Anyway, what is the word for "pet"?
Pet is חיית מחמד
If by animals they mean livestock (animals raised for food), then "pet" (companion animals) wouldn't work.
Is this asking about female animals specifically?
Why is it not חיהים?
Instead of what? What you wrote doesn't mean anything.
Because חיה is feminin so it got a feminin plural by removing ה and replacing it with ות