Keeping these 8 unusual pets in your home can be the tricky part. But you will love all of them for sure.

If you like animals you will love all of them. But keeping them in your home can be the tricky part. Having a cat or a dog is not easy, but at least humanity has them for so long and we all practically know how to take care of them. But what if you are into keeping an unusual pet like a fox or a raccoon? People would tell you that it is not the best idea because they are wild animals who want to be free and not to depend on your will to feed them or take them out for a walk. Well, there are certain people who would definitely pick unusual pet just because they want to stand out. Have you considered keeping something other than a cat or a dog? Maybe this list would help you make up your mind to keep Unusual Pets.


#1. Fennec fox

Foxes are not good pets, don’t even think to get one just for fun, because, well, it won’t be. But the fennec foxes are actually okay to have them as your furry little friends. They are desert animal with quite small size (even smaller than cats) and are very smart. Owners of Fennec fox actually can teach them how to use a litter box. The Fennec fox is playful, requires a lot of exercise, and is safe to have it as a home pet. When fully grown, your Fennec fox will be about the weight and size of a Chihuahua. The only big thing on them is their ears, but they make them look adorable even more. You already want one, admit it!

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#2. Miniature donkey

While in some parts of the world donkeys aren’t pets but animals with whom people transfer things, in others the miniature version of this animal makes the world adores it. But if you decide to own this cute little buddy, be ready to buy at least two miniature donkeys. They are not one of those pets who would be fine on their own. Mini donkeys like company and they can’t stand loneliness. Although miniature donkeys are small, they still need plenty of room. They are usually at least 1 meter tall and weigh over 13 kilograms. Miniature donkeys are great with children and they pose no threat. Maybe they are most suitable if you have big back yard.

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#3. Hedgehog

Lately hedgehogs are taking the internet just like the cats did long time ago. They are having probably the cutest little faces and are in fact really friendly animals. If you put aside their spikes, they can be a really lovely. They are calm and low maintenance, but they require lots of attention, especially when they’re small. You can get a hedgehog either by buying it, or actually adopt one that shows up in your back yard (if you live in area where hedgehogs exist). The crucial fact about them – they are night animals, that’s when they hunt their food, so if you think you’ll sleep, well you won’t.


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#4. Skunk

Most people would never consider get a skunk because they stink. But a skunk makes an excellent pet, of course, if you have their scent glands removed. As an owner you should be dedicated to the skunk, because they can’t be released into the wild when their scent glands are removed. A pet skunk is easy to look after and this adorable animal requires little care. Skunks are really playful and they can entertain themselves with different toys. Plus they have awesome fur.

#5. Pygmy goat

They are another miniature version of the regular animal. Although pygmy goats are high maintenance pets, they are extremely fun and active. Despite their small size, they can be quite noisy at times. Like miniature donkeys, pygmy goats can’t stand loneliness. Before buying these animals, make sure you have plenty of space, grass hay and leaves. Also, make sure to keep your goats in a place with a good fence, because they can easily escape.

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#6. Sugar Gliders

These beyond cute creatures are also known as pocket pets. Sugar gliders are cuddly, tiny creatures that would make your life joyful. They are incredibly playful, loyal and smart and they can be taught plenty of tricks. The sugar glider is one of the best exotic pets and are recommendable for family people or single people. But, they are also night animals so maybe you won’t get a lot of sleep if you get your new buddy.

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#7. Tarantula

OK, this is not for everyone, especially not if you are scared from spiders. They are giant spiders and even though it is hard to believe they make good pets. However, it’s important to find out which species must be kept in tanks. The Mexican red knee and curly hair tarantulas make great pets. Tarantulas feed on live insects and they are not a good pet for the squeamish. If you are about to get this exotic pet, keep in mind that your friends and family might never ever want to visit your place again.


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#8. Boa

Snakes are not the perfect pets nor are for everybody to own the, but boa constrictors are much friendlier than any other snake. Maybe it’s hard to believe but they are quite safe as pets. The biggest problem is their size – boa constrictors grow very large, so make sure you have plenty of space. Not every country in the world allows exotic pets, but there are many wonderful non-exotic animals that you can own these days. Again, these pets aren’t easy to be kept, unless you are alright feeding your snake with little rabbits or eggs.


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  1. Dahlstrom AnnaKarin says:

    Some of these animals are protected species and definatly NOT suitable as pets.