Top 12 Exotic Pets That You May Like To Own

While for some people looking after a pet is a hobby, for others their sympathetic heart just can’t say a “no” when they see an orphaned animal or bird who might be in need of shelter and some love. Whatever the reason be, what comes to your mind when someone asks you what would you prefer as a pet? A dog? A cat? A bird? Well my dear friends, times have changed. Today people like to opt for exotic pets to keep in their homes. In spite of the risks involved, people don’t seem to mind keeping these lovely pets in their homes and looking after them like their own children. We bring you 12 exotic pets that are the most sought after these days.

Guinea Pigs

Guinea Pigs

1. Guinea Pigs

Come on, look at it. Doesn't it look simply adorable. Guinea pigs are quite popular pets among people these days mainly because they are smart and friendly. It is also very safe to have a guinea pig in your house because it seldom bites.


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Turtles

Turtles

2. Turtles

Bring the aquarium to life in your own house by adopting a turtle. They are adorable creatures and they don't require much maintenance. They won't get upset with you if you leave them in the house all by themselves. They look really classy, especially since these days, you get turtles with really attractive and colorful shells. Pick one or two for your aquarium, you won't regret your decision.


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Tarantulas

Tarantulas

3. Tarantulas

You may be surprised, but tarantulas too are very popular among people who like to keep exotic pets at home. This number of people is increasing by every passing day. One of the most important reasons is that most of these tarantula aren't venomous, especially those who are kept for adoption. They look beautifully exotic, hardly occupy space, are unique and are definitely not noisy. What more could you want?


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Scorpions

Scorpions

4. Scorpions

Yes, many are really surprised when they first come to know that scorpions are actually kept at home as pets. Yet there are plenty of enthusiastic scorpion care-takers out there who love and adore their dear pet. If you are a realist, don't like too much of fuss and mush and desire a pet that stays quite and calm yet looks distinct, a scorpion may be just what you are searching for.


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Snakes

Snakes

5. Snakes

Looking after a snake is no easy task. It requires lots of patience and care. While many fear snakes because of the perception that they are venomous and dangerous things, the knowledgeable others know that there are plenty of snakes out there who are practically harmless. They take time to get used to people, but once they do, they can become great pets to have at home.


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Kinkajous

Kinkajous

6. Kinkajous

Remember the celeb who owned and proudly roamed around carrying her lovely pet Kinkajou? Yes, we're talking about none other than Paris Hilton. A Kinkajou looks almost something between a ferret and a monkey, only it is a little cuter. Kinkajous are adorable creatures. They are really very playful and get along with almost anyone.


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Sugar Gliders

Sugar Gliders

7. Sugar Gliders

Many like to own Sugar Gilders because apart from being really attractive, they are tiny and easy to look after. They are really very amiable and get along with all age groups, even children. Apart from giving this cute little petite creature your home, you could gift yourself a lovely friend in the form of a Sugar Glider.


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Raccoons

Raccoons

8. Raccoons

Raccoons are extremely funny animals who are always up to some mischief or the other. They will always have you on your toes so in case you are adopting this little cute devil, be prepared to burn tons of calories looking after it. A raccoon is a high maintenance pet. However if cared for in the right manner, it can live even up to 15 years. Steven Tyler, Aerosmith singer, once revealed that he used to have a pet raccoon.


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Iguanas

Iguanas

9. Iguanas

Unlike what most people naturally assume, Iguanas make super-amazing pets. They are definitely high maintenance and require lots of your time. But if cared for in the right manner, having this adorable lizard as your pet may be just what you are looking for.


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Hamster

Hamster

10. Hamster

Having a cute petite hamster at your home by itself is a very amusing experience. They are really clean and very easy maintenance thus making it really easy to look after them. The only flaw here is that they don't usually live for longer than 4 years.


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Amazon Parrots

Amazon Parrots

11. Amazon Parrots

Getting yourself an Amazon parrot is a big decision and should be carefully thought over before adopting one. They need lots of your time and commitment. Also, they can be really very noisy. However if you manage to handle these things, they can be one of the coolest pets you can ever have at your place.


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Monkeys

Monkeys

12. Monkeys

Monkeys are extremely naughty animals. But they are very friendly and get trained very quickly. Having a monkey is nothing less than having a little baby in your house. Monkeys have often been favorite pets of Queens such as Catherine de' Medici and Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles I. If you're an exotic animal lover, you just can't go wrong with this one.


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  • Guinea Pigs
  • Turtles
  • Tarantulas
  • Scorpions
  • Snakes
  • Kinkajous
  • Sugar Gliders
  • Raccoons
  • Iguanas
  • Hamster
  • Amazon Parrots
  • Monkeys

So do keep the above 12 exotic animals in mind the next time you are thinking of adopting a pet. Do you or your friends own an interesting exotic pet which we haven’t mentioned? Please share it with us. Have a nice day!

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