Top 10 Unique Animals to Have as Pets

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We all want to have pets, as they bring fun and many other positive things into our lives. However, there are a lot of people who are looking for something else in a pet and that is adrenaline. For them, it is more important to have a pet that no one else has, whether you can call that a pet or not. These are the top ten unique animals to have as pets.

#10 Alligator


This is definitely one of the most unusual pet to have and this one does indeed require a lot of attention. It requires a special habitat, it can be difficult to handle and it does cost a lot of money to keep. This is not the kind of pet that you want to start out with but it can be a good choice for someone with experience in the field.

#9 Pig

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In a lot of cultures, the pig is raised on a form for a single purpose. However, in the past few years, more and more people have started to purchase pigs and keep them as pets. The one thing that you need to know before choosing a pig as your pet is that the tend to demand a lot of attention. Other from that, they do not have any special demands and they can even be trained to walk on a leash.

#8 Skunk


With all that negative publicity, the skunk is definitely not the first choice for a pet. However, you should know that they can be excellent pets as soon as you have their scent glands removed. They are playful and do not require too much care but you have to be committed to them; once their scent glands are removed, you cannot even begin to think about sending them into the wild.

#7 Miniature donkey

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Donkeys are cute and interesting animals, especially when it comes to children. If you have enough space, like maybe on a farm for example, then two miniature donkeys will be the perfect purchase to make. Buying just one is not a good decision as they do not stand to be alone. Apart from this fact, they do not have any particular demands.

#6 Fennec Fox


Whether you are aware of that fact or not, you should know that this particular type of fox can be an excellent pet. It does not grow too large in size and it can be used to a litter box. Other from that, all you have to do is play with it. This is a safe pet to have around the house and you will certainly fall in love with your new furry friend.

#5 Tarantula


We don’t know for certain whether you can actually call a spider a pet or not but the important thing is that you can have them. Tarantulas can live up to 25 years and they certainly make for an interesting addition to your home. You will have to take very good care of your friend and build a suitable terrarium; plus, it will be very important not to let it out.

#4 Hedgehog


Whether you want to admit it or not, hedgehogs are interesting creatures. Plus, they make great pets, living up to 8 years. Having a hedgehog as a pet will allow you to learn a lot of things about the way this animal lives, the things it prefers to eat and also discover the way they behave themselves when they encounter a new smell.

#3 Kinkajou


Originating from South America, the kinkajou will certainly be an interesting addition to your family. These furry little creatures have very sharp claws so you will have to be extra careful but the good news is they can be domesticated.

#2 Wallaroo


If you live in Australia, then there is a very good chance that you love kangaroos. Provided you have the necessary space and you want to have a unique animal as your pet, you can always consider a wallaroo. With a lifespan that can reach 20 years, the wallaroo is actually a blend between the actual kangaroo and wallaby. Whether it will make for a good pet or not, you will have to discover that on your own.

#1 Chinchilla


This unbelievable creature has its origins in South America and it can live up to 22 years. It represents the perfect gift for a child but the important thing that you need to know is that chinchillas live in pairs. If you buy just one, then you will risk to lose it quite soon, as they tend to become depressed. Otherwise, they are the cutest, furriest creatures you have ever seen.

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