Exotic Animals You Can Keep as Pets – 11 Pictures

Have you ever wondered which exotic pet you can own? Well, there is a lot of them who are totally legal to keep. For owning a pet, it is not enough just to keep it as a pet. You need to know and notice their desires and needs and to give them appropriate care. Despite the fact that every animal has its own natural habitat, for some of them it is better to be kept in humans’ environment and to be saved from extinction. These mysterious and incredibly awkward creatures will leave you breathless and speechless for sure.

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It zaps like flash

Chinchilla is probably one of the cutest pets you can own! It is a good house pet for small families. They are little energy balls that can run very fast, their fur is unbelievably soft to touch, and they make almost no sound. You'll definitely enjoy their inexaustable energy and cute stunts around the house.

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Teeth like a razor blade

You probably know what Piranha can do if you have watched the world’s famous movie about them. These fast moving fish are only for the brave ones. It is not such a good idea to feed them with your hand, because they like to eat everything, from other fish to worms and meat. So, if you have kids, it is not really the best pet for them.

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Sticky tongue

If you have a yard full of ants and termites, there is no better solution than a natural exterminator called Southern Tamandua. They are very cute looking with a long neck and head, and small eyes. If you have a habit of letting your dog lick your face, keep in mind that Tamandua’s tongue is much longer and sticky, almost like glue. So, if you don’t like to feel that stickiness on your face, stay away from them.

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Vibrant colored animal

Some people would call them creepy, but for others, Tarantulas are something mysterious and the most beautiful. The Mexican Red-legged Tarantula shows good temper, but also likes to run away if it feels endangered or to be a little skittish if it gets provoked.

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Sebastian from The Little Mermaid

Do you remember Sebastian from the Disney’s movie The Little Mermaid? Yes? Well, in that case, you should look at this cutie. Its name is Hermit Crab and it is easy for keeping in the aquarium. Before you decide to have this pet, pay attention to its needs because its natural habitat is the sea and it needs precisely planned care and requires high levels of humidity.

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Flower Bear

All of us agree that the place of living for wild animals is their natural habitat. All of them need to live in the places they were born. Modern times brought a lot of cruelty and sometimes, a better solution (in order to keep them from extinction) is to move them from their original habitat. The Kinkajou or the Flower Bear comes from the raccoon family, from the rainforests of central South America. It is highly vocal animal and very social, so if you want to keep it, be prepared for constant noise.

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Mini donkey

The following animal is for sure the favorite animal among children. It is known that they are stubborn, but at the same time very funny and joyful to own. Males are called “jacks” and females “jennets” or “jennies” and because of their long lifespan (up to 35 years), they become more and more popular to own.

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Pygmy Goat

These gentle but at the same time very responsive pets to own love to live in pair with its own kind. If it is possible, getting a couple is the best solution for their health. They are so small that they can fit a normal size bag. These energetic bombs are not so easy to follow, so be prepared for a lot of running, climbing and jumping. They are very popular among children because of their cuteness and size.

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Micro Pig

This tiny, little animal has become very popular in the last few years. Not only because of its size but because of its gorgeous look, micro pigs can be seen very often. The biggest mistake when it comes to them is that people think that they will always stay so small, but the truth is that they can reach well over 100 pounds. The consequence of getting these pigs fat is putting them into shelters and making them unhappy. So, if you're thinking about getting a micro pig, first find out all their characteristics. Putting them on a diet or giving them a lot of food is not good for their health, so you should be aware of it in both cases.

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Royal blue beauty

Look at this endless beauty! It almost looks unreal! The Hyacinth Macaw is the largest of all other macaw species and they just adore people. It is one of the best exotic pets you can own and it shows affection by cuddling with owners. It likes playing with toys and it can talk as a human. Inspite of being quite loud, it can bring a lot of joy to your home.

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