Tuesday, 24 July 2018

These are The Strangest Pets that People Have

Strange Pets

Just when you think you've seen it all, you see someone in your local mall with a pet that looks like something that was released from Doctor Doolittle Movie. Indeed, there are some pets that will give the National Geographic World a run for their money.

In the recent years, the exotic pet industry is booming. People buy these exotic or unusual pets for the reasons best known to them. A look at some of these pets shows that most of us are no longer content with having cats and dogs as regular pets.

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Despite the government warnings about environmental safety, exotic pets are becoming extremely popular in recent years.

A look at some of these pets will show you how diverse and strange our world is. If you think you've seen it all, this article will show you some of the strangest pets that people own.

Top Strangest Pets From Around the World

1. The Bearded Dragon

The Bearded Dragon

You are likely to get a chill in your spine the first time you run into the Bearded Dragon in a friend's home.

The real name of this animal is “Pogona" and it looks really strange. If you run into it, don’t be afraid. Pogona is known to be very calm, friendly, and easy to transport. However, it is not cuddly nor cute.

2. The Tarantula

The Tarantula

Most people will get allergies at the sight of a tarantula. Millions of people found this animal very strange. Honestly, you won't blame them. It takes a lot of guts to trust an animal with eight legs and creepy eyes.

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However, the tarantula is harmless. It does not require a lot of food to survive and the bite is not fatal. However, note that tarantula is still a big ugly spider.

3. Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches

Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches

My initial thought is who in their right sense would have a cockroach running around their home. But yes, some folks really have Hissing Cockroaches as a pet. Strangely, these cockroaches can live as long as five years.

They are very easy to take care. However, that does not take away the fact they are still very ugly. Most people that own Hissing Cockroaches usually keep them in a fish tank with a screen on the top to avoid them sneaking out.

Like most other cockroaches, they don't like light, so they usually need a dark place to hide. Characteristically, these cockroaches are known for making hissing sounds.

4. Skunks


If you are a fan of National Geographic World, you would know that Skunks can make your home smell really bad with their urine and scents. Strangely, some people adopt skunks as pets and actually live with them.

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However, they usually have the scent glands safely remove when these skunks are still babies so they grow up without the horrible scent. Skunks are very intelligent pet. However, you need a lot of commitment if you want to own this animal as a pet.

5. The Hedgehog

The Hedgehog

If you love strange creatures and you are comfortable with a creepy animal running around your home while you sleep, maybe the hedgehog will be your next pet.

These pets are nocturnal creatures. If you want to play with them, get ready to sacrifice your sleep.

6. The Burmese Python

The Burmese Python

Honestly, I wouldn't live with anything that crawls in the same home even if you offer me a million dollars. Some people actually live with this python that can grow as long as 17 feet as pets.

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When you have Burmese python as a pet, make sure you don't have other pets because they tend to swallow lesser animals whole.

7. Sugar Gliders

Sugar Gliders

These animals from Australia are making their way into American homes. It is one of the strangest animals you would run into. However, Sugar gliders are very social animal and very loyal too.

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Their front legs are attached to their back legs by a rubbery skin which allows them to glide, this is the reason why they are called gliders.

8. Wallabies


Wallaby is another pet from Australia. They look like mini Kangaroos and most exotic pet lovers love them.

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They are a lovely and social animal but requires a lot of space. If you want to live with them, make sure you actually live in a state where they are allowed.

These are The Strangest Pets that People Have

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