Top 10 Unusual Pets

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6. Fennec Fox:

These animals are domesticated and are known to live indoors. People who buy them are advised not to as they can become destructive to the home. One should not buy this animal because it is adorable. French aviator and writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry once had this type of fox as his pet. Although unimaginable, people do have foxes as pets.

 

7. Piranhas:

Many wonder why anyone would consider buying this fish as a pet. It is a destructive fish which can chew of anyone’s hand off. Their teeth are used to make tools and weapons by Native Americans. Anyone who is not trained to keep this fish should not take it in as a pet. However, many do buy these fish not knowing the consequences.

 

8. Scorpions:

Although unimaginable and rear, scorpions are known to be house pets. In Guinness World Records, one man tried to fit a number of them into his mouth. Although they sting and they can do damage to humans when touched, they have their advantages. They do light up in the dark under UV lights. They thus make adorable but yet unusual pets in the home.

 

9. Buffalo:

Jim Sautner of Edmonton has trained his two buffalos to be house pets. Bailey Jr. the newest edition, sucks on Sautner’s thumb and is an adorably big pet who is part of the family. This is one case where an individual has gone overboard. It is no wonder why B.C. is banning the uses of exotic animals as house pets.

 

10. Raccoon:

Although uncommon, there have been cases where raccoons were house pets. One should consider laws which forbid them to carry exotic animals before purchasing a raccoon. Furthermore, one should consider that not many vets will be willing to treat a racoon. They bite and they are not too friendly when threatened.

 

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