There is a fascination worldwide to own exotic, bizarre or dangerous pets even though it is considered illegal to capture or breed such animals. The following are some of the bizarre pet animals that are owned, sold, and traded worldwide regardless of the consequences.
Kinkajous have cute and adorable little furry bodies and really big eyes. Also called a sugar bear, it looks like a cross between a hamster, a squirrel and a chinchilla. Its life span is about 23 years. They are very cute animals which can also attack you fiercely. They have remarkable manipulatory abilities. This animal owned by Paris Hilton attacked her and sent her for treatment at least a couple of times. Hence this animal can be one of the dangerous pets.
2. Big Cats
These are cute pet animals that do not drive you crazy. They are irresistible creatures especially when they are babies. However the risk is that they can turn on you in a second even if they are well trained or young. All cats are carnivores and excellent predators.
3. Crocodiles and Alligators
People generally own alligators and crocodiles when they are really small and make cute pet animals. But when fully grown they can be really hard to manage and also pose a risk for life. Fully grown crocodiles have really big jaws. There is risk and danger in owing such pets.
4. Venomous Snakes
These animals are poisonous and can bite. A man in Cincinnati a man was bitten by his rhinoceros viper snake, one of the deadliest snakes in the world. He survived after taking an anti-venom, but will everyone be ready for such a risk?
5. Chimps and Monkeys
They have a great resemblance to humans and are adorable. They also tend to attack and bite animals and humans alike. When they become agitated they can really attack their enemy fiercely.
Ostriches are both cute and awkward looking. They run very fast and can chase you until you accept defeat. They are really large birds when they grow to their full extent and have to be reared with care. It mainly feeds on insects and plants. If cornered, it can attack with a kick from its powerful legs.
Camels are definitely temperamental animals. You have to take extreme care while deciding to have them as your pet animals. They are quite expensive to rear too. When camels become agitated they can attack their owner and kick them too. Camels also spit a lot and it can get a little complicated to own them as pet animals.
Scorpios are owned as pet animals by some people. There is a popular world record chaser who actually puts live Scorpions in his mouth. These can be really bizarre pet animals who can pack quite a punch with their venomous sting!
Though constrictors look cute, they grow quite rapidly, sometimes up to several feet in length and can escape quickly. Their food not only includes rabbits but also dogs or cats which they hunt for themselves. Some people return them to the wild once they become large!
Though turtles seem to be harmless, they sometimes carry salmonella risk. This is especially true in the case of baby turtles. As small kids are attracted to baby turtles, they may put anything in their mouth – including their fingers after touching the turtles which can pose the danger of deadly diseases.