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The Wackiest Choices for Pets

Dogs, cats and fish? Not what you are looking for in a pet? You want a more original animal to stand out among pets’ owners? It’s not impossible!

If you ever thought that it was not feasible to raise a wild animal indoors, just wait, because modern times have changed everything! The practice is not new, but these days much more people are opting for uncommon pets. In this article, we have a look at some animals that can make the wackiest choices for pets. Happy discovery!

Porcupine Hedgehog

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Its big spines don’t scare anyone! Very interesting little creature, the porcupine is legally accepted as a pet in several countries. Plus, did you know that it is extremely easy to care for and can even feed on cat food? How cool!


Fussy and – very – curious, these little animals need attention and are a bit stubborn. Having one in your home takes a lot of thought, after all, the monthly expense for one of these little ones can be very high, not to mention the fact that they love to wander and cause trouble.


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With a quite high price tag, these reptiles are very sensitive about cold and heat, so you have to be careful! Although they are a bit rough, they love to cuddle and bond very easily with their owners when they are raised close to them from a young age.


Did you know that this bird can live up to 80 years? They are intelligent and very affectionate, and are excellent companions, but, contrary to what you might think, they are very expensive. So if you’re thinking of getting one, be prepared.

Mini Pig

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Available in several colors, this charismatic little pig lives from 15 to 30 years and weighs about 20 kg. This animal requires special care for its food and environment, but on the other hand, it is very affectionate and learns everything very quickly because it is intelligent.


With a lifespan of 15 to 20 years, Saguis, also known as marmosets, are friendly, curious, and very intelligent little animals. Their diet is balanced with fruits, vegetables, and grains.


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Better known abroad as the sugar glider, this little bug is love in animal form! Very famous in the United States and Australia, its country of origin, it requires at least a few hours of attention per day and needs ample environments to live. Freshwater is essential and their diet is demanding.


This mean face doesn’t fool anyone! Owls are docile and very loyal animals. With very serene and quiet habits, these little animals can be expensive, but they are worth all the money.


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While this is not so uncommon, did you ever think about having a tarantula in your home? A curious fact about this animal is that in the course of its life the tarantula changes its skin, and for this reason it becomes very sensitive and ends up staying for days without eating and lying face down. The best environment for it is a closed place, but with hiding places. They love to eat grubs and small insects.


Rabbits have already won over the public! Although many people think that caring for a rabbit is easy, it is not. Rodents are docile and special, but to have a healthy life, they need a spacious and airy environment that provides them with everything they need. Rabbits feed on greenery, food, and we warn you: they will gnaw on anything within their reach.

Did this list bring you some inspiration and were you able to decide what kind of pet you will go for? Let us know your decision in the comments below!

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