People are normally fond of cute and cuddly animals as pets. But the craziness for pets often prompts them to behave contrary to what they actually want and keeping weird pets at home becomes the most sought after desire. Just imagine a tiger roaming freely or a snake crawling inside your house all the day! Isn’t that weird? The answer might be NO for people who love to rear even the most dangerous wild animals in the world. You can certainly tame peculiar animals and keep them as pets under proper guidance. The weird creature present at your home might be one of the cutest animals in the world.
T 1335 -Strange is it not .. when you visit another country you are the best behaved, neatest. Land in at home and its back to littering !
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List of Weird Pets
Other than dogs and birds, have you ever thought of keeping strange animals at home? While looking for pictures of peculiar animals over the Internet or books, you have possibly longed to woo one for yourself. Some of these animals are easily tamed at home with proper care and rearing techniques and thus they can become your best friends.
This animal is not only weird but also very cute. It looks like a hybrid of chinchilla, hamster and squirrel. It is a breed of tropical rainforest. You will love to play with this small creature all the day round, as it is sportive, playful and mischievous. Kinkajou is also known as sugar bear. Keep pet names like ‘Baby Love’ and call to see the immediate response.
A piranhas is a royal fish, reared by many Hollywood celebrities. The breed is quite aggressive and flesh eating. It’s somewhat vicious and you need to be very careful while feeding it. Remember not to feed it with your own hand. You never know, it can bite your hand with its sharp teeth. Always take advice from experienced aquarists before setting up a niche for it.
A tiny kangaroo is known as wallaby. It is a very peace loving creature, neither aggressive nor dangerous. In Latin, wallaby means macropod as it has big feet. You can spend the entire day with this weird but cute pet, playing, hopping and jumping all the day ’round. And what should be its name? ‘Hoppy’!
Potbellied pigs are not only lovable, they are also among the smartest animals in the world. They were first introduced in the US and then in Asia. They can be easily tamed because of their calm, responsible and affectionate nature.
The presence of cockroaches is generally a nuisance to house. But this breed is unlike ordinary cockroaches. A Madagascar cockroach makes for exotic pets for children. It grows up to 1 inch wide and 3 inches long. They are hardy and their shell is magnificently colored. Once you rear a family of Madagascar cockroaches, it’s impossible for you to swat them from your house.
Tarantulas belong to spider family. Taming tarantulas is a daunting task. They are large hairy spiders with a jet black coat, known to be a perfect example of savage beauty. Tarantulas are usually calm unless provoked. If furious, they spit out their venom as reflex action. Therefore, you must be very cautious while bringing up this weird pet at home.
Petauristini or Pteromyini, better known as flying squirrel make great pets. This animal is quite different from normal breeds of squirrels. The joy of taming flying squirrel as pets is like playing an entire day with a baby. It has the ability to keep the atmosphere of your house vibrant all day long. Its body is soft and furry and it’s very affectionate by nature.
You might have come across this name before and taming a hermit crab is very easy. Actually the creature is neither a hermit nor a crab. It’s known to be very sociable and adaptable. To name a few, the Ecuadorian crab and the purple claw crab are the two well-known species of hermit crab that can be kept as pets. If you wish to keep Hermit crabs as pets, you ought to build a niche with all conditions of tropical climate.
Pac Man Frog
When it comes to choosing frogs as pets, then this species is not that abominable as it looks. But be careful while taming, as Pac Man is renowned for its mean bite. The ornate horned frog can be captivated for 15 years, provided its surrounding is maintained clean and give it a diet, just the way it loves to hog.
Weird Pets for Sale
Some of the weird pets to own are also sold by animal dealers. The price varies according to the rarity of the breed. Amongst them, some might be endangered animals also. Therefore, take a look at some of the weird animals that are sold to be tamed as pets.
- Komodo Dragon
- African Armoured Cricket
- Ant Lion
- African Velvet Slug
- Assassin Bug
- Camel Spiders
- Land Snails
- Egyptian Predator Beetle
- Underwater Bugs
- Golden Apple Snails
- Giant Vinegaroon
- Pancake Slug
- Whip Scorpion
- Wellington Wetas
- Velvet Worms
- Teacup Pigs
- Ghost Shrimp
- Freshwater Eel
- Sugar Gliders
- Megan Fox
- Sea Otter
Keeping pets can be fun, if you really get along with the animals. You need to understand their mood and behavior and treat them accordingly. Good luck!