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8 Most Unusual Pets You Never Knew You Could Own

Pets are an extra member of the family, and they range from cats, dogs, fishes to parrots but now is the time for some exotic pets which you never thought you could buy. These pets are beautiful, friendly and unusual at the same time and also require some special care at the beginning, but once they become familiar with the surroundings, you are in for a treat.

Let's have a look at some of the most exotic pets which you can own.

8 Most Unusual Pets You Never Knew You Could Own

8 Most Unusual Pets You Never Knew You Could Own

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1. Sugar Gliders

1. Sugar Gliders

Sugar Gliders are members of the Kangaroo family; they have an average lifespan of 13 years. They only weigh about 4 ounces as full-grown adults. They have different fingers and toes and are very social and also enjoys the company of humans. In the wild, sugar gliders live in trees and rarely touch the ground. They like eating sugar and can glide through the air hence are named as Sugar Glider.

2. Capybara

2. Capybara

Capybaras are the largest rodents in the world. If you own a Capybara, you are more likely to have a lake or a pond near you because Capybaras are semi-aquatic animals, and they like spending most of their time in the water. Water bodies are a must if you wish to own a Capybara. It has a life-span of 9 years, and it weighs around 150 pounds. It is a choice for pet owners mostly because of its dog-like qualities. They love attention and are brilliant and social animals. They should be purchased more than one at a time because of their extremely social nature.

3. Fennec Fox

3. Fennec Fox

It has become an internet favorite over the past years, and it can be purchased for around $1500. These are the perfect hybrid of a cat and a dog. They live for around 14 years which makes them a great companion for children. Although it will take some time for the owners to get used to their nocturnal nature.

4. Kinkajou

4. Kinkajou

Kinkajous are a favorite among exotic pet collectors for their long life spans of nearly 25 years. They are known for being exceptionally affectionate and timid. You can buy a Kinkajou for around $2000. They come from the central and southern parts of Africa, and they look a bit like miniature bears despite being part of the Racoon family.

5. Serval cat

5. Serval cat

The alluring Serval cat weighs around 40 pounds and stands at nearly 2 feet tall making cat owners rejoice who wished they had a dog size cat. It can be difficult to handle Servals because they need a large space and a lot of room to stretch their legs. Servals are the fastest cats inferior only to the Cheetah. Despite their ability to bring down a prey many adopt Servals at a very young age to monitor and control their temperament and behavior.

6. Wallabies

6. Wallabies

Known by many as miniature Kangaroos, Wallabies are becoming more and more normal pets in the United States. They grow up to around 40 inches and weigh in around 50 pounds. They also require a large open cage to be kept in with surrounding walls of 5 feet or more. They are known to be slightly dangerous as their strong legs are known to kick back at enemies and can also jump up to some incredible heights. Although their temperament is known to be calm, some can be mischievous. 

7. Squirrel Monkeys

7. Squirrel Monkeys

Squirrel Monkeys are quite an eye candy and are the most adorable animals. Weighing around 2 pounds, these are sensationally intelligent, charming, and always crave for attention. If you want to purchase one you can buy it for a hefty price of around $8000. They also have a habit of constantly urinating and marking their territory, but this doesn't stop the pet owners from buying one.

8. Pogona (Bearded Dragons)

8. Pogona (Bearded Dragons)

Bearded Dragons get their name from the ability which they inherit to make their throat look like a beard by puffing it out. They lay up to 24 eggs at a time in a single clutch, and they can lay up to 9 clutches in a single year.  They do not grow to their maximum size. If a Bearded Dragon is kept in a cage and the dragon is not fully grown it will stop at its previous size and not grow any longer.

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