If you’re looking for a more unique pet than an ordinary cat or dog, try one of these world’s most exotic pets. Keep in mind that some of these exotic pets may be illegal in your area. It’s important that you do research prior to adopting any of these animals to ensure that you can house them safely in your location. Check out these highly unusual and rare breeds of animals.
The Sugar Glider is a small marsupial that is native to northern and eastern Australia, Bismarck Archipelago, and New Guinea. It has a squirrel-like body with a prehensile tail adopted to hold or grasp objects. The Sugar Glider makes a popular domestic pet due to its lively nature.
Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
It may seem absurd to keep these oversized bugs as pets, but many find them fascinating and an easy to maintain pet. Unlike many species of roaches, the Madagascar Hissing Cockroach cannot fly, is not aggressive, and does not bite. These roaches can be kept in an aquarium and fed pellet food, such as dry dog food.
The Hyacinth Macaw, or Hyacinthine Macaw, is the largest breed of macaw, as well as the largest type of flying parrots in the world. Their body is an average of 39 inches and between 3.4 and 4.4 pounds in weight. Wingspan of this Macaw can reach between 48 and 56 inches. The Hyacinth Macaw is known for its yellow areas on the sides of the beak, as well as around the eyes.
The Leopard Gecko is a ground-dwelling reptile found in the deserts of Asia, from Afghanistan to Pakistan, and throughout the northern-western areas of India. Unlike many species of geckos, the Leopard Gecko has eyelids. As a pet, this reptile has become increasingly popular but only to homes with the proper aquarium set-up.
This cute rainforest mammal known as the Kinkajou or “Honey Bear” is related to raccoons, coatis, cacomistle, olingos, and the ringtail. As pets, the Kinkajou is typically a quiet, playful, and docile animal. As a nocturnal pet, the Kinkajou does not like being woken up during the day and may become aggressive and attack, bite, or claw their victim.
The Raccoon Dog is neither a dog, nor a raccoon, but closely resembles both. These exotic animals have decreased in population in recent years due to humans killing them for their fur and meat. They are known treated as a potential invasive species.
The animals above have made it onto the list of the world’s most exotic pets as they are rare, unusual, and yet make a great addition to one’s family if the owner knows how to care for it. Unlike a domestic cat or dog, these exotic pets require additional care, maintenance, and can be extremely pricey to purchase and maintain. Consider all of this before adopting your own exotic pet.
Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches