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Did You Know You Can Raise These Weird and Peculiar Pets at Home?

Weird Pets
Apart from the regular cats, dogs, horses, etc., there are strange creatures in the world that can be reared at home. Here are information about some of these unique creatures that can be raised as pets safely.
Saptakee Sengupta
Last Updated: Nov 27, 2018
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 get one for yourself. Some of these are easily tamed at home, and with proper care and rearing techniques they can become your best friends.
Kinkajou
Kinkajou in the wild
This animal is not only weird but also very cute.
It looks like a hybrid of a chinchilla, a hamster, and a squirrel. It is a breed of tropical rainforests. 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 names like 'Baby Love' and call to see the immediate response.
Piranhas
Piranhas fish
A piranha is a royal fish, reared by many Hollywood celebrities.
The breed is quite aggressive and eats flesh. 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.
Wallaby
australian wallaby
It is a tiny kangaroo like animal. 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 day round. And what should be its name? 'Hoppy'!
Potbellied Pig
Two pot-bellied pigs on green pasture
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.
Madagascar Cockroach
live madagascar cockroach
The presence of cockroaches is generally a nuisance to house.
However, 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
tarantula in hands
Tarantulas belong to the spider family.
Taming tarantulas is a daunting task. They are large hairy spiders with a coat of varying colors, 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 rearing it at home.
Petauristini
Petauristini or Pteromyini, known as the flying squirrel make great pets. This animal is quite different from normal breeds of squirrels. The joy of taming flying squirrel 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.
Hermit Crab
Hermit crab crawling on white background
Taming a hermit crab is very easy. 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 the conditions of a tropical climate.
Pac Man Frog
Ornate frog in pool
When it comes to choosing frogs as pets, then this species is not as abominable as it looks.
However, one must be careful while taming it, as it is renowned for its mean bite. The ornate horned frog can live for 15 years in captivity, provided its surroundings are well maintained and it is given a healthy diet, just the way it loves to hog.
Some other weird pets are also sold by animal dealers. The price varies according to the rarity of the breed. Amongst them, some might be endangered too.
Komodo Dragon
★ Komodo Dragon
African Armored Cricket
★ African Armored Cricket
Antlion on leave
★ Antlion
Assassin Bug
★ Assassin Bug
Camel spider
★ Camel Spiders
Snail crawling on road
★ Land Snails
apple snail
★ Golden Apple Snails
Peripatus or velvet worm
African Velvet Slug
Ghost shrimp with eggs
★ Ghost Shrimp
Indian eel
★ Freshwater Eel
Striped Skunk Sniffs in the Grass
★ Skunk
Sugar glider cub
★ Sugar Gliders
Sunny Cove Sea Otter
★ Sea Otter
★ Velvet Worms
★ Egyptian Predator Beetle
★ Underwater Bugs
★ Giant Vinegaroon
★ Pancake Slug
★ Wellington Wetas
★ Teacup Pigs
★ Lungfish
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!