TW Newsdesk, Nov 15: The world has since long moved on from traditional pets like dogs, cats and birds. Thanks to advancements in the world of social media today, we learn of new and often very unusual pets from all around the world. These include not just animals that are otherwise considered to be of the wild, but also certain insects and reptiles.
Let’s take a look at some unusual pets around the world:
- Spiders and Cockroaches
It may seem odd to keep insects or spiders as pets, but they are really unique creatures that are quite fascinating to watch. They’re also very quiet and require little room and attention.
Hissing cockroaches and some tarantulas are ultimate beginner insect pets since they are rather docile and lack serious weapons such as stingers and threatening venoms.
Wallabies are miniature kangaroos from down under that make for unique pets. However, although wallabies can be house-trained, they need a securely fenced-in area with plenty of room to romp around and graze outside.
Naturally curious, these marsupials will have a tendency to explore all parts of the house if unsupervised. Ideally, domesticated and bottle-fed wallabies are gentle and docile animals that can make great cuddling companions.
One of the world’s few known tame hippopotami is currently residing with a retired couple and her name is Jessica. While tame, she is still very wary of strangers and tends to lunge and unfamiliar people and objects.
Jessica loves to lounge around on her own full-sized mattress and cuddle with her human parent, Shirley.
- Sugar Gliders
These cute cuddly creatures are often dubbed “pocket pets”. Sugar Gliders are squirrels and can be known for their playfulness and loyalty.
However, these tiny creatures are nocturnal by nature and tend to stay up late.
- Boa Constrictors
While snakes aren’t generally perceived as the most perfect pet, a Boa Constrictor is perhaps the friendliest.
While they are amazing and quite safe to have around, the most concerning issue in this respect is their size as they grow to be quite big. Therefore, be sure to have plenty of space before you acquire a Boa as your pet.
While it is quite fascinating to learn about these exotic and interesting pets, it is also important to know the protection laws surrounding many such creatures. Not every country or state has a legal provision to house such exotic pets.
However, if they did, which among the ones listed would you want to welcome into your family?