Beyond the Norm: Unraveling the World of Unusual Pets

Beyond the Norm: Unraveling the World of Unusual Pets
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Who said that a person can only keep a dog or a cat as a pet? Although there’s no denying that those wonderful creatures can be extremely affectionate, loving, and the best possible companions, some people prefer much more unusual pets.

If you thought that you’re the only one who has a wild imagination just because you’ve wanted a tarantula or a spider as a pet, well, keep on reading, as what animals some people prefer as pets might astonish you even more!

Axolotls
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Axolotls are classified as aquatic salamanders that possess unique regenerative abilities. This incredible creature is also known as the Mexican walking fish.

Sugar gliders
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Sugar gliders are also amazing creatures that people like to keep as pets. These little animals require social interaction, which adds to their unique charm. Thay’re nocturnal marsupials, and they stand out for their gliding ability. Keeping a sugar glider in your house can indeed be difficult, as they also require special diets.

Hedgehogs
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Hedgehogs might not be cuddling, but that cannot stop animal lovers from getting such animal as a pet. Hedgehogs are definitely cute, and they’re even getting popularity as pets. However, feeding one is definitely no walk in the park, as these animals need specific diets. As you’ve also guessed by now, you can handle a hedgehog only with extreme care.

Bearded dragons
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Bearded dragons, which are more scientifically known as pogona, represent a genus of reptiles that contain eight lizard species. These creatures are amazing, and they’re being kept as pets by many people. Contrary to their frightening appearance, bearded dragons are friendly, highly social, docile, curious, and even gentle animals that you can tame easily. These animals rarely scratch, bite, or do any harm to those who handle them.

Snakes
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Believe it or not, but plenty of people like to keep various snake species as pets, ranging from small colubrids to huge pythons. However, if you want a snake as a pet to watch Netflix together, you need to know that proper knowledge and care are a “must.”

Fennec foxes
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Fennec foxes are small desert foxes that can jump very high and dig deep holes, among other standout features. These creatures are also very cute, which is why some people keep them as pets. However, you need to keep in mind that it’s illegal to have a fennec fox as a pet in some places.

Tarantulas
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Apart from being scary beyond belief, tarantulas can come in 900 different species, and some people prefer them as pets. Of course, having a tarantula as a pet isn’t easy, as this animal has specific needs. Contrary to appearances, tarantulas have a venom that is not considered dangerous, although it will cause some allergic reactions.

Micro pigs
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Micropigs are small compared to the usual pigs, as they can even be the size of cats. Before adopting such animals as pets, it’s very important to do your research and understand their care needs as much as possible.

How about you? Do you have any unusual pets at home? Feel free to leave your comment below!


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Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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