I certainly share your interest in exotic pets. Though, you probably don't have to obtain one illegally. In most countries you can get a license to legally own exotic pets. Many times the licenses or permits are fairly easy to get and are usually inexpensive. The laws and permit restrictions are only in place to protect the animals; usually by insuring that their owner has the proper knowledge, facility, and capability for taking care of an exotic pet. If you are able to adequately provide a healthy environment for the animal, obtaining a permit should be reasonably easy. I hope you get your wish and share a hub with many photos about your new pet.