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11 Cutest Pets For Children

Updated on March 17, 2016

If you are looking for a unique and cuddly pet, then you can think to own a wild or exotic animal. But you can’t own any of them because either they are extinct or illegal to own. Though there are many exotic animals that you can own as a pet without any legal restriction. Also, if you are staying in family with children, then you must need to take precaution that they should be reliable with kids. In such case you can go for some unusual pets which are rare, cute and reliable to keep with children. You can Check these rare and exotic Indian pets to make your choice.

Indian Rabbits in Grass.
Indian Rabbits in Grass. | Source
Indian White Rabbit
Indian White Rabbit

1: Rabbit

Rabbits are adorable and pleasing pet with teeming personality. They make a great indoor pet, but need additional care. They should never be kept outdoors or out of their cage without observation. Also, their cage should have sufficient room to roam or move freely.

Indian rabbits are most suitable as house pets, but they are further urbane and need additional care like composed diet and regular medical check-up.

Diet and Food: Rabbits are veggies and need precise nutrition in the correct amounts with uniformity. Recommended foodstuffs for them are

  • Timothy grass hay and you need to add Leafy and green Vegetables for adults.
  • In addition, you can add, Fruits and treats like bananas, grapes, and raisins.
  • Carrot and sweet root are the most favorite food of Rabbits.
  • Rabbits need water very frequently, you must have a regular water supply to them.

Rabbits have very sensitive digestive systems and you should avoid feeding some eatables that may cause acidity or diarrhea. like - enough tomato, onion, corn, grain or homemade recipes. You must avoid feeding chocolate, candy or anything moldy.

Temperament: Rabbits are Easy-going, gentle, courteous and adorable pets. They are very active and alert, they can even sleep with their eyes open. They are reliable to keep with family and children.

Appearance and physical characteristics: Rabbits are active and athletic animal. They have small, furry coat and fluffy tails. Their hind legs are strong and large and ears are long and upraised.

  • Body length: 10-30 inches.
  • Weight: Approx.1.3-2.3 kilograms.

White and Grey Rabbits
White and Grey Rabbits | Source

Pet Dog and Rabbits Playing Together

2: Indian Brown Hare (Black-naped Hare)

Indian Brown Hare are also known as the Black-naped Hare, generally found in Indian federations far east as Godavari and west as far as Khandesh, Berar, and Madhya Pradesh. They have presence in Bhutan, Nepal, Srilanka, Java, Mauritius, and Seychelles though their exact locations are not known.

Indian Hare
Indian Hare

Diet and Food: Likewise to Indian rabbits, hares are also veggies and need same diet. That are ,

  • Timothy grass hay and you need to add Leafy and green Vegetables for adults.
  • In addition, you can add, Fruits and treats like bananas, grapes, and raisins.
  • Carrot and sweet root are the most favorite food of Rabbits.
  • Rabbits need water very frequently, you must have a regular water supply to them.

Hares also have very sensitive digestive systems and you should avoid feeding some eatables that may cause acidity or diarrhea. like - enough tomato, onion, corn, grain or homemade recipes. You must avoid feeding chocolate, candy or anything moldy.

Temperament:
Brown hares are prey and not yet domesticated, they do not like to touch them though like rabbits they are also Easy-going, gentle, courteous and adorable pets. They are very active and alert, they can even sleep with their eyes open. They are reliable to keep with family and children.

Appearance and physical characteristics:
Indian brown hares are very active, athletic and alert animals. They are much faster and more robust than rabbits and somewhat leaner and taller than them. They also have small, furry coat and small fluffy tails. Their hind legs are strong and large and ears are long and upraised. But they are not available in white or coloured shades, they have only brown or shaded brown hairs.

  • Body length: 10-32 inches.
  • Weight: Approx.1.1-2.5 kilograms.

Brown Indian Hare
Brown Indian Hare | Source

3. Himalayan Rabbits

Himalayan rabbits are also known as the Chinese, Egyptian, and Black-nose rabbit, they are recognized as one of the oldest and calmest rabbit breeds. The Himalayan rabbits are medium-sized, Their body is white with colored points, available colors are black, blue, chocolate and lilac.

Himalayan Rabbit
Himalayan Rabbit | Source

Diet and Food:
Diet and food for Himalayan rabbits are as same like Indian white rabbits.

Temperament:
Himalayan rabbits are very calm, good-natured and friendly they are very Easy-going, cautious and adorable pet and reliable to keep with family and children and make a good house pet.

Himalayan Rabbit
Himalayan Rabbit | Source

Appearance and physical characteristics: The Himalayan rabbits have short, soft coat and black colored long ears, nose, legs and tail. Their nose marking beneath the jaw and well up the profile of the nose towards the eyes..

  • Body length: 10-32 inches.
  • Weight: 2.5 to 4.5 pounds (1 to 2 kg).

Himalayan rabbits are excellent with children.

Cute baby and Himalayan Rabbit.
Cute baby and Himalayan Rabbit. | Source

4: Fluffy Angora Rabbit or Imported Rabbit

The Fluffy Angora rabbit is a variety of domestic rabbit bred originated in Turkish port called Angora, the land of Angora cat and Angora goat. It has long, soft wool and this rabbit are very soft to the touch. They were bought in France by a sailor in around 1723. Angora wool is noble of wools, and as of yet it has no substitute, it was introduced in America afterward in the year 1900.

Angora rabbits are the most costliest rabbit in India (3 times higher than others), also they are not easy to keep in extreme Indian climate and need regular brushing and air conditioned low temperature climate.

Fluffy White Rabbit
Fluffy White Rabbit

Diet and carriage: Angora rabbit need 18-20% extra protein than other rabbits, to support constant wool production also they need extra care and regular medical check-up because of their long and soft fur they have more chances to catch the infection and get allergies. Recommended foodstuffs are,

  • Timothy grass hay and you need to add Leafy and green Vegetables for adults.
  • In addition, you can add, Fruits and treats like bananas, grapes, and raisins.
  • Carrot and sweet root are the most favorite food of Rabbits.
  • Rabbits need water very frequently, you must have a regular water supply to them.

Hares also have very sensitive digestive systems and you should avoid feeding some eatables that may cause acidity or diarrhea. like - enough tomato, onion, corn, grain or homemade recipes. You must avoid feeding chocolate, candy or anything moldy.

Temperament: Himalayan rabbits are very calm, good-natured and friendly they are very Easy-going, cautious and adorable pet and reliable to keep with family and children and make a good house pet.

The ‘Most Fluffy Bunny In The World.

Angora rabbit
Angora rabbit | Source

Appearance and physical characteristics:

The French Angoras are the easiest to groom and keep as a pet, because that do not have the woolly facial fur and woolly feet but satin angora are bit difficult to groom because of their hairy and fluffy coats on face and legs.

Their physical traits differs extensively,

  • French Angora Rabbit Weight: 3.5–4.5 kg (7.7–9.9 lb).
  • German Angora Rabbit Weight: 2.0–5.5 kg (4.4–12.1 lb).
  • Turkish Giant Angora Rabbit weight: 12 lb - 5.5kg or larger.
  • Satin Angora Rabbit weight: 3.0–4.5 kg (6.6–9.9 lb).

Appearance and physical characteristics:

The French Angoras are the easiest to groom and keep as a pet, because that do not have the woolly facial fur and woolly feet but satin angora are bit difficult to groom because of their hairy and fluffy coats on face and legs.

Cute Angora bunny playing with baby.

Japan's Rabbit Island, for Rabbit lovers.

Japan's rabbit island is a small island located in the Inland Sea of Japan in the city of Takehara, Hiroshima Prefecture. because of the numerous feral rabbits that roam the island; they are rather tame and will approach humans.

In 2015, the BBC presented a short television series that make island much more famous than a island of Japan’s Poison Gas Museum. The television serial was called Pets - Wild at Heart, which featured the behaviours of pets and rabbits on the island. The series portrayed and inspired tourists coming to feed the rabbits.

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5: Red Panda

The Red Pandas are small cat size mammal animals which are identified as an endangered species, now only few Red pandas are left, which are hardly detectible in the Himalayan mountain region of India, Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet and China. They have very similar characteristic like racoons. Red Panda is also identified by other names in their native regions as Lesser Panda, the Red Cat-Bear and as the Fire Fox in Nepal. They rely on bamboos and deforestation became the major reason for them to face survival deficiency which led now to their extinction.

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Diet and carriage:

- Mostly relies on bamboo, they eat almost all the parts of plant (except the roots).
- They also eat insects, fruits and some other green leafs.

Temperament:
Very few red pandas are domesticated, so it's difficult to judge their exact temperament. Yet they are reserved with zoos, NGOs and some social activists who are working to save them. They have reserved and shy nature, but when kept as a pet they are friendly and adorable. They are good with children.

Appearance:
Red Pandas are like a big cat, but have little longer body and a long bushy tail.They can have,
Height: 12-17 inches and
Weight: 3-6 Kgs.

INDIAN RED PANDA
INDIAN RED PANDA | Source

6: Three-Striped Palm Squirrel

The palm squirrel is a small exotic animal that lives on top of the tree in nested dynasty made up from grass. It has a bushy tail somewhat smaller than its body and white stripes from head to tail and creamy-white belly and a tail covered with interspersed, long, black and white hair.

Indian Three-Striped Palm Squirrel
Indian Three-Striped Palm Squirrel | Source

Funny Indian Tree Palm Squirrel

Diet and carriage: Mainly Indian palm squirrel eats nuts and fruits, also it hunts for small mammals, birds and insects. In recent years, an Indian palm squirrel has caused problems, it has taken to eating crops.

Temperament /Nature and behavior:

  • They are well uttered, they make sounds like "chip chip chip" to alert when detected danger. They are opportunists in urban areas, and can be easily domesticated and trained to accept food from humans.

  • When kept as pet, they make a pocket sized funny pet which is more likely an entertainment.

Appearance: They are very active and energetic and protective to their food storage, having Stripes on back and long front teeth with a long bushy tail.

  • Weight: approx 100 grams.
  • Length: 2.5 to 4.5 inches.
  • Tail: 2 to 5 inches.

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7: Indian Giant Squirrel

The Indian giant squirrel, or Malabar giant squirrel, is a large tree squirrel species native to India. It is a large-bodied diurnal, arboreal, and conspicuous two-toned color outline and a long bushy tail. Herbivorous squirrel found in South Asia, usually lives on tree branched in nests constructed of grass and leaves.its also been acknowledged as State animal of indian state "Maharastra" and known as called शेकरू 'Shekru' in local native language Marathi of the state.

   Malabar Squirrel Indian Giant Squirre
Malabar Squirrel Indian Giant Squirre | Source

Diet and carriage:The Indian giant squirrel eats leaf, nuts,fruits and small mammals, insects.

Temperament /Nature and behavior: Though It is a shy, wary animal and difficult to discover but when kept as a pet, it's very affectionate to its owner and makes a good pet..

Appearance: They are very active and energetic and shy that spent max time of life on top of tree. They have double quoted long bushy tail and two toned dense soft and small hair coats.

  • Weight: approx 200 -300 grams.
  • Length: 5.5 to 7.5 inches.
  • Tail: 7.5 to 11.5 inches.

Indian Giant Squirrel
Indian Giant Squirrel | Source

Pet Giant Indian Squirrels with their owners.

  Friendly and Lively Giant Indian Squirrel
Friendly and Lively Giant Indian Squirrel

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8. White Mice

White Indian mice is found in Bangladesh, India, Myanmar,Nepal, and Sri Lanka. A single member of the species has also been sighted in the South End of Boston, MA. It’s a small rat of white color that has small and soft quote.

White mice are one of the smallest pets and relatively low-priced to purchase. It’s easy to care and feed them, they make a good pet for them who don’t want to take burden but like to have for kids.

White Mice
White Mice | Source
  • Food and diet:
    By nature, it’s a vegan that likes to have grain, homemade food and dry fruit and cooked foodstuff.
  • Height and length: 6-7 cms.
  • Weight: 20-35 grams.

 Baby White Mice
Baby White Mice

9. Kondana Soft-furred Rat

Kondana Soft-furred Rats are another smallest available rat species in India, but they are not very common, The Kondana Soft-furred Rat is an endangered species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in the Singharh plateau of Maharashtra, India.

  • Food and diet: Likewise to other rats, It have grain, homemade food and dry fruit and cooked foodstuff.
  • Height and length: 6 cms.
  • Weight: 18-25 grams.

Kondana Soft-furred Rat
Kondana Soft-furred Rat
Indian Hamster
Indian Hamster | Source

10: Indian Hamster

In 1948, Albert Marsh, a highway engineer, introduced hamsters as a pet. Earlier they were used for bio laboratory test and research. Hamsters are native to Syria. A hamster can be a wonderful family member and an excellent pet, they sleep during the day and became active at night when most people are home.

  • Food and Diet: almost all the veggie and dry foods like Mixed Seeds & Grain, Snacks & Treats, Fresh Foods, vegetables etc.
  • Height and length: 6-7 cms.
  • Weight: 30-45 grams.

11: Teddy Bear Hamster or Imported Hamster

Hamsters are native to Syria that has many different variety and color that depend upon geographical climates. Pet hamsters are known by many names, including dwarf hamsters, teddy bear hamsters and golden hamsters. A bushy Syrian hamster is sometimes called a teddy bear because that looks like a small teddy. In India they are eminently as an imported hamster and relatively expensive than mice or other hamsters, it will cost as same like golden hamster.

Teddy Hamster
Teddy Hamster
Teddy Bear Hamster
Teddy Bear Hamster
  • Food and Diet: almost all the veggie and dry foods like Mixed Seeds & Grain, Snacks & Treats, Fresh Foods, vegetables etc.
  • Height and length: 6-9 cms.
  • Weight: 40-70 grams.

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