Powerful animal welfare organizations tell us that exotic pet ownership is on the rise. Do you know of anyone with a pet tiger or any other unusual pet? What's the strangest animal you've seen someone have as a pet? A wolfdog? A sugar glider? Ducks?
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By strange, I meant uncommon, as those animals you listed certainly are (this is a good thing). Primates might be illegal where you live. I'd love to have a kink or a wallaby. Monkeys are a little harder to defend as pets.
The legality of owning certain pets certainly hasn't stopped the droves of squirrel owners who bring in to us their vicious little biting monsters. Binturongs make surprisingly decent pets though!
I had no idea they were considered odd at that time, although I was 4. I had one briefly.
Well, it would be in the suburbs I suppose. I was just looking for more answers :) Ground squirrels can also be captive bred.
Yeah, I've seen living ones about 2x living here. All the others were hit by cars.
We have plenty of opossums here, and I can't imagine wanting one as a pet. When I was a kid, we had them living under our house, and they're just plain weird. They'd lie in the driveway,and wouldn't leave till my dad shut off the headlights.
Victoria Anne, I replied to you and erased it for a spelling error, and now it won't let me re-post. Glitches I suppose. Pet skunks are certainly unique pets, and indeed they do still smell without their projectile urine.
one of my great-nephews has an albino skunk-- totally white furred with pink eyes-- really kind of cute.
Really? Where did you get it? I've had clams before and they are extremely hard to care for because of their special feeding requirements (plankton, rotifers, copepods).
I brought it home from Lake Erie and kept it in a bucket of water until curiosity got the better of me and I dissected it - not something I am proud of....a budding scientist, I guess.
OMG I just spit out my water! Did you name it?
No, as I recall I did not give it a name.....would have been even more inhumane to dissect a clam with a name, don't you think?
Are clams harder to train than dogs? Can they be housebroken?
I don't think this really qualifies as a pet if you killed and dissected it...
Wow, I would think they would make bad pets because of their social needs and their urge to dig.