What are some of the strangest pets you have heard of people having or that you have owned?
I heard of someone having a monkey, a squirrel, a pig and a giraffe! As a pet!
Some friends in Port Orchard Washington had piranas in a small fish tank. They had to have a weighted lid over the top of the tank, because the fish would jump out trying to get them! Scary looking fish. Wicked looking teeth...
Tarantulas, maybe--though they ARE pretty cool.
My #1 vote: The Pet Rock fad from a few decades ago.
A friend of mine has a pet opossum. He actually carries it around on his shoulders!
My son has pet rats. He got them from Pet Supermarket and had to sign a paper promising not to use them as snake food. I named the white one Snake and the black one Food anyways.
I once had a riding trainer who owned a Vietnamese pot bellied pig as a pet. Not a MINIATURE. A full sized one. (Which is still fairly small...for a pig. But still a pig. A full-sized pig).
I know several people who own snakes of various kinds.
And I used to know a falconer and owler who recommended that if you want an owl just as a pet, you should get a Tawny Owl because they're lazy and won't do anything but sit around all day anyway - useless for falconry, but great decoration . (She also had a buzzard, a pair of Turkemenian eagle owls, a barn owl and I think a kestrel. But those weren't PETS...those were working birds).
I also know somebody who used to keep sugar gliders, which are apparently easy to feed and care for, but need a fairly large aviary to be truly happy.
I had a friend who had a boa constricter. He took him out of his cage and let him crawl around. It was scary.
my cousin had snakes, which I thought was totally gross, but weirdest would be a potbellied pig. I know that's not super out there, but it's the strangest thing that I can think of from people that I know personally. Also, another cousin of mine has an iguana which grew to be about 6 feet long!
believe it or not, my daughter had a pet possum that i will hub about in the future...the video that i need for the hub is packed...as i am getting ready to move...they are great pets...not throw away animals as most think...now, how we came to have him is a long story...
I have snakes, tarantulas, and leaf bugs. The weirdest pet I have heard of was a sloth
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