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7 Unusual Pets You Didn’t Know You Can Own

Did you know that 67% of American households own a pet? (That equates to 85 million families who have some kind of pet).

The most common pet that people have is a dog, followed by a cat, and then fish. However, there are plenty of different types of pets that you can buy and call your new best friend. Read on to discover these incredible 7 unusual pets that you can totally own.

1. Hedgehogs

These spiky critters might not look like an affectionate animal, however, hedgehogs can be very friendly. That’s why they’re one of our most favorite unusual small pets. Hedgehogs require little maintenance but a lot of love, so they make the perfect pet for those who want a new friend.

2. Axolotis

One of the most unusual aquatic pets you can find is the axolotls. These creatures come with a weird name, appearance, and don’t like to be handled. However, they are very cute looking and will definitely be the talk of your friends when they come round.

3. Pygmy Goats

If you’ve always wanted a goat, but don’t have space for one then you might want to get a pygmy goat. These animals are a similar size to a medium dog and come with all the cute goat features you need. Pygmy goats can also be quite friendly, but you should make sure that they have friends so they don’t get lonely.

4. Fennec Foxes

Fennec Foxes make the best unusual pets for people who like both dogs and cats and can’t decide between the two. Fennec foxes offer the best of both worlds; they’re playful like dogs but also independent like cats.

These pets will need a lot of attention and exercise, but it shouldn’t be too hard to dedicate your time to them. Just look at their cute little faces!

5. Pygmy Marmosets

The pygmy marmoset (or finger monkey) makes an excellent choice when it comes to the list of the most unusual pets. These little animals are the world’s smallest monkeys and are extremely cute.

However, if you’re thinking about getting one of these then you need to dedicate a lot of time and attention to them. The pygmy marmosets are very social creatures and need a lot of attention.

6. Micro Pigs

Another small animal that rolls into the unusual category is the micro pig. As a baby, the micro pig is miniature but they do grow up and can be the same size as a dog, so make sure you have enough space. Micro pigs are friendly, intelligent, and playful, which makes them the perfect family pet.

7. Tarantulas

Tarantulas might not be the pet for you if you’re scared of spiders. However, these unusual pets are low maintenance and a great pet to have if you want to impress your friends. A tarantula might be the right pet for you if you have limited space, as they don’t take up much room.

Get Yourself a New Best Friend From These Unusual Pets

Why stick to the norm when there are so many amazing unusual pets to choose from? Choose your ideal new best friend from our list above and find love with your new pet.

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