Popular but Strange Pets!

Top 6 most Unusual Pets that you didn’t know a lot of people have!

You can pretty much own any pet, but these are popular around the world. Some of them are, indeed, cute but that does not mean they are good animals to have.


1- The Fennec Fox

They make relatively good pets but are very high maintenance. They get from three to four pounds and live 12 to 16 years.


2- Capybaracapy

They love to swim and are very lovable! They weigh from 70 to 150 pounds. Capybaras have a life span of 12 years in captivity.



3- Chinchillachin

These furry little nocturnal creatures live from 12 to 20 years. Chinchillas do not have the ability to sweat despite their heavy fur coat.




Sadly kangaroos  are used for meat and coats as well as pets. In Australia they are often hit by cars. They can travel up to 40 miles hour  for a short distance.



5- Hedgehoghedgehog

These adorable animals have about 5,000 to 6,500 quills, so watch out! Hedgehogs are becoming more and more popular around the world.



6- Sugar Glidersugar glider

They are NOT rodents but indeed marsupials like kangaroos. These gliders get very attached to their families and make great pets.


At Harvest, Ms. Lewis cares for a number of exotic pets.

“What got you into exotic animals?” I asked Ms. Lewis, one of our a science teachers.

“I wanted people, students, to get to see animals they have never seen before and overcome some of their fears.”

What message do you hope to transmit throught these animals?

“They should learn how to care for them and learn about them.”

The first of these classroom pets was Houdini the snake. It was given to her by a student and she has had it for 16 years! Ms. Lewis told me that her most popular pets are the guinea pigs and Lexie the dog.

“My students really like the furry animals.”

Did you know that Ms. Lewis worked at marine world with dolphins for five years? Or that she has always wanted a horse?

Now I want your opinion. Should we stick to the cats and dogs, or go exotic in your community? Please comment below.