Strangest Pet on the Block: 14 Exotic Animals to Keep as Pets

Are you intrigued by the idea of owning an exotic animal that will turn heads wherever it goes? From reptiles to birds to marsupials, there’s no limit to the possibilities! Owning an exotic pet can bring with it a certain level of responsibility, but if done right—through careful research and responsible behavior—these animals can be amazing companions. In this blog post, we’re exploring 15 different types of exotic animals you might consider as a pet.

1. Moose

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One user posted, “A moose. I’ve loved them since childhood and have even gone to Yellowstone multiple times to see them. And I would decorate his antlers for each season and holiday. His name would be Teddy. And I would love him.”

2. Silverback Gorilla

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“IF it’s not going to attack me, a Silverback Gorilla. That should finally end those door-to-door salespeople,” one user shared. 

3. Large Jungle Cat

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One Redditor posted, “A large jungle cat of some variety. But even if it wouldn’t attack me, I’m not sure I’d want to do that to a wild animal. My backup would be a trash panda. They aren’t really wild animals exactly, and they’re so damn cute.”

4. Komodo Dragon

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One commenter said, “A Komodo dragon, so I can say I’m the father of dragons.”

5. Snow Leopard

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One posted, “A Snow Leopard.”

6. Whale shark

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“A f-ing whale shark,” one Redditor shared.

Another user jokingly commented, “Jesse, where the f— are we gonna put this?”

7. Bear

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One user shared, “A big ole bear.”

8. Lion

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One commenter said, “Lion so that I can ride it. That would be fun.”

9. Dragon

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“A dragon. I’d name it Redrockegon.”, a user posted.

10. Panda

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One user commented, “Panda.”

11. Octopus

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“Octopus,” one Redditor posted. 

12. Cheetahs

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One Redditor commented, “I’ve heard cheetahs have really stinky poops, but they’re so affectionate with their emotional support dogs I would have to choose cheetah.”

13. Fox

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One Redditor added to the thread, “Easily a fox. I wanted one for so long. They’re so cute.”

14. Grizzly Bear

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“I want to snuggle a grizzly bear,” shared one Redditor

Do you also have some exotic animals in mind that you would like to be your companion? Share your thoughts below!

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