A lot of people own domesticated animals including dogs and cats. While these animals are fine for some people, others want something more. More specifically, some pet owners strive to own exotic animals. Exotic animals are unique and can really bring something different to the table for those individuals. Let’s take a look at the top 10 wild animals that you can own.
10. Sugar Glider
These pets are very popular in the Northeastern part of Australia. While they weight no more than six ounces, they can bond very easily with humans. Unfortunately, most sugar gliders are both nocturnal and social, meaning you’ll need to give them attention at night. For that reason, you should keep two sugar gliders together so that you can get sleep during the night. In terms of environment, sugar gliders love enclosures which contain vines or branches, it will satisfy their desire to climb.
This nocturnal animal derives from the rain forest and is an affectionate mammal that gets along great with humans. Because of this, exotic-pet owners love them. Kinkajous love mangoes, eggs, bananas, and even marshmallows. That have carnivorous teeth that are quite sharp and that contain a bite loaded with bacteria. However, they will only use this if they feel threatened or afraid.
8. Squirrel Monkey
Coming all the way from South and Central America, the squirrel monkey can be a fun exotic pet. They are omnivorous, which means that they eat both meat and plants and they get along great with people. Most of them weigh less than four pounds which is one reason why they stick together in the wild, often in groups of 500 squirrel monkeys or more. Of all primates, they have the largest brains and they are actually quite intelligent.
7. Bengal Cat
Don’t worry because this exotic animal does not have any relation to the dangerous Bengal Tiger. The Bengal Cat is more of a crossbreed between several more exotic animals and they are actually quite mellow. Sometimes they can be out of control and have been known to tear up furniture. Despite this minor flaw, they are quite loving and very loyal. In 1998, a Bengal Cat was sold for $42,000 at a public auction.
6. Ball Python
There are two kinds of people: those who love snakes and those who don’t. For those who do love snakes, owning a Ball Python can be a lot of fun. They are comprised of exotic colors and come in rare variations that are very visually appealing. If you were to own a Ball Python, they would probably be around 5-foot long. The best way to take care of them is to place them in a 30-gallon take and feed them dead rodents like mice and rats.