15 Really Strange Animals People Use As Pets

We all are familiar with someone who has a cat or a dog as their pet;  it’s even possible you may even have one yourself, while others prefer having delicate animals such as turtles, birds or fish. What we’re not familiar with is that 2% of the population that is obsessed with having a unique (strange for us) pet. Have a look at these 15 examples of uncommon pets that are kept around the world. After looking at this list, next time when you’re stuck between choosing a cat or a dog as your pet, you might just choose a lizard!

1.     Bearded Dragon

These are eight species of this type of lizard and as a group of reptiles they are also known as Pogonas. You may be wondering why they have named these beauties “Bearded.” Look closely at the picture and you will see a teeny tiny beard underside its throat hence the name. What these bad guys are capable of is beyond ordinary cuteness. They will fill up their throats with air that will eventually expand their scales and make them stick out to scare enemies away. Not only this, they can even change the colour of their beard! People keep these dragons as their pets and feed them different insects, worms, or crickets and some veg-food such as dandelion leaves. If you succeed in taking care of these lizards they have a life span of up to 12 years! These lizards are friendly by nature so don’t get all jumpy with them. It is said that bearded dragons help their owners in recognizing and understanding native beasts!

Bearded Dragon as a pet


2.     Hedgehog

Ever wondered about having a hedgehog as your pet? Well, some people do this and they have great things to say about their experience. In one instance this guy was being interviewed about his unusual pet and how he manages everything with the little one. He seemed quite cool about it and told the journalist that he actually enjoys the company of his hedgehog a lot. He also told them that these creatures can prove to be awesome companions as they love being pampered and can even whistle, snuffle and purr. Just be careful of one thing though. Don’t start referring to your hedgehog as “Sonic” unless you want to spend all your time making up for the wreckage the smart guy has caused around your house!


3.     Stick Insect

Yes, you read that right. Stick Insect. You might be wondering if the pet will be as weird as the name sounds, but luckily that’s not the case. Stick insects can be mistaken for a twig unless you see it walking on your arm and scare the hell out of yourself. Its face is like that of an alien predator and is nowhere near the list of “pretty” pets. However, children of our generation seem to love this guy and enjoy having it as their pet! Stick insects need a vast area for their habitat that is filled with many plants and branches. This gives them room to roam around and if they have a companion, that is even better.

 Stick Insect as a pet

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