Strange animals people have kept as pets

It’s hard to find people who don’t like animals. Animals are the most adorable creatures on the planet, the little balls of energy running here and there are the best companions of humans. When talking about pets the first thing that comes to our minds is a cute little energetic dog, a fluffy cat, or a little bird.  Domestic animals are being kept as pets for centuries, but this article will provide an insight about the strange and weird animals that people have kept as a pet. Have a look at these animals:

Strange animals people have kept as pets
Strange animals people have kept as pets

Lion

Lion Strange animal people have kept as pet
Lion Strange animal people have kept as pet

The wildest animals on earth, lions are kept as pets by many people in different countries of the world. We have seen many videos where a fully-grown lion is observed sleeping and having fun with the owner. Some countries don’t allow the people to keep carnivores as pets, but some countries after a proper license and safety measures allow one to do so. People, who own lions, say that lions are the easiest pets to take care of, all they need is some meat, milk, and a huge amount of love. Those who own this animal even get hurt sometimes, but despite all the pain they cannot even think of living away from their best friend.

White Tiger

White Tiger Strange animal people have kept as pet
White Tiger Strange animal people have kept as pet

Just like lions, white tigers are also kept at home but by only a few people. A brave woman from Florida Jenice Haley calls herself a mom of tigers. She has kept tigers including a rare white Bengal tiger in her house. Most of the states don’t allow people to keep wild animals as pets, so she considers herself lucky enough to own a white tiger. The cubs of white tigers are the cutest thing on the planet, people because of their pretty little eyes keep them as pets, and eventually they become the most beautiful part of their lives.

Crocodile

Crocodile Strange animal people have kept as pet

In Indonesia, a family owns a six-foot crocodile named kojek. The children of the family play with the wild beast and have fun with it just like one have with a dog or cat. Although the crocodile eats about four kg’s of fish a week and is a quite expensive pet, the owner cannot even think of getting rid of it. Many videos are available on YouTube where people are seeing spending some quality time with their pet crocodile. Some countries don’t allow its residents to own a crocodile that is longer than 60 cm, but some do so.

Deer

Deer Strange animal people have kept as pet
Deer Strange animal people have kept as pet

Though deer are not a wild animal, yet most people don’t think of keeping them as pets. A video got viral on YouTube in which an injured baby deer was rescued by a woman and the woman decided to keep the deer as a pet for the rest of deer’s life. Many other people too have kept this animal as a pet, and they regard it as the friendliest and the best pet.

Hyena

Hyena Strange animal people have kept as pet
Hyena Strange animal people have kept as pet

It is impossible to believe, but people from Nigeria are madly in love with hyenas and keep them as pets. They take care of the wild animals, tame it, and use it to earn bread. People from other countries also keep it as a pet. In many videos the owners of this wild animals are complaining about the injuries they faced because of this animal, yet they regard their pet hyena as their family and are afraid of losing it.   

Bear

Bear Strange animal people have kept as pet

You may have a teddy bear in your home, but what if someone asks you to keep a fully-grown bear as a pet? Your answer will surely be a straightforward NO.  You may be shocked by this but believe us that a man from Indiana named Paoli has kept not one but two grizzly bears as pets. He said that he has been taking care of them for more than 7 years. The names of his companions are Bob and Screech. A couple from New York is also seen taking care of a huge grizzly bear.

Mongoose

Mongoose Strange animal people have kept as pet
Mongoose Strange animal people have kept as pet

Mongooses with their shiny eyes and pinkish snout are loved by many people. Keeping them as a pet is not a good idea as they can be a catalyst for the spread of rabies. However, some adventure seekers and animal lovers, with proper care and precautionary measures, have kept this animal as a pet. The owner of this little wild beat says that they are best hunters and are not as dangerous as people think they are.

Giraffe

Giraffe Strange animal people have kept as pet
Giraffe Strange animal people have kept as pet

We don’t think any door is long enough to allow a long-necked animal to pass through it. Even though giraffes are not dangerous, their height doesn’t allow them to live with people in their houses. You will be amazed by the fact that some people have kept a Giraffe as a pet. It is very easy to take care of a giraffe. All you need is grass, some long trees, and of course a very long space to make a home for this tall friend.

Dragon Lizard

Dragon Lizard animal people have kept as pet
Dragon Lizard animal people have kept as pet

House lizards are found in almost every house, but it is very rare to have a dragon lizard at home. It even sounds weird for us to own a dragon lizard, one of the most dangerous reptiles, but some crazy people do own it. They treat this weird animal as their child and are not even afraid of it. People even can train their pet dragon lizard.

Raccoon

Raccoon animal people have kept as pet
Raccoon animal people have kept as pet

The raccoons are one of the cutest and the friendliest animals, yet the idea to own them is quite strange. Probably because they are quite hard to find. Once you bring this animal home it is granted that you will never feel bored. The cute little creatures are very smart, energetic, and can learn new skills in no time. We will surely second the idea of keeping a raccoon.  

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