In honor of National Ferret Day, we decided to take a look at some of the stranger house pets out there.
Sure, at one time people considered ferrets to be super strange animals to keep indoors. However, when you really take a look at all of the exotic animals that you could own, you’ll be sure to think twice before you make fun of your friend for owning a ferret. Here’s COED’s 20 weirdest house pets…
Fennec foxes are desert dwellilng animals that use litter boxes when you house train them. Pretty strange. You can bet that even with those big a** ears, they’ll pretend to ignore you.
Unlike kangaroos, wallabies are too small to be any possible threat. They’re mostly kept as outdoor pets.
Muntjac deer are kept as house pets and reach the size of a large housecat, and are reported by their owners to be extremely affectionate.
Genets are very skittish and hate to be restrained by humans. They also look like aliens.
Speaking of aliens, nothing like a Bush Baby to wake you up in the morning screaming.
Capybaras are the world’s largest rodent clocking in at 150+ pounds. So if you’re tired of your hamster being so small, get this. Here’s an internet classic video that shows just how hard they are to take care of.
Paris Hilton owns one named “Baby Luv.” They’re cute and weird.
Owning reptiles in general can be kind of weird, but these death machines still strike us bizarre. As reptiles, they literally have zero ability to turn off their instincts.
A lot of tiger owners end up dead. Although they are just about the most dangerous thing on the planet, it’s not illegal to own one.
Squirrels are okay on the streets…but in the sheets? Interesting.
Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches
Madagascar hissing cockroaches are horrifying but lots of people keep them as pets. Go figure.
Otters have been called “ferrets on crack.” So, maybe just stick with a ferret.
Apparently baby alligators are super cute. It’s the whole growing up to be huge alligators that probably sucks.
People own horses, why not try a zebra. You can have one of your very own for about $4,000. Weird but cool.
These marsupials are awesome and when full-grown, they only weigh about 3 ounces. Only have room for a gerbil, this is your pet.
If you have a lot of space, pygmy goats are great. Plus they’ll keep the grass trimmed while they munch.
They’re smaller than regular-sized donkeys, but they reach 3 feet tall and 200 to 350 lbs. Buy with caution.
Basically they’re lizards, but they have dragon in the name. Beards not included.
Skunks apparently make great pets after you have their scent glands removed, so they don’t stink up your place. All the same, if you own a skunk you’re f*cking insane.
Hedgehogs might be the least weird on this list but at the end of the day, it’s a prickly rodent.