The 20 Weirdest House Pets [PHOTOS]

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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 Fox

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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.

Bennett’s Wallaby

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Unlike kangaroos, wallabies are too small to be any possible threat. They’re mostly kept as outdoor pets.

Muntjac Deer

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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.

Spotted Genet

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 Genets are very skittish and hate to be restrained by humans. They also look like aliens.

 Bush Babies

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Speaking of aliens, nothing like a Bush Baby to wake you up in the morning screaming.

Capybaras

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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.

Kinkajou

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 Paris Hilton owns one named “Baby Luv.” They’re cute and weird.

Boa Constrictors

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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.

 Tigers

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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.

 Pet Squirrels

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Squirrels are okay on the streets…but in the sheets? Interesting.

Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches

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Madagascar hissing cockroaches are horrifying but lots of people keep them as pets. Go figure.

Otters

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Otters have been called “ferrets on crack.” So, maybe just stick with a ferret.

Alligators

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Apparently baby alligators are super cute. It’s the whole growing up to be huge alligators that probably sucks.

 Zebras

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People own horses, why not try a zebra. You can have one of your very own for about $4,000. Weird but cool.

Sugar Gliders

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These marsupials are awesome and when full-grown, they only weigh about 3 ounces. Only have room for a gerbil, this is your pet.


Pygmy Goats

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If you have a lot of space, pygmy goats are great. Plus they’ll keep the grass trimmed while they munch.

Miniature Donkeys

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They’re smaller than regular-sized donkeys, but they reach 3 feet tall and 200 to 350 lbs. Buy with caution.

 Bearded Dragons

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Basically they’re lizards, but they have dragon in the name. Beards not included.

Skunks

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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

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Hedgehogs might be the least weird on this list but at the end of the day, it’s a prickly rodent.

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