10 Unusual Pets You should Know about

We always tend to go with canines or felines when we think about a pet. Yes, we agree that’s a very common trend and it’s always very easy to go with the trend. But if you like something adventurous, you will have to go with some exotic and unusual pets that you have never thought of. Actually, that completely depends on your choice, but if you really want that, here’s some suggestion of unusual pets you should know aboutHere is another list of most exotic animals for kids.

Before you bring them home, be sure, we know all about caring them and it is very important to know about these animals in details. You should be aware of what they need and if they are suitable for your living environment. If everything is alright, proceed for a whole new experience.

Unusual Pets you should know about:

Rose Breasted Cockatoo:

Rose breasted cockatoo is a beautiful bird with an awesome color combination. Known by various names such a galah cockatoo, roseate cockatoo etc. It is not common all over the world, but they can see commonly in their native place Australia. They are overall very intelligent and have an average lifespan of about 40 years.

Rainforest Possum:

They are a proud member of the possum family and are found in South America. They are popularly known as Pocket Pet. Now they are being bred for the pet trade and it is being done since 1994. If you are keeping them as pets, you should keep them single and they don’t suit with any other animal. Rainforest possum is a nocturnal animal. They have an average lifespan of about 4 years in captivity.

Sugar Glider:

The sugar glider is a very cute animal which is also nocturnal in nature and is arboreal. They are named after sugar because they have a great fascination for sweet foods. They can glide themselves in the air like a flying squirrel. They are endemic to Australia, New guinea and in some Indonesian Islands.

Bearded Dragons:

This is a very exotic reptile which can do really good as pets. They are very big in size compared to lizards and they are named bearded dragons because of the beard like structure that comes from their throat. They can climb very well and spend most of their time in branches and bushes. You can find them in most part of Australia. If you want to get rid of lizards from your house, here are some tips for you.


This popular rodent is also an unusual pet. They are slightly bigger than a squirrel. Chinchillas are native to Andes Mountain in South America. They are known to have a very soft fur over their body which is the second densest fur of any land mammal. They are even farm raised by the clothing industry. Remember that they need much care as a pet.


Yes, you obviously know about hedgehogs as it is a spiny mammal that is found in the continents of Asia, Europe, Africa and in New Zealand. They are nocturnal in nature and are omnivorous. It is illegal to own hedgehogs in some part of United States but no such restrictions exist in most of the European Countries.

African Spurred Tortoise:

They are mainly found in the Sahara desert in Africa and is the third largest species of tortoise in the world. They are also known as Sulcata tortoise. This tortoise is a herbivore and feeds themselves in different kind of grasses and plants. But you should not feed them with fruits. The average lifespan lies between 50-150 years on an average. Have a look at some of the most beautiful tortoise species.

Nigerian Dwarf Goat:

Yes, you may get confused to see this creature on this list, but frankly saying, goats are very unusual as just only pets. You can hardly see a goat only as a pet in a house. This is a Nigerian Dwarf Goat. They are very easy to maintain and are small in size relative to the others. Nigerian dwarf goat is easily trainable and is very gentle in behavior.


Ferret is a very cute animal which you can also keep as pets. Nowadays, they are commonly domesticated and are found in brown, white, black and mixed fur. History says that ferrets are being domesticated by humans for at least 2500 years. You should check the laws before getting a ferret, as in some parts of the world, there are restrictions on keeping ferret. Ferrets spend most of the time sleeping.


Lovebirds are a very small and social parrot species which are native to Africa. Lovebirds are found in various species and have an average lifespan of about 10-20 years. They mainly feed themselves with fruits, vegetables, grasses, and seeds. Lovebirds are very interesting, know some facts about them.

So here are your best options. Now you may think, why we have included these particular animals in the list, in such case, we should say that we are inspired by the YouTube video of the same by Happily Tails and she is happy with her pets. She came up with a lovely selection line of unusual pets you should know about and we are thankful to her for her public contribution. Please do check our other articles and let us know how you liked it.