Unique Pets to Consider Purchasing

Around 50% of pets in the U.S. are exotic, which shows how many of us are tired of owning traditional animals.

Raising and caring for an exotic animal will give you a new lease on life and deepen your understanding of pets. But with so many to choose from, finding the perfect fit can feel daunting. 

Sounds like you? Luckily, you’ve come to the right place. Here are five unique pets to check out. 

1. Bearded Dragon

Bearded dragons are the best pet if you’re after a low-maintenance option. Buy your beardie a terrarium where s/he will live and make sure that it can maintain high temperatures to mirror the dragon’s natural habitat. 

These beasties feed on insects like Dubia roaches as they’re protein-packed. If you’re unsure where to get any, check out this homepage to get started. 

2. Hedgehog

If you want to buy a pet with a shorter lifespan, treat your household to a hedgehog. On average, these critters live seven years and are happiest alone. Regarding pet care, hedgehogs are low-maintenance as they love chomping on fresh fruit and insects. 

It’s also a suitable pet if you have kids. Although it’ll take time for the hedgehog to get used to their new home, hedgehogs are gentle with children. Plus, you can teach them the responsibility of owning a pet, such as asking them to help clean the hedgehog’s enclosure.

3. Llama 

In love with weird pets? Then, a llama is the perfect animal for you.

Unlike others on this list, llamas live 15 to 30 years, so only get one if you’re committed. The beauty of these animals is that they’re calm, loveable giants that thrive on human interaction

4. Sugar Glider 

Animal lovers after weird pets should add sugar gliders to their list. Aside from being adorable, you can train these furry friends to do small tricks.

A common one is asking your glider to come to you with the help of a clicker. Or, a more advanced one is getting your new pet to jump through hoops. Regardless of the trick, always offer the glider a treat and give them a cuddle for positive reinforcement. 

5. Chinchilla 

One of the most exotic pets out there is a chinchilla. Note, these guys are nocturnal and are more active at night, so it’s not practical for every household, especially if you have little ones. 

Pet owners love chinchillas because they’re playful and it’s easy to build a bond with them. But because of the prevalence of the black market, make sure that you’ve bought the chinchilla legally and that it’s legal to own in your state. 

Our Five Favorite Unique Pets

Now you have a list of unique pets, it’s time to find your dream animal. 

There are endless possibilities, but our favorite exotic pets include beardies and sugar gliders. Pet lovers should also consider adding a chinchilla or a llama to their home, especially if they have the space. Which one will you choose?

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