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1. Skunk:

One cannot help but associate this animal with their black/white fur and the foul stink they spray when attack or about to be harmed. Although an outdoor animal, it is common to raise skunks indoors as a companion. Many individuals in the Netherlands, Italy, Canada and the United States buy skunks for these purposes. The emitting scent glands are of course taken out to make this animal more human friendly. Many countries still ban skunks from being house pet. If you are thinking of purchasing one, check your laws.


2. Rats:

These destructive and pesky rodents are also quite common, yet strange to have as pets. There are imagining rats which have been domestic for humans to buy at pet shops. They are small, live up to 2 years and do not carry diseases like those who have caused the bubonic plague. One should understand that not many visitors will like considering a rat, so if you have one, do not keep him/her on the loose.


3. Ferret:

This animal is only allowable in 9 states in the United States. House-trained for 2000 years, it is an exotic animal that is unsafe to keep, especially around children. In Grand Valley, Missouri a search ate a child’s 7 fingers up to his knuckles. Both parents were charges with irresponsible endangerment. If you’re wonder why this is a strange pet to have, looked up Vinnie the Ferret and his war dance poses.


4. Pigs:

These animals are also unusual to have. Popular culture on the Simpsons: The Movie domestic this animal. In the movie, Homer Simpson brought home a pig which he respected and budded like a dog. Pigs are smart, and they will be able to get into anything like the drawers. When taught properly they could become the sincere and the kindest pets one may have. If rudely trained, they could be destructive.


5. Monkey:

One Versailles man will put his health and the wellbeing of others’ in danger to have a monkey helps his wife who is sick with cancer. The animal carry Herpes B virus which can spread to humans easily. In 2009, another Chimpanzee left a woman with life threatening facial disfigurement. Even though the damage can be severe, monkeys are domesticated pets.


6. Fennec Fox:

These animals are domesticated and are known to live indoors. People who buy them are advised not to as they can become destructive to the home. One should not buy this animal because it is adorable. French aviator and writer Antoine de Saint-Expiry once had this type of fox as his pet. Although unimaginable, people do have foxes as pets.


7. Piranhas:

Many wonder why anyone would think trade this fish as a pet. It is a destructive fish which can chew of anyone’s hand off. Their teeth are used to make tools and weapons by Native Americans. Anyone who is not taught to keep this fish should not take it in as a pet. However, many do buy these fish not knowing the consequences.


8. Scorpions:

Although unimaginable and rear, scorpions are known to be house pets. In Guinness World Records, one man tried to fit a number of them into his mouth. Although they sting and they can do damage to humans when touch, they have their advantages. They do light up in the dark under UV lights. They thus make sweet but yet unusual pets in the home.


9. Buffalo:

Jim Sautner of Edmonton has trained his two buffalos to be house pets. Bailey Jr. the newest edition, sucks on Sautner’s thumb and is a pleasantly big pet that is part of the family. This is one case where an individual has gone overboard. It is no wonder why B.C. is banning the uses of foreign animals as house pets.


10. Raccoon:

Although rare, there have been cases where raccoons were house pets. One should think laws which forbid them to carry foreign flora and fauna before purchase a raccoon. Furthermore, one should consider that not many vets will be willing to treat a raccoon. They nibble and they are not too friendly when threatened.


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