Comments that follow the full article (Womanitely website) divide along the usual beliefs about owning exotic animals. A common belief is that any wild animal can be domesticated if confined to a pen or cage. Chalk up another victory for American public education!
Despite their spines, hedgehogs are incredibly friendly and they can become extremely affectionate with their owners. Hedgehogs make perfect pets since they’re calm and low maintenance, though they require lots of attention, especially when they’re small. Before you buy a hedgehog, make sure you check the legislation in your area. Hedgehogs are nocturnal, so if you are not a night owl, it’s better to choose another unusual pet.
Have you ever thought about keeping a skunk as a pet? In fact, a skunk makes an excellent pet, of course, if you have their scent glands removed. However, you should be dedicated to the skunk, because they can’t be released into the wild when their scent glands are removed. A pet skunk is easy to look after and this adorable animal requires little care. Skunks are playful and they can entertain themselves with different toys.
Spotted genets are originally from Africa, and they are great pets for those who love independent animals. Genets are very active and high strung. They look like a cross between a ferret, a cat and a raccoon. Since the spotted genet is considered to be an exotic pet, you might not be able to have one as a pet in your area. Spotted genets are very skittish and they do best in a home where they’re the only pet.
If you don’t want to own a miniature donkey, maybe you’ll want to have a pygmy goat. Although pygmy goats are high maintenance pets, they are extremely fun and active. Despite their small size, they can be very noisy at times. Like miniature donkeys, pygmy goats can’t stand loneliness. Before buying these animals, make sure you have plenty of space, grass hay and leaves. Also, make sure your structure for your goats are sturdy because they can easily escape.
Giant spiders are certainly unique and they can make good pets. However, it’s important to find out which species must be kept in tanks. The Mexican red knee and curly hair tarantulas make great pets. Tarantulas feed on live insects and they are not a good pet for the squeamish. Many people find tarantulas terrifying, but if you find them absolutely fascinating, why not own one?
Aspergers do not make good pets, family members, employees or friends. Some may be trained to “pass” in society, so if chance, genetics or god “gives you one” be prepared to invest in an expensive re-education program. Many socially typical people find Aspergers to be offensive; not a good prospect for the socially conscious parent. An Asperger may resemble a cute and cuddly human baby, just like this adorable stuffed polar bear, but they do not tolerate confinement or socialization. Adults are loners. It’s best to leave these humans in wild environments.