Having an unusual pet can be fun, but there are some you should stay away from. Here are some of the worst unusual pets you could have.
Never keep a bat as a pet. They need special care and can die in as little as a week or two. Some have rabies and SARS, which can spread to other pets in the home.
Getting a tiger as a pet is never a good idea. They are unpredictable and dangerous, and keeping them in prison is cruel
Rattlesnakes are dangerous, poisonous pets that can hurt you for life with just one bite, even if you touch them. Rattlesnakes can kill other animals
The wallaroo is an Australian marsupial that looks like a kangaroo. It is an expensive pet that needs a lot of room and early socialization. It can also be mischievous and damage property.
Chimps are strong and smart, but they can also be dangerous and violent. They bite to fight, and they carry parasites and diseases like ringworm and Ebola.
Raccoons can cause damage, be playful, and be hard to predict. Keep them in a safe home or enclosure and teach them simple directions.
Tokay geckos are mean and fast, and males are protective and can bite painfully. Some have bacteria that can't be killed by antibiotics and could be harmful to people.
People like to have scorpions as pets because they are cool and interesting. However, scorpions have poison that can be dangerous, and they are not cuddly.
Wolfdogs, hybrids of domesticated dogs and gray wolves, have wild impulses. Unpredictable and aggressive, they require time-consuming training
Lemurs are not cute and sometimes act mean. They need to be in groups, are expensive and hard to take care of, and can't be taught to go to the bathroom on their own.
A risky, expensive, and cruel thing to do is to keep a leopard as a pet. Unless you have a special pass, it's against the law in most states.