Do Unusual Pets Exist?

Do unusual pets exist? Cat and dogs are obviously very normal pets, but we've all heard about people with strange pets or seen stories on the news about someone with a crazy type of pet, So are any pets unusual anymore? Maybe not, but there are definitely a lot of pets you can't just walk into a pet store and get. This article will discuss "unusual" pets.

How do people up with unusual pets like bears, tigers, hippos, deer, skunks, etc. Everyone has their own story. Some people are wildlife experts, work for zoos, run animal rescues, veterinarians, etc and they end up taking in animals that need to be taken care of. Many animals get injured and some are even on the brink of death when someone saves them and cares for them in their own home. Some people find wild animals as babies after their mother has abandoned them or was killed. If an animal is raised by humans and living in their home, it grows up to be unable to live in the wild.

Other "unusual" pets such as hedgehogs, tarantulas, chameleons, etc. can be bought in pet stores or from breeders depending on where you live. Some countries allow any animals to be pets. In the United States, each state has their own laws and regulations on what pets are allowed and whether or not citizens of that state need permits to posses certain animals as pets. In some states it may be fairly easy to get a hedgehog. However, in states like California, Hawaii, Pennsylvania and Georgia they are illegal.

Pets like ferrets may seem common, but they are actually illegal in the state of California as well as Hawaii and the cities of Washington, D.C. and New York.

So, an unusual pet is something that goes with the saying 'to each his own.' Depending on your occupation, the state you live, and what pets you've come into contact with different ones may seem very unusual. All pets are great as long as you know how to properly care for them. Always do research and find the right fit for you before getting any pet.

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