15 Cute Exotic Animals You Can Own as Pets
Dogs and cats make excellent pets because they have been domesticated for centuries. However, many people like to go on the fringe seeking pets that are less traditional. Of course, there are risks that come along with these exotic pets. How would you deal with a Capybara pet? What about a Fennec fox? If you’re ready to take the plunge, then get ready as we count down 15 cute exotic animals you can own as pets.
The Northern hairy Nosed Wombat is a medium-sized mammal that looks like a rodent and lives in Queensland, Australia. This little piece of work is in extreme danger of becoming extinct. There is only one colony of Northern Wombats left, so much so that they are guarded by a fence that protects them from Dingo attacks. Wombats are classified as exotic pets since they are a wild species that is only maintained as a pet in very unusual circumstances. People desire to keep them as pets because of their attractive and cuddly appearance. However, it’s important to keep in mind that adult wombats can be aggressive and deadly at times.
Wombats are thought to be unsuitable as pets. They have greater strength and are capable of tearing holes in fences, doors, and even walls. Wombats are normally not aggressive, but their long sharp claws or deep bites can cause puncture wounds in people. When they’re young, wombats can be incredibly cute, cuddly, and responsive. They do, however, become nasty and unpredictable as they mature. They also grow fairly large and gain tremendous strength. That’s why we’re concentrating on newborn wombats, but what happens as they grow up? They are vegetarians munching on grasses and leaves which provide great nutrition. Believe it or not, their main competition for food is the kangaroo, but their main predators remain Dingoes and the famed Tasmanian devil.
Before you go ahead and adopt a capybara, please reconsider your choices. While they are extraordinary animals and are very tame, there are many drawbacks to keep a capybara as a pet. But legal formalities aside, make sure you understand what keeping a capybara as a pet involves. As you already know, capybaras live in groups and are very social animals. Adopting a single capybara is not recommended. You would need to adopt at least two capybaras, but preferably more. First and foremost, in some places, it is illegal to keep them as pets. In Texas and Pennsylvania, it is legal to keep them, but in many other places, you would need to consult your local legislation to see if you need a special permit. Secondly, consider their size. They are huge. They are more than twice the size of a jackrabbit; they are the biggest rodents. Keeping at least two big rodents in good condition may be challenging and costly, but besides that, they have special needs as well.
Because they are semi-aquatic creatures, you would always have to provide them with plenty of water, some owners choose to create special pools for them. Capybaras also need plenty of space to roam around. It is not a wise idea to keep them indoors, as they will chew on everything they find. Your carpet and furniture won’t be safe with a capybara nearby. If you still decide to get a capybara as a pet and provide them everything they need, make sure you have a nearby vet who can take care of the pet if needed. And make sure to fence the place where
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