Top 10 Most Unusual & Exotic Pets In The World

Are dogs and cats just not cutting it for you? Maybe you’re allergic or you want a pet as original and creative as you are. Whatever your reasoning, exotic pets are an exciting and enticing alternative to regular pet ownership. (Just make sure to research which pets you are allowed to own in your region, as some areas prohibit certain species.)

Here are 10 of the world’s most unusual and exotic pets.

1) Sugar Glider

If you’re looking for a pet that’s both unique and adorable, look no further. The sugar glider is part of the possum family but looks like a flying squirrel. These wide-eyed beauties will take flight across your apartment and bring a much-needed Oceanic cuteness to your life. Soft, fun and relatively low-maintenance, these are a good starter exotic pet.

2) Capybara

A relative of the guinea pig, the capybara is the largest rodent in the world, and despite its enormous size, is pretty darn cute. Though they’re rare as pets and nearly impossible to properly domesticate – they can grow to a length of four feet and a weight of 100 pounds, after all – they certainly make a statement.