As it turned out, cats and dogs are too mainstream for some folks. If you thought Audrey Hepburn was crazy for having a baby deer for her pet, or George Clooney for loving that pig, you are wrong. You literally wouldn’t believe what kinds of animals people have nowadays. It is estimated that over 20 million Americans have some kind of exotic animal as their pet. Now, you might think that some of them are dangerous, but it may surprise you to learn that they are very legal in the US. Some of the owners want an exotic animal because it stands out from the crows, and some just love to be weird. To be clear, exotic animal is a term that refers to certain species that are not native to the owner’s location. And if you are thinking about adopting an exotic pet of your own, take a look at the list we created!
1. One of the most popular chimpanzee pets in the world is Bubbles, Michael Jackson’s old pet. Unfortunately, Bubbles has outlived his famous owner, but he is not the only chimpanzee pet in the world. Many exotic pet owners claim that chimps are remarkably similar to humans. They are considered endangered species but they are still legal to own in the US. Also, it would cost you about $60,000 to own a cute chimp and that is only for the initial purchase. Cheap replacement pet: a turtle, because it costs less.