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Think Twice: 25 Wild Animals That Don’t Belong in Your Home

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Even though some of these animals should not be kept as pets, people do keep them in certain countries!

Owning a pet has many benefits—they can be your best friend, loyal, and fun! However, caring for wild animals can be quite challenging.

Some people are interested in keeping wild animals as pets, but there are reasons why you shouldn’t. Let’s take a look through the photos and understand why.

Kinkajou

Kinkajous may look adorable, but they can be quite aggressive. Besides the fact that they can scratch all your furniture, replicating their tropical environment is difficult, making them hard to keep as pets.

Axolotl

Also known as the Mexican salamander, axolotls are great subjects for scientists studying body regeneration. While some people keep axolotls as pets, they are an endangered species. Owners need to have both males and females and learn how to properly care for them to ensure they breed.

Capuchin Monkey

If you adopt a capuchin monkey, remember that they like to socialize in large groups. This means a lonely capuchin can become depressed. As they mature, they may start to exhibit aggressive behavior.

Chimpanzee

Chimpanzees are one of the most dangerous animals to keep as pets. Their cognitive abilities are very complex, and their behavior is hard to understand and predict.

Fennec Fox

Fennec foxes can be kept as pets, and their behavior is very similar to dogs. However, they are prone to escaping, so they need to be properly cared for and trained.

Squirrel Monkey

While squirrel monkeys are kept as pets in many countries, they are not hygienic animals to have in the house. They use their urine to wash their hands and feet.

Sloth

Sloths are very adorable and friendly animals, but they have sensitive stomachs and need a specific diet. Unfortunately, very few veterinarians know how to treat them.

Elephant

In some places, keeping a pet elephant is legal if certain requirements are met. However, elephants eat enormous amounts of food daily, making them difficult and costly to care for as pets.

Degu

Degus are friendly and sociable animals if tamed early. However, their social nature means they need companions, so consider adopting two.

Wildcat

These large cats are kept as pets in many countries and are usually not aggressive towards humans. However, they still have basic survival instincts which can be difficult in the long run.

Scorpion

Scorpions have become increasingly popular pets among enthusiasts. Although they are not particularly dangerous (their sting is similar to a bee’s), handling them requires a lot of caution.

Striped Skunk

Can skunks make good pets? Yes, but you need to remove their scent glands that produce the bad smell. This procedure should be done when they are young.

Bear

Some people legally keep bears as pets! However, their insatiable appetite and strength can be hard to manage if you’re not fully prepared.

Genet Cat

With a tail longer than their body, these carnivores can be a good alternative to a cat. However, their carnivorous nature can make them aggressive.

Capybara

Capybaras are challenging animals to keep. They are very social and need to be in groups almost constantly. Moreover, they are semi-aquatic, and most people cannot provide the perfect habitat for them.

South American Horned Frog

Also known as the Pac-Man frog, these amphibians gained popularity due to their association with the video game. Although they look poisonous, they are relatively easy to care for if their environment is well-maintained.

Chinchilla

Although chinchillas might seem exotic, they are likely the easiest wild animals to find in pet stores.

Wolf

Many people try to domesticate wolves like dogs, but wild animals do not have the same loyalty to humans as dogs and are harder to train. If hungry or feeling threatened, they might attack.

Bearded Dragon

This species has also grown in popularity over recent years. However, their habitat needs specific temperature controls and regular cleaning, making them tedious to keep as pets. If you lack the time or patience to care for them properly, it’s best not to adopt one.

Otter

Otters can be kept as pets but can cause numerous problems at home due to their playful nature.

Tiger

In some countries like the United States, keeping a pet tiger is legal. However, the dangers of having such an animal as a pet are obvious.

Wallaroo

This marsupial can make a good pet if raised from a young age; otherwise, it can be quite aggressive.

Python

Pythons are one of the most popular pet snake species in the U.S. However, there have been cases where pet snakes exhibited aggressive or even deadly behavior.

Bobcat

In some countries, keeping a pet bobcat is legally possible but it is also one of the most dangerous animals to have as a pet.

Alligator

The reasons for not keeping an alligator as a pet are pretty clear. Alligators are predators, and it’s hard to see why anyone would want one as a pet!

Daniel Kim
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