Are you looking for the perfect friend who won’t judge you, will always be there for you, and doesn’t require much maintenance? A pet is an answer. But as most people will tell you, pets aren’t exactly low maintenance. They need food and water regularly; they also need a lot of attention to remain happy and healthy.
So if you’re not ready to take on that responsibility right now, maybe it’s best to stick with a human friend for now. Cute and unusual pets are more than meets the eye. These pets are great company, and they don’t demand much in return – unlike conventional pets such as dogs, cats or hamsters. Here is an insight into some of these cute and unusual pets that can be your best friend at home:
These small lizards are a great choice for a first pet, as they are relatively easy to care for and require very little space. They have a long lifespan and come in a wide variety of colors and patterns.
As they are nocturnal, they make very little noise, and you probably won’t even know they are there! Geckos enjoy being pets, and they will often sit still while you stroke them.
Albino Burmese Python
You’ve probably heard about people keeping pythons as pets, but an albino python might get a few strange looks at the pet store. Albino Burmese pythons are beautiful creatures and great for people with allergies. Unlike their non-albino counterparts, albino pythons don’t shed their skin.
Burmese pythons are constrictors, which means they kill their prey by wrapping their bodies around it and squeezing until the animal suffocates. If you plan to keep an albino python as a pet, you’ll have to make sure you never let the snake feel threatened by you.
Because they are used to hunting warm-blooded animals, albino Burmese pythons need a warm environment. A temperature between 85 degrees Fahrenheit and 97 degrees Fahrenheit will be ideal.
American Coarsehair Terrier
This breed of dog is known as the “poor man’s poodle.” The American Coarsehair Terrier is a cross between the Cocker Spaniel, the Yorkshire Terrier and the wire-haired Fox Terrier.
Although these dogs are hardy and great for people with allergies, they have one major drawback – they shed a lot. You’ll have to clean up after them often and make sure they don’t bring their hair inside the house.
If you can live with that, then the Coarsehair Terrier will make a good friend. They’re loyal and easy to train, and they’re known to be gentle around children. If you’re looking for a lap dog, then this isn’t the breed for you because Coarsehair Terriers like to keep their distance.
They’re great for people who like to go on long walks, hikes or runs. These dogs need plenty of exercise and attention.
The American Curl isn’t just a breed of cat; it’s also an unusual way for cats to curl their ears. Unlike other cats with curled ears, American Curls don’t have any special breeding requirements.
So if you want to own a pair of weird-eared cats, you can. Curled ear cats have a special attraction because they look more like humans’ idea of alien cats. They’re also a good choice for people with allergies because they produce less dander than other breeds.
And while they’re affectionate and loving, American Curls are reserved around strangers. So if you’re looking for a lap cat, this breed probably isn’t for you.
Atlantic Blue Tang
The Atlantic Blue Tang is a fish and probably not what comes to mind when you think of a cute and unusual pet. Blue Tangs are social creatures, and they do best when kept in groups.
They’re also smart, curious and easy to keep. So if you’re a beginner when it comes to keeping fish, this is a good choice for your first pet. Blue Tangs are active swimmers, and they will spend most of their time in a saltwater aquarium swimming back and forth.
If you put a few artificial caves in the aquarium, your Blue Tangs will probably spend time lounging inside them. Blue Tangs are herbivores, and they should be fed a diet of fresh algae and vegetables. They should also be given supplements to make up for any nutrients they’ll miss out on in their diet.
The Bamboo Lemur, is adorable, and it makes a great pet for people with allergies. There are reports of people with cat allergies enjoying cuddling a Bamboo Lemur. Unlike other lemur species, Bamboo Lemurs don’t make much noise. They’re also not aggressive and they don’t bite.
If you want a lemur but don’t want the hassle of caring for one, Bamboo Lemurs are for you. These little critters are nocturnal, so they’re most active when you’re asleep. They’ll also need a lot of attention from you, but if you’re up for the challenge, Bamboo Lemurs are very rewarding pets. They’re affectionate, have interesting personalities and can be trained.
Brazilian Rainbow Boa Constrictor
Brazilian Rainbow Boas are gorgeous and make excellent beginner snakes for people who are new to keeping reptiles as pets. They’re also the perfect pet for people with allergies. But before you go out and buy one, keep in mind that Brazilian Rainbow Boas are aggressive snakes.
So if you have children in the house, they might not be a good fit as pets. If you choose to keep a Brazilian Rainbow Boa, you’ll have to provide a large enclosure. A large adult snake can grow to more than 10 feet and it might need more than one enclosure.
Buenos Aires Tegu
The Buenos Aires Tegu is a big, hairy beast that looks more like an exotic wild animal than a pet. Tegus are fiercely independent animals that can become aggressive if you try to handle them. If you want a lizard-like pet that you can hold and cuddle, a tegu isn’t for you. These large lizards are happiest when they’re allowed to roam freely around the house.
Tegus are also nocturnal, so you’ll have to clean up after them at night. But cleaning up after a tegu is easier than cleaning up after a cat or dog. Tegus are neat reptiles and they have strict toilet schedules.
Canadian Mist Scooby
The Canadian Mist Scooby is a cross between a Border Collie and a Scottish Sheepdog. If you want a dog that’s easier to train than a Border Collie and more suitable for families with children than a Sheepdog, this is the best of both worlds.
A Canadian Mist Scooby is an excellent guard dog and loves to spend time outdoors. They’re great for families who like to spend time hiking or camping. If you’re looking for a laid-back indoor pet, this isn’t the breed for you.
Chinchilla Persian Kitten
A Chinchilla Persian kitten is a beautiful and unusual breed of a kitten. They’re fluffy and they come in several colours, including black, blue, chocolate, cinnamon, lilac, red and white. Chinchilla Persians are a popular breed of cat because they’re easy to care for and they don’t require a lot of attention.
These animals are great for pets. They are small and easy to take care of, and they are great for people who want a low-maintenance pet.