How to Choose the Best Unusual Pet for Your Family

Some people do not feel the need to own a cat or a dog, but are looking for some kind of exotic living creature that they can call their own. It seems that it is becoming increasingly popular for people to own exotic lizards, fish or even inspects. But if you are considering bringing unusual pets into your home, there are some things you should carefully think about first.

Know how to care for the kind of pet you want. Unusual pets such as lizards or other reptiles all have a different level of care and therefore you need to establish the role your new pet will have in your life, and how much time you want to devote to caring for it.

For instance, one example of unusual pets are bushy-tailed Jirds. They are a relation to the gerbil family, and have similar care to that you would give a gerbil. They can be housed in cages, and should be kept in pairs of at least two. They prefer having mates with them, and are very welcoming to new additions.

If you are looking for a trendy animal for unusual pets, check out the sugar gliders. These are marsupials that are active mostly at night and similar to a possum. Gliders have a very unique language that consists of a high-pitched squealing sound. They can be housed in cages and secure from breezy areas. They also need branches for climbing and chewing and require fruits and vegetables to eat.

Unusual pets can also come in the form of hedgehogs. These little balls of quills and fur that can grow to about eight inches long. They sniff out loud and do not like to be roused from their sleep. They can be litter-boxed trained and are not typically very clingy to humans.

Whatever unusual pets you are interested in, just make sure you do your research and find the one that will suit you and your family the best. Unusual pets can make great companions, not to mention great conversation pieces.

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