As a child, I considered the “exotic” pet anything that wasn’t a dog or cat. Before I was born, my father had a pet duck named Patrick. I thought this was weird but it’s cool.
Later my mom and dad bought us a few chicks and I thought that was weird. They caught colds and died. No more ducks.
Exotic animals as pets
But we really had a strange pet. When our neighbor, Mrs. Bowman, died, she left her spider monkey, Joe, to my mother in her will. That was so much fun for about 10 minutes. Joe really took my mom and hated everyone else. He slapped me in the face when I tried to talk to her once. But then he bit my dad’s hand and that was the end of Joe.
that’s good. Monkeys are so unpredictable that it is difficult to keep them as pets, and many are too dangerous to live in your home. It is a moot point. Kentucky has banned local ownership of monkeys Several years ago. But if you want an exotic pet, you have options, although many of them are quite large.
I mean, inviting your dog to sleep with you in bed is one thing, but doing the same with an American bison is quite another. Yes, you can legally own one in Kentucky, but Bison producers in Alberta Not recommended:
Bison tend to make poor pets. Although they have been domesticated, they retain many of their wild instincts. They can be tamed but when they are afraid, they usually resort to the “flight or fight” response in order to save their skin. It’s hard to tame to a level that I consider a pet.
They make good burgers, though.
However, ostriches do not, in my humble opinion. But ostriches are not on this list. However, ratite is, and I don’t understand why because it’s an umbrella term for creatures like ostriches, birds, and emu, among others. First, you don’t want any part of the cassowary, It is considered the most dangerous bird on earth.
I have seen mixed opinions about ostriches. Hastings Ostrich Farms in Australia She says, “Go for it,” but make sure it’s a bigger ostrich:
Have you ever thought about owning a 9 foot tall bird as a pet? Well you should! Ostrich is a unique pet that offers a new experience to the owner. Ostriches need a small amount of land to graze and eat grain, grass and silage. Older ostriches are best suited as pets to chicks because chicks are fickle in growth and older birds require little maintenance.
But animal wise It offers a much different experience:
them too very regional And aggressive animals. Domestic ostriches are somewhat smaller and more docile, but their temperament and relationship with humans do not make them fully compatible as pets.
If you must try owning a ratite as a pet, you should probably go with an emu, but Pet Keen advises to approach this decision with caution:
While emus can make lovely pets, they have specific needs that will require a great deal of your time and patience. They can be very gentle and gentle birds, but they can be moody and somewhat aggressive if provoked.
What about the yak? When I saw the big bovine monster on the menu, I was a little surprised. But after looking at one for a while, it occurred to me that it looked like the various cows in the gardens. Perhaps that is why they raised their thumbs. Just make sure you have plenty of space. Yes, it is better to live on a farm. You can also get a few state fair miles from them, According to profitable livestock:
These animals love cool, dry conditions and do not need special shelter or diets. Yak calves, cows and bulls are easy to halter train and make good pets or 4H project animals.
Alpacas and llama
Speaking of large animals, I know that alpacas and llamas – which are closely related – make good pets; I’ve known people who have it. And one of our favorite things when I lived in Bowling Green while going to school was going to a neighborhood in town where the family kept llamas and watched them from the road. We didn’t encroach on our property, but I’ll admit we wanted to. And they had a lot of them.
Finally, we got to the one which was really a surprise, but then it occurred to me that I had never heard any stories about the ROGUE camel.
Yes, camels make pieces of exotic animals that you can own as pets in Kentucky. And why not think? Although they are not from the same family, it might not be any different from owning a horse, although I don’t know firsthand. But there is Those who do itAnd they care about beauty:
Camels are beautiful, huge and powerful animals that make wonderful pets. They are intelligent and sociable, which makes them love companions in the house. However, proper care of camels is needed in order to properly care for these wonderful animals.
Well, my God, now I want one. I don’t know if our cat would agree, though.
There are many other strange creatures on the listBut I felt the rest made perfect sense. Parrots, enamels, chinchillas (which look just like jerboas), and many other species are specifically designed for pet ownership.
And if you’ve been inspired, let me wish you good luck with these ostriches.
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