10 Exotic But Illegal Pets


Exotic animals are interesting to be used as pets. But, please note that not all exotic animals can be made as pets or illegal. Due to several reasons, exotic animals are required to remain in their natural habitat or in captivity. Here are 10 exotic animals that you cannot make pets.

1. Skunks

Some think skunk is an annoying animal, but there are also those who think they are cute animals. Many people hate skunks because they give off a very unpleasant smell. However, skunks produce unpleasant odors only when they feel threatened. After all, their smell glands can be removed.

There are several countries that allow citizens to maintain skunks and there are countries that don’t. There are many reasons that are difficult to reveal why maintaining skunk is prohibited. Even in countries that allow it, those who want to maintain skunks must first make sure the smell glands are removed.

2. Sugar Glider

Sugar gliders are one of the marsupial animals that are now becoming a trend. Have a small body like a hamster with the ability to jump or fly the top. This funny shape is what makes many people interested in maintaining sugar gliders. But, like animal marsupials, these animals need extra attention.

Actually, sugar gliders are not legal pets. Need special requirements to treat him. Sugar gliders can’t live alone, so you have to buy them in pairs to prevent them from feeling depressed. Sugar gliders have a strict food menu such as larvae and insects. And certainly, they need a large room to be happy like in the wild.

3. Wallaby

Keeping kangaroos clearly can’t be done, then what about the wallaby? Wallabies are animals that are very close to kangaroos. Even they are often referred to as mini kangaroos. In Australia, you can find this animal very easily. In America, there are fewer wallabies and they are used as pets.

Can we keep a wallaby? The answer can be yes and no. They are exotic animals, which makes them difficult to maintain. Before bringing home a wallaby, there are many things that need attention. First, make sure the country where you live does allow. Second, wallabu requires a very large outdoor space to stay. And finally, a permit.

4. Blue Macaws

Are any of you who haven’t watched the animated film Rio? The film tells the story of the smuggling of Blue Macaw birds. Blue Macaw is an animal native to South America. This animal is very popular because it has a beautiful blue color. Many people buy Blue Macaw to be used as pets.

Blue Macaw is beautiful, but these animals cannot be used as pets. Why? That’s because Blue Macaw is very difficult to treat. They are indeed docile and smart, but most people are reluctant to buy 2 birds at a time. In fact, Blue Macaw needs a partner so they don’t feel depressed.

5. Big Cats

Maybe you guys feel jealous when there are people who can keep big cats like lions, tigers, leopards, and so on. Although there are frills of cats, they are not the same as home cats. They are wild and wild, little off guard, you might end up in their stomachs.

Because big cats are dangerous animals, their ownership at home is also prohibited. Not only can it endanger family members, it can also harm others. Many countries have issued bans on raising big cats. Only with special permits that are complicated for commercial purposes can big cat ownership be allowed.

6. Serval

Compared to cats in general, Serval does look different. Especially in the ears that stand upright. Yes, Serval is one of the cat families that is undoubtedly beautiful. This exotic cat is a cat from the African region. Maintaining serval is not the same as keeping an ordinary cat.

Serval is not an aggressive cat, but it is classified as a type of wild cat, which makes them difficult to guess. It was their wild instinct that made it difficult to control serval. In some areas in America, maintaining serval requires a special permit. But, there are some countries that still legalize it as well.

7. Kinkajou

Who doesn’t know Paris Hilton? A businessman, socialite, model, artist, singer, DJ, and most importantly, Paris Hilton is the grandson of Conrad Hilton who is the founder of Hilton Hotels. Of the many pets owned by Paris Hilton, nothing is as exotic as kinkajou.

Kinkajou’s popularity increased thanks to Paris Hilton, thanks for that. But, it’s important for you to know, to maintain kinkajou is not easy. Kinkajou has an age range between 23 and 40 years. To be able to survive that long, kinkajou must live in its nature, a place where it can move freely.

8. Sloth

Funny sloth faces make many people interested. Sloth is often referred to as a small version of a bear. The age of the sloth is quite long, 30 to 40 years. The characteristics of sloths that are commonly known to people are long nails and they are very, very slow animals.

Maintaining them is interesting, but keep in mind that these animals are illegal animals. Sloths are declared illegal for pets because their population is getting smaller and longer and they are already on the verge of extinction. If you love these exotic animals, then let them live in the wild.

9. Capybara

The name Capybara is rarely heard especially found in Indonesia. But animals including rodents are one of the exotic animals that are often used as pets in several countries. Capybara is the largest rodent that can weigh up to 63.5 kg.

They are big cute and semi-aquatic. Maintaining them, you need to access the pool so they can swim. Although very cute and sweet, maintaining capybara is very difficult. Capybara used to live in groups. Before buying capybara, there are several requirements that are quite complicated to solve.

10. Owl

The appearance of Hedwid the Harry’s pet owl in the Harry Potter film makes this animal counted into a pet. Sharp eyes and heart-shaped head make people fall in love at first sight. Especially considering that owls have a mysterious impression, what else is less than this one bird?

Owls are illegal animals because they need special handling. They are very solitary and territorial. Plus they are predators. Being in a cage is not the right place for owls. Small owls can live up to 20 years, while large ones can live up to 50 years.

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