Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Unusual Pets That Making A Lovely Addition To Your Family

When we think about family pets we tend to think of rabbits, cats and dogs. While there is nothing wrong with these, you could always be a bit more adventurous if you wanted to! Of course, you need to take into account your home and the living conditions you can offer a pet.

You should also think about what your pet might need long term and what medical costs they could incur in the future. Websites such as can help with worming treatments and more. However, once you know what you can offer an animal why not think outside of the box and buy an exciting addition to your family?

Micro Pig

Pigs can make a lovely addition to your family because they are so much fun! What many people don't realise with pigs is that they are actually very clever and be taught all sorts of tricks.

Of course, this type of pet will need very specific living conditions so you should make sure that you can cater to this before you go out and buy one. Depending on where you live you may also need a licence to own a pig, so make sure you look into this before you decide to get one.


Birds aren't an unusual choice for a family pet but why not consider something more than just a budgie? Parrots are an entertaining addition to the family, especially once  they get used to a family. They'll repeat words and that you say and learn responses to sentences. They take up much less time to look after than you might imagine too.

Cockroaches are often considered a pest, but they're a great choice for exotic pets too. Madagascar Hissing cockroaches grow up to 3 inches long so they're great to hold. This is especially true when you consider  the fact that these don't bite!


Chickens are not only a pet that is fine to have, but they're useful too. If you have enough space outside then why not consider setting up a chicken pen and having a few of these as pets. Not only do you get a fun addition to the family, but you benefit from eating their eggs too.


Hedgehogs are probably not the best choice if you're looking for a pet you can cuddle up to, but they are very loving.  Hedgehogs are a great choice because they don't take up much room at all - they're also a great choice for people who are allergic to some other pets.

Sugar Gliders
These pets so take a little time to look after, but they're worth it. Sugar gliders are great pets for children as they tend to sleep through the day but wake up early evening. This means they can have a little play time before they go to bed. Sugar gliders don't mind being held as long as they are supported and looked after.

The trick to finding a pet for your family is thinking about what you can give a pet and what fits in with this. If you don't have much space then you'll probably want a smaller pet than you would if you had a massive garden for them to benefit from.

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