Searching for an untraditional pet for the kids?
Got an empty fish tank, cage, or bathtub you’d like to bring new life to?
Well, look no further!
Meet Aye-Aye, a freaky-looking Madagascar Lemur with massive eyes, enormous ears, and incredibly long fingers.
Just think of the countless hours you can spend gazing lovingly into each other’s eyes!
Kids love Guinea Pigs, so why not take it one step further with a more unconventional route that will make all their friends jealous?
The South American native Capybara is the world’s largest rodent, weighing in at a mere 150 lbs.
He’s oh so huggable and cuddly!
With webbed feet, he’d also make a fine swimming partner on those hot summer days.
But keep in mind, they do need companionship, so a pair of Capybaras would be optimal.
Any kid can catch an insect and stick it in a jar, but why not go for something a bit more fascinating?
Cue the Leaf Insect.
His camouflage makes him invisible, to both predators and as a predator himself.
Just a heads up, though…
When raising a fork-full of salad greens to your mouth, do everyone a favor and take a close look to ensure you are not about to devour the family pet.
Introducing the Giant Coconut Crab.
Yes, he will indeed eat a coconut if he manages to get his claws around one.
As the world’s largest arthropod, he eats mostly fruits and nuts.
And maybe an annoying kid brother, with any luck.
What is that smell?
The sadly misaligned skunk is truly just a pet waiting for a good home.
Skunks are loving, playful, and intelligent.
Perhaps even cuddly, depending on how adventurous you are.
Get one of these babies, and you will undoubtedly be the only person brave enough in your state (or entire region) to own one.
Interested in a pet you’ll only have to deal with once in a blue moon?
Then the Indian Purple Frog is just right for you!
Living above ground only two weeks out of the year, this frog spends the other 50 weeks under the ground, mating.
Talk about a low maintenance pet.
He’ll be around long enough to keep the kids interested and gone long enough for them to miss him.
The Maui’s Dolphin is sure to be a hit with the whole family.
These dolphins love to blow bubbles and play.
The most rare and smallest subspecies of dolphin, a female will grow to only five feet.
If you have a large garden tub in the guest bathroom, or a giant empty fish tank in the family room, the wait is over!
While all the other families in the neighborhood have the requisite cats and dogs, you will be the envy of them all.
With just a few minor adaptations, you’ll be ready to bring home a wonderful new exotic pet!
~Happy Friday, everyone! Hope you all enjoyed a little piece of offbeat insanity! Have a great weekend!~