All around the world, every human has a best friend. This best friend can be a human being, animal, and just anyone who makes us spending time with worth spending. Most of the people find their best friends in the pets they adopt or take care of. These pets are usually dogs, cats, fish, monkeys, kangaroos, elephants, birds & and every other animal they feel can be kept as a pet & be nurtured, until its harmless & is legal enough to be kept as a pet.
Now there are people who keep very unusual animals as pets. These pets are not common enough to be kept as a pet and are very surprising to be seen kept as a pet. Let’s talk about the most unusual best friends people have as their pets.
The most unusual creature to be found being kept as a pet is Madagascar Hissing Cockroach. This is one of the largest species of cockroaches, reaching 2-3 inches at maturity. These can be found in Madagascar islands off the Africa mainland. These cockroaches are wingless, but can climb great heights. These roaches are called hissing cockroach because they hiss when they are disturbed, and male roaches hiss when courting females, sometimes the whole population kept as pet hisses altogether for no reason!
The next in this league we have Piranhas. Piranhas are considered as one of the world’s deadliest fish. They usually attack in large numbers. If kept in an aquarium with several other fishes, then they will eat their roommates. Piranhas usually like to swim all alone, and so they bite anyone who comes in their habitat, this is the reason why we hear lots of cases of Piranha bites in news every other day. Piranhas usually like dark or dim lighting, and prefer being in a hidden place, and so piranha owners look out for aquariums especially designed for this fish, because if their Piranha doesn’t find a good enough place to hide, then it will get sick and die. The thrill of watching a Piranha rip apart a piece of meat live is giving birth to many Piranha lovers & Piranhas are now one of the top purchased fishes in the world.
After the maniac Piranhas come the Tarantulas as one of the unusual animals to be kept as pets. Many have this question in their hearts about the owners who own this spider as a pet, which is that, how, can anybody on earth fall for this dangerous looking spider! But to people’s amusement, many people train themselves first to keep a Tarantula as a pet. This spider eats a live prey. Yes you read it right! Tarantulas need to be given live preys in order to feed them to their fullest. A small baby Tarantula can be fed a cricket or a grasshopper, but a full grown Tarantula needs to be fed bigger prey, that is no less small than a pink or a gray mouse. A Tarantula female usually lives for 20 years. This spider doesn’t usually like touching or cuddling, and can very easily spook you or bite you if you try to do so! Many Tarantula species have now stopped being sold due to the fear of their extinction from this planet.
The next we have the unusual pet is the Hermit Crab. This crab with a giant shell attached to its body can live for more than 10 years & can grow up to six inches in size. Hermit crabs are very quiet, calm & joyful animal to be kept as a pet. They are non-aggressive & require low maintenance cost. A hermit crab changes its skin on its own periodically as they grow. A happy hermit crab is one who has a perfect shell according to him, in which he can fit properly & can hide in & come out very easily whenever needed. Hermit crabs are very social in nature & are seen usually playing with their mates in the habitat & sometimes can be seen fighting with a fellow crab over a shell.
The next up we have Stick Insects as a very unusual pet. These insects are the true master of camouflage. These stick insects can easily mimic sticks, leaves & branches. Just as Chameleon mimics the color of the surface it sits on, these stick insects can mimic the looks of the surface they sit on. Just like any other insect, these insects have 6 legs & two antennas. There 6000 species of this insect. These insects can live up to 3 years or more if taken a good care or our healthy.
One must always remember one thing while petting such unusual animals that if there is something less common about petting them then it is because they are not meant to live in some conditions we keep them into, & were meant to be left in their natural habitat, and so one must not play around with such deadly creatures & should not try to keep a creature in an artificial habitat, when there is a natural habitat out there for it to live in!