Top Ten Worst Pets to Have


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I believe they are cool animals, but if you really liked them you'd let them live happily in the wild.
Yuck, must smell bad... What kind of cage would you keep it in?
I should tell my uncle to get rid of his
[Newest]I own a skunk, they're cool, but not cool

2Komodo Dragons
Dangerous! I wouldn't trust one in my home. They are capable of killing a human. They can't be tamed and are a danger to society. They are carnivorous and can grow to great sizes! I would never reccomend buying one, especially considering they're illegal in many states.
What!? They are...!? What? Noo if this not so little guy got angry and bit you you would be dead within the hour, and not because of venom! Because of bacteria and guess what there isn't a cure for bacterial infection of the body! Jesus no! Don't even conciter it!
I've had a komoso dragon from a hachling. I had it in a enclosure and let it in my home
[Newest]No domesticated, bite can kill...

Monkeys are so adorable
Monkeys, partially chimpanzees can be extremely dangerous to humans as they can bite your nose off and transmit HIV.
Monkeys are one of the few animals that kill for fun and shamelessly will eat people.
[Newest]That must of hurt

I went camping once and a raccoon tried to steal our food
A raccoon almost bit my hand off trying to steal my sandwich...
I don't agree. My friend has a raccoon as a pet, and he (the raccoon) is just an angel to her!

The survival chance with a human and a tiger is 30 percent for the human. Who in the right mind would have a tiger as a pet? According to me, a tiger would be the worst pet to have.

In other words, I saw dogs up there at #11, and I think you should demote dogs to like #452. They are the best pets.
When you have a tiger for a pet, it depends if the tiger will attack you or not. You may fell like your paralyzed if your child have a tiger, it will be a hard and scary time to take care of the tiger.
This is awful for the person and the cat. Dangerous for the person and absolutely depressing for the cat, would you want to live in a metal box your whole life? God no! Leave em in the jungle and stop cutting down the forest and well all be just fine.
[Newest]Umm to have a tiger is pretty illegal

Who would have an elephant in their home?
Enough people owned a elephant to be number 6?
There are a lot many people in my place (Kerala, India) who keep elephants as pets. They think of it as a prestige to own an elephant.

Sharks mainly attack people on surfboards because they look like seals. They are bottomless pits. Can you blame them? No you can't. And how would a shark bite you if it was in the proper habitat for a shark! And if you didn't get the dumb idea to go SWIMMING with it. Really people. Swim with dolphins, not sharks. Sheesh. It seems to me that this whole list is a total lie! Well maybe not ALL of it but it is mostly offensive. And anyway if you swam with a Beta fish you might accidentally swallow it. You people must be shark abusers to think that it would swallow you for no reason. DO SOME RESEARCH. Do you even have a shark to be putting all these crazy lies about them. Maybe you should get one and you might see how your brains were missing something. After all you can get harmless small sharks. Oh and forgive me Do YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT A SHARK IS!? And enough with the language dudes. Golly Moses. Kids go on this you know! God made sharks that way for a reason!
Hello Fluttershy, it's me Derpy. I totally agree with you. Your logic makes great sense. And anyway, who would put a shark in a tank?
Sure You wont Swim with it!, you don't swim with Betta Fish or Gold fish right? Why the hell would you swim with it, question is, why is it a "worst animal" if its not a danger to you or anyone, unless you plan to kill someone by trowing him in the water or accidentally falling to the water while feeding it, either way only very Rich people can afford it. It would be an awesome exhibition pet!
Animal cruelty to own one without living in a huge mansion and have a huge tank
[Newest]Sharks r not pets

Idiots it's not a bad pet
Dog are one of the most popular pet in the hole world you are so wrong!
No! Dogs are the best!
[Newest]They smell bad, and are always in your way.

Snakes are great pets. How did these wonderful pets get on this list now I have officially lost my faith in homo Sapiens. This is sick that anyone would vote snakes bad without any experience with them because anyone who has a pet snake has a wonderful entertaining pet for life
I have a rosy boa and she wouldn't hurt a fly. She lets you hold her and never ever bit anyone. My brother even locked up a wild garden snake and it did nothing.


I have a ball python nice easy to maintain n beautiful

You guys are mean putting cats on here cats rule
Take cats off this list! They are so cool. Cats, mice, and pigs are the best pets to get. Cats are cute and fluffy.


Be quiet. Cats are awesome.
[Newest]Cause they kill for the sheer pleasure of killing they are evil the only other animals that kill for no reason are humans, enough said

The Contenders

Fish should be on top 10 best pets to have because thy are easy to take care of and also they are cheap and there is a big variety of them and you can get anyone you want to have
They are on the top 10 pets list and I have no idea why they are here as well.
Yes it's true.. fishes have a variety of kinds and habitat..
But the only fish will keep on is the GOLDFISH. this fish is commonly adopted at home. they can only grow moderately it depends with the size of the aquarium..
Who wants to just sit there and watch a little orange thing move around a small bowl all day? The fish are also sad in that cramped little space, let them roam free in the ocean.
[Newest]Should be above cats and dogs seriously what the hell?!


They cost a lot with the whole enclosures and are very dangerous.


Need to be free
DANGEROUS and cruel to have one

LIZARDS make great pets. They are friendly, very docile, don't eat much and are great for kids
Anoles are easy to care for they eat crickets,and good starter pets they are shy and if they bite you it doesn't hurt (good for kids)
I have a leopard gecko! I named it lightning. she is very cute and lizards should not be on this list! It will make lightning feel terrible! Geckos have feelings too! If you don't take it off the list you will die!

They have been known to steal stuff from humans, so they are bad pets :-(


Your saying humans are bad because they steal from their own kind.


At first I wanted a ferret, but when my friend said her hamster was suddenly agressive, I couldn't imagine what a ferret could've done. But when I'm oped I really want one their so cute!

I truly disagree with birds being one of the worst pets! Birds are one of the best! Cokatiels are the best birds you will ever! They don't hurt you, they are easy to take care of, and they are great companions. they sing and whistle all day long and it really makes the house seem cheerful. they can live up to 60 years and are so cute, they even jump up on your finger and will sit on your should all day. I really don't know how it is posible for you people who don't like birds to be thinking that way!
Loud, obnoxious, dirty, their feather dust gives people respiratory infections and their feces have hordes of dangerous bacteria and viruses. Did I mention that they NEVER SHUT UP, and are very very messy?
Can anyone hate it my friend likes birds he want to create a eagle called
Sliffer dude


Frogs are cool. Sure, they pee a lot but their cheap and playful. I'm saving up for one. It's one of those "grow a frog" pets.
Not the best but not the worst

17Hermit Crab
I have 4 hermit crabs and I love them and have learned slot about them they are awesome pets to sit and watch for a minute
Easy to take care of and great for kids
LOL. My friend had several. Then one died. We all cried, and weirdly enough, it rained. We had a very solemn funeral in her backyard, where about 6 dead hermit crabs now lay. She really likes them.

I think spiders and tarantulas are very neat due to the fact that most are very colorful. Like the Cobalt Blue Tarantula or the Brazilian White Knee Tarantula. Most are easy to maintain aside from the aggressive personalities some have like the Orange Baboon Tarantula. But otherwise very interesting.
I really love my spiders! They are so interesting and not hard to care for. I just recently got a Cobalt Blue and she is beautiful! I can't wait for her to become an adult but the best fun will be to watch it happen!
Every house has a pet spider... Go and check in the dark corners

You can watch ants any time you want to
Ants are so easy to get as pets because they're already in your home. But I do not want ants for pets.


Cool in an ant farm but wouldn't really consider them a real pet
[Newest]One question: Who the heck keeps ants as pets?!

Rats are amazing pets! Their like dogs, that you can litter train and will ride on your shoulder! At least they're pretty far down on the list...
Rats are the best
What is the rat doing on here! Rats are awesome!

They'll eat you, like how all those people on Animal Planet's "Fatal Attractions" got eaten. T_T


They will eat your face off, and you can't declaw them.
First of all they are not pets but they sell them... pretty bad

Chinchillas are adorable! They can be trained easily and become used to you easily.
They're awesome they're just like dogs but smaller and easier to keep
I really want a chinchilla I see pics online and they are adorable

23Tasmanian Devil
I heard of a woman who had a cat and a Tasmanian Devil. After a day, she had a skeleton and a Tasmanian Devil.
That's not a pet either
"i have a dog, do you have any pets? "
"yea, I have a devil"

They can grow up to 6 feet long and they are pretty dangerous!
Dangerous? Ever consider humans? They are they one who are dangerous. They are killing off species that used to be thriving.


Some dudes get killed
You should only keep them when there a baby other wise there still pretty dangerous

Bunnies are definitely one of the worst pets! They hate people! At least raccoon's, sheep, dogs, cats any most animals like people and will come up to you. Bunnies are pooping, chewing machines. I had a bunny for a year and put it with some sheep, I just got, the sheep came to me and the bunny ran from me, the one who feeds and loves it!
There only dangerous because there bite anyways they mostly never bite.
Rabbits are one of the most popular pet in the hole world you are so wrong!

Have you ever heard of baby mouse? I did. I hate the book series. First of all, the main character, Baby mouse is creepy. I mean, look at her eyes! She kills cats. Imagine her seeing your cat sleeping waiting to kill it! I love cats! They do it to cats in other mouse stories too! Stupid mice.
Yeah cats are the best, they kill pests. Mice are disgusting vermin
Baby mouse is always mean to Felicia! I don't like Mice anyway. I like cats, though.
I hate mice. They are dirty, ugly angry. Oh yeah, I heard of this book called the Mouse and the Motorcycle. Instated, it should be called the dumb Mouse and the Plastic Motorcycle.

27Guinea Pigs
They r beautiful and the nicest pets to have. I have 1 and I love it very very much
What they don't hurt kids or adults
There adorable you guys are evil

What? Snails are great. Your not supposed to play with them, if you want that get a dog. Snails are low maintenance, interesting and can even look, dare I say it, beautiful, in the case of golden apple snails. The bottom line is that they are really good pets, don't need constant attention and are NOT boring or ugly.
Snails will eat all you plants and their shell easily get broken when its play time because you might step on them! FEEL THE PAIN! THEY ARE JUST LITTLE TINY SLOW PESTS THAT ARE BORING! WHO WOULD WANT AN UGLY SNAIL? AND ITS DANGEROUS FOR THEM BECAUSE CROWS AND SPIDERS EAT THEM!
Snails are good pets I had 2 they were low maitnence and they are cool to watch

29Praying Mantis
Praying mantis are not worst pets! They are amazing critters and they are so fun to watch! I have six praying mantis as pets! But all of them die. My first praying mantis was a female and she was brown and her name was Queen. Queen was my number one favorite praying mantis and she was a good mantis. She laid two eggs sac on her old house. We bought her a new one and she was going to get another egg sac. But all a sudden these big crickets gain up on her. They ate a quarter of her stomach and also ate the eggs inside of her! I was upset my parents were upset too my dad brought out the crickets outside and threw them and killed them. Then, I have Golden Girl my second praying mantis but she was too mean and me and my dad hate her so much! She died as well then, I got my really own male and his name was King but he didn't last that long. Then, another make name Zeus then, another name Shorty then, another name Dash. I deeply love praying mantis and I hate people killing them and toturing them! I dislike that!

Horses r great especially the curly horse
I had a horse and he threw me off his back
I have two horses. And until you can give me a reason they are the worst pet, oh wait you can't because they are the best pet. If anyone criticizes my horses... They don't go home without a sling. I've slapped my friend for saying something about my horse.
Horses are awesome not boring I have one

They are not truly domestic, so don't expect it to cuddle and play with U. Unless you want to raised a wild animal, DO NOT GET THIS ANIMAL...

You know they get so muddy and worst of all you get muddy too! Pigs are so big that they take up so much room so there is none left for you! I tell you, a pig is nothing but trouble! BIG FAT TROUBLE! Besides they are farm animals! Much rather have dogs who are social or bunnies who are more cute and cuddly! REMEMBER! NEVER BUY A PIG! THEY ONLY EAT APPLES AND CORN!
Actually pigs are good pets not bad at all
They are wonderful pets, they are not messy and more smart than retarded dogs or stupid cats, in fact they are the smartest domestic animal in the world! As smart as a dolphin
Pigs are cool. They should not be on here


Should not be on the list

Meerkat S. Are cool

35Blue Ringed Octopus
Enough Venom to kill something like 16 adult men! They have them at my local store and off a website called discountfish. Co. Uk in the marine section. You must be beeping crazy to get one of these bad boys

Our camel chases us when you try to get it out of the garden
They will spit on you and the poop stinks.





You are an Evil devil Hamsters are AWESOME Pets!

Just like a Gold fish, you can have an EEL, you have a Python snake right? An EEL would be awesome to have as exhibition pet, just like a Gold fish you wont swim with it right? And its not even that dangerous... But it would be in the worst pet list because I wouldn't trust a 5 year old child trying to play with it.

What the heck is this pet. Okay I have no idea in Japan really kept a bug as a pet.
Who would want something like that?

The are wild so don't keep them as pets
Get a dog not a wolf.
Wolves and wolverines are two totally different things. Search them up dummy.


They can take down a moose. Just think what they can do to you.


You know they are in one of the best pets to have I saw

They can eat you alive no matter what situation you are in
These are dangerous these are the strongest animal in the world you know
The Blue Whale is the strongest animal in the world. Its size is amazing and a flick of its tail can send a boat flying through the air




V Below erm yeah right
Oh yea! Theyr awesome pets! I feed mine my ex bofriends.


They'll try to sting you every time you feed them.

Theey will kick you in the gut.

They only live five minutes.
Yeah.. not the best pet for kids who get attached to things REALLY EFFING QUICKLY

Fun to play with but my die in your hand








Giraffes are my favourite animal I wish I could have one



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