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.

I should tell my uncle to get rid of his

Yuck, must smell bad... What kind of cage would you keep it in?

Although they get their scent glands removed at a young age when they are kept in homes they still should be in the wild unless they are undergoing rehab

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2SharksSharks are a group of fish characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton, five to seven gill slits on the sides of the head, and pectoral fins that are not fused to the head.

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?

This is only half true, a large average shark definitely does not make a good pet but there are small, subspecies of shark that don't have huge teeth and each fish flakes, it's true, I had 3 before, Bala Sharks I thinkable the most common ones kept in tanks, and these ones do make cool pets but they get big so assuming you are prepared the smaller species that are able to live off flakes would make a cool pet

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!

Who keeps a shark tank in their home

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3DogsDomesticated house hold pets that have evolved from wolves . They are sometimes bred with other species of wolves or dogs to create desirable purebreds or a new species of dogs.

Dog are one of the most popular pet in the hole world you are so wrong!


They actually came as the number 1 pet on top ten pets, so why are they on this list? Are these people retarded or something?

Don't see why dogs are on this list, same as cats. The only bad things about dogs I suppose is that they smell bad, bark really loud, are disgusting to guests, too dumb to go to the toilet, take a lot of your time because they are not independent, but apart from that they are great pets.

Hey the person who wrote the first comment spelled whole wrong. HAHA

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4ElephantElephants are large mammals of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea. Two species are traditionally recognized, the African elephant and the Asian elephant, although some evidence suggests that African bush elephants and African forest elephants are separate species.

Who would have an elephant in their home?

Enough people owned a elephant to be number 6?

Elephants are great animals. But who would want to keep one Absurd! The survival case would be 36% for the human. By the way what are dogs doing at 5 higher than elephants. They should go down to, like 126th

They are illegal to keep like who would even want one of these in their house? They are huge and they belong in the wild

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5Komodo DragonsThe Komodo dragon, also known as the Komodo monitor, is a large species of lizard found in the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang, and Padar.

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

They aren't even legal to keep

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

They will eat your face off, and you can't declaw them.

They'll kill you, and probably not even eat the corpse. Lions are very wasteful.

Where the heck are you gonna get one of these? The Black Market?

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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.

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.

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 list mostly consists of animals that aren't legal to keep

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Birds are one of the best pets. They can cuddle like a cat, play fetch like a dog, and they love people. Some are destroyers like cockatiels and lovebirds and some aren't like canaries and finches. Some will need more space like a scarlet macaw or amazons. I have a cockatiel and a conure and they are beautiful. A great starter bird is a cockatiel, lovebird, parakeet/budgies, African greys, and canaries/finches. You can't hold some but I love birds. They can do many things dogs and cats can do and more. If you keep your bird clean then they shouldn't be a hassle, if you don't play with your bird (besides a canary/finch) it can lead to feather picking which is terrible. To have a hawk or a falcon you need to be 14+ and have a permit, lastly you can't have a owl as a pet Harry Potter fans.

Birds are awful. Little asses will fly away from you and bite (is it still "biting" if it's a bird? ) you for no reason. The amount of time you need to waste just to get one of those ungrateful bags to let you pet them is ridiculous. Why would I want a pet that doesn't let me pet them? Moral of the story: get a dog instead.

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!

I have two and one of them likes his tummy rubbed, what idiot made this list?

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9Blue Ringed Octopus

Have them as your pets and then rest in peace. - LightningBlade

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

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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.

Monkey throw poop and have temper tantrums all the time, they need to be kept in the wild.

Not True! I Have A Monkey He's A Sweet Young Man

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The Contenders


Rhinos? NO ONE keeps them. Is that enough? Crazy.

Nobody keeps rhinos are you crazy

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12RaccoonsThe raccoon, sometimes spelled racoon, also known as the common raccoon, North American raccoon, northern raccoon and colloquially as coon, is a medium-sized mammal native to North America.

I went camping once and a raccoon tried to steal our food

I have 2 raccoons. They are great. The use a liter box eat dog food and walk around the house like cats. There not very much upkeep and you can use a ferret cage to keep them in.

A raccoon almost bit my hand off trying to steal my sandwich...

THEY HISS but I still want one!

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13CatsThe "House Cat", also known as the Domestic Cat or the Feral Cat, is a small feline, a good hunter, and comes in a variety of colours and fur patterns. Contrary to popular belief, however, they are not truly domesticated.

Cats are NOT bad or mean. It is a myth that they are always aloof.

They don't just want food. Most will wait for you to get home from work or school. They're easy to care for and they are NOT vicious and mean. If you know a cat's body language, you can coexist with these clean and smart animals.

They are hilarious at times. They do NOT come in only a few colors and breeds. They come in MANY different colors, shapes, and sizes packed into this wonderful carnivore.

You'll never get tired of watching them. They are easy to care for. Feed them, water them, clean their litter box, love them (Pet them, play with them, etc.) and they'll be perfectly happy. And so will you.

I love dogs. I think they make wonderful companions and that they are great animals. I love both of these animals. But cats don't need walks. Some dog breeds need a lot of socialization. Cats don't. They are trainable. Train them to sit,stay, etc. Some can even play fetch! Cats are awesome, ...more

You guys are mean putting cats on here cats rule

They are the worst pets to ever have! Dogs have been domesticated way longer than cats (well... Maybe not, but I like to say that). They are mean and vicious little things. Their relatives are way scarier than dog's relatives. They bite more than dogs and they look a lot more intimidating. They come in only 2 different shapes and very few different colors, while there are a ton of different dog breeds. All they want is food, not your love and friendship. They don't look up to you for anything but food and are more likely to run away than dogs. This is only my opinion. Your opinion counts too, so you can dislike or like my comment. I only spoke because I wanted to say something. Honestly, I didn't need to say it.

Please go screw yourself there's plenty of good cats and not all cats are mean. Cat's do love their owners. Stupid people blaming ALL cats for just some bad experiences that they got. The same with racists, sexists, bigots, and people who hate you because of your zodiac sign. - JakePlaid

YOU GUYS ARE SICK! Cats are the best pets, better than dogs! If you're going to argue with me on how "dogs are better than cats", my religion does not allow us to have dogs as pets, but I love dogs in general. - Catacorn

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14SnakesSnakes are elongated, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes that can be distinguished from legless lizards by their lack of eyelids and external ears.

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. - ThunderdrumsRule

I have a ball python nice easy to maintain n beautiful

Some are poisonous

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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. - ThunderdrumsRule

You should only keep them when there a baby other wise there still pretty dangerous

I went to Florida once they were free and nothing around their jaws jeez

If taken care properly they are great pets

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16Tasmanian 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.

Taz are so adorable I named my husky Taz

I hate these ther not good pets there firece and nast that is why there called devils

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(Cough, cough, I want a hippopotamus for Christmas,)

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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.

It's cool if you dig a pond and purchase a proper heating system for winter and a nice filter. you can put goldfish or koi in it. They can b hard to spot so me and my little bro have fish finding contests. They have a big place to swim in and they can eat algae when you are out of fish flakes. People who say their boring obviously haven't had a pond

Are you kidding? I love fish! And no, whoever said it, goldfish don't grow to the size of the tank, it has to do with water quality. Also, many fish are NOT easy to keep. I like keeping fish due to interesting behaviors and instincts, not just for decoration.

I have a fish and he is the best. Moral BETTAS RULE!

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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!

Lizards are amazing pets.

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

It's cruel to have a pet wolf because they need to have open spaces - SammySpore

Wolf dog mixes have become too popular. They are not afraid of people and are known to attack people. Wolves are more scared of us than we are of them.

Only an idiot would own these brutes

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