Top Ten Animals You Wouldn't Want As a Pet


The Top Ten

1 Brazilian Wandering Spider Brazilian Wandering Spider

They scare the hell outta me but I guess that's just me - Swiftdawn

Haha I'm 12 and not a single spider has scared me ever man you people gotta man up instead of running away from spiders I get close and try to observe them. It seems most people are scared of spiders instead of other obscure bugs which belong in any nightmare.

Well, this spider happens to be the most deadly. I don't mind spiders, as long as long as they're not venomous (I've been living with a cane spider as a roommate for a while now, and I've grown fond of it). - Emberflight_of_StormClan

The most deadly spider in existence, you don't want get bitten by this guy because 33% of it's bites are venomous and this spider has one of the most deadly venomous bites.

Dude,you know these spiders can kill you in a single bite.You'd be wise to ignore them. - Cazaam

Don't have this spider as a pet people because its very dangerous plus you can die from this spider also how could you even try - skyelolwut

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2 Hippopotamus Hippopotamus The common hippopotamus, or hippo, is a large, mostly herbivorous mammal in sub-Saharan Africa, and one of only two extant species in the family Hippopotamidae, the other being the pygmy hippopotamus.

Moto Moto

I started liking hippos when I saw them protecting a zebra from a crocodile

Hippos are dangerous and would make really bad pets. - DinoLover4242

What's funny about this is that there is a pet hippopotamus existing named Jessica. However, a wild one wouldn't be nearly as nice. Hippos kill 500 people a year and it wouldn't be nice to have it defecate everywhere. Seriously, have you seen how those things poop? - Cazaam

Hippopotamus' don't kill 500 people a year, it's closer to 3,000. Get your facts right.

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3 Mosquito Mosquito Spanish for "small fly," mosquitoes are flies that have been known to cause various diseases . A sample of diseases caused by mosquitoes: malaria, yellow fever, Chikungunya, West Nile virus, dengue fever, filariasis, Zika virus .

Heh. Do you guys know how many people died from mosquitos? More than the deaths caused by all the animals above this one put together. Especially diseased mosquitos. I can put you in a room with a few Brazilian wandering spiders and a few diseased mosquitos. The spiders won't even notice you. Unless you poke 'em. The mosquitos will latch on you, and unless you kill them, you probably can get some malaria or Zika.

Spread disease, not attractive and if they carry malaria will became a race to the hospital for the person bitten. - Cazaam

I love petting my mosquito! He's just so much fun to play with!

However, they don't get very old. It's so sad when they pass on... That is why I no longer want mosquitos as pets, and rather get an animal with a longer lifespan. Like a hippo! - Maplestrip

There's nothing interesting or good about it, why keep it as a pet? - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

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4 Saltwater Crocodile Saltwater Crocodile The saltwater crocodile, also known as the estuarine crocodile, Indo-Pacific crocodile, marine crocodile, sea crocodile or informally as saltie, is the largest of all living reptiles, as well as the largest riparian predator in the world.

You'd have trouble controlling this beast if it gets mad. With it's massive jaws and overall strength it could easily kill a human. - Cazaam

5 Green Anaconda

Anaconda don't want none less you got buns hun

I've had several anacondas as pets, and they are excellent, although very sensitive to cold temperatures.

Anacondas are great pets - yatharthb

The biggest snake in the world could easily wrap it's 120 kg body around your torso and suffocate the life out of you with ease. That would sure be a nasty way to go. - Cazaam

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6 Skunk Skunk Skunks are mammals known for their ability to spray a liquid with a strong odor. Different species of skunk vary in appearance from black-and-white to brown or cream colored, but all have warning coloration.

Some people actually have skunks as pets but they first have the odor glands removed from their bodies so they can't spray. - Mcgillacuddy

Gives you that pleasant odour of burning tires and rotten eggs... Yummy! - Cazaam

I have one it never spray me it name Flower I have a duck it name Daisy they bff!

You bring the skunks, I'll bring the tomato juice! - TornadoTemper

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7 Bengal Tiger

They are super tough. They have killed lots of people. And if they meet they Wil face lions leopards and even honey badgers

If you voted this YOU ARE AWESOME! HELLO you will make this species extinct if you keep it as a pet!

Very endangered species, plus the most harmful animals out there! - Adamshane1999

I would DEFINITELY want this as my pet.

8 Leech Leech Leeches are segmented worms that belong to the phylum Annelida and comprise the subclass Hirudinea. Like the oligochaetes, such as earthworms, leeches share a clitellum and are hermaphrodites.

Spreads disease and why would you want a pet leech anyway? - Cazaam

Nearly kept one as a pet lol - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

Suck your blood

9 Poison Dart Frog

They are only poisonous it they feed on beetles and ants that are poisonous, and people don't feed them that in captivity, so you can keep one as a pet. - DinoLover4242

Jumps all over the place and will kill you if you invade it's space. - Cazaam

It's beautiful, yes, but it can kill with its poison - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

Most dangerous.
Just try to touch it... And poof YOU ARE DEAD

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10 Cassowary Cassowary The cassowaries are ratites in the genus Casuarius and are native to the tropical forests of New Guinea, nearby islands, and northeastern Australia.

A bird with so much power it can disembowel a human with a single kick. Ouch! - Cazaam

When park rangers feed these birds they have to wear police riot gear.
Fast strong can jump 5 feet high and aggressive with razor sharp talons

The Contenders

11 Dog Dog The domestic dog is a wolf-like canid in the genus Canis, and is the most widely abundant terrestrial carnivore.

Why not dogs? I have two.

Dogs are omnivores

Why is the dog the one we shouldn't have as a pet if it has been domesticated as a pet? - DinoLover4242

Uh... Chihuahua is a dog breed. So, it's okay to have a chihuahua as a pet. - MLPFan

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12 Hyena Hyena Hyenas or hyaenas are any feliform carnivoran mammals of the family Hyaenidae /haɪˈɛnᵻdiː/. With only four extant species, it is the fifth-smallest biological family in the Carnivora, and one of the smallest in the class Mammalia.

That baby is cute, but...

Dude, Joker and Harley Quinn are fictional so they never had them. Hyenas have been domesticated in the Middle East. I'm not sure if it's a good idea or not. - DinoLover4242

Hyena? Not wanting as pet. You can tame these (at least the less vicious male hyenas)

Why not! Joker and Harley Quinn had some! - dude2001

13 Lion Lion The lion is one of the big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae. The commonly used term African lion collectively denotes the several subspecies in Africa.

But what about Aslan from Narnia? - Userguy44

Who wouldn't want a friendly one of these as a pet?

What about Kevin Richardson?

14 Black Mamba Black Mamba The black mamba is a species of extremely venomous snake, a member of the family Elapidae native to parts of Sub-Saharan Africa.

They are super tough. They are one of the most toughest snakes in the world.

15 Naked Mole Rat Naked Mole Rat The naked mole-rat, also known as the sand puppy, is a burrowing rodent native to parts of East Africa. It is closely related to the blesmols and is the only species in the genus Heterocephalus of the family Heterocephalidae.

The most ugly creature of the face of the planet. Why would you want one of these as a pet? - Cazaam

It doesn't matter if it's ugly on the outside, what matters is on the inside - Swiftdawn

16 Vulture

They stink, they scavange and they poop on their own feet! Why would you want a gross, bald bird, wandering around all day pooping everywhere, in YOUR HOUSE? I know I wouldn't

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18 Piranha Piranha A piranha or piraña, a member of family Characidae in order Characiformes, is a freshwater fish that inhabits South American rivers, floodplains, lakes and reservoirs.

This should be in the top 10's because piranhas are very deadly

19 Box Jellyfish Box Jellyfish Box jellyfish are cnidarian invertebrates distinguished by their cube-shaped medusae. Some species of box jellyfish produce extremely potent venom: Chironex fleckeri, Carukia barnesi and Malo kingi.

They Stinger Hurt

Jellyfish would be cool! Its not like it'll be sitting on your floor stinging you - ryanrimmel

20 Humans Humans Humans are not exactly wild animals, but they are not domesticated either. Humans are proven to be the most intelligent species of animals on Earth. Humans' colours vary from almost pepper black to milky white.

I was hoping to see them on here, heh

21 Red Back Spider

Like the black widow spider, but the austrlain versoin. And Australia has the most dangerous spiders in the world. I know that because I live in austrlia my self. I also think it would be impossible to keep one of them as a pet...

22 Centipede Centipede Centipedes are arthropods belonging to the class Chilopoda of the subphylum Myriapoda. They are mainly carnivorous and they prey apron insects, spiders, small birds and rodents, and even other centipedes.

Sounds interesting, I'll try this someday - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

Okay, there are a lot of them in Hawaii, and I've seen enough for this to be a confirmed "NOPE". - Emberflight_of_StormClan

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24 Blobfish Blobfish The blobfish is a deep sea fish of the family Psychrolutidae. It inhabits the deep waters off the coasts of mainland Australia and Tasmania, as well as the waters of New Zealand.

It's not it's fault if it's not what we call pretty! - Swiftdawn

Looks like sloth from the goonies - ryanrimmel

I will vomit if I see this fish.

So cute! (not)

25 Sloth Sloth Sloths are mammals classified in the families Megalonychidae and Bradypodidae, including six extant species.

"So slow! What if one scratched a child? "

26 Shark Shark Sharks 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 have been around before the earth's first dinosaurs and even the earth's first trees.

They need the ocean anyway.

27 Wasp
28 Mud Dauber
29 Killer Bee
30 Muskox

These animals urinate on them selves

31 Owl Owl Owls are birds from the order Strigiformes, which includes about two hundred species of mostly solitary and nocturnal birds of prey typified by an upright stance, a large, broad head, binocular vision, binaural hearing, sharp talons, and feathers adapted for silent flight.

They can't be cooped up, there is an owl who we named Hedwig (;D), that looks like the one in the picture and she'll sleep in our barn and then fly out and in constantly, but she is kind, sweet, and gentle and BEAUTIFUL! We have 50 acres of farm so she can fly but they aren't bad pets! - Swiftdawn

Um hum I want one yeh

32 Black Widow

How is this an animal? That's a marvel superhero! - DinoLover4242

33 Brown Recluse Spider Brown Recluse Spider
34 Pony

No one wants such things as home pet just no

35 Komodo Dragon Komodo Dragon The 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.
36 Leopard Leopard The leopard is one of the five "big cats" in the genus Panthera. It is one of the most adaptable and the most widespread big cat; it's secrets being:well camouflaged fur; its opportunistic hunting behaviour, broad diet, and strength to move heavy carcasses into trees; its ability to adapt to various more.
37 Ferret Ferret The ferret is the domesticated form of the European polecat, a mammal belonging to the same genus as the weasel, Mustela of the family Mustelidae.
38 Panda Panda The giant panda, also known as panda bear or simply panda, is a bear native to south central China. It is easily recognized by the large, distinctive black patches around its eyes, over the ears, and across its round body.
39 Meerkat Meerkat The meerkat or suricate is a small carnivoran belonging to the mongoose family. It is the only member of the genus Suricata.
40 Wolf Wolf Often in/from packs, Wolves are carnivorous Canines that come in various colours and breeds, and have evolved to Dogs. Some breeds of Wolves are, like Dogs, domesticated, to become a Working Dog.

Wouldn't a wolf eat you?

41 Black Widow Spider Black Widow Spider
42 Pug
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Top Remixes (5)

1. Hippopotamus
2. Black Mamba
3. Lion
1. Brazilian Wandering Spider
2. Saltwater Crocodile
3. Green Anaconda
1. Hippopotamus
2. Brazilian Wandering Spider
3. Mosquito

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