Top 10 Best House Pets

There are so many popular house pets, but what is number 1?

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21 Bearded Dragon Bearded Dragon

I can't believe these pets are so low on the list! They make amazing pets assuming you know what you're doing and are great lizards for children (as long as the child isn't the only caretaker)

Bearded dragons are boss and easy to feed they will eat your veggies I have one buy you won't regret it

An awesome lizard.

So cool

They are really cool

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22 Teacup Pig Teacup Pig

Great pets! Just know what you're getting into! These animals do not stay small, contrary to what people may tell you, and they can reach a maximum average of 50 pounds once they're adults! So educate yourself on them before getting one, and don't believe people who tell you they stay tiny all their lives

Pigs are amazing pets lots of people think they smell and are messy and gross but the truth is they are a extremely clean animals. They are very social and friendly and never bite. I use to look after a pig and it was a great experience teacup pigs should definitely be higher on the list.

I think that teacup pigs are the best! If your like me, you don't want a common cat or dog, you want a teacup pig!

There badass

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23 Fennec Fox Fennec Fox The fennec fox or fennec is a small nocturnal fox found in the Sahara of North Africa. Its most distinctive feature is its unusually large ears, which also serve to dissipate heat.

These are amazing pets to have I own 5 of them very low maintenance and easy to take care of them. Also, easy to train my friends fennec fox can spin around. They also are great with other animals. I fed my fennec's twice a day.

It would be extremely cruel and even considered animal abuse to have a pet fennec fox

I read about these they look cool

Cutest thing on earth

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24 Tortoise

Great pets! Assuming you know what you're getting into, these animal must live on a "Tortoise Table" not in a tank, and they live very long so be prepared to have them for a while, also, depending on the type, they can get quite big. So bottom line is that they make great pets as long as you know what you're doing, what you're getting into, and your willing to spend time and money on these animals

There are many varieties that grow to different sizes, eat different foods and have different personalities like the tiny Egyptian tortoise to the big leopards. Best pet ever

Amazing pets they can run pretty fast at times

I have my own tortoise he is called Tiny Tim and he is so small

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25 Gerbils A gerbil is a small mammal of the order Rodentia. Once known simply as "desert rats", the gerbil subfamily includes about 110 species of African, Indian, and Asian rodents, including sand rats and jirds, all of which are adapted to arid habitats.

I got to sister gerbils 5+ years ago. One passed away 2 years ago, but I still have one who is now about 7 years old. She still acts fine and is very lovable, intelligent, sweet, and friendly. Gerbils are very easy pets with sweet tempers and are able to be trained. My girl uses a litter box which means I don't have to clean her cage often. It only took me about a week to litter-train her. She has never gotten sick and has never bitten anyone.

I Had a gerbil for 6 years and he was such a delight! My daughter loved him as well and they rarely bite. They are most of the time tame And live long

I had 5 gerbils in my life they are the best pets I only got one bite that broke skin and it was only because of a fight I was breaking up they are best kept in groups of two and are loving and trainable the only sad part is that they have short lifespans mine only lived 2 years and mostly all died of illnesses that are un known two however did not I had one gerbil with a 3 year life and she was very social I definitely recommend gerbils as pets

Gerbils are Awesome

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26 Chicken Chicken The chicken is a type of domesticated fowl, a subspecies of the red junglefowl. It is one of the most common and widespread domestic animals, with a population of more than 19 billion as of 2011.

Baby chickens are so cute with there little wings they squeak but one has never bitten me before

Chickens are surprisingly good pets, depending on their personality hey become very tame

Be aware that many predators could eat them. Mines got eaten by some hawks.

I love them

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27 Chimpanzee Chimpanzee

No, just no. These are not house animals and can be very dangerous one they reach maturity, I can't tell you how many people have been seriously injured or even killed from these animals. They are not pets and anyone who keeps one is a monster. These animals belong in the wild

That's horrid they should be kept in the wild and when kept as pets they can do horrid things like gouge out your eyes! - Lukerower

I think that they should be kept in the wild us humans are monsters

No. Chimpanzees are very dangerous pets and they are drawn to Kill. Look at Charla Nash and tell me that they aren't dangerous. Because chimps may look cute and cuddly on the outside but on the inside they are bloodthirsty killers.

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28 Pigs

These are great animals to have but DO YOUR RESEARCH or these animals can make your life horrible, they ar every intelligent and will damage your house if you don't provide them with stimulation and that myth about them staying tiny? Couldn't be further from the truth! These animals can reach a maximum weight of 50 pounds when they're adults so make sure you know what you're getting into when you get one of these and remember that these are not low maintenance animals! But if you do your research you will be very happy with your new pet!

I own a potbellied pig. He can be very challenging, but he is so unique and fun. They all have different personalities. I have raised mine from 3 months old and I have never seen him snap in a situation other than when he has felt threatened. The only real problem that I've had is that they can be loud and they tend not to be good with kids, because pigs are sensitive and emotional. I have had many of the animals on this list, but my pig, in my opinion, is by far one of the best pets that I've had.

Micro pigs are very cute and easy to look after! They will wow your friends and be your best friend at the same time! If you have a dog that's really good but of not I highly recommend getting 2!

Pigs are cute and you could probably ride some types of pigs. Some pigs can get to weigh up to more than 100 pounds and when you scratch its chin its hair turns into a Mohawk. They are such good pets they sometimes allow them at hotels.

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29 Monkeys

No. These animals should be in the wild and can become dangerous once they grow up. It it also very difficult and costly to provide everything needed for a monkey, but don't waste your time, these lovely creatures should just stay in the wild

I think they should be left in the wild: it would be near impossible to provide adequate habitat and mental stimulation

What I mean by broke is that you will waste all your money on those bananas

Never keep bananas in your car! :-)

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30 Capybara Capybara The capybara is the largest rodent in the world. It is a member of the genus Hydrochoerus, of which the only other extant member is the lesser capybara.

These and als shouldn't be kept as pets unless you know what you're getting into, I cannot stress this enough because these animals need proper care or they will ruin your life from noise to damage, you name it! You must learn a lot about these animals before bringing one into your home, and you also must check to make sure they are legal to keep where you live because they aren't legal everywhere

Don't listen to the comments that say the should not be kept as pets. You just need to be a dedicated family and have a pool. They are sweet, loving, affectionate, playful, and very friendly! Consider getting two because like guinea pigs they get lonely very easily! They are legal in a lot of states so yeah...

Amazing. If you have a pool, you don't need to give them exercise, they are huge rodents, they're sweet, and they are cute.


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31 Snails

They have the cutest eyes and are so simple to look after you just have to love them

Snails are so cute, and they poop multicolored poop! Fascinating pets to have.

They're fragile and free, although mine isn't very social. I prefer my dog even though he eats my family of snails.

I like snails

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32 Degus Degus

Pronounced Day-goo these fascinating animals are like gerbils! And are a cute little addition to most households if you are willing to provide the money, time and space

Saw one in a pet shop and fell in love. I couldn't get it, sadly, but they're cute and a decent price. Do your research and this could become your new companion!

Totally great. Just make sure you do your research and handle them often. One of the best rodents ever.( not actually a rodent though. Lol)


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33 Bees Bees

Bees are great "pets" but they are not the average house pet, they do not live in a house, they need a beehive (you can buy these at special shops though, and the east quality one are wooded) and they need to live outside, although, if you know what you're doing you will soon have an interesting insect, or insect hive, and fresh honey! I personally do not own bees but 2 friends of mine do, and I must say that they are very interesting! My friends get honey from them (I have never tasted better honey in my life) and they can even make candles with the beeswax! So these are interesting pets, but only for certain people

Okay, okay, okay. Bees are NOT a good pet for you. They will soon take over your whole family! The only way to get rid of them is to have them sting one of you.

They make sweet honey yum yum slurp slurp gobble gobble

I like my own fresh honey

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34 Starfish Starfish

These pets can be kept in saltwater aquariums but those types of aquariums are expensive to maintain, so be aware that you must be willing to spend a lot of money, also, do your research, find out as much as you can on keeping these animals as pets before getting one, and lastly, DO NOT take one from a beach, this is a very bad idea, get one from a pet store that sells them because these starfish are already adapted and probably a smaller type than the ones you'd find and your local beach. But either way, taking a starfish from the wild as a pet is just a bad idea

I like starfish but I dreamed I found one at the beach and when I woke up, the starfish was gone... Goodbye, starfish. ):

Once in the middle of the night I was dreaming about me having a pet starfish, and it was just amazing


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35 Scorpions

I really want one best things on the planets second only to lizards

Some scorpion are poisonous and anyway they can pinch!

Fun to watch eat


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36 Turkey

These animals are only appropriate lets if you have land, enough land to build them an enclosure outside, and a big one too, these animals a livestock and therefore should live outdoors, they are not good house pets though and should not be loving inside your house

They are very loving and sweet animals. They make perfect pets because I have many of them at my farm!

Turkeys are awesome pets do not get me wrong they are good to eat but they are good pets if you get them as chicks very fun and huge their feet remind me of a T-Rex pretty cool and if it turns out to be mean eat it both ways works out for you

Turkeys have bitten me on multiple occasions

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37 Gecko Gecko Geckos are lizards belonging to the infraorder Gekkota, found in warm climates throughout the world. They range from 1.6 to 60 cm.

He kisses it I'm telling the truth trust me in totally correct lost of people saw it it was hilarious

My friend has 1

It bit my sister lol funny though


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38 Red Fox Red Fox The red fox, largest of the true foxes, has the greatest geographic range of all members of the Carnivora family, being present across the entire Northern Hemisphere from the Arctic Circle to North Africa, North America and Eurasia.

My most favourite animal, the red fox. be careful If you are getting a pet fox though. And make sure they have a good life because in the wild they live dangerously and get shot. So look after them please

I love foxes they are the best animals in the world and they are so cute lol

They are very playful and adventurous animals. I have many, and they are awesome!


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39 Polar Bear Polar Bear The polar bear is a carnivorous bear whose native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle, encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses.

DO NOT get a Polar Bear as a pet. They're dangerous and should be kept in a zoo, cold forests or the Arctic. I'm pretty sure that Polar Bears were intended to be a joke on this list as they can harm you or themselves.

I ride my polar to school everyday in Canada in the Winter! But due to global warming they're all dying so I ride grizzlies instead! (I'm kidding but seriously stop global warming)

No just no, no NO. They are the biggest dang land predators and literally think we are their food just as a lion and a zebra

Ok now its just ridiculous

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40 Frogs

I have 2, they live under water and don't do much but they're much more interesting than fish. They eat blood worms which come in small frozen packets that you can just place in water without having to touch or you could just feed them normal garden worms. They're easy to look after and pretty awesome.
They also don't need any specific tank, just a decent sized one that they can't jump out of (has to be closed completey, no gaps) and with a filter

I would want a African bullfrog, because they eat anything, if you see a spider on your wall then get something to carry the spider, and feed the spider to the frog, no need to be scared, if you are, be strong

African Dwarf Frogs are the best! Low maintenance, and very cute!

You don't get warts it's just a myth for god's sake

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