Top 10 Worst Animals to Have as a Pet
What is wrong with people? Skunks CAN be pets. The pet skunks can't spray because their scent glands are removed. "I should tell my uncle to get rid of his" and what, get him to chop the poor skunk's head off?
It's only because they stink. If skunks could be fixed to where they can't spray -- similar to how dogs and cats are fixed so they can't make babies -- then they probably wouldn't be too bad to have.
I believe they are cool animals, but if you really liked them you'd let them live happily in the wild.
Yeah, I agree with those who love sharks. But as a pet? I'm not a huge "look at don't touch pet" fan. I'm all in for exotic. And the pets that can be tamed easily. A shark, for instance, is not a hands-on pet, for sure. For starters, they can fatally bite, and they're aquatic. Plus, they're not meant to be housed in a somewhat small enclosure. They belong in their natural habitat- the wild! That's how God designed them. They, in general, no matter how much you LOVE them, don't make good pets. As Wild Kratts would put it, "Living free and in the wild!" lol.
Sure you won't swim with it! You don't swim with betta fish or goldfish right? Why the hell would you swim with it? Question is, why is it the "worst animal" if it's not a danger to you or anyone unless you plan to kill someone by throwing 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!
I hate dogs. They bark at everything, they slobber all over you, they jump on you every time you enter the house, they smell REALLY bad and they lick your face and, worse, your MOUTH (SERIOUSLY, WHO LIKES THAT? THAT'S DISGUSTING!). They're WAY too overrated, but the owners are worst of all... They'll do strange things with these animals like try to mimic their behaviors. They'll bark at them and think they're "communicating with them" and some owners don't even care that their mangy mutts kill people. I mean, SERIOUSLY, someone in my neighborhood had their dog shot by the police because it was out of control and they said they were "only trying to play." It's super creepy.
Dogs are the worst pets! They seem to come preloaded with a plethora of behavioral problems like leg humping, robobarking, destroying shoes and anything else they can reach, eating feces, underwear, rocks, garbage, etc... They're destructive and filthy, they smell and require almost constant maintenance, attention, and behavior correction. Want to go out of town for the weekend? If you have a dog forget it! They're also very expensive. Many bite their owners and others, most aren't trustworthy. And yes I have a dog.
They'll kill you, and probably not even eat the corpse. Lions are very wasteful.
They'll kill you. How is this lower than perfectly normal animals.
Where the heck are you gonna get one of these? The Black Market?
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
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.
Elephants need to be left alone. Many people kill them for only their tusks, for the ivory black market trade. Leave these gentle beasts alone
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.
What are you TALKING about? Tigers make WONDERFUL pets! I found a baby tiger cub on my porch and I left it there. But then my daughter went outside and TOOK it inside my house. She named the tiger Teego. And up to this day, we still have Teego. And guess what, instead of KILLING my daughter Taylor. Teego actually PROTECTS HER! Along with following her around!
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.
It is the only domesticated species in the family Felidae and is often referred to as the domestic cat to distinguish it from the wild members of the family. A cat can either be a house cat, a farm cat or a feral cat; the latter ranges freely and avoids human contact.
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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.
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, awesome pets that are lovely to own and interact with. Give these mischievous and curious animals a chance. You won't be disappointed.
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
Most of this list isn't even pets!
They are very dangerous
How do you keep a rhino as a pet? It's too big! It only belongs in zoos (as long as the zoos are humane and up-to-date) and in the wild.
Wild animals Belong in the wild.
Nobody keeps a Rhino
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.
I truly disagree with birds being one of the worst pets! Birds are one of the best! Cockatiels 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 shoulder all day. I really don't know how it is possible for you people who don't like birds to be thinking that way!
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 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!
I have 2 raccoons. They are great. They use a litter box, eat dog food, and walk around the house like cats. They're not very much upkeep and you can use a ferret cage to keep them in.
Raccoons make good pets if you willing to devote the money and time it takes to care for them. Pocahontas had a pet raccoon Meeko.
I don't agree. My friend has a raccoon as a pet, and he (the raccoon) is just an angel to her!
An alligator is dangerous. You can't provide a good habitat for one, and it could EAT you.
They can grow up to 6 feet long and they are pretty dangerous!
You wouldn't be living very long after that.
Cute, but should never be kept as pets. I'm going to be honest, monkeys are a lot like humans and deserve the same amount of attention and care as a baby does, except for a lifetime. Most people don't have that kinda money and time to devote the proper care it takes to take care of a monkey. Plus, they live as long as humans. Plus, it's very abusive to treat a monkey as a pet because they are almost human so it's very slave-like and degrading to treat them as pets when they are so much more.
They are so cute and I wish I could have one. They would be fun to play with. I just LOVE monkeys! They are one of my favorite animals. I hope everyone else loves monkeys! It shouldn't be on BEST pets to have! So you should vote for monkeys and comment!
And for some stupid ass strange reason, Flint Lockwood keeps a monkey as a pet. The monkey is all rambunctious and even made him cry once.
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 be 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 they're boring obviously hasn't had a pond.
WHY ISN'T THIS NUMBER 1?
They have a really short lifespan. I used to have a bunch them when I was little (I'm Asian) and they all died within 1-2 weeks of being purchased. They are also very boring. They don't do much and you can't actually do anything with them, and Asian people mainly treat them more of a house decoration than an actual pet.
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.
Who keeps this species as a pet? It has a strong jaw with sharp teeth and sharpened claws on its front limbs. This animal can be really aggressive in captivity, so this animal is a one big no-no for a pet.
I heard of a woman who had a cat and a Tasmanian Devil. After a day, she had a skeleton and a Tasmanian Devil.
They'll spin like tornadoes if you have one.
Don't be stupid it is a bad pet.
Who has a hippo as a pet
Snakes are very docile and calm... I have a ball python, and it's a great snake, it doesn't lay feces often which is great, not a lot of maintenance. He is not aggressive. The ball python was the #2 best snake to have in America as a pet. That goes for all snakes. They are great pets to have if they are being cared for and loved.
Snakes should NOT be considered pets, let alone good pets. Snakes are very important animals functioning in their native habitats and should be admired. A picture on wall or video of snake is more logical choice than a living snake in an enclosure - that someone considered their "pet".
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
Wolves are wild animals but they can be kept as pets. They can act aggressively towards younger children and smaller pets, and they have a nasty bite. They poop all over your house and are illegal. How's that for a pet, wolfaboos?
They would eat you or just eat a hole in your wallet, due to how ridiculously expensive they would be. Really, they would just be a highly-dangerous and expensive "pet".
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.
These are dangerous these are the strongest animal in the world you know
Only possible (and plausible) if you owned enough real estate to sustain a pet whale enclosure.
Ferrets are my favorite pet haha
I have a snake, a betta fish, a cat, and three ferrets. I love all of my animals but ferrets are some of the sweetest pets ever. They're high maintenance, yeah, but worth it. Ferrets aren't stealing to be mean; it's cute, and they have no idea of ownership. They don't know it belongs to you. Their smell is also very light and not bad. I don't recommend descending, it only removes the anal glands and ferrets have hundreds of scent glands under their skin. So it's unnecessary.
The vast majority of ferrets do not bite.
Ferrets are my least favorite pets in the world, and I think getting ferrets was the worst thing that ever happened to my family. Ever since we got them, the annoying ferrets destroyed everything they saw and bit everyone, and of course all of my family members loved them except me. Whenever one of our 4 other pets even growled at a ferret, they got locked in a room, and I get locked in a room whenever I say something bad about ferrets. They are my least favorites!
You need a bigg-ass house for that!
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!
Some spiders like Tarantulas make good pets.
Seriously? If you think this is bad just look at humans. Humans are the top predator. And it's not like you would sleep with it or anything. It would be cool to watch. I know this personally.
This image, just sums up how dangerous they are!