Top Ten Worst Pets to Have

The Top Ten

1 Sharks 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.

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?

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 exotc. 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 desgined 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

Actually, there are smaller breed of Shark that can be kept as pets that are harmless and sweet. This definitely shouldn't be number 1. because there are many small breeds of Shark and I've had one as a pet you keep them in a large aquarium tank they are really sweet it never acted violent towards me ever. ❤

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

2 Skunks 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.

I believe they are cool animals, but if you really liked them you'd let them live happily in the wild.

Yeah this isn't true guys. People that have skunks as pets get they're sprayers removed so that they don't stink.

I live in Wisconsin and here skunks make awesome pets I do not believe that but all of my damn neighbors have em!

I should tell my uncle to get rid of his

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

Idiots it's not a bad pet

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

For a domesticated animal they have the highest number of fatal attacks on people world-wide.

No! Dogs are the best!

4 Lions 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.

Cats and dogs are totally worse than lions! That was sarcasm just so you know

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

How are they below dogs? What's with the cats' fangirls?

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

5 Elephant Elephants 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.

Yeah Elephants are sweet but they belong in their natural habitat.

Who would have an elephant in their home?

Enough people owned a elephant to be number 6?

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

6 Tigers

Tigers are definitely more dangerous than sharks since they can actually rip you apart while still on land (it wants to). But that is a risk you will have to take if you want the cutest, fluffiest, prettiest and the most exotic pet in the world!

Should be number 1. As some breeds of Shark and Skunk make exceptional pets but it is never okay under any circumstance to have and keep a pet Tiger.

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.

7 Komodo Dragons 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.

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

I really want these as a pet because they're so cool! but mom won't let me for some reason

8 Alligators An alligator is a crocodilian in the genus Alligator of the family Alligatoridae. The two living species are the American alligator and the Chinese alligator. Additionally, several extinct species of alligator are known from fossil remains.

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

Some dudes get killed

An alligator is dangerous. You can't provide a good habitat for one, and it could EAT you.

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

9 Cats The "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 colors and fur patterns. Contrary to popular belief, however, they are not truly domesticated. They are highly intelligent and good at problem solving.

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

Nothing with those long of pupils should have those long of claws and should blend into the night so well :<

You guys are mean putting cats on here cats rule

Cats can be annoying sometimes when they jump on stuff or break your things

10 Birds

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! 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!

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.

What! What are birds even doing here? After reading this list: Alligators, Sharks, Rhinoceroses wolves, and piranhas are way better and safer than birds. Heck no. This feathery friend is AMAZING. I demand this to be removed.

The Contenders

11 Blue Ringed Octopus

Most of this list isn't even pets!

Yeah this is a no-no.

They are very dangerous

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

12 Rhinoceros A rhinoceros, often abbreviated to rhino, is one of any five extant species of odd-toed ungulates in the family Rhinocerotidae, as well as any of the numerous extinct species.

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

You can't keep any of these animals besides cats dogs and raccoons

Nobody keeps rhinos are you crazy

Nobody keeps a Rhino

13 Monkeys Monkeys are haplorhine primates, a paraphyletic group generally possessing tails and consisting of approximately 260 known living species.

Cute but shpuld 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.

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.

Monkeys, partially chimpanzees can be extremely dangerous to humans as they can bite your nose off and transmit HIV.

Monkeys are so adorable

14 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 .

Why would you have that as a pet?

That's not a pet.

They can sting you

That's NOT A PET AND THEY SUCK YOUR BLOOD AND CARRY MALARIA! EWW!

15 Raccoons The 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.

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 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.

You shouldn't keep them as pets. They's still wild. If you want a wild pet, consider a feral pig, they're great - RedTheGremlin

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

16 Crocodile Crocodiles or true crocodiles are large aquatic reptiles that live throughout the tropics in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia.

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.

-_- why? Just why? Why would you get something with a ton of teeth and specializes in killing and the death roll?! Your fault if you buy one...

This image, just sums up how dangerous they are!

They should be number one yo

17 Hornets Hornets are the largest of the eusocial wasps, and are similar in appearance to their close relatives yellowjackets. Some species can reach up to 5.5 cm in length.

You will die if have a Hornet as a pet but if you put a brown bag outside a Wasp will think that it is a hornets nest and will keep them away but if you know hornets and you think they are good that is your own risk

Scare me
~mk the kid

18 Snakes Snakes 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

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".

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

19 Tasmanian 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

They'll spin like tornadoes if you have one.

What do they even look like

20 Giant Desert Centipede

I would just SCREAM AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS! just looking at this picture gives me the chilles down my back!

I hate centipedes. No offense. “Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh”-that’s me. Most and maybe all have some kind of venom that’s harmful to humans. Plus, they’re creepy- imagine having that crawl down your back! And they are good at,um did I forget to mention, ESCAPING!😫😫😵 I would rather die than have that happen. To sum things up, I WILL SWEAR NEVER TO OWN ONE EVER!

21 Spiders

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!

Spiders are cool but some are bad pets like black widows and brown recluse and those deadly spiders. I like spiders like tarantulas they are cool. I always wanted one! X3

Every house has a pet spider... Go and check in the dark corners

22 Scorpions

Of Course They are not great pets because they have a poisonous sting At the back of their tail.

23 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.

Piranhas can eat you really fast

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

These are the scariest things ever

This is a pet

24 Bear Bears are mammals of the family Ursidae. Bears are classified as caniforms, or doglike carnivorans, with the pinnipeds being their closest living relatives.

No, just no!

25 Hippo 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.

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

Who has a hippo as a pet

Don't be stupid it is a bad pet.

Hippo Makes A Bad Pet

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