If you’re interested in adopting an exciting exotic pet or you’re interested in booking a once in a lifetime animal encounter, simply continue reading.
The Best exotic pets to own:
Yes, that’s right it’s possible to own a pet tarantula. While purchasing a tarantula is a big commitment as they can live for up to 10 years, tarantulas are relatively low maintenance. In fact tarantulas only need to be fed 1-2 times a week.
2. Fennec foxes
Fennec foxes are known for their cute looks and their giant oversized ears and originated in the Saharan and Arabian deserts. As fennec foxes only weigh between 1.5 pounds to 3 pounds, fennec foxes can be housed in residential homes. If you’re looking for a highly intelligent pet and don’t mind adopting a pet which can be stubborn at times, you may want to find out more information about owning a fennec fox.
Just keep in mind that if you decide to go ahead and purchase a fennec fox, you’ll need to ensure that you fox proof your backyard, so that it doesn’t escape. As foxes of all breeds are natural escape artists.
3. Burmese pythons
Did you know that Burmese pythons are among the five largest snake species in the world? If you have previous experience taking care of a pet snake, you may be open to the challenge of owning a Burmese python. Just ensure that you have the funds to take care of a Burmese python as they can be expensive to feed. On the plus side Burmese pythons make stunning pets and are interesting to observe on a daily basis.
4. Savannah cats
Savannah cats are part domestic cat and part serval. While it’s possible to own a wild serval, servals are extremely dangerous to own and it’s a much safer option to opt for a savannah cat. Especially as they have been bred to have friendly natures. If you raise a savannah cat from a kitten it should behave much like a domestic cat.
Exciting animal encounters to tick off your bucket list:
1. Swim with sharks Costa Rica
If you’re not afraid to hop into a shark cage and to be lowered down into shark infested waters in order to get a close up view of wild sharks, it’s well worth swimming with sharks in Costa Rica. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be face to face with a shark, it’s well worth ticking cage diving with sharks off your bucket list.
2. Book a gorilla trek in Uganda
For the adventure of a lifetime, it’s well worth booking a flight to Uganda. As you’ll be able to book a gorilla trek through Uganda’s rainforest. As an example, you may want to book a 5 day gorilla trek through the Bwindi Forest National Park, which features steep challenging terrain.
However, as you’ll have an experienced guide with you, there’s nothing to fear. However, nothing will prepare you for the moment when you first catch a glimpse of a gorilla troop in the wild. Especially after slogging your way through treacherous terrain.
So there you have it, some of the best exotic pets to own as well as two exciting animal encounters, which you should consider booking.