Exotic Low Maintenance Cool Pets That Are Legal To Own

Cool Pets

25: Mexican Red-Legged Tarantula

Mexican Red-Legged Tarantula
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Though many would call them creepy and run away instantly, Tarantulas and in specific the Mexican Red-legged one is one very beginner species kept in captivity for pet use. There striking features are vibrant orange knees contrasted with a black body.

They show good temperament, and usually like to run away as the first line of defense. Despite being docile, they tend to be a little skittish at times and can show aggression if provoked.

24: Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
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You have got to be kidding me? These things can be pets. Not happening in my world. But hey look at this way, they will replace dogs as the most loyal pet post a nuclear holocaust, since they can survive one.

The cockroach, despite its displeasing appearance is quite popular among enthusiast for being docile and hardy in nature. Having a strong exoskeleton, allows for it to be tough as well, thank God it doesn’t have any wings, otherwise it would have definitely taken over the world.

23: Green Iguana

Green Iguana
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Another reptile on the list, we are pleased to inform you which doesn’t move so soften. Having a very slow moving speed will almost make it appear to be a plastic model. You will find the iguana usually spending time relaxing, sun basking and watching you with its deep spooky eyes.

What a surprise, they are Herbivorous! I thought Godzilla’s distant cousin would be a meat eater. Looks like being vegan is the new fad even among reptiles!

22: Hermit Crab 

Hermit Crab
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If girls remember the crab Sebastian from Ariel, they will definitely want one in the form of the Hermit Crab, they make excellent first pets to be kept in an aquarium for children. But be advised, marine life is very sensitive and requires precision care.

Though you will find loads in your local pet shop, once bought you do need them to be in a large enough aquarium for optimal comfort and prevention from imminent death through suffocation. Hermit Crabs require high levels of humidity in their enclosure which is usually not maintained.

21: Bush Baby

Bush Baby
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Nothing can be more aww inspiring than gazing in those deep brown eyes. This tree dwelling marsupial from Africa is very agile and made for the tree branches. The last thing these small animals will expect is a small tight cage to be in.

Bush Baby’s require wide open branched type areas to live in their own with the least stress. Though most house owners are not able to provide the environment. It’s advised this animal stays in the zoo, where it can’t be endangered. 

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  1. drak Reply

    i love the fox

    1. wordsiseek Reply

      Do you have fox as your pet ?

  2. Ivne Reply

    The blue macaw is an endangered species from South America. If you see it being sold, contact the authorities immediately.

    1. wordsiseek Reply

      Sure, in next update we would consider to remove it from our list. Thanks for stopping by and giving information.

    2. Clara Reply

      The Hyacinth Macaw is endangered in the wild, but these macaws kept as pets are sold by certified breeders. In some U.S. states you must have a permit to own a Hyacinth, but they are never wild-caught.

  3. Hedgehog lover Reply

    Wait..sorry Hedgehog and sugar glider maybe legal elsewhere but not in California,.

    1. wordsiseek Reply

      Yes, that is why we have added a note at the end of article.

  4. Poop Reply

    Regarding the chinchillas: they are not made for kids. Chinchillas are animals for teens and above. As stated in the text, they are fragile and not that easy to handle if you want them tame. Quiet animals? Not a chance. These cute rodents will make a fuss NIGHTLY (as they are night animals) unless you let them out daily, give them tons of DIY toys to keep them entertained at all times and require at least an hour or two a day to keep them “silent”. DAILY they are angels.

    I have two wonderful chinchilla females and they are my world. I have spent hours upon hours on them and it’s not enough. I have them in my room and if I don’t keep them entertained I am risking not getting any sleep. But that’s the responsibility I took upon getting these pets.

    So yeah they could be low maintenance pets as stated because you can spend 5mins on them a day if you would like but that means no petting the AMAZING fur, creating a loyal bond and getting a best friend.

    I highly recommend them but not for anyone who’s not willing to spend the time on them or anyone too young.

    1. wordsiseek Reply

      Thanks Poop

  5. Salvador Reply

    We used to have pygmy goats.


    I sort of want the stick insect… weird isn’t it? 🙂

    1. wordsiseek Reply

      No, you are not because i want it too 😛

  7. Serena Reply

    I want either a hampster or a chinchilla. They are SOOO cute! I cant decide… what would you guys reccomend for an 11 year old who only gets 7 hours of sleep?

    1. Ole' Willer Reply

      Get a hamster these a lot easier to care for but only get one they will most likely fight.

  8. AmicaNiiya Reply

    The animal that’s shown as a chinchilla, isn’t that a pika? Chinchillas and pikas aren’t even in the same order, pikas are more related to rabbits…

    1. wordsiseek Reply

      It is chinchilla.

  9. Brit Anderson Reply

    There is no such thing as a “dwarf pig” or a “teacup pig”. They simply do not exist. If you have seen them at the county fair or something similar, these are STARVED potbelly pigs. They race around a track for tiny amounts of food because they have literally been starved. Look it up. Their organs continue to grow, but their bodies do not, which mean most die a long agonizing death if starved to keep them that small. Its terrible. Paris Hilton famously bought a “teacup pig” she kept in her purse. She now has a 300 pound potbelly pig because she refused to starve it.

    1. wordsiseek Reply

      Interesting finding, thank you for your input.

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  11. Jessica Reply

    Axolotls should not be housed with other fish. They can be paired with another axolotl of the same/similar size in tanks over 40 gallons. They are relatively docile and other fish, even small ones, nip at their gills (the fuzzy appendages growing from they heads). While they can regenerate their gills when damaged, they will not survive a large amount of damage to their bodies. They require cold water at specific temperatures and tank chillers are expensive. They are also waste machines and require a lot of tank maintenance. You should always make sure you get any “unusual/exotic” pets from reputable (licensed) breeders. Research care needs, life expectancy, common illnesses to look out for, and regional legality. For example, many hedgehogs have issues with Wobbly Hedgehog syndrome and kidney cancer/failure due to poor breeding. Rabbit life expectancy has increased due to better care knowledge (from 6 to 12 years). Also, some species of birds and reptiles have become invasive species because people do not buy responsibly and end up releasing their animals into the wild. Try to avoid impulse buys.

  12. Georginia Reply

    Never get a Mini Pig with the hope of being able to fit it into a a medium-sized bag, EVER. My cousin got a baby mini pig who was once just a foot long, however, she grew! Now the pig is about the same size as a large dog (I’d say she’s just a bit smaller than my Australian Shepherd). When she was once tiny and cute, they allowed her in the house and would even cuddle her. Now, however, the pig is just way too big, so they made her an outside habitat.

    Now, don’t get me wrong, I do agree they are really cute animals. But even though they are called “Mini Pigs,” they can really turn out to be any size. So unless you’re willing to keep and love the pig even when they (may) become BIG, don’t get the Mini Pig.

  13. Adie Reply

    Sugar Gliders should NOT be given nuts! The fat content is way too high and it can make them very sick. (As a once in a blue moon treat? Sure, but there are way healthier treats.) And yes, fresh fruits are wonderful (as long as they aren’t citrus), but my babies’ diet is about 70% Gerber baby food and they are super healthy. Also, never put them in a tree. Certain woods are very toxic to them and they shouldn’t be outside anyways. Let them climb up your curtain and glide off of that. (I’ve had sugar gliders for 17 years with no health problems or premature deaths.)