Top 10 Illegal Exotic Pets

Mini-pigs became trendy thanks to George Clooney, who was one of the first famous to have one as a pet; this increased sales of mini-pigs around the world and made people want them in their homes. Since then, they’re becoming less exotic.


All iguanas have been one of the most common exotic animals in recent years, but the green iguana is the most used as a pet. They are precious and totally docile animals; besides, they don’t cause any problem living with people as they are very independent.


We've always dreamed of autonomous friends and helpers. The idea of non-human servants and companions date at least as far back as ancient mythologies. One being mechanical handmaidens built by the Greek god Hephaestus.


Squirrel monkeys

Squirrel monkeys are also known as Titi Monkeys. They are some of the most common exotic animals that people have at home; however, this is not a sensible idea.

Sugar gliders

These little marsupials have become trendy on internet. They are similar to hamsters, although with marsupials we must be very careful, and watch them closely.


Although having these animals as pets is a temptation given its beauty, we must remember that sloths are in danger of extinction. Today, there are only two species of fifty that had been registered. Their sale is made by animal dealers in different parts of the world, so if you buy one you are contributing to their faster extinction.

Blue Macaws

Blue Macaws are native from South America. They’ve become very popular birds as exotic pets behind the animated film Rio, because of their colorful and colorful plumage, their intelligence (they are able to learn and understand up to 30 words), and because they can live for more than 50 years.


This animal became popular thanks to Paris Hilton. Although ti’s important to say that, despite looking innocent, this little animal took her to the hospital.


Hedgehogs are not difficult to maintain and take care of but we must inform ourselves because they require some special care for the physical characteristics they present. The main problem is the abandonment for not handling the correct information at the time of buying them.


The owls became popular as pets thanks to the “Harry Potter” saga. Their heart-shaped head and they large eyes make them mysterious animals that captivate us with great ease. However, they are solitary and very territorial animals, also they are predators; the captivity is not made for them.