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.