Friday, August 19, 2011

Awesomely Incredible Animal You May Want To Keep as Pets

Dogs, cats, parrots and species of fishes are among the most popular pets in the world. There are people who want snake and other exotic animals for pet. Would you like to have an incredibly awesome pet? Scroll down and pick your choice.

Ton Pig

Some breeds of domestic pig are becoming popular pet. One of the most famous is Ton Pig, a gigantic hog from China. This huge animal weighed in at 1,984 pounds or 900 kg. Ton died from lack of mobility due to obesity in 2004. His owner donated him to the Liaoning Agriculture Museum in Shenyang for display.


Another breed of pig that can be considered as a pet is the unique-looking Meishan that originated in China. This animal is characterized by large drooping ears and wrinkled black skin. It s one of the most prolific breeds in the world and is best known for its large litters of up to 16 piglets.


Another peculiar-looking breed of domestic pig is the Kunekune of New Zealand. Because of its placid and friendly nature, it is now kept as pet. This small breed is hairy and has a dumpy build. It can have wattles hanging from its lower jaw. It comes in different colors such as black and white, ginger, cream, gold-tip, black, brown and tri-colored. Kunekune loves human company and it is intelligent and easy to train.

Pot-bellied Pig

The friendly and cute Pot-bellied Pig like the Kunekune is now a popular pet. This domestic pig breed originated in Vietnam.

The Vietnamese government has begun to subsidize local farmers that continue to raise the indigenous Pot-bellied Pigs because it realizes they are neither as prolific nor as large as other breeds

Miniature Pig
The Miniature Pig is now becoming popular pet because it can be house-trained. It can keep itself exceptionally clean, despite people believing that a pig is a dirty animal. It can grow to 90 kg. It is also known as Micro Pig.

Pygmy Goat

The handsome-looking Pygmy Goat is commonly kept as pet in urban and suburban backyards. Despite its small size, it produces a very large amount of milk and can be eaten. The Pygmy Goat is quite hardy and can adapt to virtually all climates.

Nigerian Dwarf Goat

Another tiny breed of goat that is usually kept as pet is the Nigerian Dwarf Goat. This miniature dairy goat breed originated in West Africa. It is popular as a hobby goat because it is easy to maintain and due to its small size.


The smallest horse in the world is the 43 cm or 17 inches high Thumbelina of the United States. This tiny horse is owned by Paul and Kay Goessling. This dwarf miniature horse weighed 26 kg and is recognized by the Guinness World Records as the smallest horse.

Miniature Horse

Miniature Horses are often kept as family pet because they are friendly and interact well with people. They serve as companion animal and trained as service animals for people with disabilities. They can live up to 35 years of age

Shetland Pony

The Shetland Pony is one of the smallest pony breeds but is very strong. It originated in Shetland Isles and can attain a maximum height of 42 inches. This intelligent animal has heavy coats and short legs.
This very strong breed of pony is used for riding, driving and pack purposes.


Shire is one of the largest horse breeds in the world. It would be very interesting and exciting to have one as a pet. It is such a pleasure and pride to mount the tallest horse breed on the planet.


The Najdi or Nejdi is one of the most beautiful breed of sheep in the world. It is also one of the most expensive with a price ranging up to $8,000 USD. This domestic sheep breed is endemic to the Najd region of the Arabian Peninsula. This breed has a distinctive appearance that has even been celebrated in Saudi "sheep beauty pageants". This very tall breed that can be as tall as 86 cm has long, Roman nosed faces with ears that droop.


The Ouessant is a breed of sheep from Quessant Island in Brittany, France. It is one of the smallest breed of sheep in the world. Most Ouessant are black or dark brown in color, but white individuals do occur. The rams have relatively large horns. This rare breed is also called Ushant and occasionally, Breton Dwarf.

Castlemilk Moorit

Another rare breed of domestic sheep is the Castlemilk Moorit. This awesome breed originated in Dumfriesshire in Scotland, UK. It was created as a decorative breed in the 1900s to adorn the parkland of a lord's estate. The main use of this breed is hobby farming. It is also known as Moorit Shetland or Castlemilk Shetland.


The Ankole-Watusi is a unique cattle breed endemic to Africa. Its huge and distinctive horns can reach up to 2.4 m from tip to tip. The horns of the adults serve as formidable weapons against any intruders. This cattle can weigh up to 730 kg.

Caramel Burmese Python

Pythons are popular exotic pet due to their gentle nature such as the Burmese Python (Python molurus bivittatus). It is the largest subspecies of the Indian Python and one of the world’s 6 largest snakes. It can achieve a length of up to 5.8 meters or 19 ft.

Ball Python

The Ball Python (Python regius) is the smallest of the African pythons and is popular in the pet trade. It is also known as Royal Python. The name Ball Python refers to the animal's tendency to curl into a ball when stressed or frightened.


Tarantulas are among the giant species of spider. They are generally a group of hairy and large arachnids. This animal is often kept as pet by adventurous and courageous pet owners.

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