So according to Buzzfeed throughout the USA you have the possibility of owning so super cute critters beside your standard cat, dog, hamster variety! So what are they? Well….
2. Teacup pigs
3. African Pygmy Hedgehogs
4. Fennec Foxes
8. Muntjac Deer
9. Sugar Gliders
The rules and laws vary state to state so you can’t own all of these everywhere but you can likely get one of them in your state and even into Canada. However there are many questions beyond the what you can have.
But I don’t think we should be encouraging the breeding of these animals for pet use. Many of these are practically still wild, even if a few generations in, and probably should be protected and nurtured in their own habitat. We have a hard enough time with too many domesticated dogs and cats being bred for pet use, what would happen if we start having an overflow in all of these animals too?
I think it’s fine to own any of these, and more, when they are rescue cases but I don’t think they should be sought from pet shops. However I kind of believe the same for cats and dogs too. We need to empty the shelters first before we allow the breeding to be the supplier of dogs for pets.
Maybe I am being a bit too controlling in my ideals but to me it always seems like the animals get the rough end of the stick because we selfishly want them in our life.
What do you think?