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8 Great Pets That Aren’t Cats Or Dogs

Bearded dragons

These small reptiles with beards of scales make good pets for a number of reasons.


According to Hedgehog World: “Owning a pet hedgehog can be an incredibly rewarding and fun experience.

Leopard geckos

Leopard geckos are small, colourful lizards that come in a variety of hues and patterns, and make a great starter pet for new owners.

Sugar gliders

Sugar gliders are native to Australia and New Guinea. They are considered good pets—small, playful, lively, and curious.


Known for their soft, dense coats, these large rodents don’t smell and have strong hind legs that enable them to jump more than two metres (six feet) into the air.

Fennec foxes

Fennec foxes are smaller than a house cat, and have big, perky ears and extra fur on their feet

Grey-cheeked parakeets

Also known as pocket parrots, orange-flanked parakeets or orange-winged parakeets, grey-cheeked parakeets are smaller than regular parrots.


Some claim that salamanders, along with newts, are among the most popular amphibian pets in the world.