Several mongoose species are banned in America. But the cusimanse is a dwarf species with no special federal status yet. Check local and exotic pet laws, regardless. Since these animals are lesser-known, regulations will be vague, and breeders may be hard to come by.
But previous owners describe cusimanse as social pets that are easily trainable. Cusimanse in the wild forage at night – usually in groups of 20 or more! They are omnivores with a soft spot for eating insects, fruits, reptiles, and even crabs.
Taking hugs to the ultimate level is the Boa Constrictor. These snakes are native to South and Central America but thrive in captivity. Boas look frightening due to their size and strength. No one dares mess with a boa. In reality, these snakes are gentle, docile, and quiet.
Boas will show you affection the same way they do their prey – with a legendary hug, although decidedly less tight. With proper and regular handling, boas learn to be comfortable around humans. These massive snakes are easy to care for with the correct feeding routine and housing. Owning boas is legal in the U.S.
Also known as the Queen of Bavaria, Golden Conures are gorgeous birds with bright green and yellow feathers. One can hardly call them unusual — their popularity is well-established. However, Golden Conures are certainly harder to come by. It’s possible to buy and own them legally. But owners today need to shell out a lot of money and jump through hoops.
Anyone would be lucky to have these affectionate, goofy birds as pets. Wildly entertaining, intelligent birds that mimic human movement and vocalizations. Do ensure the cage is large enough so they can spend their seemingly unlimited energy!
Ants don’t fetch or perform tricks, and cuddles are out of the question! But you can still watch them all day. Ant farms offer glimpses into the world of these amazing insects. From queens and soldiers to worker ants – it’s a whole new universe. Setting up an ant colony or a formicarium can be challenging initially, but the effort is worth it. What they eat depends on the species, but most ants aren’t fussy.
Ant-keeping as a hobby has taken off over the years and is legal almost everywhere. Shipping ants across state lines isn’t.
Deer are incredibly adorable. But can you keep one at home? Say hello to the Muntjac Deer — the only deer species you can have indoors. They typically grow to the size of a medium dog. Gentle, mild-mannered, and clean (you’ll barely smell the poop) – Muntjac Deer are perfect house pets.
They tend to be shy initially but will warm up enough to come and give you kisses – straight out of a Disney film! Of course, you will need plenty of room and open spaces for Muntjac Deer to thrive. There are no state laws that ban the ownership of Muntjac Deer.