Why Get a Dog When You Can Have a Capybara or a Fox?

Posted by Allie Layos

These seven exotic pets are totally legal to own.

Dogs and cats are great, but for those people who like to be just a little bit different, here is some exciting news -- a number of exotic animals are actually legal to own, and they can also make great pets.

Sugar gliders, capybaras, and wallabies are just a few of the exotic creatures that you can legally welcome into your household.

Just imagine how fun it would be to have a sugar glider flying around your home!

As with choosing any pet, it is important to do your research and have a full understanding of their needs before bringing them home; a number of exotic pets are nocturnal, and many of them are social and need to live in a group.

But if you plan accordingly, you may end up with the best -- and coolest -- pet you've ever had.

Do you have an exotic pet? Let us know in the comments below!

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Why Get a Dog When You Can Have a Capybara or a Fox?