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Coming home to your pet or family pet is such a great feeling.  Knowing that they’re waiting for you to get home and are so excited to see you makes you love having a pet.  As much as we love a cute dog, cat, or goldfish, sometimes we like fantasize and imagine what it would be like if we had the option of having an exotic animal as a pet. Your favorite animal may not be fit to be house trained, but we still would love having these animals as pets.

Dolphins

If you live near a big enough body of water, having a dolphin could be the perfect swimming buddy. And hey, who knows, maybe if you get close enough to them, you’ll develop a connection to them like in “A Ring of Endless Light.”

Monkeys

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They’re cuddly, they love to play around, and they’re good for picking stuff out of your hair. Why not have a little shoulder monkey to walk around with and get into mischief with?

Lion Cubs

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A Simba of your own, but only as a cub. They get less cute when they start to outweigh you.

Elephants

Forget a bike, forget a car, elephant rides to school are the way to go.

Giraffes

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They could come in handy when it’s time to clean the roof or get things that were thrown over a neighbor’s fence.

Tigers

Look how well Rajah was for Princess Jasmine in “Aladdin.”  So loyal, understanding, and a perfect pillow to lay on.

Pigs

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If you like to mud wrestle they’re a perfect partner for when they’re older  But as little piglets they can just be cute enough to watch run around oinking at things.

Pandas

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Possibly the cutest creatures that are sadly close to becoming extinct. They would be a lot of fun to watch as they climb tress and chew on bamboo.

Penguins

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You would have to live obviously somewhere cold, but snow days would be a lot more fun if you had someone to play around in the snow with.

Foxes 

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If you have a dog already, why not add in a fox to your pet family? It’ll be just like how it was in “The Fox and the Hound.” Possibly.

What exotic animal do you wish you could have as a pet?