Unusual But Cute!

A pet doesn't have to meow or bark to be adorable! Meet some of the PEOPLE Pets members whose animal family members are a bit more exotic.

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ASHLEY

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Little Ashley belongs to Jennifer Bender (petsugarglider) of Dorset, Ohio, who breeds sugar gliders and hedgehogs. Sugar gliders are a friendly species of marsupial brought over from Australasia.

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SUGAR BUSH SQUIRREL

SUGAR BUSH SQUIRREL

Kelly Foxton (sugarbushsquirrel) got this Eastern Gray Squirrel, as a baby when her nest was accidentally cut down. She has her own website where fans can see photos of her dressed in silly costumes.
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RIGBY

RIGBY

Alix Cabral (rigbyrider) says this retired thoroughbred is 16’3” and ” a ham, when he’s in his stall, he hangs his head out and gets very annoyed if people nearby are not paying attention to him.” Now a calm gentleman at age 24, he still gets excited about treats.

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THE DARYLS

THE DARYLS
KK Bokovay

KK Bokovay (KKBokovay) says these Silver Laced Crested Polish chickens “mostly just sit on perchesadmiring their own beauty and flirting with Nashthe rooster by tossing their beautiful crested heads.Occasionally, they lay small white eggs.”

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CHUNKY

CHUNKY

Dee Albanese (lovenchunky)’s chinchilla. She says Q-Tips “are a favorite snack of him and he also likes to throw them at me as well.”

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ERNIE

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Nikki Davis (luvmyzoo)’s Stafford Canary. This unique breed of bird is admired by many for its beauty and singing ability.

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JACK

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Pamela Hood (sweetbinks) finds homes for 150-200 rabbits a year at Rhode Island’s Sweet Binks Rabbit Rescue, but Jack was one of her all-time favorites because he was “very friendly and outgoing.’ And photogenic.

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COWS AT CHRISTMAS

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Chris & Jessica Johnson

Jessica Johnson (jessh753) says these Angus beef cattle live Gamble Angus Farm, in Clinton, Tenn. “The bull playing Santa is named Jaguar. He is an award winning bull.Despite his size, he is quite the pet and loves being photographed!”

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FREDDY & BABY

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Aside from these Cockatiels, Dave Mack (evadgorf21) also has a Chihuahua Patches, a snake Crush and and a cat Oliver.

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QUICKIE & MAGGIE

QUICKIE & MAGGIE

Mindy Ricker of Frankton, Colo. (honeybee1976) also has a dog, Echo, who is standing behind these two horses.

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MOUSIE

MOUSIE

Aviva Grayman (mousie) says this girl rat comes and licks your finger when you call her.

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BUBBA & MEL

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Billie Boon (melsmom) says the whole family rescues all kinds of animals in Indiana. Bubba, the pot-bellied is from a neglectful farm. Mel, the Congo African Grey Parrot, was left outside by her previous owners and attacked by a raccoon that ate her left wing.

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RIKKI

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Natali Konushevska (natasha) of Lancaster, Ca. says her ferret Rikki lives to walk in the park and play in the snow.

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