I enjoy reading about different animals around the world, so here are the 7 most exotic animals I think I would like to have as a pet some time during my life. They are each very unique and intriguing as well. The hard part about many of these animals is finding a reputable source to purchase one from. A few are actually sold illegally by people who obtain them on the black market. Be sure you have a reliable source for purchasing any of the following animals.
Photo Credit: jonclark2000
Smaller than a kangaroo, this little animal is a native to Australia. Most are a brownish color, like a kangaroo, but there are also black and gray ones too. They are very sweet and gentle animals that can easily be taken around children and elderly individuals. Wallaroos can be walked on a harness and need lots of room to jump around. Males tend to weigh twice as much as the females.
6. Golden Pheasant
Photo Credit: ianmichaelthomas
Originally from China, the male bird of this species has an assortment of colors and patterns all over its body. The chest, sides, and underside of the neck are all a bright red. On top of the head and on the rump, the feathers are golden. Around the sides and back of the neck the feathers take on a zebra-like appearance, but in black and orange stripes instead of black and white. The tail feathers are mostly black with cinnamon colored spots and can be almost 3 feet in length. The female version of this bird is less showy and smaller. Her plumage consists of mostly brown and black feathers.
Photo Credit: AnyMotion
This medium-sized cat roams across Africa and Western Asia. It has long ear tufts like a lynx and used to be known as an African lynx. These cats are very muscular and fast. They have long legs, short tails and are a golden color like a mountain lion. The males weigh around 40 pounds and females about 24 pounds. Kittens often have a very similar coloring to their parents, but they also have reddish spots on their bellies. In Africa, these cats are considered to be vermin by farmers. Many people elsewhere in the world enjoy them as house pets.