Pets can offer companionship, physical benefits, protection, and most of the times they develop unbreakable bonds with their owners. According to research, cats and dogs are the most popular pets probably because they are low maintenance, easy to bond with, and you also don’t need legal permits to keep one or two. Keeping exotic pets like snakes and monkeys is, however, a whole new ball game especially when it comes to their maintenance. Check out our list that details 7 of the most expensive pets to rear.
The Lavender Albino Python features a lavender base with rich golden undertones and ruby red eyes, which makes the python highly valued by snake enthusiasts. They are quickly becoming a favorite for pet lovers because they’re easy to handle. You don’t need to worry too much when it comes to food; this type of snake survives by eating rodents once a week. However, their habitats will cost you huge chunks of money. A 30-gallon terrarium is ideal for an adult python. You will also need equipment that regulates heat gradient and humidity.
Easily recognized by its red facial marks and huge black beak, the Goliath palm is the most striking Cockatoo. If you want to rear it, you should be ready to spend a generous amount of time with the bird at least 2 hours each day; cook healthy foods for it including sweet potatoes, and buy a great deal of toys. A large cage is also a must have.
Its tiny baby face makes the Capuchin Monkey adorable, but don’t let their small size fool you. This new world monkey can drain your energy and let’s not forget, your credit card. Keeping a Capuchin monkey is like taking care of a newborn baby, but certainly more hectic. You need to be equipped with diapers, which you shall be changing for the next 35-40 years. The Capuchin monkey is also often clothed and bottle-fed.
De Brazza’s makes sure you got some work cut out for you with its impressive communication skills. It nods to show approval and shakes its head when stressed out, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. It has a lifespan of about 30 years, which is great, but it also means you will need to dig deeper in your pockets for its upkeep.
Its large size will require you to spend hefty amounts on food. The dromedary camel is a herbivore, so frequent trips to your farm will ensure your camel is well fed. For all your efforts, the camel gets to do loads of work for you, and you can also enjoy a sunset ride on it. Did we mention they can drink up to 21 gallons of water per day?
This parrot exudes a rare kind of beauty, and we reckon its staggering price tag is well deserved. The Macaw is the largest flying parrot species with a length of 100 cm from the head to the tip of its enormous wingspan. Despite their huge size, the macaws are considered to be very calm and are even referred to as “gentle giants.” If you are planning to keep a Hyacinth Macaw as a pet, you will need to invest megabucks on their hospitalization. They need ample space to roam and exercise, which is fundamental for their good health.
Rounding off our list is the Mona Guenon also known as the Wolf’s Mona monkey. It is mainly found in Congo and Uganda but can adapt to any environment. This monkey species is generally low maintenance and is super friendly to its owners. The insurance to keep the Mona Guenon is what will dent your credit card.