7 Worst Exotic Animals to Have as Pets

Lemurs, capuchins, chimpanzees, and baboons are cute but can act like babies permanently, posing risks of messes, screaming, and rampages.


Venomous snakes pose risks of lethal bites, and antivenom can be scarce. Cobras can cause pain and blindness by spitting venom.

Venomous Snakes

Bear cubs may seem cute, but they grow into massive, potentially lethal animals. Their size and strength make them dangerous, posing risks of injury or death with a single swipe of their paw.


Coatis, members of the raccoon family, are active and difficult to train. They have sharp teeth and deliver nasty bites. Despite being kept as pets, they are wild animals and can be aggressive.


Bats carry diseases like rabies and SARS and are difficult to care for in captivity. They have specific dietary needs and live long lives, making them unsuitable as pets.


Wolves and coyotes are not domesticated dogs and can be unpredictable. They may attack when threatened and pose risks to owners and other animals

Wolves and Coyotes

Kinkajous are small but aggressive animals with sharp teeth. They can be nocturnal and may attack when disturbed. Their screams and bites can cause significant harm.