These Are The 9 Animals That Make Terrible Pets


Lemurs, capuchins, chimpanzees, and baboons all fall into the primate category. They are cute and childlike, but they also act like babies, permanently, with all the messes and screaming included.

Big Cats

Cougars, lions, tigers, and leopards make up the majority of large cats people opt to keep as pets. They are strong and dangerous to say the least. If you think you can just declaw a cat to make it less of a threat, think again.

Venomous Snakes

Venomous snakes can kill you with a single bite, and antivenom can be hard to come by. Some cobras also can cause immense pain and blindness just by spitting their venom into your eyes. Thus, extreme safety measures must be taken if venomous snakes


Despite the fact that bears can weigh over 1,500 pounds when fully grown, some people still feel they can be like cute, cuddly pet teddy bears. Yes, bear cubs are adorable, but they don t stay small for long. They soon will tower over you when standing on their hind legs


The coati (pronounced ko-wot-ee and sometimes referred to as coatimundi) is a member of the raccoon family. Originally from South America, these omnivores require a large enclosure to roam. They are extremely active and difficult to train.


What carries rabies and SARS, has sharp teeth, sleeps all day, and flies all night? Bats. They are extremely cute and intriguing, but appreciating them in the wild is best. Bats can live over 30 years and hibernate for months in colder climates.

Wolves and Coyotes

Wolves and coyotes are not domesticated dogs. They act on their instincts, hunt when they are hungry, play when they want to, and sleep the rest of the day. If they feel threatened, they will attack, and they can kill an animal several times their size.


Smaller than their coati cousin, kinkajous only reach around 7 pounds but still have very sharp teeth and a high activity level. They also are nocturnal creatures and are known to be aggressive on occasion.

Alligators and Crocodiles

The American alligator can reach over 14 feet in length and kill prey as large as cattle. Most homes cannot accommodate such a predator. These animals can cause serious infections from bites, knock you down or break your legs with a whip of their tail