Pets are a bundle of joy. Your pet dog or pet cat can turn your gloomy day into a bright sunshine in a flash. There is perhaps nothing better than a wet nose eager tongue awaiting you at the end of a tough day. But you would be wrong to assume many of these little fur balls come cheap. In fact you will be shocked to find the prices of some of the exotic pets people prefer to have around. Here is a list of the most expensive pets money can buy:
This South American bird is the largest among all parrots and macaws. Their prices often reach 14,000 USD.
Despite disbelief, rams are indeed often used as pets and their prices can reach amazingly high levels. According to Texel Sheep Society, rams are elite pets and one got sold for 352,000 USD in 2009.
These primates are often kept as pets by rich people as they need large cages and extremely careful monitoring. It is an endangered species and valued at around 3,500 USD. These primate can live up to 30 years.
These unusual looking cockatoos are among the most expensive birds one can have as pets. They have very strict diet and do not breed particularly well if kept as a pet. Palm cockatoos can easily reach price of 16,000 USD.
White Loin Cubs
Nobody can resist the cuteness overload of a white lion cub. Perfectly white due to a genetic mutation, these cubs are extremely hard to obtain as they are almost always born in zoos. Still if someone finds a private breeder, a white lion cub requires a cool 140,00 USD to take home.
Arabian horses have been regarded as one of the most exotic horse breeds for centuries. They are highly valued for strength, agility, speed and beauty. These horses are priced a very high 100,000 USD and above.
Pastel Butter Stripe Ball Python
The pythons have a long yellow stripe on their back with a black border. These passive exotic snakes live to be 30 years of age. They are often priced at 7,500 USD.
These cats are a result of hybrid between regular domestic cat and Asian Leopard Cat. These cats look exotic while displaying all qualities of a regular domestic cat. They can be priced up to 3,000 USD.
Pacific Bluefish Tuna
The Pacific Bluefish Tune is one of the endangered species of tuna. Yet it is often bought by private collectors. The highest price for a Pacific Bluefish Tuna is 1.8 million USD which was sold in Japan.
Chimpanzees are an endangered species but rich men often keep them as pets. They cost between 60,000 to 65,000 USD.