From cute fluffy lions to lavender anacondas, how much are you willing to spend on your pet?? Here are 10 of the most expensive pets ever!!
#10 – Ayam Cermani Chicken
You might not think chickens are that exciting but did you know that there are luxury chickens that are worth thousands of dollars?? The Ayam Cermani Chicken is a rare breed of chicken from Indonesia. The Lamborghini of poultry, it is possibly the rarest chicken in the world. It is completely black, from its feathers to its tongue to its feet to even its bones! this particular breed would cost a lot- they are are only sold in pairs for $5000.
#9 – Stag Beetle
You might not think Beetles would make the most affectionate pets, but they are extremely popular in Japan! I hear they make great listeners and are great pets for apartments!! And if you don’t like cute and cuddly, then, this guy is for you! The stag beetle is worth about $8,900, Because of its horns, the most common form of entertainment is bug fights that are on Japanese TV all the time.
#8 – Toucan
Dreaming of having a toucan? You are not alone! They are beautiful birds that are wonderful to look at, with their black bodies making their colourful beaks stand out even more! If you are already a bird person and have parrots, you might think, gosh! I could just add a toucan to the mix! Think again! These guys are high maintenance since they have a very, VERY limited diet and they cannot have their wings clipped because they are very high energy and need lots of space. Way more than other birds of the same size. Having a toucan will take over your life!! Many toucan owners often regret having gotten one or even adopting one because they have to be home ALL THE TIME. If you do have the appropriate means and passion for these birds, you can get one for about $8,000, of course this doesn’t include the tens of thousands of dollars you will need for their food and special care they require.
#7 – Savannah Cat
The savannah cat is one of the most majestic felines in the animal kingdom, with a long stride and tall body. A Savannah Cat is a hybrid cat crossed between an African serval and a domestic cat. You get the advantage of them looking like a wild cat but with a domestic personality which is much easier to handle for sure!! They are pretty strong and don’t like to be alone. Savannah cats range from about $12,000 to about $20,000.
#6 – De Brazza’s Monkey
De Brazza’s monkey is one of the most expensive MONKEYS in the world and is often kept as a pet in Africa. Aside from their fancy name, named after the Italian explorer who found them, they have a fancy haircut with an orange crest on their head, gentle eyes, and a white muzzle from the nose down which makes it look like they have a wise old man’s beard. They are most commonly seen in zoos since not many places allow them as pets legally. Their personality and fur design make them highly desirable and they can be worth anywhere from $10,000 to $15,000.
#5 – Lavender Albino Ball Python
If you guys are afraid of snakes then watch out because here’s one for you, and it costs more than a car!! These lavender albino pythons are the result of a rare recessive gene which makes it a pretty shade of lavender with golden markings and ruby red eyes. This specific python is known as one of the world’s most beautiful snakes. They can grow to be 3-5 feet long so get ready, and make sure you won’t change your mind because this investment will cost you about $40,000.
#4 – Chimpanzees
Chimpanzees and baby monkeys can be irresistibly cute probably because of their caring nature, their curiosity, and the fact that they are so similar to us. Many people think that getting a monkey is like getting a human baby and that it would be a great substitute for a human companion. However it is important to note that Chimps are wild animals and don’t really make good pets for the average person. Plus, owning one in many places is illegal. However to own one would cost about $60,000.
#3 – Arabian Horse
Arabian horses are one of the most recognized horse breeds in the world, with their smaller head and dainty legs. They have had a strong presence throughout history and have been valued for their toughness and swiftness. They are friendly and loyal making them excellent companion animals. The Arabian horse is known as horse royalty because it is the oldest purebred in the world. The first recorded Arabian horse belonged to George Washington and he crossbred his horse with others in the cavalry to strengthen the military. All of these qualities make these horses worth around $100,000.
#2 – White Lion Cubs
Similarly to the Lavender python, these cute little cubs are the product of a recessive gene that gives them their pure white fur. But before getting into how cute and unique they are I should say that getting a lion as a pet is not to be taken lightly. They are illegal in many places and need constant training and stimulation to keep them happy. They have been around since 1938 and are extremely rare. White lions are sought after for their looks and can be selectively bred for zoos and wildlife parks. These cubs can be purchased for around $140,000. However, even if you had the money it would be extremely hard to get your hands on one. A Savannah cat might be a better choice! In fact, you might as well get two!
#1 – Sir Lancelot Encore
Finally, we have human’s best friend! If you have lost a beloved pet then this story might not sound as strange to you. Everyone loves their dogs because, well you don’t need me to tell you the reasons! Who doesn’t love being welcomed home, and comforted? When they pass away, it’s a similar pain to losing a family member or a loved one. So when Edgar and Nina Otto lost their yellow lab Sir Lancelot to cancer, they couldn’t take the pain. They spent $155,000 to get him cloned. The process worked and Sir Lancelot Encore was born, affectionately known as Lancey. When they first heard that cloning technology was starting to be developed, they had Lancelot’s DNA stored. Scientists in South Korea were successfully able to complete the procedure. He is known as the world’s first cloned dog in the world and is the father to many more litters. Because of his creation, he is worth an incredible 16 million dollars!