8 wild animals that are now widely used as pets, are tame!

The term “pets” is often used to describe cute animals that can be lap and petted. For example, cats, dogs, rabbits, or even hamsters. They are indeed very suitable as friends to play at home. But now the term is getting wider along with the growing public interest in animals. Not only cute, now even many wild animals are made pets. What are they curious about? Come on, see the following!

Sugar glider

Did you know that this cute little one was originally a wild animal? Sugar gliders are included in marsupials that are related to kangaroos. At first, they lived a lot in the forest, on top of a tall tree with a hole. But now, sugar gliders have been successfully domesticated to become domestic animals. The treatment is not difficult. They have no smell, are very clean, and do not need a bath. For food, you must provide fruit and vegetables combined with animal supplements.
But you need to give them a house with tree trunks so they can adapt well. So don’t be surprised if they are more active at night.

Fox fennec

Its large ears and sparkling eyes, it’s hard not to fall in love with a fennec fox. They are the smallest and tame species of fox so it is not difficult to get used to living with humans.
His personality is similar to that of dogs and cats. They like to play, friendly, active, and interact with humans. Even so, they are among the high maintenance animals. This means you have to be extra patient and patient in caring for it. They still have strong wild instincts that are prone to escape. Fennec foxes are also nocturnal animals, so they can be noisy at night.


Snakes have their own charm that many people want to keep them as pets. Even so, not all types of snakes can be kept. You can only take care of species that are not venomous.
In addition, these snakes must also be tamed first so they can be comfortable around humans. If you are a beginner, you should go for the corn snake, rosy boa, garter snake, or kingsnake. They are quite benign and do not need complicated treatment.


Wallabies are marsupials that live in Australia. Until now, wallabies actually live in forests, to be precise in bushes, swamps and grasslands. However, this cute animal has been tamed and used as a pet. This kangaroo-like animal needs a lot of space to play and run around. They also love to play hide and seek, so make sure you have some bush for them. Although relatively easy to maintain, wallabies have a number of strange habits. For example drooling, licking hands, and vomiting food. Well, you as an employer must get used to it, huh!


Have you ever seen people who keep skunks? This wild animal is rarely seen in Indonesia but is now quite popular as a pet with prior permission. Then how did those people endure the smell? Reporting from The Active Times, the skunks that will be nurtured will have their scent glands removed so they won’t emit an annoying smell. As pets, skunks love attention and affection. Then don’t hesitate to pet and play with it, yes!


In the past, civets were considered pests because they liked to steal food and disturb livestock. But who would have thought, it turns out that this one animal could be a sweet pet. In fact, many people have kept civets in Indonesia.
They are highly curious and loyal animals. But civets are also shy, so you have to tolerate them if they are often alone. Especially if the condition of your house is crowded.


Iguanas are the next wild animals that are often kept as pets. This one reptile actually lives in deserts and forests. This can be seen from the characteristics of his body. It has sharp claws so it can perch on trees. The color also adapts to the habitat.
Even though it looks fierce and scary, iguanas are actually not dangerous, they are even classified as benign. They are generally herbivores, but some are insectivores. Maintenance is very easy. You only need to give it a large cage or remove it in a closed garden.

Serval cat

The serval cat is a bobcat with a much larger body than an ordinary cat. They differ from the Savannah, Bengal, and Ashera cats which have been domesticated and bred to domestic breeds. Serval really came from the wild. Therefore, the treatment is different. Serval has strong wild animal instincts, so they still want to hunt, run and climb. Therefore, the person who keeps it must have a house with a large garden. That way, Serval won’t feel constrained.

So, if you are interested in raising the above animals, you have to do a lot of research beforehand. Look for what they like and dislike, a suitable environment to care for, and how to care for them.
Raising animals requires commitment and responsibility, especially for wild animals that are domesticated. Make sure you are really responsible when taking care of him, yes!Also keep in mind that sugar gliders are nocturnal animals