The 9 Animals That Should Never Be Kept As Pet

Big Cats

Cougars, lions, tigers, and leopards are the most popular pet huge cats. They are powerful and deadly. Think twice before declawing a cat to make it less dangerous.

Venomous Snakes

Venomous snakes may kill with one bite, and antivenom is scarce. Some cobras may inflict severe pain and blindness by spewing poison into your eyes. Thus, keeping dangerous snakes


Bears may reach over 1,500 pounds when fully grown, yet some people still think they're charming pet teddy bears. Bear cubs are cute, but they grow quickly.


Foraging for food, they have 38 40 sharp teeth and need mental stimulation. Even though many are pets, they are wild creatures with terrible bites.


They're adorable and interesting, but seeing them in the wild is ideal. Bats live over 30 years and hibernate for months in colder areas.

Wolves and Coyotes

When threatened, they attack and may kill an animal many times their size. Though popular as pets, wolfdogs are similar to pure wolves and should be avoided.


They dislike being roused throughout the day and may howl and attack their owners with claws and bites. For a little animal, they can hurt people.

Alligators and Crocodiles

Bite wounds may inflict major diseases, tail whips can knock you down or shatter your legs, and 2,000-pound bites can kill you. Male gators during mating season should also be avoided.


Foxes are not good pets, save for the small fennec or tamed silver/Siberian fox. Red foxes are tame yet untrustworthy. They bite when threatened.