Choose the Best Exotic Pet for Your Sun Sign


Cats and dogs are wonderful, but have you ever dreamed of owning an exotic pet? We matched the most popular exotic pets with each sign of the Zodiac–which one is yours?

Just remember that, if you decide to actually get one of these animals, you’ll need to look into your local laws first. Not all of them may be legal to have in your area!

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Aries, you’d probably like to get an extreme pet, such as a brown bear or a wolfdog. But honestly, you don’t want the responsibility of owning a big, dangerous, expensive animal. Consider a playful and intelligent ferret instead.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Imagine a world where it’s just you and your loyal pot-bellied pig, hanging out and having a good time in the sunshine. Sounds great, right? George Clooney famously had a pot-bellied pig. These intelligent, affectionate animals make great companions.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Can’t choose between dogs and cats? Get a fox! In particular, fennec foxes are adorable and more relaxed than their full-sized cousins. They have huge ears and tiny little snouts; basically, they’re like a cartoon come to life.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Cancer, I’d like you to meet your new best friend, the capybara. The world’s largest rodent is a chill, water-loving beastie with a big personality. Be warned: you need to adopt at least two, or else they’ll get lonely.

Leo (July 23-August 22)

While we’re not encouraging you to actually live out your Tiger King fantasies… it would be pretty awesome to have a pet tiger, right? Although they are incredible and beautiful animals, actually caring for a tiger requires a huge amount of resources. You can dream, though!

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

Who wants to vacuum up pet hair every day for a decade or more? Not Virgo. You might enjoy the company of a bearded dragon instead. They’re relaxed and relatively low maintenance, but interesting enough to make a good companion.

Libra (September 23-October 22)

Libra, I’d like to introduce you to your new pet… a capuchin money! These tiny little primates can be trained to do complex tasks–plus, they are so stinkin’ cute.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

Scorpio was voted “Most Likely to Get a Terrifying Pet.” The boa constrictor might look scary given many people’s instinctive fear of snakes, but they are actually gentle, intelligent reptiles. You do need to devote a lot of resources to their care, however.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

If you’ve got a passion for an adventurous pet, then may we suggest the Serval? This feline is related to the domestic house cat, but it’s much, much bigger. Justin Bieber adopted two of these African cats.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

Capricorn, embrace the goat half of your symbol and get yourself a pygmy goat. These animals are endlessly entertaining. Have you seen goat yoga? You and your goat buddy (or, more realistically, small herd) will rule the ‘Gram.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18)

You need a llama, Aquarius. These sweet-tempered, gentle animals make surprisingly good pets. Plus, you can harvest their wool! They make really good guard animals, too. Who knew?

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

Hedgehogs haven’t caught on as mainstream pets, but they’re not as out-there as you might think. African pygmy hedgehogs have smooth spines and are bred to be kept in captivity. They’re surprisingly cuddly and curious.