Finned, Furred and Feathered: 5 Unusual Pets Across Canada
Dogs don’t have a monopoly on the title of “Man’s Best Friend.” From wild birds that aren’t very wild to exotic creepy-crawlies (arachnophobes, beware!), here are five unusual pets snapped by Our Canada readers.
When winged wildlife isn’t very… Wild
Kirsten Clark of Vermilion, Alta., writes: “In 2013, I had the opportunity to visit Nunavut with the Canadian Wildlife Federation as part of their Summer Institute. In Kimmiruit, I met a local boy with a unique pet: his very own tame bird!”
Chilean rose hair tarantula
Hailing from the deserts of Argentina, Bolivia and Chile, these invertebrate arachnids have a leg span of up to five inches. Christine McCutcheon of Sundridge, Ont., adopted her Chilean rose hair tarantula—named Ophelia Rose—from a local animal rescue.
Jen St. Louis of Elmira, Ont., owns three Panther chameleons and two geckos, but Norbert (pictured here) is by far the cutest and most colourful of the bunch.
We can all learn a lesson in relationships from these 11 monogamous animals.
Bowser the bearded dragon belongs to the son of Alexandra Fontaine, who snapped this gorgeous photo. Quite handsome, don’t you think?
Don’t miss these wild animal species you never knew were endangered.
Maria Naismith of Young, Sask., is growing something special in the garden this summer—this orphaned raccoon infant!
Next, check out this hilarious animal cartoon series from the pages of Our Canada!