5 Worst pets for renters
Looks and cool tricks aside, these pets should be avoided.
Odds are, your lease won’t mention these animals because they’re rare but being excluded from the list doesn’t mean that they’re welcomed. Meet some of the worst pets for renters.
Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches- This should go without saying, right? Wrong. There is a community of exotic pet enthusiasts who house terrariums of hissing roaches. The critters can be pretty interesting. They aren’t any prettier than their common American counterparts, though, so don’t think the lady upstairs is going to show any mercy if your pet escapes. They also smell.
Ferrets-These little guys move like fish in water, making them nearly impossible to catch if they’re on the loose. Their narrow heads mean that they can get into smaller crevices and holes than even the lithest cat. And if you do manage to catch your escaped ferret, you won’t get him back home without a few battle scars. Their claws are serious.
Poison Dart Frog- They’re beautiful to look at, with all of their pretty colors and shiny skins. They’ve even got cute little feet and they can sing to you in the shower. But you’ll probably die before you can enjoy him. One touch and you’ve got seconds before your body starts shutting down.
Boa Constrictor- These are some badass creatures: graceful, historic, and incredibly smart. I must admit that I’m fond of them and I’ve even held a handful in my life. But they really can’t be trusted, particularly around pets, children, or even sleeping adults. Why? Because you can never tell when they snap. They’re so cool and collected about choking the life out of you.
English Mastiff- No, they aren’t dangerous like some of the other pets on the list but odds are, your rental simply isn’t large enough for these gentle beasts to live comfortably. Many renters are deceived by cute little mastiff puppies but then the dogs keep growing, and growing, and growing until they can’t move in the living room without knocking your beer off of the coffee table. Then there is a problem.