What do you think? Would you want to keep a full sized pig as a pet? Do you think that pigs or other farm animals should be considered pets?
How do you feel about the topic of keeping any exotic or unusual animal as a pet? I was creating a book list about pet care books the library had, and some of the animals were unusual at best. Would you want to keep a prairie dog as a pet? How about a chinchilla? A tarantula?
I think "exotic" can really depend on where you live. If you lived in India, I suppose a mongoose would not necessarily be an unusual pet. But a full sized pig in the center of Las Vegas would certainly be unusual.
What is the most unusual pet you've ever had, or that someone you know has had?