Red-Eyed Tree Frog
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The Bright red eyes and beautiful colors make this one of the most popular frogs to keep as pets. They are relatively easy to keep, requiring good ventilation and high humidity. They are found wild in the tropical rainforest’s of Central America and can grow up to three inches.
The strong contrast between the black / brown and the yellow make these look both dangerous and beautiful. They can be found wild in central and southern Europe. They require no special heating as room temperature is often enough, all they need is a high humidity and an escape proof enclosure.
These win a spot on this list purely for the strangeness of their looks. Although they are classed as fish they can actually walk on land. They’re found mainly in Nigeria and other parts of West Africa. They require brackish water in an aquarium. Their diet consists mainly of crickets and other insects.
Giant Asian Toad
These win purely on beastliness. They can grow up to and even over 22 cm. They’re found in South East Asia.
Tanzanian Red Head Tiger Leg Centipede
This is quite frankly a scary looking centipede. The bright orange head with the light orange, almost see through body with black stripes make this one scary looking little fellow. Their looks coupled with their aggressive attitude make them a formidable force.
Malaysian Orchid Praying Mantis
These are commonly regarded as one of the most beautiful mantids in the world. They’re found in the rain forests of Indonesia, Malaysia and Sumatra. If you have the right equipment, they are easy to keep, needing a very high humidity and temperature. They eat a wide variety of insects, so their diets should be varied.
These are extremely awesome looking crabs with black bodies and bright orange, red or purple legs. They can be found in Costa Rica and make beautiful pets.
These are another extremely scary looking species. They are found in the desert plains in Egypt and are a burrowing species. These spiders are very, very, very aggressive so experience with tarantulas and scorpions is a must. They can eat through mesh, climb glass and run at nearly 10 miles per hour, which make them very hard to keep.
Martinique Pink Toe Tarantula
The bright blue bodies make these a unique species to own. They look amazing and are fairly un-agressive. They can grow to around 5cm.
Tailless Whip Scorpion
by B a y L e e ‘ s 8 Legged Art via Flickr
This is by far, one of the coolest and strangest looking scorpions and pets. Not only do they look awesome, but they are also active hunters which make them interesting to watch at feeding time. They originate from Central and Southern Africa. They need quite a high temperature and a very high humidity. They do not however, eat very much. They catch and hold their prey in their huge claws.