I've had this idea swishing around my head for a while. I wasn't sure where to put this so I just put it here. We all like to talk about our pets now and then, and I know that there are Zoochatters who keep what might be considered "exotic" pets, including species that might be seen as unusual and not the norm. Clearly we are an adventurous bunch. That said what do we consider to be too adventurous. What species might you refuse to keep as a pet in a household setting and why? To give you an idea of what I mean here are a few of the species I would never want as a pet. I just don't think they a) are pet material or b) worth the work they require. It doesn't mean I don't like the species, just that I don't want them in my house. Non Human Primates (every species): messy, potentially dangerous, need a lot of stimulation, etc. Big Cats (every species): Same as above, except instead of potentially dangerous they are dangerous. Every member of the Cockatoo family except Cockatiels: Loud, messy, expensive, and need more attention than I am willing to give. I think they do have a place for the right person though. I do however adore Cockatiels, as they are low noise, clean, and less demanding attention wise provided they have a buddy or two.