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The 20 Most Expensive Pets in the World (2021)



Pets are one of the things people crave to have as they offer a special form of companionship.

However, landing one will not just drain you financially but it will require your mental support.


In this article, we will be looking at the 20 most expensive pets the world has to offer.

Here they come…

1. Green Monkey – Thoroughbred Racehorse

WORTH: $16 Million

Claiming the number one spot on our list of the most expensive pets is the Green Monkey.

This American thoroughbred racehorse is very fast in terms of speed – covering a mile in just 9.8 seconds.

Coupled with its unique hereditary, the racehorse is the most sought after pet in the world.

2. Sir Lancelot Encore – Labrador

WORTH: $16 Million

The first dog on the list of the most expensive pets is the Labrador; Sir Lancelot Encore.

Don’t get it wrong: Dogs are not so expensive but this one here is the first successfully cloned breed of dog on the planet.

He has is also a father to some young beautiful litters.

3. Miss Missy – Cow

WORTH: $1.2 Million

Muscling its way up to the third (3rd) spot is Miss Missy.

The cow is a well renounced Holstein and one of the most successful cow: producing 50% more milk than a typical (standard) cow.

She has won many major awards but she is no funny type.

4. Red Pure Bred Tibetan Mastiff

WORTH: $582,000

Up next is the Red Pure Bred Tibetan Mastiff.

This dog is incredibly huge and is very hard to come: which is probably the reason the price is that high.

The purpose of intent (breeding the dog) was to guard.

It is also a great choice for crossbreeding.

5. White Lion Cubs

WORTH: $140,000

If you are skeptical about petting Lions and tigers; White Lion Cubs comes as a good alternative.

They are a product of rare colour mutation which is believed to come from its parent recessive gene.

This pet are not good alone and you might want to get him a mate in the house!

6. Arabian Horse

WORTH: $100,000

Costing a whooping $100,000, the Arabian horse comes in as one of the most expensive pets in history.

It is one of the world’s oldest breed of horse and are popular.

The horse is notorious for showing exceeding love and care to humans and are suitable for a long good ride.

7. Chimpanzees

WORTH: $60,000

Coming in next is one of human closest relative – Chimpanzees.

It is arguably the most smartest animal in the planet.

Chimpanzees are also smart and are very intelligent; Trust me!

Bonobo and common chimp are the two mainstream species.

Some countries do legalize ownership of chimp however, be ready to part ways with thousands of dollars for its upkeep.

8. Camels

WORTH: $55,000

Claiming the number 8 spot is the Camel.

It is very common in the middle east and are known to be associated with rich Arabians.

This animal is excellently stubborn and are very social in nature; as such requires a mate.

You can even get a pair at a flat rate of $100,000.

9. Lavender Albino Ball Python

WORTH: $40,000

Coming in next; the Lavender Albino Ball Python is one of the most expensive pets.

Snakes are arguably the most cunning animals and as such, a breed of it rightly comes in.

They have a peculiar red eye and is one of the smallest African Pythons.

10. Savannah Cat

WORTH: $20,000

Breaking into the top ten most expensive pets is the Savannah Cat.

It is a hybrid that was made from the biological reaction between an African serval and a domestic cat.

They are very playful and friendly and always finds ways to entertain themselves.

They are also expensive to cater for.

11. Palm Cockatoo

WORTH: $16,000

Coming in next; the Palm Cockatoo is one of the most impressive birds to look at.

It has a red crest that switches colour when happy and excited.

Notorious for its intelligence, the bird are very playful but sometimes, behave aggressive if they are not given attention.

Also, it is one of the cheapest in terms of cost of upkeep.

12. Hyacinth Macaw

WORTH: $14,000

The next animal on the list is a parrot – Hyacinth Macaw.

It is the largest parrot in the planet and it has a unique yellow and deep blue colouration.

It is one of the most easiest pet to train and are remarkably affectionate.

Get a good quality cage for it and you are off to go.

13. De Brazza’s Monkey

WORTH: $12,000

Next up in the list of the most expensive pets is De Brazza’s Monkey.

Mostly found in the African forest, this Monkey was named after Pietro Savorgnan di Brazza who was an Italian-French explorer.

They have a unique form of white beards and are notorious for being expensive in terms of general upkeep.

This oldest species of monkey are not legal in every country so, do well to check the status before placing an order.

14. Bongo Antelope

WORTH: $9,000

The incoming pet on the list is the Bongo Antelope.

They possess long spiralled horns and weigh around 500 and 900 pounds.

This pet requires a lot of space for its grazing and such, it is strongly not advisable to be kept in homes.

15. Capuchin Monkey

WORTH: $8,500

Building its way to the top 15 spot in this list is the famous Capuchin Monkey.

They are one of the most intelligent and sound animals the world has ever produced however, they are very aggressive when provoked and need to totally controlled when the situation arise.

The monkey is also fun to be with and at times can be very playful.

16. Bengal Cat

WORTH: $5,000

Up next; the Bengal Cat is one of the most intelligent and friendliest set of cat you’ll ever come across.

They are domesticated but appears more like a typical house cat.

They weigh up to 15 pounds and are expensive to own.

17. Wallaby

WORTH: $4,000

Wallaby is a great alternative to a kangaroo and makes a great buddy!

They are similar to cats and dogs in terms of temperance.

Nevertheless, they are illegal in most countries and are mostly found in Australia.

Just budget $200 – $500 a month for its expenses.

18. Kangaroo

WORTH: $3,000

The next pet on the list is the Kangaroo.

They are difficult to find around are are very unpredictable (So, be careful).

Don’t get it wrong; they are a joy to keep and its cost of living is relatively expensive.

The interesting fact about Kangaroo is that its value increases with time.

19. Tiger Cubs

WORTH: $2,500

Coming in next on the list is one of the most powerful big cat in the world – Tiger Cubs.

Don’t be surprised; the price is as real as anything.

These beast are relatively easy to tame and trained and they make a great pet companion.

On the bad aspect, it requires an average of
$10,000 to keep.


20. Micro Pig

WORTH: $2,000

The last animal and one of the most smallest on the list is the Micro Pig.

It is mainly characterized by four distinctive features: Potbelly, perked-back ears, short snout and rounded head.

Keeping this small-sized pig will require an average monthly maintainable cost of $100.

That was the most expensive pets in the world.

The 20 Most Expensive Pets In The World: Recap

  1. Green Monkey – Thoroughbred Racehorse – $16 Million
  2. Sir Lancelot Encore – Labrador – $16 Million
  3. Miss Missy – Cow – $1.2 Million
  4. Tibetan Mastiff – $582,000
  5. White Lion Cubs – $140,000
  6. Arabian Horse – $100,000
  7. Chimpanzees – $60,000
  8. Camels – $55,000
  9. Lavender Albino Ball Python – $40,000
  10. Savannah Cat – $20,000
  11. Palm Cockatoo – $16,000
  12. Hyacinth Macaw – $14,000
  13. De Brazza’s Monkey -$12,000
  14. Bongo Antelope – $9,000
  15. Capuchin Monkey – $8,500
  16. Bengal Cat – $5,000
  17. Wallaby – $4,000
  18. Kangaroo – $3,000
  19. Tiger Cubs – $2,500
  20. Micro Pig – $2,000

Princewill Ubaha is an electrical engineer by profession, a content writer by perspiration, and an Akwa Ibomite by birth. He always believed that the habit of persistence is the habit of victory.

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