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Most Expensive Pets To Own

Daniah De Villiers in "Mia and the White Lion." (Kevin Richardson/Studiocanal GmbH/TNS)

White Tufted Marmoset $2,000

These tiny marmosets or South American monkeys are basically wild animals. However, today marmosets as pets are becoming extremely popular and common. ‘You can never get enough of a marmoset’ is the phrase that is often heard, however, keeping marmosets as pets is not such a good idea.

Rhesus Macaque $4,000

These monkeys helped scientists discover the different blood types in humans.

The Bengal Cat $4,500

The Bengal cat is a highly intelligent breed characterized by its wild, leopard-like appearance. In fact, it is actually one of the most popular cat breeds. It’s affectionate and playful dog-like qualities make it a great family pet.

Pastel Butter Stripe Ball Python $7,500

Grows to about five feet in length, is usually unaggressive. The life expectancy is 20 to 30 years in captivity.

Capuchin monkeys $10,000

The breed only produces one or two offspring a year, and in the states where ownership is legal they can be used to assist the handicapped.

Dromedary Camel $10,000

Most other animals can be companions for camels, but ideally camels should be kept with at least one other camel. 

White Lion Cub $138,000

White Lions are very rare. A genetic malfunction causes them to be completely white.

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