Celebrities often make us wonder what goes through their minds. Sometimes, they buy really ridiculous things, just because they can. They, of course, have to show it off, and we are left scratching our heads wondering why that was a necessary purchase. Some celebrities love a good Twitter rant, that of course starts a Twitter feud, and ends in some pretty entertaining Tweets. Some of them host insane over-the-top parties and wear really odd outfits. The outfits, we are told, are the latest in fashion… but no one else seems to wearing them!
As far as celebrity buying habits go, exotic and often bizarre choices in pets seriously sets them apart from the rest of us. Case in point, take a look at these 12 celebrities and the weird pets they own. Just wait until you get to #6!
12. Leo & His Tortoise
Leonardo DiCaprio randomly decided he wanted a tortoise. We are really hoping that he has this guy in his will, as they can live to be almost 100 years old. Not to mention the fact that they can get upwards of 200 pounds. This guy is going to need a lot of food and care for a long time! Would you get a tortoise for a pet? Or would you recommend something else? Let us know your thoughts!
11. Kristen Stewart & Jack the Wolf Dog
Kristen Stewart has a slightly normal pet, other than the fact that it is a wolf dog! Look at how big he is! Stewart’s mom breeds and raises the wolf dogs. Jack who is pictured, is clearly Kristen’s favorite. We secretly knew that she was actually on team Jacob! Do you think he looks cute and cuddly, or would you avoid getting a wolf dog?
10. Vanilla Ice & Bucky Buckaroo & Pancho, Too
Did you know that you could cross a wallaby with a kangaroo? We didn’t! They are called Wallaroo’s. How cute is that? So of course, Vanilla Ice has a pet wallaroo named Bucky Buckaroo and a goat named Pancho. They once escaped together and caused quite the ruckus around the neighborhood. When they got caught Vanilla Ice had to pay a $200 fine to animal control. What would you do if you saw a goat and a wallaroo running around your neighborhood?
9. Tori Spelling & Her Silkie Chicken Coco Chanel
Typically people who have chickens keep them in the chicken coop. Even the fancy exotic kinds. Tori Spelling, however, has been known to carry Coco the Silkie chicken in her arms. The Silkie has even slept with the family and plays with the kids. Tori has put the Silkie in matching outfits and described Coco as the boss of the family pets. Do you think a chicken would make a good family pet?
8. Dan Bilzerian & His Pet Goat Zeus
Dan Bilzerian is a famed poker player millionaire and has established quite an image for himself. He has a very lavish lifestyle and goes on some interesting escapades with celebrities, models and sometimes his pet, which is a goat. We don’t know much about Bilzerian’s goat, but he has posted several pictures of him online. One was captioned, “meet my surly pet goat, Zeus.” Do you think this is a fitting pet for Bilzerian to own? Or is he just doing it for the entertainment factor?
7. Audrey Hepburn & The Fawn, Pippin
When Audrey Hepburn was filming “Green Mansions” she had the part of a girl who lived in the jungle, and there was a little fawn that followed her everywhere. At the suggestion of the fawn’s trainer, she took the fawn, named Pippin, home to help form a close bond and establish trust. They ended up being close and Pippin helped to comfort Audrey after her miscarriage. Would you like to have a fawn come live with you?
6. Reese Witherspoon & Her Pet Donkeys
Most celebrities tend to buy more exotic animals, but Reese Witherspoon brought home miniature donkeys! She thinks they are sweet and docile but if you ask her neighbors, they may give you a different story. She keeps the donkeys and other pets because she thinks it helps to teach her kid responsibility and compassion. If you had the room for miniature donkeys would you bring them home?
5. First Lady Grace Coolidge & Rebecca the Raccoon
Did you know that a raccoon lived at the White House? The First Lady named the raccoon Rebecca, and it attended almost all of the events held at the White House. There are lots of photos showing the close relationship they had with their raccoon. The pictures show the First Lady cradling the raccoon, and it being draped around President Coolidge’s neck. Anyone else a little jealous that a raccoon got to live at the White House?
4. Nicolas Cage & His Pet Octopus
Nicolas Cage is well known for his eccentricity, so it’s not too surprising that he purchased an octopus. We know celebrities like to spend their hard-earned money, but dropping $150,000 seems a bit steep for an octopus. When asked about his interesting choice in pets, he claimed that it helps him develop his acting skill. Not sure how an octopus will help him act better, but sometimes you really need to try everything! Do you think it will help?
3. Michael Jackson & Bubbles the Chimpanzee
Bubbles is probably one of the most well-known celebrity pets. He went almost everywhere with Michael. He could be seen at photo shoots, television shows, press conferences, and even concerts. We don’t know the fate of Bubbles after Michael passed away, but it is rumored that Bubbles was in his will. Do you know where Bubbles is now? Let us know below!
2. Megan Fox & the Vietnamese Pot-Bellied Pig Named “Piggy Smalls”
Turns out Megan Fox has a soft spot for animals, and a has a tendency to bring home new pets from rescues. She even has a large garden in her house and keeps her own “private animal kingdom.” On one of her visits to a rescue center, she brought home a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig. She cleverly named him Piggy Smalls. Unfortunately, she had to give him away as he had a very aggressive sexual behavior. People do keep them as house pets, would you want one?
1. Justin Beiber & Mally, the Capuchin Monkey
Almost everyone has heard of Justin Bieber’s monkey after his run-in with the German Health Law. He flew into the country on his private jet with Mally, his capuchin monkey, on board. German customs seized the monkey when Beiber didn’t have the appropriate paperwork. We think things turned out best for Mally as he is now able to live out his life on a wildlife refuge. Do you think Mally would be better off with Beiber, or at the wildlife refuge? Let us know below!
Now you probably more than you ever wanted about Nicholas Cage’s interesting pet octopus, Megan Fox’s soft spot for rescue animals, Leonardo’s long-living tortoise, and Justin Bieber’s issue over his pet monkey. You are probably, like us, wondering why on earth these celebrities would choose the pets they did. Would you bring home any of the animals you just saw? Pot-bellied pig, maybe. A Silkie Chicken, not likely! Let us know which animals you would want to have as a pet, and let us know if we missed any weird celebrity pets that should have been included!