Some people prefer cats, dogs, rabbits or guinea pigs as pets. Other people like having fish. There are also those who prefer snakes, lizards, frogs, and other reptiles. All of these animals can make great pets. The real question, though, is would you be someone who would like to have a much, much more exotic – and bigger – pet?
In honor of Jurassic World coming out on Friday, Pet Care Insurance thought about what it would be like to have dinosaurs as pets. We came up with 5 reasons why it would be great and 5 reasons why you would probably just want to stick with a dog or cat.
5 Reasons a Dinosaur Would Make a Great Pet
- They would make GREAT guard animals: Come on, what burglar is going to want to rob a house that has a T. Rex as the guard animal? We don’t see that ending well.
- You would be pretty much the coolest person on the planet: How could anyone compete with you when you have a pet dinosaur?!
- Annoying neighbors could wake up with a BIG surprise: Have nosy or annoying neighbors? Just send the dinosaur to their yard to do their … um, business as a warning. That’ll teach them!
- You’d win all the pet shows: Oh, your dog can roll over? That’s cool. My DINOSAUR just has to stand here. Automatic win.
- The slide: Ever watch The Flintstones when Fred slides down the Brontosaurus’ neck and tail? Imagine getting to do that in real life?!
5 Reasons You Would NOT Want a Dinosaur as a Pet
- The cleanup: If you find picking up dog … ahem, “messes” is annoying, you probably won’t want a dinosaur. Even using a backhoe it could take a couple hours to get rid of.
- The food budget: Hopefully you are a billionaire because it’s going to take about that much money to feed your pet dinosaur. Sure, you could have one of the smaller meat-eating dinosaurs, but you’re still going to have to pretty much buy the equivalent of three cows a day, at least.
- It could be dangerous: Imagine walking your pet T. Rex when suddenly it gets a little hungry. Or, taking your pet Brachiosaurus on a walk and you’re just a little too close to their feet.
- You probably can’t get insurance: Let’s face it, dinosaurs are big. While it may be true that bigger things are allowed bigger mistakes, that still means you might have to pay for damages to your neighbors’ homes or to local businesses when you take your pet for a walk. Insurance companies might not be too happy about that. And just to be clear, Pet Care Insurance does not cover dinosaurs.
- Have you seen any of the Jurassic Park movies? Let’s be honest, it just never works out. Even with electrical fences and lots of other precautions, the dinosaurs still got out and acted like … well … dinosaurs. But hey, if you do decide to have a dinosaur as a pet, we’re rooting for you. Just don’t get eaten or stepped on.
Do you have other reasons having a dinosaur as a pet would be good or bad? Want to discuss our list more? Please comment below.