Pets are fulfilling and valuable additions to any household. But if you fall in love with one these exquisite—and often unusual—pets, you better be prepared to make a hefty investment, too. These are the top 10 most expensive pets in the world.
These arboreal birds, which are recognized by their large colorful beaks, can be sold for as much as $10,000.
9. De Brazza's Monkey
Notable due to their long white beard and orange crown fur, this African breed is sold for approximately $10,000.
8. Hyacinth Macaw
Native to central and eastern South America, this Macaw species can be sold for as much as $14,000.
7. Palm Cockatoo
Unlike most brightly colored parrots, this bird is black and is typically sold for around $16,000. They are native to Queensland, Australia.
6. Stag Beetle
This rare stag beetle is sold by a Japanese breeder for a whopping $89,000.
5. White Lion Cubs
Some countries allow wild animals to be kept as pets. In these areas, white lions are extremely coveted. Their current price tag is $138,000.
4. Sir Lancelot Encore
This particular labrador cost its family $155,000. Why? Sir Lancelot Encore is a clone of the family's deceased dog who passed away from cancer.
3. Tibetan Mastiff
Originally bred to guard livestock against wolves attacks, the most expensive Tibetan Mastiff was bought in China for an astounding $582,000.
2. Missy, the cow
This cow is from the Holstein breed of cows, which are known for their high production of dairies. In 2009, Missy was sold at auction to a group of Canadian investors for $1.2 million.
1. The Green Monkey
This American thoroughbred racehorse was purchased for $16 million at a 2006 auction. Unfortunately, he was euthanized in 2018 due to laminitis.