For many people, having a pet is an essential part of life. An animal companion can bring so much more to your day. Most people with pets have fish, dogs, or cats. But, you don't have to walk that already well-beaten path if you don't want to. There are so many other kinds of animal you can have as pets (even though some of these don't look legal):
Michael Jackson and his pet chimp.
Salvadore Dali and his pet anteaters.
Elvis and his pet kangaroo.
Reese Witherspoon has a pet donkey.
First Lady Coolidge and her pet raccoon.
Anton LaVey and his pet lion.
The Kardashians and their pet chimp.
Vanilla Ice and his pet wallaroo
Tori Spelling and her pet chicken.
Josephine Baker and her pet cheetah.
Audrey Hepburn and her pet fawn.
Nicolas Cage has a pet octopus.
George Clooney and his pet pig.