We’re all guilty of spoiling our pets, but not quite as much as others. There are a lot of animal lovers across the globe, many who are willing to spend hundreds of thousands to have the very best, but is worth the huge price tag? We take a look at the world’s most expensive pets and find out just how far people are willing to go in order to have a unique pet to call their own!
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The Tibetan Mastiff
Known for their incredible fur making them look like the dog equivalent to a furry lion, the Tibetan Mastiff is truly one of a kind. With an estimated worth of up to $582,000 you’ll have to splash the cash to keep this fur-baby looking and feeling its best. The Tibetan Mastiff’s were originally used as guard dogs and trained to protect palaces back in the day and as you can imagine, they are rare too. According to AFP Bejing, the last rare Tibetan Mastiff was bought for a very steep $1.95, which is an outstanding price for an individual dog.
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An Arabian Horse
Said to be the royal among horses, the Arabian horse is elegant, sophisticated and bold. The black beauty has a perfect athletic body, high tail, chiselled neck and beautiful arched back that enables them to stand tall and proud. If you’re looking to add one of these black beauties to your home as a pet, you’re looking at an estimated worth of up to $100,000!
White Lion Cubs
First spotted in 1938, this particular breed of lion has continued to be a rare animal. Their beautiful white fur and lightly coloured eyes makes them unique, adding an adorable touch to their already cute lion features. Whether you’re looking for a cute cub to cuddle up to, or you fancy having a bold lion living in your garden to ward off any unwanted visitors, you’ll be set back quite a bit, as the White Lion cubs have an estimated worth of up to $140,000.
A Savannah Cat
With its bold spots and majestic character, a Savannah cat is guaranteed to turn heads. A hybrid between a serval and a domestic cat, the Savannah cat boasts character and class. With a slender, dainty body and slim tail, the Savannah cat is playful, friendly and absolutely love the water. The estimated worth of a Savannah cat is up to $12,000, but with their elegance and beauty, it’s not surprising that people want these stunning cats as their pet.
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Lavender Albino Ball Python
Whilst many people see pythons as a threat, they are up there with one of the most expensive pets in the world. Lavender Albino Ball Python’s have beautiful yellow markings and piercing red eyes, making them one of the worlds most beautiful snakes. Making the perfect pet, the Lavender Albino Ball Python has an estimated worth of up to $40,000, so if you want to add one to your family, now is the time to start saving.
Nicole Hicks a graduate of UFT. She’s based in Toronto but travels much of the year. Nicole has written for NPR, Motherboard, MSN Money, and the Huffington Post. Nicole is a financial reporter, focusing on technology, national security, and policing.