It is no surprise that some celebrities are a little weird. Some of them are downright eccentric. So, knowing that some celebrities have chosen some bizarre pets should not be a huge shocker. From monkeys and chickens to giraffes and anteaters, these celebrities and their pets will truly blow your mind.
Salvador Dali and His Anteater
We figured that we might as well start this story off with one of the strangest pets a celebrity has kept. Renowned artist Salvador Dali kept a huge anteater as a pet. He apparently became obsessed with anteaters after seeing the work of André Breton, another artist, who also earned the nickname, "le tamanoir" or "the anteater."
Nicolas Cage and His Octopus
Nicolas Cage is widely known for making bizarre and extravagant purchases, but nothing tops what he spent to have his very own octopus. He dished out $150,000 for this giant sea creature, and he even says that the octopus helped him with his acting. We are not quite sure how, but whatever works for him, right?
Tori Spelling and Coco
Yes, that is a chicken on her head. Tori is one of many celebrities who have farm animals as pets. Tori received Coco as a 44th birthday gift from her husband and children. She immediately became a chicken whisperer.
George Clooney and Max
You might have wondered why George Clooney stayed single for so many years. It was because he already had his heart stolen by a300lb Vietnamese pot-bellied pig. He had bought the pig for Kelly Preston way back when they were dating. When they split, she left the pig behind. The funniest part of this duo is that Clooney jokes that his relationship with the pig is the longest he ever had. Sadly, it is totally true.
Kirstie Alley and Her Lemurs
Kirstie loves all 14 of her ringtailed lemurs but does not recommend them as pets. She does describe them as being very calm and loving, but they take a lot of care. They take so much care that she has to have a person working full-time to help her with them. They also live to be twice as old as a dog, so you have to be up to having a 30-year commitment if you want one as a pet.
Michael Jackson and Bubbles
Most of us already knew that Michael Jackson had a chimpanzee named Bubbles. He is probably the most famous of all celebrity pets. He used to dress him up, and we all adored him. Well, since Michael's passing, Bubbles has a new life that is much different from what she was used to. He is now in his mid-30s and living in an animal sanctuary in Florida, no more first-class flights for this little guy.
Nicole Kidman and Her Alpacas
Nicole and her husband, Keith Urban, own a sprawling ranch in Australia. You will find chickens and Black Angus cows on her estate. You will also find a couple, four in fact, adorable alpacas.
Mike Tyson and His Pigeons
Most of us were fully aware that this heavyweight had no fear when he took in three massive Royal Bengal Tigers. What you probably did not know was that he also has a great love for pigeons. He apparently really loves the little-feathered rats with wings. To each their own, I guess.
Matt Hardy and George Washington
Yes, you read that right. The giraffe's name is George Washington. It should come as no surprise since Matt Hardy seems to be a bit off his rocker. Most recently, it was reported that Matt consulted with Mr. Washington about how to best delete his WWE rival, Bray Wyatt, who is equally cuckoo for cocoa puffs.
Matt Hardy, Again, and Brother Nero
This guy is so bizarre that we had to feature him twice. Matt Hardy also has a pet kangaroo named Brother Nero. Here you can see a woken Matt Hardy trying to fix his broken brother Jeff Hardy through a sparring match with Brother Nero. These two brothers are surely strange, but that is why we love them.