6 Hairless Animals That Will Freak You Out
Does Anyone Else Think They're Cute?
I really love animals of all types, including the hairless ones. However, most people just can't see eye to eye on the hairless ones. As a matter of fact, these people tend to go overboard and freak out if they come across a hairless animal. Personally, I think they're pretty cool, and they can be super-duper adorable.
I bring you six of the most interesting (or perhaps the creepiest) hairless animals that I could find. If you have owned a hairless animal before, definitely tell us about your experience with your friends in the comments section. Without further ado, please meet our six contenders on the hairless animals list!
1. The Hairless Hamster
Okay, so one thing I'm not a huge fan of is hamsters. But there is just something about the hairless hamster that keeps you from being able to look away! Without hair, the hamsters' ears look extra large, giving them a tiny bit of the cute factor. I still wouldn't own a hamster (team pet rats!), but I wouldn't mind playing with one if a friend owned one.
2. Would You Believe There Are Hairless Rabbits?
That's right, hairless bunnies! Perhaps this might not be the cute, baby Easter bunny that you would normally find, but you have to admit that his facial hair is pretty cool—kind of like a Schnauzer! I've owned several bunnies before, but not a bald one. I've never actually seen one, as a matter of fact. Do you know of any hairless rabbits in your area? It would be awesome to see one for sure!
3. A Hairless Aardvark?
You have to give me props on this one—definitely a random animal to be hairless! I think that scarcely anyone has seen this rare occurrence. But for such an already weird-looking animal, this little guy is doggone adorable! I'd hold him in a heartbeat; wouldn't you? I'm not sure whether or not he was bred in captivity with the purpose of being hairless or if he happened to be a wild animal that was found like this (another prime example of natural genetic mutation).
4. Calling All Guinea Pig Fans
Many of us have owned a guinea pig at one point in time. However, few of us were lucky enough to encounter a bald one like this guy above! I'm definitely not one of the lucky ones; otherwise, I'd have a bald guinea pig right now. He's definitely awesome with his halfway-there little whiskers!
5. No One Can Deny a Kitten
Yup, this kitten is most definitely hairless. It's devoid of all the fluffy adorableness that kittens usually use to lure in even the most unsuspecting, huge, hairy biker guys. Instead, this kitten is using its bald charm. You cannot deny that this kitten is most definitely cute, even without all of that fur that winds up all over your favorite furniture . . . hey, a hairless cat is sounding better and better, especially since my kitties give ME hairballs! Phew, vacuums cringe at the sight of kitties!
6. And My Personal Favorite: The Hairless Rat!
I've owned several hairless rats in the past as a pet rat breeder. Naturally, that makes them my favorite! Hairless rats are no different from their furred cousins, but they definitely amp up the creepy factor for people. I used to love to freak out friends with my hairless rats. They were such huge babies, and they just loved to get out into your lap.
Rats are awesome, period, which is why you should check out my other article, 10 Reasons to Own Pet Rats. You might just find that you are way overdue for getting your OWN pet rat. This is especially true if you have had a bad experience with nippy hamsters, which is one of my biggest reasons for not owning hamsters anymore.
Other Known Hairless Animals