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12 Best Exotic Pets for Apartment Living

    Reviewed by   NELVA J. BRYANT   Fact checked by   EMILY ESTEP   The Spruce / Christopher Lee Foto While you might think exotic pets don't belong in an apartment, they actually are the perfect pets for apartment dwellers. Exotic pets tend to be compact, quiet, and many times don't require any outdoor space, which means not only will they thrive in a smaller apartment setting, but they also likely won't cause any damage to your home (crucial if you're renting) and they won't bother your neighbors. And don't let their name scare you off—many exotic pets are both fun and loving! If your apartment doesn't allow a traditional pet like a dog or cat, consider adding a rabbit, hamster, or even a little hedgehog to your family. If you're unsure what constitutes an exotic pet or which ones would be best in an apartment setting, we rounded up 12 types of exotic pets and why they are suitable for apartments, condominiums, and other small living spaces. Tip Local