Watching our favorite actors and musicians play with their pet cats or dogs is cute. Well, it’s a whole different vibe when we see them play with tigers and pigs. These celebrities show us nothing is too scary or weird for animal lovers. Their love for these animals is both surprising and mind-blowing. In this article, we’ll talk about five unusual celebrity pets.
Miley Cyrus’s Pet Pig
It is well-known that Miley Cyrus is an animal lover. The “Flowers” singer has a house full of cats and dogs; it’s no surprise that she’s also vegan. However, aside from her canines and cats, she owned another pet that may surprise you.
Miley had a pet pig that she adored just as much as her other pets. She named the pig ‘Pig Pig,’ who sadly died in 2019. She wrote a tribute on Instagram, saying, “I will miss u always. Thank you for so many laughs and good times girl.”
Reese Witherspoon’s Pet Donkey
Reese Witherspoon has a French bulldog and a chocolate Labrador, so we know she loves dogs. It might shock you, but she also has two small pet donkeys named Honky and Tonky. It’s a full house of pets.
Her kids help in caring for the two docile donkeys. In an interview with People, she said that she asks her kids to clean the donkey’s stalls.
Nicole Kidman’s Alpacas
Nicole Kidman is an animal lover of all kinds. From dogs to cats to even alpacas, she has them all. She and her husband Kieth Urban purchased four alpacas for their Australian home in 2009.
She said they are a little feisty and loud and they can spit and bite, but that adds to the fun of having an at-home petting zoo. The actress told Vogue that her six alpacas were the coolest part of her New South Wales estate.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s choice of pets is far from the regular. While it isn’t like the wild choice you might expect of his “Wolf on Wall Street” character, it isn’t the cute cat/dog choice you’d expect of his “Titanic” loverboy character either.
Leonardo got an African-spurred tortoise pet in 2010 for $400. Even considering the fact that the actor is also a wildlife activist, it’s unusual. This tortoise can reportedly weigh up to 200 pounds and live up to 80 years.
Mike Tyson’s White Tiger
We’d be surprised if Mike Tyson had a cute little cat or dog. Knowing how ruthless and strong he is as a wrestler, we expect him to cross the ‘dangerous’ line a bit. But we didn’t expect this animal either.
No matter one’s occupation, having a tiger pet is unusual. Mike Tyson loved tigers so much that he got one as a pet; it even inspired his role in “The Hangover” in 2009. Mike also wrestles with his pet tiger.