10 Most Expensive Pets In The World 2024

Humans love animals and are willing to spend huge sums to take care of their pets. Now, learn more about the animals in the list of top 10 most expensive pets in the world in 2024

1. Kentucky Derby Bred Horse – $16 million

The title of most expensive pet goes to a race horse named The Green Monkey which was sold for $16 million in 2006. This colt was the descendant of two Kentucky Derby winners and recorded the fastest time among 154 horses at auctions that year.

2. Really Fast Pigeons – $6 million

A Belgian breeder named Leo Heremans sold his stock of 530 pigeons for $6 million in 2013 to buyers from different countries. Among them was a fast racing pigeon named Bolt after the champion Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. 

3. Pacific Bluefin Tuna: $1.8 million

Tuna numbers are declining all over the world and for this reason fish lovers are willing to pay high prices for a good Bluefin. In 2013, the Pacific Bluefin tuna became the most expensive fish in the world when it was sold for $1.8 million in a Japanese market. The tuna was priced at $8k per kilo.

4. Ponoka Morsan Farm Cows – $1.2 million

A farm in Canada named Morsan breeds some of the most expensive cows in the world. These cows live well and are housed in a climate-controlled building. They are fed on a mixture of Fermenten, minerals, barley silage, alfalfa silage, alfalfa hay, soybean meal, cottonseed, beet pulp, corn distillers, sodium bicarbonate, Megalac, corn gluten meal, ground corn, and barley grain.

5. Tibetan Mastiff – $582,000

Tibetan Mastiff is one of the largest dog breeds and is known for its ferocity. Originally, they were trained to work as guard dogs for monasteries and livestock. This breed is rare and can fetch a good amount. In fact, a Tibetan Mastiff was sold for an astronomical $582k in 2011.

6. Rare Stag Beetle – $89,000

The stag beetle is a surprise addition to this list of most expensive pets in the world. It finds a place because a rare insect of this type was sold for $89k by a Japanese breeder.

7. Lavender Albino Ball Python – $40,000

The Lavender Albino Ball python stands out for its attractive and unique features. It is renowned for its yellow spots on a lavender backdrop. In addition, its stunning color palate is enhanced by its piercing red eyes. This python is native to Africa and at one point held the record for the most expensive pet in the world. 

8. De Brazza’s Monkey – $10,000

Monkeys are not a traditional pet, and even if you opt for one you should be ready to spend big bucks on his grooming. For instance, the world’s most expensive monkey, which is the De Brazza’s, costs a whopping $10,000.

9. Savannah Cats – $4,000-$10,000

Savannah cats are a hybrid between the African serval and a domestic cat. They are known for their beautiful color and bright spots. Compared to other cat breeds, the Savannah is more loyal and social. In fact, their smarts, loyalty, and ability to do tricks remind one of a dog, but in stunning feline shape.

10. Chinese Crested Dog – $5,000

Chinese Crested dogs are tiny in size but command gigantic sums in the pet market. These animals weigh about 10 pounds and are largely hairless except for a little hair around their face and paws. A famous member of this breed was a dog named Sam who was the winner of the World’s Ugliest Dog Competition from 2003-2005.


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