10| Tori Spelling’s Chicken
On any given day in Los Angeles, one might spot Tori Spelling out and about with her fluffy pet chicken, Coco Chanel. The reality TV star, mother, and author likes to carry Coco around town while she runs errands and even feeds her scones and other human treats.
9| Mike Tyson’s Pigeons
Back in the day, he was a ferocious boxer who bit off someone’s ear, but nowadays Mike Tyson has a new hobby – pigeon racing. Tyson began collecting small numbers of pigeons even before his boxing days. His collection grew after he retired from the boxing scene and he now owns thousands of domesticated pigeons. He says he considers his hobby to be therapeutic and even hired a pigeon trainer to help him hone his skills.
8| Kristen Stewart’s Wolf-Dog Hybrids
Bella Swan might be on Team Edward, but is Kristen Stewart secretly on Team Jacob? The Twilight star’s mother owns several wolf-dog hybrids. In an interview with David Letterman, she admitted the wolf-dogs look rather intimidating, but assured him that they’re actually very sweet. She even brought a picture of herself cuddling with one of the gentle hounds.
7| Reese Witherspoon’s Miniature Donkeys
You can take the girl out of the honky tonk, but you can’t take the honky tonk out of the girl. While visiting a friend’s farm, Reese Witherspoon fell in love with miniature donkeys. She later bought two of her own and named them Honky and Tonky. They joined Witherspoon’s other four-legged family members, which include pigs, goats, and dogs.
6| Michael Jackson’s Chimpanzee
Although the King of Pop was known for monkeying around in the public eye, he brought a whole new meaning to the phrase when he adopted a young chimpanzee. The chimp, named Bubbles, often accompanied him on business trips before the two settled at Neverland Ranch. There, Bubbles reportedly slept in a crib in Jackson’s room, used the same toilet, and even ate candy in the Neverland movie theater. He was relocated to an animal sanctuary when he began displaying aggressive tendencies.
5| Leonardo Dicaprio’s Tortoise
Leonardo Dicaprio doesn’t mind taking things slow. In 2010, the actor bought a 38-pound Sulcata tortoise at a reptile breeders’ conference for $400. Experts say the tortoise can grow to weigh 200 pounds and live for 80 years. That’s a long time to think about whether or not the end of Inception was a dream.
4| Nicole Kidman’s Alpacas
What do Nicole Kidman and her alpacas have in common? They’re beautiful long eyelashes. Kidman and her husband Keith Urban love raising the llama-like creatures on their farm in Nashville. The actress said she was initially drawn to them because of their beautiful long necks and eyelashes, but she grew to love them more because of their gentle nature.
3| Steven Tyler’s Raccoon
Raccoons have gotten a bad rap, but Steven Tyler knows better than to believe all the hype. The rock legend told David Letterman that he goes fishing with his pet raccoon on his shoulder every day. Contrary to the rabid raccoons that attack people in movies, domesticated raccoons can be bought legally, litter box trained, and are said to be as friendly as dogs.
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