Tori Spelling and her family have a whole bunch of farm animals, but none are so adapted to the human way of life as Coco Chanel, her fluffy chicken. Coco sleeps in a dog bed, wears clothes, and runs errands with Tori, stashed away like a chihuahua in her purse.
Justin Bieber used to be seen with Mally, this adorable little monkey, until the little guy was confiscated in Germany when the Biebs couldn't produce vaccination records or proof that he purchased the monkey legally. These days, Mally is living happily ever after, being taken care of by a zookeeper and has been accepted by a family of other monkeys.
Audrey Hepburn met Pippin, her deer, when she was filming Green Mansions. The deer's trainer suggested that Audrey take the fawn home and care for her a bit since she'd have to follow the actress around in the film. The rest is history. The two were bonded for life.
Max, the 300-pound pot-bellied pig, was the love of George Clooney's life for 18 years until he died in 2006. Max was so close to Clooney that he sometimes joined George in the bed. I don't know about you, but I'll take an adorable, scrunched up Max over the Sexiest Man Alive any day.
Leo bought a 38-pound Sulcata tortoise in 2010 after attending the North American Reptile Breeders Conference and Trade Show. This guy can live for up to 80 years (he's only 10) and can get up to 200 pounds. Guess he's The Tortoise of Wall Street.
Bubbles, Michael Jackson's chimpanzee, was, at one time, one of the most famous celebrity pets in the world. Artist Jeff Koons even made a sculpture of the pair. After a while, Bubbles was removed from Neverland Ranch because he was becoming more dangerous. Today, Bubbles lives at the Center for Great Apes in Florida, where he is a gentle caregiver for younger apes.
Kristen Stewart's mother raises these wolf-dog hybrids, and Kristen has bonded particularly with the oldest male, Jack. Her mom has four in all -- Jack, Lily, Tommy, and Lola. There has been some debate about the legality of keeping these guys, but they are not purebred wolves, and it is legal to have wolf-dog hybrids as pets in the state of California (however it is not legal in many other states).
It seems that artist, Salvador Dalí, may not have actually kept giant anteaters as his personal pets, but nevertheless, he did have one in his possession long enough to take it on a walk through the streets of Paris in 1969 and pose for this magnificent photograph. He did have a sort of obsession with anteaters though, and was an owner of an ocelot, an exotic large cat named Babou that he occasionally took with him to fancy restaurants, because he was Salvador Dalí and he could do whatever he wanted.
Reese Witherspoon, known animal lover, is now a known talented-animal-namer with her two donkeys, Honky and Tonky. In addition to them, Reese has pigs, goats, chickens, and a horse. Legally Blonde? More like Legally Farmed!
Mike Tyson's fascination with pigeons began when he was a little kid -- in fact, he claims his first fight ever started because he was made fun of for his affinity for the birds. Today, he owns over 3,000 birds and races them under the team name, "Tyson's Corner." These birds, often thought of as nuisances, are lucky to have a tough guy like Mike Tyson in the ring with them!
The Aerosmith frontman told David Letterman that when he was a little kid, he had a pet raccoon that he would put on his shoulder and take fishing. Apparently, raccoons make perfectly great pets -- they can even be litter-box trained!
What do you do when the Marquis de Lafayette gives you an alligator and you're the President of the United States? Why, you keep it in the bathtub of the White House's unfinished East Room and use it to scare visitors, of course! That is exactly what John Quincy Adams did. Interestingly enough, JQA's alligator was the first, but not the last, reptilian beast to grace the White House. In the 1930's, Herbert Hoover's son, Allan, had two pet alligators that often visited the presidential house.
Paris Hilton uses exotic animals like accessories, and Baby Luv, her pet kinkajou, is no different. Apparently, while they do make okay house pets, they can become aggressive. Baby Luv bit Paris a few times, but hey, wouldn't you if your name was Baby Luv?
Tippi Hedren, best known for her roles as the lead in The Birds and as Melanie Griffith's mother, once kept full-grown lions as pets in her Sherman Oaks home. In 1969, Hedren was filming in Africa and was absolutely changed by her experience with 30 lions that lived in an abandoned house in Mozambique. She wanted to make a move about a pride of lions but was told that they couldn't all be introduced at once. So she began acquiring lions one by one, some of which would live in her house with her children. She has since revised her views on keeping lions in the house (ya think?!) but founded and continues to run the Shambala Preserve, a non-profit animal sanctuary to protect exotic animals that have experienced mistreatment.