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World's most expensive pets

Molly Cerreta Smith loves writing about all things mommy, parenting, food, health and travel. When she's not staring into the face of her Mac, she loves to hike, read, do messy crafts with her kids and compete in BBQ competitions with he...

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Most people consider themselves animal lovers to some degree. Some people are dog lovers; some are crazy for cats. Some folks even prefer snakes. But how much would you pay for a precious pet? Here, we share with you some of the most expensive pets in the world. Do yourself a favor: Visit the local shelter, rescue a pet and save yourself a lot of dough!

Snake

Regal reptile

BREED: Lavender albino ball python
TICKET PRICE: up to $40,000
A scaly, slithery snake doesn't really sound like most people's definition of the ideal pet, but snake owners and breeders are willing to pay hefty prices for these creatures. In fact, one of the world's most unusual breeds of snake, the lavender albino ball python, was produced by breeder Bob Clark and has sold for up to $40,000.

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