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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!

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Feathered friend

BREED: Hyacinth macaw
TICKET PRICE: $6,500 to $12,000
Sure, you could pick up a common parakeet from your local pet store without breaking the bank, but if you've got money to burn and an affinity for feathered friends, the hyacinth macaw is your pet of choice. Intoxicatingly vibrant, the birds are 40 inches long on average, with a wingspan of approximately 4 feet.

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