We have all heard the proverb “A bird in the hand, is worth two in the bush” the idea is to appreciate what you have. If you have one wild bird, car, house, then appreciate it and not go wanting more and more. So maybe it is worth finding out what other animals in the hand are truly worth…
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Most Expensive Animals
10 – Sea Turtle
So what is a turtle in the hand worth? Well if that said turtle is a Yellow Blotched Map Turtle, then what you have is officially the most expensive pound for pound turtle in the world, and despite it only being 4″ long on average, you will get about $1,500 – $3,000.
9 – Rhinoceros Beetle
So what is a rhinoceros beetle in the hand worth? Well if you had the world’s biggest Hercules beetle that beat the previous record you might sell it to the Spanish beetle museum that currently holds the Worlds biggest, and they paid over $230,000 for it!
8 – Deer
So what is a deer in the hand worth? Well if that baby deer grows up to become a whitetail in the Texas forest, like the one named Stickers, he is worth over $1,000,000 and that is the price on its head, and still till today it is at large somewhere.
7 – Rabbit
So what is a rabbit in the hand worth? Well apparently over the year a rabbit costs more than any other pet! In fact, start-up costs from getting food, bowls, bedding and a hutch can be £500 upwards alone, and that is just for the first few months.
6 – Baby Koala
So what is a koala in the hand worth? Well if it works on some of the Australian coffee farms in the South it will poop out all the coffee beans it east, these will be collected and turned into one of the rarest coffees on the world at an average price of $15 per cup! Yes, you really can buy Australian poop coffee, and apparently, it is one of the world’s best!
5 – Pink Fairy Armadillo
So what is a pink fairy armadillo in the hand worth? Well, sadly there are various websites and pet stores that will order these in for you. Despite most people not even knowing about it as we discovered in my post “Top 10 Strangest Animals,” it is in fact fairly common. But do expect to pay upwards of $22,000 each.
4 – Baby Hedgehog
So what is a hedgehog in the hand worth? Well, sadly not a lot at all. Even some of the rarest dwarf albino hedgehogs only go for $500-$700. This little prickly animal is growing in popularity lately and, as a result, more and more people and pet shop owners are breeding them making them quite a cheap pet.
3 – Fruit Bat
So what is a bat in the hand worth? Well, it probably isn’t, but if that bat in your hand was a Primeval fruit bat frozen in amber in the style of Jurassic park you will get around $50,000,000 for it as that is what the Smithsonian museum paid for the last one.
2 – Puffer Fish
So what is a puffer fish in the hand worth? Well probably not a lot, unless you were going to eat it because the puffer fish dish Fugu is one of the most expensive meals in the world at an average of $100-$150 per meal.
1 – Baby Sloth
So what is a baby sloth in the hand worth? Well, if you had asked that question in 2010 you would have had the answer about $50-70,000. But these days the popularity of the Sloth has seen various sloth farms breeding them and there are now loads of places you can buy them for about 2-3,000 each. Quite sad really.