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What animal would you like as a pet?

A cat, a dog and a lemur

There's a new craze to have pygmy hedgehogs as pets.

They may look a bit prickly but they're the size of a normal hedgehog, don't have fleas and quite like being handled.

So that got us thinking. If you could have any animal as a pet, what would you have?

Perhaps you'd like a leaping lemur, a wild wombat or a gentle giraffe.

Or maybe you'd rather just stick with an ordinary cat or dog!

Email us now and let us know!

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Your comments

"I have two fluffy cats but I would really like a koala bear!"

Amy, 12, Slough, England

"I would love to have a giant sea turtle as a pet they are really cool and big."

Camila, 13, London, England

"I would like an orang-utan as a pet because they are endangered so I would look after mine and keep it safe."

Jasmin, 13, Rotherham, England

"I have been riding horses since I was four so I would love one or maybe a royal python!"

Chamy, 11, Hastings England

"I would like a penguin as a pet because I can't have a fluffy pet because my is allergic to them."

Danielle, 7, Towcester, England

"I would like a mouse as a pet, but I already have a dog. I think it might be interesting to have a pygmy hedgehog as a pet."

Leah, 9, Nottingham, UK

"I would love a gorilla as a pet it would be great fun."

Simone, 8, Burnley, England

"I would love a rabbit because there so cute! Plus you don't have to take them for walks. They may need their cage cleaning out but it's worth it!!"

Hollie, 8, Leeds, England

"Well I have nine dogs and one tortoise, so I think I have enough!"

Ellie, 9, Cheshire, England

"I'd love a wombat or kangaroo, they're so cute and bouncy. But a rabbit with floppy ears suits me fine."

Amy, 11, Cheshire, England

"I'd love pet millipedes and another pet turtle."

Jules, 9, London, England

"Dogs are my favourite animal; they are the cutest thing in the world. If I could, I would have one million."

Bailey, 11, Leeds, England

"Pygmy hedgehogs sound gorgeous! I would like a giraffe. I have had rats before and, although most people would say yuck, I really recommend them!"

Zara, 12, Hampshire, England

"I would like an anteater for a pet."

James, 7, Bath, England

"I would love to have a monkey. They are supposed to be really intelligent and could help me with my homework"

Bethany, 12, Essex, England

"I would have a Rockhopper penguin or a tiger cub!"

Caitlin, 8, Southampton, England

"I would love a tiger, leopard or elephant because they're really magnificent and look really cool. I'd prefer them to be in the wild though."

Harriet, 11, Cumbria, England

"I already have a dog and three cats but I really love Siberian tigers"

Natacha, 10, Gibraltar

"I would like a baby penguin because they're soooooooooooooo cute!!"

Anisha, 10, Middlesex, England

"I would really like a mouse because they are dead sweet and let you play with them for however long you want. White mice are my favourite."

Megan, 10, Sheffield, England

"I'd like a monkey, but my parents would just not allow it."

Amy, 10, Bristol, England

"I already have a dog and three snakes, but I would really like to have a tiger."

Mitchell, 12, Cheshire, England

"A panda! They are so sweet and are my favourite animals."

Katy, 12, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland

"I love all animals (except maybe spiders!) so I would not really mind. I adore seals and chinchillas though, so I would love to have one of them as a pet. My mum would like a monkey - even though she says sometimes I am one!"

Sophie, 12, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, England

"I would have a wolf or leopard because they are beautiful and magnificent, but I would rather see them run free."

Alice, 13, Hitchin, England

"I would like a gorilla because they are really big and cool."

Ben, 9, Norfolk, England

"I'd love a liger (a cross between a lion and a tiger) because they are mega-cute!!"

Lorna, 13, Greater Manchester, England

"I would like a zebra because they are really cool. I would train him to be ridden and he would be different to other horses and ponies."

Laura, 12, Gwent, Wales

"I'd love to have a tamed wolf as I adore wolves! But I would have to have a big garden."

Olivia, 10 Winchester, England

"I'd love an orang-utan as a pet! They're the same colour as my hair and I love them!"

Daisy, 12 Lincoln, England

"I would love a black Mamba (a snake) as I love life on the wild side."

Sarah, 11, Swindon, England

"I would really like a wolf because they are really proud creatures and to have one would be great. Although I would make sure it was in its natural habitat, and I would visit it, because it's cruel to take an animal away from its own life."

Jennifer, 12, Buckinghamshire, England

"I would have a ring-tailed lemur because they are SO cute and they are my fave animal!;-)"

Emily, 11, Essex, England

"I would like killer whales as pets, but trained ones!!!"

Samantha, 13, London, England

"I would have some ducks because ducklings are so cute and you could also use the eggs in cooking."

Esther, 11, London, England

"I would love to have a baby owl, they're so cute with all their fluff! Oh and a meerkat, they are just fun!"

Helena, 12, London, England

"I'd like a snake, I find them fascinating."

Conagh, 12, Blackpool, England

"I would want a hippo! Even though it would probably eat you before you have paid for it!"

Charlotte, 10, Southampton, England

"I would love a rabbit as a pet because they are so cute and cuddly!"

Daisy, 10, Kincardineshire, Scotland

"I would like a white Bengal tiger as I would train it to protect me."

Brad, 9, Rotherham, England

"I think meerkats are AMAZINGLY awesome, and would love one as a pet. I also want a bush baby!"

Keeley, 13, Cornwall, England

"Wouldn't you just love a cheetah? It could give you running lessons... you'd win the cross country races any day!"

Rabia, 10, Surrey, England

"A giraffe!! Only one problem though, it wouldn't fit in our house!"

Louise, 11, Lancashire, England

"I would love to have a degu. Not many people have heard of them but they're really small and cute."

India, 10, Sutton, England

"I am getting a pet tortoise for Christmas, they're cute."

Hannah, 9, Bolton, England

"I would have a kangaroo, pig and a pussy cat."

Megan, 8, Nottingham, England

"I think I would have a bat."

Cayce, 9, West Yorkshire, England

"I'd love a dog - a terrier (Welsh)!"

Megan, 12, Doncaster, England

"I would like a chicken because they make eggs which can eat so you can save money."

Tomos, 13, Denbigh, Wales

"I would most like to have a guinea pig as a pet because they are SO CUTE!"

Alex, 8, Bacau, Romania

"I would love to have some ducks!"

Fran, 14, Kent, England

"For my pet I would probably have a hamster because they're small and they won't really get lost."

Cris, 11, Uxbridge, UK

"I would like a dragon if they where real because them I would be able to fly. I think keeping animals like hedgehogs and tigers as pets is very cruel as they are wild animals and are not used to living in a peoples homes. I've got a dog and am happy with her as my pet."

Sarah, 12, Northumberland, England

"A kitten and a monkey."

Roopa, 9, Kent, England

"I want a lion."

Poppy, 11, Paris, France

"I would like a dog because that is all I have ever wanted all my life. The type of dog I always wanted is a golden retriever!"

Sarah, 10, London, England

"I think a horse would be cool especially now I watch The Saddle Club."

Casey, 10, Coventry, England

"I would love a Harris Hawk, they're really easy to train and you can teach them to hunt as well."

Leanne, 14, Cambridgeshire, England

"Maybe an elephant!"

Callum, 10, Middlesbrough, England

"I'd like a Siberian tiger for a pet because they're so beautiful and it would protect me."

Caity, 13, Glasgow, Scotland

"I would like a pet giraffe because they are my favourite animal."

David, 8, Ayrshire, Scotland

"Some geese, ants and a whale. I would also love a camel. It would be a crazy house, but it would be fun!"

Brindy, 11, London, England

"I would like a dog because they are so cute."

Caitlin, 10, West Lothian, Scotland

"I think that keeping animals like tigers and crocodiles is cruel. All I want is a dog!"

Rachael, 12, Sussex, England

"Well I already have a horse and I help my nan look after her dog. Owning a camel would be quite cool. If it would be possible I would love to own a dolphin - that would be the best!!!"

Sarah, 11, London, England

"I would like a Manatee because I would like to enjoy them before they are extinct... even though it wouldn't fit in my paddling pool!"

Natasha, 8, Sussex, England

"I would like to have a meerkat as a pet. They have them at an animal centre near us and they are so cute."

Lucy, 10, Devon, England

"I've always wanted a monkey as a pet - they are my favourite animals."

Chris, 12, Somerset, England

"If I had a massive house on my own beach I would have a dolphin."

Sophie, 10, London, England

"Cats are cute and cuddly."

Tanisha, 8, Portsmouth, England

"I would love a chipmunk, they're really sweet."

Gemma, 11, London, England

"I currently have a kitten and a cat but I wouldn't mind a guinea pig, parrot and a meerkat to go with them. One thing I would hate to have is a hamster because they are so DULL!"

Hayley, 11, Bristol, England

"If I was allowed a pet then I would get a golden Labrador dog."

Jenny, 11, Gloucestershire, England

"I would like to have a cow as a pet because I LOVE farming."

Amekia, 11, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland