Are Exotic Animals Safe Pets? – ABC News. OMG! This report is just horrific! We had a pet ferret years ago when our kids were younger. It was a great pet! This is the grossest thing I’ve ever heard of! The ferret chewed 7 fingers of the infant! The parents are being charged with endangering their child. When they returned home and discovered what the ferret had done, the father hurled the animal at the dishwasher and killed it. The article goes on to discuss the dangers of having exotic pets. This is an R rated post!