10 Jurassic Park / World dinosaurs that would make great pets

From the first jurassic park A film released in theaters in 1993, the franchise has captured the imagination of fans. Jurassic World: Dominion is slated for release in June 2022, and the film will incorporate legacy characters Alan Grant, Dr. Ellie Sattler, and even Ian Malcolm into the story.

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From man-eating monsters to docile herbivores, the list of dinosaurs created by InGen has grown steadily over the years. What started with just 15 species quickly grew into a lot more after geneticists began to secretly clone on a separate island. Then, when the Masrani Global Corporation hired and hired Dr. Henry Wu, the pursuit of genetically modified hybrids continued. While most of the creatures created for Jurassic Park / World are extremely dangerous, there are a few that could make interesting household companions with proper training.

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Compsognathus


Jurassic Park Lost World Compsognathus Food

First seen in The Lost World: Jurassic Park – which is the second movie in the franchise – the Compsognathus is a small dinosaur that stands only 12 inches tall. Weighing up to 7.7 lbs, it is approximately the size of a domestic cat. Technically classified as a carnivore, it is more of a scavenger than anything else.

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In groups, these little creatures can be extremely dangerous. They attack a young girl at the start of the movie – almost killing her. While disturbing, this scene was far from one of the franchise’s scariest moments. However, one of these dinosaurs couldn’t do much damage. If he was raised from a newborn baby, he can make a pretty good pet.


Gallimimus


Jurassic Park Gallimimus herd

The Gallimimus is first seen in the original jurassic park movie when Alan, Lex and Tim run away from the thug Tyrannosaurus Rex. Growing over 6 feet tall and weighing nearly 1,000 pounds, these creatures resemble prehistoric ostriches.

In the franchise, they are classified as herbivores, but in reality they were omnivorous. Since large modern birds – like ostriches and emus – are domesticated, there is no reason to believe that the Gallimimus could not become so docile. While they probably aren’t an indoor pet, they could certainly lead a cozy life on a ranch or farm.

Pteranodon


Jurassic Park 3 Pteranodon Scream

More commonly known as the Pterodactyl, the Pteranodon kept as a pet can be a bit of a shock to some fans. This flying carnivore has a wingspan of up to 33 feet, and it did not appear very welcoming to humans during the incident on Isla Sorna in Jurassic Park 3.


However, many modern predatory birds are kept as pets. There is even a whole hunting culture surrounding the use of hawks and hawks all over the world. If a Pteranodon was bred from egg and properly trained, it could be kept as an exotic pet by an experienced falconer.

Microceratus


Microceratus dinosaur

A small, horned herbivore that would make a fantastic pet is the Microceratus. Growing up to 2.5 feet long and weighing around 14 pounds, it is approximately the size of a small dog or large cat. They are fitted with sharp beaks for plucking leaves, so they would probably do well on a rabbit diet with raw veg and mixed veg.


These interesting dinosaurs have not yet been shown in the jurassic park movie theater. They were destined to make their first screen appearance in Jurassic World, but the scene was eventually cut. Whether or not they finally show up in Jurassic World: Dominion is still not clear.

Pachycephalosaur


Jurassic Park Lost World Pachycephalosaurus

Nicknamed “Friar Tuck” in The Lost World: Jurassic Park, the Pachycephalosaurus is another dinosaur that could potentially be a good pet. As a herbivore, the owner would not have to worry about being eaten. However, this creature can grow up to 6 feet tall and weigh almost 1,000 pounds. It is also equipped with a hard, domed head which acts as a ram. This makes him one of the most powerful dinosaurs in the franchise.


Similar to today’s bighorn sheep, it has the ability to do serious damage when provoked. A miner is seen in the film banging his head against the side of an SUV and making a massive gash while being chased away. However, if it is treated kindly, there is no reason to assume that it would intentionally hurt someone.

Parasaurolophus


Jurassic Park Parasaurolophus Drinker

Another large herbivore that could be a good pet is the Parasaurolophus. Although it can grow to 13 feet tall and weigh around 10,000 pounds, it is the same species as Ducky’s The earth before time series. Equipped with a crest at the top of its head that could have served as a snorkel, this giant lizard would have a blast on a farm with access to a lake.

The Parasaurolophus is portrayed in all five films, and it will most likely be in Jurassic World: Dominion also. During the hunt and capture scene of The Lost World: Jurassic Park, it was one of the dinosaurs captured by the InGen hunting group. As a herding animal, it is also seen living peacefully alongside many other species of herbivores.

Velociraptor


Jurassic Park Velociraptors

Controversy aside, the Velociraptor has already proven to be a good pet. However, this is the type of animal that would only be docile with one or two people. They’re given quite a bit of screen time in all five films, and they’re generally portrayed as villains. However, they are incredibly intelligent, which allows them to be trained by Owen Grady in Jurassic World.

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As pack hunters, raptors need an alpha to lead the party. If they’re raised from an egg by someone like Owen, they could be very loyal – and protective – pets. However, the owner will never be able to receive guests in the house.

Troodon


Secret creation of Troodon dinosaur

Another dinosaur that hasn’t been shown in the movies but is on InGen’s list of secret creations is the Troodon. About the same size as the Gallimimus, it looks like today’s ostriches. The main difference is that he had a lot of tiny teeth, classifying him as an omnivore.

According to jurassic park tradition, the Troodons that were created for the park were supposed to be finished. However, an anonymous employee kept them hidden until the Dennis Nedry incident freed all the dinosaurs in the park. It is not clear what happened to the species after this, but if anyone thought they were worth protecting, then they would likely make good pets.


Ankylosaurus


Jurassic Park Ankylosaurus

Make his first appearance in Jurassic Park 3 and appearing in both Jurassic World movies, the Ankylosaurus is another herbivore that could make a good pet. They can weigh anywhere from 8,000 to 17,000 pounds, which would make them a bit like a huge armored cow. Every part of their body is covered in armor, including their eyelids. Much like a modern day rhino, they are portrayed as gentle giants.

They do, however, have a clubbed tail which could be fatal. An unlucky ankylosaur is seen in Jurassic World attempting to fight the Indominus Rex. Although it is affected, its defenses prove insufficient against the hybrid predator.

brachiosaurus


Jurassic Park Brachiosaurus

For people who own a lot of land, the brachiosaurus would make the dinosaurs ultimate pet. As one of the best-known species of the prehistoric period, this gigantic animal can grow up to 40 feet tall and weigh around 128,000 pounds. With an extremely long neck to reach the treetops, he can be considered a massive giraffe.

Again, this species is a gentle giant. The only thing a human owner would have to worry about is getting trampled on. Other than that, this creature would be a beauty to see every morning on a large farm.

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