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Comments: What's the strangest pet you've ever had?

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Matt named his alpaca 'Chewy' because he likes to Chew things

Thirteen year old Matt from Adelaide in Australia asked for a dog for Christmas - and got an alpaca instead.

His parents thought a dog would be too high maintenance, so they took him to an alpaca farm to chose one.

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Luckily Matt fell in love with Chewy, the alpaca, and even takes him skateboarding near his house.

An alpaca isn't a classic pet choice - Newsround wants to know if you have any unusual animals at home?

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I once had albino African clawed frogs. I also used to have a budgie, and at the moment I have a tortoise!

Imogen, Glasgow

My strange pet is a snake

Theo, 12, London

My weirdest animal was a cow

Leah, 9, Northamptonshire

I have an African Pygmy Hedgehog

Daniel, 10, Pontypridd

My weirdest pet I have is a stick insect! They are only small as they have only just hatched!

Eleanor, 9, England

A bald dog and a lizard

Poppy, 9, Barnsley

My weird pet was a pigeon

Ella, 10, Hampshire