Ottsels are a cross between an otter and a weasel, and as the weasel family is already well-established as a household pet in the shape of ferrets, an ottsel isn't such a strange choice for a pet. Daxter here is unique, however, in that he can communicate by talking. More developed than merely repeating words parrot-fashion, you'll enjoy his wisecracks, especially at parties.
What the pet shop assistant told us: "Oh yeah, the ladies absolutely love a Daxter. I had one once, but I got fed up with him making jokes at my expense when he was supposed to be bigging me up. Oh, and they stink too. Between you and me, I wouldn't recommend them.