Exotic Pets

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Introduction to Bush Babies as Pets

What is it like to own a bush baby as a pet and are they even available in the pet trade? Read on to find out.

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10 Venomous Pets That Are Legal to Own

Some exotic pets are venomous, but how safe are they to own? Can they cause human fatalities? Here is a list of venomous (not poisonous) species kept as pets.

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6 Pets That Look Like Cats but Aren’t

Here are six animals that resemble cats and are sometimes kept as pets.

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A Beginners Guide to Owning/Caring for a Leopard Gecko

Leopard geckos are quickly becoming a popular household pet, but do people really know how to care for one?

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Covid-19 and Ferrets: What You Should Know

Are the ferrets the heroes that will help us stop COVID-19?

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Pet Wallaby Care: A Comprehensive Care Guide for Beginners

This article discusses basic care requirements for a pet wallaby. Consider this your go-to exotic pet care sheet for domesticated wallabies.

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7 Reasons Owls Make Great Pets

Pet owls can make good pets for the right owners. The purpose of this article is to address the influx of misleading information as well as the double standards that people tend to have when discussing alternative exotic pets.

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10 Exotic Pets That Are Legal in Indiana

Which exotic pets are legal in the state in Indiana?

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Fennec Foxes as Pets: Are They Right for You?

Fennec foxes are cute, but can they be kept as pets? This article discusses the basics of what it takes to own the smallest member of the canine family.

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Every Pet Fox "Breed" and How to Care for Them

This article includes a list of types of pet foxes and a profile of their care, temperament, legality information and what it's like to keep them as pets.

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All About a Ferret's Digestive System and Nutritional Needs

Knowing how your ferret's stomach works is a great start to keeping them healthy and choosing the right food.

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Is a Ferret the Best Pet for You?

It's easy to see why ferrets are appealing. They're smart, unusual and small enough to live inside the home. These adorable mammals are kept as pets, but they come with caretaking needs and legal caveats.

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Essential Husbandry for Your Pet Ferret

This article will discuss basic care and husbandry of ferrets, including behavior, diet, housing, preventative care, and common medical conditions.

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Are Ferrets Banned in Your Country?

Every country, state and province has different regulations on ferret ownership. Ferrets are not welcome in some areas, no matter how cute they are. Find out if you are legally allowed to have a ferret where you live.

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Can You Own a Raccoon Dog as a Pet?

Why don't you see raccoon dogs, or tanukis, as pets in the United States, and should they be legal?

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How to Bathe and Groom Your Ferret

Bathing your ferret can be an adventure, depending on how your ferret feels about water!

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Basic Ferret Care and Facts

Owning a ferret is rewarding, but there are also challenges. Here are some basic facts you should know about ferrets before buying one!

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10 Exotic Pets That Are Legal in Arizona

Here's a list of exotic pets that are legal in Arizona. Learn about the rules, regulations, and which animals are banned as pets.

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15 Pets You Can Own That Look Like Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals

Certain animals resemble dinosaurs and can be owned by people as pets. Discover how these species are related to prehistoric creatures and learn some interesting facts about them.

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8 Exotic Pets That Smell Bad

Which exotic pets smell bad? Why do they stink?

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Are Exotic Pets Legal in Pennsylvania?

Which exotic pets are legal in Pennsylvania? Can I own a monkey, fox, or a hedgehog in the state?

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Types of Squirrels People Keep as Pets

Are pet squirrels legal? Can they be kept as pets? Here is a list of squirrel species people can own.

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7 Cuddly and Affectionate Exotic Pets

Which exotic pets are the most cuddly and affectionate? Some exotic pets make better companion animals than others.

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10 Exotic Pets That Are Legal in Florida

Learn about the legalities of caring for an exotic pet in the state of Florida. There are both good and bad aspects of the regulations. For the most part, exotic pet ownership is logically regulated.

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5 Exotic Pets That Are Like Dogs

Are there other pets that are similar to dogs? Let's discover which "exotic" species make wonderful household companions.

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7 Exotic Pets That Can Live Indoors

These exotic, "wild" pets are smaller versions of larger animals and can live inside your home. These exotic pets are easier to care for than their larger relatives.

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10 Exotic Pets That Are Legal in Texas

Here are 10 exotic animals that are legal to own in the state of Texas.

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Guinea Fowl Are Useful and Exotic Pets

Guinea fowl are excellent watchdogs. They spend their days eating ticks and other insects around the property and will produce enough eggs to pay for their upkeep.

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The Tamandua: A Unique Anteater and a Special Pet

Tamanduas face several challenges in the wild. If you live in a suitable location where keeping this species is legal, you will find that tamanduas make for a loveable, engaging companion.

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How to Properly Feed African Pygmy Hedgehogs: Protein, Insects, and Vegetables

Pygmy hedgehogs are beautiful, interesting little animals and require a special, protein-rich diet to thrive.

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Sugar Gliders: General Information and Pet Keeping

Sugar gliders are fascinating creatures in the wild and amazingly fun pets to keep domestically. In this article, we will discuss husbandry requirements and special characteristics of this species.

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How to Take Care of a Pet Fox

Foxes are quickly becoming one of the most popular exotic pets. Here's a look at their behavior, care, and more!

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List of 40 Rare and Unique Exotic Pets

Here is a list of alternative exotic animals you didn't know people kept as pets, or, perhaps, you've never heard of them before.

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How to Care for Your Angora Ferret

Are you thinking about getting your own Angora ferret or do you already have one of your own? This article is for current and future ferret owners who want to learn how to take care of their unique pets.

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10 Cheap Exotic Pets

The price range of exotic pets can vary tremendously, from as low as $5 to thousands of dollars for rare or high-demand species. Here is a list and discussion of inexpensive exotic animals and their prices.

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6 Deer Species That Are Kept as Pets

Here is a list of deer that people can own as pets in the exotic pet trade.

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17 Pets You Can Legally Own That Look Like Dragons

People who fantasize about owning their own pet dragon can make their dream come true with these exotic pets that are dragon lookalikes.

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Keeping Owls as Pets: Yes, It’s Legal

This is a discussion of the legality and care of pet owls in the United States.

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7 Reasons Why Exotic Pets Are Illegal and Why They Shouldn’t Be

Here are the reasons why exotic pets are banned in some states, and why I disagree with these laws and regulations.

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How to Care for Maras as Pets

How to care for pet Patagonian and Chacoan maras, also known as dwarf cavies.

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Names for Pet Hedgehogs, Porcupines, and Tenrecs

Here are some potential pet names for hedgehogs, porcupines, and tenrecs.

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10 Exotic Pets That Are Legal to Own in New Jersey

Exotic animals that are legal as pets in New Jersey, plus which permits are required to keep them.

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Is a Ferret the Right Pet for You?

Ferrets can be great pets. They are fun, inquisitive, and intelligent. But are they right for your family?

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10 Exotic Pets That Are Legal to Own in New York State

These exotic, unique, alternative animals are legal as pets in New York State.

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A Guide to Legally Owning and Caring for a Pet Otter

This article provides information about pet otters. Are they legal? Where can you buy one? Do they make good pets? What are the husbandry requirements? I will answer these question and more.

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10 Exotic Pets That Are Legal to Own in California

A partial list of exotic animals that are legally kept as pets in the state of California.

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Pet Fox Guide: Legality, Care, and Important Information

This guide provides information about which fox species you can own as pets, where it's legal to do so, and what kind of care they need. It will also break down the pros and cons of fox ownership so you can decide whether or not having one as a pet is a good idea for you.

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This Exotic Pet Is Legal in Your State

Here’s a list of each unique pet that is legal in each individual state in the United States.

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Exotic Pets Actually Aren’t Hard to Care For

Contrary to the claims of many, exotic pets have reasonable care requirements and can be kept by anyone who cares.

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Exotic Animals for Sale: The Dos and Don’ts of Purchasing Pets Online

Exotic and unusual animals are becoming increasingly popular in the pet trade. Many websites allow you to shop for exotic or typically wild animals online. This article contains important information for those who are new to the process.