Contrary to the claims of many, exotic pets have reasonable care requirements and can be kept by anyone who cares.
A map for tarantula keepers, and would-be keepers, classifying the behavior and temperament of various genus and species.
Ferrets can be great pets and companions. Here are some positive reasons to think about owning a ferret as a pet.
When people say "wild animals are not pets", which animals are they referring to? What is an exotic or wild pet? It is a much broader category than most people realize.
Buying a monkey as a pet would be the worst choice of pet you could ever make. Save yourself a lot of heartache and expense, and save the monkey from a miserable life.
Let's face it, some animals are better left outside of the home and should really not be sold in pet stores, much less anywhere where someone might find them. Some animals just make the worst pets.
Whether you’re a lion tamer, a zookeeper, a lion owner at home, or a proud new owner to a stuffed lion, there’s a plethora of great lion names waiting to be given to your new feline!
Coming up with good ferret names should not be a hard process. I think, the hardest part is choosing between the many good names that you will come up with!
The answer to the question: why does someone need to own an exotic pet? Why can't they just get a cat or dog?
Pygmy hedgehogs are beautiful, interesting little animals and require a special, protein-rich diet to thrive.
Are pet squirrels legal? Can they be kept as pets? Here is a list of squirrel species people can own.
Many websites allow you to shop for exotic/wild animals online. This is important information for those who are new to the process.
The case for the tanuki. Why don't you see raccoon dogs as pets in the United States, and should they be legal?
My experiences with the care of my first small-spotted genet, and general information for people interested in acquiring or learning about their maintenance in captivity.
Some Facts About Sloths Sloths are from South America. Sloths make up the family Bradypodidae. They are known for their way of moving about , upside down. They are able to do so because of their hooklike claws. Infact they are so secure that they...
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.
A list of the top 10 animals that should be adopted, not purchased at pet stores or breeders, due to overpopulation and/or lack of qualified homes.
Pet hedgehogs can be fun to raise and nurture, but there are a few things to be aware of before you bring a hedgehog home.
Owning a ferret is rewarding, but there are also challenges. Here are some basic facts you should know about ferrets before buying one!
Hedgehogs are adorable little spiky balls of love! With the adoption of any animal comes the need for a name, and a hedgehog needs a name as sharp and as cool as he is!
What are the needs that a hedgehog require in their house. How can I do a non-expensive or an expensive hedgehog house. What I must know before and after doing my hedgehogs house.
How should you respond to people who think your pets are ethically unacceptable because they aren't domesticated?
It has become a fashion to see who can own the most exotic pets, but is it really right to keep these animals for our entertainment? Learn the basics to help you make an informed decision.
Here are the unadulterated facts about Chuck McGrady's exotic animal/pet ban proposed for the entire state of North Carolina. Immediate action is requested.
A deconstruction of the ridiculous CBC documentary, highlighting the dangers of exotic pet ownership.
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.
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.
Captive wild animal attacks often make the news. Find out which exotic pets kept in private homes are the most dangerous.
If you're thinking about keeping a ferret as a pet, read about these problems first before you purchase any!
House breaking a micro mini pig can be done within a couple weeks with no accidents within a month. This five step process is simple with troubleshooting tips throughout. Questions and comments are welcome.
Although chinchillas are relatively robust and hardy, they can succumb to several common health concerns, most of which are preventable. The most common illness that a chinchilla will contract is going to be either a respiratory concern or heat...
Learn about desirable unique pets that are unfortunately illegal in the US. The most sought after Exotic Pets include Meerkats, Slow lorises, Cheetahs, and others.
Kinkajous are tropical rainforest mammals living in Central and South America. They’re bred as exotic pets and are often friendly. They may sometimes bite, however.
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.
Fennec foxes are small and energetic animals with huge ears. In the wild they live in African deserts. They are sometimes bred to be exotic pets.
Ferrets love gentle contact, but on their terms. Ferrets are independent, energetic little creatures with a formidable set of teeth. Whenever I tried to pet a ferret, usually all I got was the teeth. This put me off ferrets, until I got to know...
It is not easy to housetrain a monkey but with the right effort, and plenty of time, it can be done.
Pets that have an average life expectancy of approximately no more than five years, plus some common misconceptions about them and not-so-short lived animals.
The most demanding part of breeding geckos is taking care of the tiny, fragile hatchlings. This is how I've raised dozens of day geckos from an egg to adulthood.
A descriptive list of some of the most harmless animal species that are ludicrously banned as pets in New York City.
Exotic pets for beginners: A discussion and list of unusual, interesting, unique, or alternative pets that are easy to care for.
Salmonella, monkey pox, tuberculosis, and Herpes B? Learn about exotic pet diseases, your likelihood of getting one and if exotic pets should be banned due to the claims of the zoonosis threat.
Come learn more about the hows, whens, and whats of the uncommon tarantula bite, and see just how harmless these gentle giants really are.
Agoutis and pacas are rabbit-sized rodents of Central and South America. Agoutis are kept as exotic pets. Both animals are sometimes used as a source of meat.
People who fantasize about owning their own pet dragon can partially make their dream come true with these exotic pets that are dragon lookalikes.
Are you thinking about getting your own Angora ferret? Perhaps, you already have one of your own? This article is for owners who want to learn how to take care of their unique pets.
You may be wondering if you should get a mink as a pet. Learn about domesticated pet mink husbandry, behavior, and general care information.
When housing any pet, it's always good to make sure that you can meet the proper requirements before you bring home the pet. It's very important that your are able to provide the ideal enclosure size, accessories, and substrates so that your...
Exotic animals that are considered dangerous and illegal to own as pets are legal in some situations. When is it acceptable to threaten public safety?
What exotic pet is right for me? This article will discuss a few 'good' exotic pets to own, and what that actually means.
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.
When you are thinking of buying a pet, what comes to mind first? Cat’s… dogs? A cute little hamster maybe? Probably not a spider though, and yet, unconventional though they may be, for the right person a pet spider can be an ideal pet. Some...
Here are the reasons why exotic pets are banned in some states, and why I disagree with these laws and regulations.
Domesticated and wild or exotic animals are not as different as you might think. Why saying "wild animals are dangerous" is completely illogical.
Sugar gliders are fascinating creatures in the wild, and amazingly fun pets to keep. In this article, we will discuss husbandry requirements and special characteristics of this species.
Hedgehogs belong to the phylogenetic class known as Mammalia, sublcass Eutheria which is reserved for higher mammals rather than the monotremes that are egg-laying mammals or marsupials. Within Eutheria they are further classified as belonging to...
Ferrets can be great pets. They are fun, inquisitive, and intelligent. But are they right for your family?
Ferrets are considered unusual; a hedgehog arouses curiosity as to how to pet it; but for getting attention, nothing beats carrying around a furry creature with those distinctive black and white stripes. People stop and stare; "Uh...is that what I think it is?" And the inevitable next question, "Is it de-smelled?"
Ever see a white lion, a black panther, or a king cheetah and wonder why they're different and where they came from? Here's your answer.
This articles discusses 5 methods for eliminating ferret odor and why the stench occurs in the first place.
Before you decide to get an exotic pet, consider these questions. Are there legal, health, safety, or ethical issues involved? What will you do with the animal if you cannot keep it?
This is a serious guide for inquiring minds about the responsible ownership of big cats. Obviously, it isn't for everyone, but with financial means and experience, it can be done (if it is legal).
The final, irrefutable truth about exotic cat incidences in the United States. Are big cats in captivity a threat to public safety?
Capybaras are giant rodents that live in South and Central America and are sometimes kept as pets. They are the largest rodents in the world and may weigh 145 pounds or more.
Chinchillas as pets - not the first thing you tend to think of when you hear the word "chinchilla". Chinchillas, renowned for their fur, are usually associated with expensive coats and accessories. But did you know you can have them as pets? Having...
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.
Why do people keep cheetahs as pets? Honest information about pet cheetah care, misconceptions, and interesting facts about them.
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.
Which exotic pets are the most cuddly and affectionate? Some exotic pets make better companion animals than others.
An article about some things you can utilize to provide better care and comfort for your Chinchilla(s)
How I learned to pet a hedgehog, learned that hedgehogs don't land on their feet, and discovered the International Hedgehog Olympic Games.
Clearing up some rampant misinformation about exotic pets perpetuated by animal rights groups and ignorance.
Here's a list of exotic pets that are legal in Arizona. Learn about the rules, regulations, and which animals are banned as pets.
Foxes are quickly becoming one of the most popular exotic pets. Here's a look at their behavior, care, and more!
Do you want a pet cougar? Is it even legal? If it is, where would you get one and what do you need to know? Read all about the legal and moral questions of owning a pet cougar.
Learn about caring for chinchillas, from where you can keep them, what and how to feed them, and how to keep them happy and healthy.
Skunks aren't afraid to help themselves. If I was a skunk, I'd write about all of the foods I'd want to eat, but not much about the foods I'd need to eat. Pet skunks have the same problem of overeating like we do.