Just about everyone has heard the term exotic pets and this term brings to mind the person who keeps a lion, leopard, or giraffe in his backyard. While these types of animals are definitely considered exotic it is difficult to really consider them as pets although that is how one refers to them. However, there are other animals that are a little more common and a lot less dangerous that are also classified as exotic pets. Some fish and pets are considered to be exotic pets as are animals such as Chinchillas, sugar gliders, hedgehogs, degus, flying squirrels, and many other small easily tamed animals.
The general definition for an exotic pet is any animal that is rare or unusual or an animal that is kept as a pet which is not normally thought of as a pet. With this broad definition, it is no wonder that people often find themselves asking if exotic pets make good pets. The truthful answer is some do and some don’t and no exotic animal makes a good pet for just anyone.
Obviously, one would not expect a panther, bear, or another wild animal that is being kept in captivity to make a good pet and most animals who are predatory in nature do not make good pets and will often turn on even the most loving owner. This is not the animal’s fault but, is rather a combination of its nature and the confines of captivity.
Even smaller animals that easily bond with humans don’t make good pets for everyone. While Chinchillas, sugar gliders, flying squirrels and degus and even hedgehogs can and do make great pets for some people, these exotic pets are simply not for everyone and even someone who wants one of these exotic pets and has experience in caring for one must give careful thought to actually owning one, simply because of their special needs. If you are considering adopting an exotic pet here are just a few things to consider.
* Can I get the proper food for the exotic pet easily or is such food difficult to obtain in the area in which I live?
* Is there a veterinarian near me who is trained to care for this particular exotic animal?
* Do I have the time to spend that this particular animal needs to form a bond and learn to trust me?
* Am I prepared to see to this animal special dietary and grooming needs?
* Do I have a clear understanding of this animals general personality traits and am I prepared for both the good and the bad?
Owning an exotic animal can be the experience of a lifetime. You can learn so much about these animals and may be surprised at the bond that can be formed between you as a human and them. They are fascinating to watch and a joy to interact with, however, you must have the time, energy, personality, and desire to meet their special needs as well as the commitment to care for them as you would a dog or cat.
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Goodall Exotic animals shouldn’t be pets Columbus Dispatch Goodall Exotic animals shouldn’t be pets Columbus Dispatch Goodall Exotic animals shouldn’t be pets. Columbus Dispatch. She has long opposed keeping chimpanzees as pets and said she continues to lobby for a national ban on exotic pet ownership through her organization the Jane Goodall Institute. The issue has been contentious in Ohio since a Zanesville-area wild-animal and more.…
Proposed bill banning exotic pets threatens Austin Zoo MyFox Austin Proposed bill banning exotic pets threatens Austin Zoo. MyFox Austin. Lions leopards lemurs and monkeys. every animal at the Austin Zoo has been rescued or surrendered. The public can come and meet our rescued animals and hopefully learn why it’s not a really great idea to adopt an exotic animal as a pet said Patti.…
Proposed bill banning exotic pets threatens Austin Zoo. MyFox Austin. Lions leopards lemurs and monkeys. every animal at the Austin Zoo has been rescued or surrendered. The public can come and meet our rescued animals and hopefully learn why it’s not a really great idea to adopt an exotic animal as a pet said Patti.…
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