Why Crested Geckos Make Good First Exotic Pets

It may seem trendy to own an exotic pet, but owning an otter as a pet is illegal in most localities without a permit. Myself, Justyna and the veterinary student who is seeing practice with us this week to learn more about exotic pet medicine were all holding our breaths at times. As a breeder, one has to firstly accept this as fact and then ask themselves whether they have a greater concern for the health of the animals in their care, or for making a profit at the expense of animal welfare.

Trust between humans and domesticated species has developed over a long span of history and cannot be replicated in just one lifetime. Low-maintenance pets, they are curious animals that enjoy interactions with humans. When exotic animals or birds escape, or are deliberately released into the local environment because they are no longer wanted, they can cause enormous …

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Owning an exotic pet can be a fantastic rush. People buy these animals when they are small as they look nice but when they grow up they need to be returned to the wild and they need special care that normal people cannot offer. To meet the demands of those who keep exotic animals as pets, dealers often have to take the animals from their native lands.

Exotic animals are often further hurt at the hands of dealers who sell them to zoos and pet stores. There are a wide variety of exotic pets kept as animals. Ask anyone who owns one of these smaller exotic species, and they’ll tell you that these pets can provide the same love, companionship, and satisfaction that a larger dog or cat can offer.exotic pets

Virtually every week I am presented with a pet reptile which has an advanced disease relating to poor owner preparation …

Foxes As Pets

Snakes are lithe and graceful in that way peculiar to animals bred for stealth and hunting, qualities that many owners find particularly attractive. Collars might be made for dogs and cats, but they are extremely important when owning a pet fox. However, some exotic species are considered to be rare and endangered. In such circumstances, one can keep a wildlife like a hedgehog or gecko as a pet as they do not require that much space.

Of course before acquiring any species of exotic pet, one should always have done extensive research into their natural history and care, and therefore be well aware of such requirements. When comparing domestic animals to exotic ones that are kept as house pets, you must realize that humans have been in the process of domesticating cats and dogs for thousands of years.

With the increasing demand of people to buy and pet different types …

An Exotic Pet

Do you love having animals at home but you want to have something that’s a bit different from cats and dogs? Exotic pet shows and exhibitions host tens of thousands of people every year and Gallup estimates that 3% of Americans own a pet that is not a cat or a dog. In New York City, a Board of Health ruling in June 1999 placed ferrets in the same category of animals that are wild, ferocious, fierce, dangerous or naturally inclined to do harm, lumping them with tigers, lions, and elephants.

It is a gross representation to sell and breed these animals as pets. Blossom is an old girl for her species and has now laid 6 fertile clutches of eggs which is a great achievement in itself and a credit to her owners excellent knowledge and care for these specialist reptiles.

Due to a recent snake attack that tragically …

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The purpose of exotic pet insurance is to be sure that the health needs of an exotic animal will be met, without placing financial stress on the owner. In short, the animals we produce over many generations of captive breeding are most likely poorly suited for survival in the wild state. Some animals are collected specifically because of their rarity, making it a status boost and supporting the owners vanity.

To effectively discuss this, we must talk about laws regarding owning pets that are wild or exotic. Cancer as in most species occurs more commonly in older animals, and is normally diagnosed by X-ray of the lower respiratory tract. As an aside which is unrelated to this case, I hear from time time time about the act of feeding tortoises dog and cat food.

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Chinchillas come from the mountain nation of South The united state of america. Pet owners must be commited in taking care of their exotic pets as abandoning them can be harmful to them as they are not aware of the environment or they may multiply and destroy other wildlife native to the region. Others who own exotic pets are upset they have to surrender their animals, Hana said.

Captive breeding of the reptiles and amphibians one keeps is often seen as a natural progression in the hobby from having a few pets to becoming a fully-fledged ‘keeper’. In the recent years, a sugar glider has become a popular exotic pet. Most shelters aren’t equipped to handle exotic animals.

However, exotic pets care and husbandry information for many commonly kept amphibians, reptiles, birds, and small exotic mammals are widely available through literature, animal enthusiast groups, and Internet websites and discussion forms. …

What To Look For In An Exotic Pet Store

Have you always dreamed of owning an exotic pet? In the example of food animals above, we see that the objective of these breeding practices is purely for human benefit. Exotic pets for sale are very little ones; some pets will grow up soon and loots of lot of space, some pets’ remains in smaller size. The hobby has changed considerably since then, and the more worrying trend is that it has become more of an industry for many where animals are kept and produced in minimal welfare standards in order to maximise profit.

Pet stores everywhere are selling exotic pets like rare parrots, scorpions, big spiders etc. In some occasions, any distinct or wild-appearing pet is regarded as an exotic pet. While owning an exotic pet is not illegal in most cases, they do pose a risk to people and the owner can be held liable for any injuries …

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Land Hermit Crabs have grown in popularity as pets, and will provide many years of enjoyment if they are given proper care and an appropriate habitat. They are quite sociable and unlike some of the other animals on the list, they are not prone to “wild” odors. More experienced hobbyists often breed their animals as a commercial venture or indeed as a conservation effort to minimise animals being taken from the wild for the pet trade or to maintain viable captive populations of threatened species.

58% of owners of clinically affected BOAS dogs reported their dogs have no breathing problem, so owner perception and believing that struggling to breathe is ‘normal’ for their breed is a big issue. However, both should be weighed equally and only then a decision should be taken to keep a wild animal as a pet.

With that said, you should consider purchasing a pair of …

Exotic Animal

Are you in search of really cool pets that you can take care of at home? Pet primates, big cats and reptiles have attacked and seriously injured their owners, unsuspecting neighbors and bystanders. Wild animals also pose a danger to human health and safety through disease and parasites. So while technically inbreeding can and does occur in the wild state from time to time, the implications of these few matings are minimal.

Many different Salmonella species and serovars have been isolated from reptiles commonly kept as pets, several of which are infectious to humans. It is important to be aware however that with sensible hygiene precautions such pets pose a very low risk and incidence of disease transmission from pets to owners is greatly exaggerated by the media when occasional cases occur.

It also means your guests may need some guidance when interacting with your pet since they may not …

Pigs

I’ve spoken before about the Animal Planet TV Show Fatal Attractions This past Thursday, they showed two episodes in which people were keeping tigers, perhaps in honor” of this week’s events in Zanesville. Handling or disturbing your animals too frequently should be avoided, especially in newly acquired animals or shy species. Many people in Central and South America keep coatis as pets; being a very intelligent animal, some can be even be toilet trained. Oftentimes, owners call exotic veterinarians inquiring how they can remove their primate’s teeth.

2. Beneficial for owners with allergies – A lot of people easily get nasally irritated or succumb to some allergy attacks when it comes to other animals. Many people consider exotic pets to be status symbols as well as fun, exciting creatures to have around. Feeding a diet far higher in fat or deficient in certain minerals and vitamins is a massive cause …