exotic pets

Exotic pets are wild animals gone domestic; explore the absurd, fascinating and sometimes illegal exotic pet industry.

Life of a Bearded Dragon
Hello, my name is Manny Lizard Legacy Brown, but you can call me Manny. I am a one-year-old bearded dragon and I am currently living with an amazing family. When I was nine months old, my first family...
Amanda Steuarta month ago
Bearded Dragon Set Up 101
Bearded Dragons, also affectionately referred to as "beardies," are a type of desert reptile native to Australia that also happen to make awesome pets. As with any pet, there are things that you need ...
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Star Dazea month ago
Pot Belly Pigs as a Pet
A few days before my birthday I really wanted a pot belly pig. I looked online for a baby pig around my area for sale but I didn't have any luck. A close friend of mine knew this lady who owned a farm...
Jessica Schmidt3 months ago
The Year I Owned a Pot Belly Pig
The day of the week doesn't matter. I couldn't remember it if I tried. It was summer though, June 2014. Haili and I were having lunch, went for a drive, picked up her little cousin — the usual things ...
My Exotic Family
I have had a passion for animals since I was a small child. My earliest memories consist of catching bugs from a nearby pond. Frogs and grasshoppers were my favorite. At the age of 5, I got my first p...
Jim Aldrich3 months ago
The True Confessions of Rascal the Pig
Talk about being around to experience a first, here’s a chance for you to do just that. After all, when was the last time you read anything written by a pig? That said, let me introduce myself. My nam...
Briana Bayles3 months ago
Snake Keeping - It's Easier than You Think!
Snakes can be some of the most rewarding pets in any animal lover's collection. Choosing one of these stunning reptiles as a pet may seem a bit intimidating, however, there are several reasons why sna...
Nicholaus Mazzochi3 months ago
Tortoise Keeping 101
Tortoises are one of the oldest organisms on the earth today. They have survived meteors, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, ice ages, etc. This makes them great pets because their resilience makes them...
Andrea Hersom4 months ago
Life of a Snake Hustler Part 1
What is responsible breeding? Like anything where you are bringing living breathing creatures (humans included) into the world. It's very tough to decide what constitutes ethics and ethical breeding. ...
Charli Finch4 months ago
What You Need To Know Before Owning Sugar Gliders
Recently, Sugar Gliders are receiving more and more attention on the internet through viral videos of owners feeding their own or showing their amazing gliding abilities. However, whilst this new foun...
Laura Daykin4 months ago
Iguanas: The Vegan Lizard
Many of us know that iguanas feed solely on plant matter, but the reason why goes much deeper than vegetation just being the most readily available food stuffs. Members of the Iguanidae family are des...
Maranda Carene4 months ago
Trash Pandas!
With raccoons, the first thing that comes to mind is a fat animal that knocks your trash over at night. Cute but also wild. No way can they be pets. That, however, is an incorrect statement. These ani...
Hannah Thomas5 months ago
Rats Can Be Pets, Too!
If you mention a rat anywhere in New York, you'll be met with looks of disgust and stories of when homes were infested with the giant rodents. The image most people see of rats is one of an illness-ca...
Jordyn Goolsby5 months ago
Willow The Axolotl
In late 2015 I adopted an axolotl. I was so excited to get my new baby but I was nervous at the same time. You might not know what an axolotl is so let me explain. An axolotl is salamander that is nat...
D. White5 months ago
Exotic Pets: Axolotls
Have you ever been interested in these cute little creatures that have seemed to take over parts of the internet? Here is some information about Axolotls, how to care for them, where to find them, and...
Taylor Shipley6 months ago
Bearded Dragons
Looking for a new unique pet to add to your home? Want something quiet, yet playful? If you don't mind the scales when they try to cuddle up to you, bearded dragons are a great addition to the family....
Sage Fear7 months ago
Snakes: They Aren't as Awful as You Think
When you hear someone mention snakes, you probably think of the slithery, legless lizards. Most people have this idea that snakes are out to make lives difficult for humans and intentionally attack th...
Azzyness E7 months ago
Exotic Pets: What is a Sugar Glider?
Sugar gliders (Petaurus breviceps) are originally from Australia, Tasmania, Papua-New Guinea, and Indonesia. They have been bred in captivity in the USA and UK for around 15 years. They are part of th...