exotic pets

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

Cee Alder2 months ago
Let's Talk About Bearded Dragons
There are many substrate options available for bearded dragon owners to purchase. When you walk into your local pet store, you may see a shelf ever so neatly lined with multi-colored sand. You may als...
Leanne Ryles2 months ago
Life With My Non-Human Family
I have never been a ‘people person.’ They are far too opinionated for my liking. That’s why I live my life with multiple species of animals, and just one human boyfriend who is the exception to my dis...
Rebecca J Lee4 months ago
5 Uniquely Adorable 'Pets?'
Here's a short list of five adorable animals you may never have considered having as a pet...before today, that is. Maybe you'll be like me and put a few of these on your "when I'm rich and famous pet...
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Christine Brown5 months ago
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 Steuart5 months 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 Daze5 months 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 Schmidt7 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 Aldrich7 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 Bayles7 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 Mazzochi7 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 Hersom8 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 Finch8 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 Daykin8 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 Carene8 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 Thomas9 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 Goolsby9 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. White9 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...