exotic pets

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

Lisa Gwyn17 hours ago
The 5 Steps to Caring for an Exotic Animal
I've always loved reptiles—well, I've always loved exotic animals in general. As someone who has spent large amounts of time, energy, research, and money into caring for these creatures, I have come u...
momo reynolds9 days ago
Rats Are the Most Underrated Pet Ever
Let's face it rats have a bad rep. They are seen as pests and vectors of disease, and haven't really been able to recover their rep since... well... the black plague, I suppose. BUT domestic rats are ...
April Demarco5 months ago
The Famous Pets of Celebrities
I am willing to bet that we all follow at least one famous pet on Instagram. Whether it be the pet of a famous person, or one of the most famous animal actors in history, there's got to be at least on...
Maria Johnson6 months ago
The Beast of Gevaudan
The Beast of Gevaudan was a man-eating wolf-like animal that killed over around 100 women and children and wounded 49 back in 1764-1767. The way this animal killed these was by tearing out its victims...
Tracy Lawson7 months ago
Jeffrey's Story
I once had a gerbil named Jeffrey and we all called him Jeffy. He was an albino gerbil who had the run of the house. You couldn't help but love the little guy because he was so fun to have around. He ...
Tamara Iwanchyshyn7 months ago
Axolotl Care Guide: How to Raise Axolotl for Larva to Adult
So a little while ago I made the decision to get another pair of Axolotl. The first pair worked out well, but for a multitudinous amount of reason, they died. When I looked through the internet for ne...
Gracie R. 8 months ago
Top 10 Gaboon Viper Facts
The Heaviest Viper of Africa
Tracy Lawson9 months ago
The Frog and Other Visitors
I love frogs. They're so beneficial and plus they're cute. Keeping bugs away. Every year, I would get visited by a frog or frogs. When Allie, my bearded dragon passed away, a month later, a toad paid ...
Tracy Lawson9 months ago
Allie's Story
Four years ago, I rescued a bearded dragon lizard named Alice. Alice turned into Allie. Allie was a sweet bearded dragon lizard. We didn't know her approximate age so we were told she was seven to nin...
Sara Logsdon9 months ago
Rat Life
I have six rats; five girls and one boy. They all live together in their double Critter Nation cage. My boy is neutered so he can live with the girls. His name is Vlad and he is an albino rat. He is l...
Kathryn Cobb9 months ago
Procyon Lotor
Raccoons. Love them? Let me tell you more. Hate them? Let me change your mind. They're my favourite animal ever—apart from my dog, Bobby. They're cute, funny, relatable and little evil geniuses. Read ...
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Charlie Mcloud10 months ago
Keeping Pets in University Halls
Anyone that has been to university can probably tell you stories about animals being kept SAS style in halls. I can tell you stories about everything from fish to sheep being kept in university halls,...
Rowan Marley10 months ago
10 Pets That Are Not for Beginners
Pet ownership can be a seriously magical experience, and it's really one that everyone should have at least once. A pet can be your best buddy and the highlight of your home life—if you treat them cor...
Nanette Tenpoa year ago
Dogs, Cats, Giraffes... Oh My!
As an adult, I prefer to reside in the city over the country. But I must admit some of my best childhood memories come from growing up in the country or visiting my grandparent's farm! I still have me...
5 Reasons Why Axolotls Make Amazing Pets
Axolotls are a type of fully aquatic salamanders native to Mexico. Also known as the Mexican "walking fish," they are not actual fish but are amphibians. This makes them very unique pets. In the wild,...
Molly Gilla year ago
Bred for the Bullet
Cub petting has risen in popularity in recent years due to the increase of social media content containing wild animal encounters, rides, walks, and selfies. Wildlife tourist attractions, WTAs, showca...
Cee Aldera year 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 Rylesa year 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...