exotic pets

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

  • Francisco Diaz
    Published a day ago
    Venom

    Venom

    Venom
  • Tamara Iwanchyshyn
    Published 16 days ago
    Bringing a new Axolotl Home

    Bringing a new Axolotl Home

    I have been keeping axolotls for years. I like to think that I know a thing or two about caring for them after all that time. Once you have everything set up there isn’t that much daily or weekly maintenance that needs to be done with them. But to begin the setup.
  • Tim Whittard
    Published about a month ago
    On the Origins of the 'Dangerous Wild Animals Act' of 1976

    On the Origins of the 'Dangerous Wild Animals Act' of 1976

    For those of us who are intrigued by the frequent reports of big cat sightings in the wilderness and countryside of Britain, the ‘Dangerous Wild Animals Act’ of 1976 is likely to be familiar. It is an essential component of the tale, which is referred to by all enthusiasts and experts, but is actually understood in depth by very few…
  • Ian McKenzie
    Published 3 months ago
    Be Loving and Bee Loving

    Be Loving and Bee Loving

    You and I have had disappointments, mishaps and made mistakes. That is all part of the human condition. Events that upset, or distress us, can result in us becoming despondent, or even depressed. There may be even more serious consequences. Hopefully however, we are able to learn and grow from whatever has happened to us. And, of course, the bad times help us to understand how great the good times can be.
  • Adriane Kirby
    Published 4 months ago
    Meet My Lion Head Rabbit Mrs. Nipples

    Meet My Lion Head Rabbit Mrs. Nipples

    When you meet my Lion head rabbit you are definitely meeting a bunny with an attitude. She is full of spunk and free spirit. And if you are doing something she does not like she will certainly let you know that. She is also so sweet and she loves to cuddle. I got her from a breeder about 3 months ago. She was 8 weeks old when I got her so I have been raising her from a baby. I had my choice between a larger Rex rabbit and her. She was so adorable that I chose her to take home with me and we have been friends every since.
  • Nicola Jackson
    Published 4 months ago
    Andre the giant

    Andre the giant

    I want to share with you, the story of one of my rescue rats, Andre the giant. I rescued him from a woman back in December 2018, who kept him alone for 2 years and in a very empty cage with nothing but sawdust and one of those plastic microwavable containers with mac & cheese in it.
  • Debra Diament
    Published 4 months ago
    Lala The Squirrel

    Lala The Squirrel

    This is the story of Lala the squirrel. It was a spring afternoon when my neighbor text messaged me that he had something for my son Caspian, I told him to come on over. When we opened the door, my neighbor was standing there holding a cardboard box. We peeked inside, to find a baby squirrel resting safely. He told us, "I was in my yard when I felt something tapping on my foot." "I looked down, and it was this baby squirrel!" "So I gave her a pet on the head and walked away." "I turned to see she was following me." "I put her in the box near the tree, but no mama squirrel came, so I figured she has been orphaned and I thought I should give her to you and Caspian because you will take good care of her."
  • Tamara Iwanchyshyn
    Published 5 months ago
    Betta Sorority Guide

    Betta Sorority Guide

    I love betta fish like many people in the aquarium hobby. I find them to be rewarding little fish that have great personality and spunk. So when I found out several years ago that you could keep multiple female bettas together at the same time, I was floored and highly intrigued. As they are also called Siamese fighting fish, I was wondering how this could be possible. But the important piece of information is the female part. You can only keep multiple females together, without any males, and only in a large enough group. I will go through all the steps in setting up a sorority group of bettas and caring for them.
  • Patrick Kuklinski
    Published 6 months ago
    What To Expect at a Reptile Convention

    What To Expect at a Reptile Convention

    Reptiles and amphibians are a common part of life, but not often a beloved one. Snakes are representative of deceit and evil in the media, and have been for years; they rank somewhere close to rats in terms of ‘Animals the Public Really Likes’. Crocodiles are notorious for...not coexisting well with people (of no fault of their own). Frogs and turtles are possibly the exception; while your mother may have screamed and/or attempted to throw your frog-in-the-pocket ‘gifts’ from childhood, they don’t typically strike fear into people in quite the same manner as snakes. Overall - Reptiles and amphibians don’t usually come to mind when people think of their beloved family pets. But for some people, reptiles are even more than that; keeping and breeding reptiles is their life.
  • marie381uk
    Published 6 months ago
    The Twins

    The Twins

    Hi, said Beth to the new neighbours would you like to come round for a drink introduce yourself to us, then we can welcome you into our street officially. Jill looked for a moment quite blank and said, sorry you see it’s difficult today, because my husband is working tonight, and I am left with the twins alone. Twins? Said Beth how delightful. What are their names. Thomas and John said, Beth. Oh, please bring them with you. Jill said sorry we have a strict bedtime regime you see, and it's past theirs already. They belong to my sister Alice she is away until tomorrow.
  • The Untitled Arts
    Published 8 months ago
    Things I learned owning a Hedgehog

    Things I learned owning a Hedgehog

    Owning a hedgehog had always been a dream of mine. I had to learn a lot before I could take my little hedgy home, though and over the years that I had her I often answered many questions people had when ever they saw her. Here is some information I have gathered over the years for people looking to get their own or just have some curiosity about exotic pets.
  • Azaris Morales
    Published 12 months ago
    Diary of a Working Housewife (Part 7)

    Diary of a Working Housewife (Part 7)

    Saturday Oct 5th, 2019 8:50 AM: