exotic pets

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

  • Patrick Kuklinski
    Published 10 days 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.
  • Marie (Hurst) Causey
    Published 11 days 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 2 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 6 months ago
    Diary of a Working Housewife (Part 7)

    Diary of a Working Housewife (Part 7)

    Saturday Oct 5th, 2019 8:50 AM:
  • Michelle Martiya
    Published 6 months ago
    Zebra Training: Positive Associations

    Zebra Training: Positive Associations

    It's a bit of a complicated thing, establishing communication with a non-verbal being of a different species, especially one that is untrusting, fearful, and quite possibly dangerous.
  • Jo An Fox-Wright
    Published 7 months ago
    I Married a Herpetophile (Pt. 2)

    I Married a Herpetophile (Pt. 2)

    Chapter 4—Snakes as Pets
  • Jo An Fox-Wright
    Published 7 months ago
    I Married a Herpetophile
  • Ian McKenzie
    Published 8 months ago
    Delicious Honey
  • Lisa Gwyn
    Published 9 months ago
    The 5 Steps to Caring for an Exotic Animal

    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 up with a foolproof way of integrating a new species into my collection. Here are the five steps that I take before deciding to bring home a new companion and the five steps that keep my companions happy and healthy. Keep in mind, these steps work with all animals regardless of species. I'd take the same five steps into consideration when getting a cat or a dog—just as I would if I decided to bring home an iguana.
  • momo reynolds
    Published 9 months ago
    Rats Are the Most Underrated Pet Ever

    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 intelligent, loving, and very clean. People always gravitate towards rabbits or guinea pigs as a small house pet, but rats outdo these two twice over. I've owned them all, cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, you name it, and I've probably picked up its poop at some point. By profession, I am a pet sitter, so every day I'm looking after a fur family. Since owning rats, however, I'm completely converted. Most rat owners will tell you how much they adore their bucked toothed fur children, but I'm here writing a whole article on it, I'm that passionate, and I assure you with a good reason for carrying on. Let me bullet point it off for you:
  • April Demarco
    Published about a year ago
    The Famous Pets of Celebrities

    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 one on your list. My Instagram suggestions know me so well that it doesn't even bother suggesting anything to me that isn't either creative writing or a cat. That's why I'm elated to share with you the famous pets of celebrities, so that you too can enjoy a life of luxurious fluff.
  • Maria Johnson
    Published about a year ago
    The Beast of Gevaudan

    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' throats, most of the victims were partly eaten. Most of the eye witnesses who were able to describe the beast as having formidable teeth and immense tail. They also said that the beast, on many accounts, was wounded but not dead, these injuries included shots at point blank range. This is what made many believe that this animal was a werewolf. Most people wanted to believe that it was a mythical creature rather than believe it was just a wolf because they could not kill it.