exotic pets

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

  • Not Important
    Published 3 years ago
    My Exotic Family

    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.
  • Jim Aldrich
    Published 3 years ago
    The True Confessions of Rascal the Pig

    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 name is Rascal. A name given me by a very nice human female named Ruby. I am a very fortunate pig to be adopted into Ruby’s family back when I was just the littlest of piglets.
  • Briana Bayles
    Published 3 years ago
    Snake Keeping - It's Easier than You Think!

    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 snakes make the perfect pets.
  • Nicholaus Mazzochi
    Published 3 years ago
    Tortoise Keeping 101

    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 very hard to kill. However, they do need proper care and attention. Tortoises are found all over the planet. The Sulcata (pictured above in my hand) is found in the grasslands of Africa. They are smaller than a golf ball at birth but within five years of proper care, they can reach the size of a pumpkin, with sexually-matured adults reaching the size of a beach ball. The Sulcatas are popular in warmer states such as Arizona, California, Texas, and Nevada. They roam around backyards and eat weeds and grass and can with stand temperatures of 120 degrees Fahrenheit in summer and 50 degrees in winter. But unfortunately, since these tortoises thrive here in the southwest, people tend to accidentally and purposely breed them all the time. If you are thinking about adopting or buying a Sulcata, here are some quick tips to make sure they stay healthy.
  • Andrea Hersom
    Published 3 years ago
    Life of a Snake Hustler Part 1

    Life of a Snake Hustler Part 1

    What is responsible breeding?
  • Charli Finch
    Published 3 years ago
    What You Need To Know Before Owning Sugar Gliders

    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 found fame for these tiny creatures is helping to raise awareness of them, it is also causing the spread of incorrect information on how to properly keep and care for said animal. The aim of this guide is to hopefully give some insight and clear up any misinformation or queries.
  • Laura Daykin
    Published 3 years ago
    Iguanas: The Vegan Lizard

    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 described as being true herbivores, the reason for this is to do with their specially adapted digestive system.
  • Maranda Carene
    Published 3 years ago
    Trash Pandas!

    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.
  • Hannah Thomas
    Published 3 years ago
    Rats Can Be Pets, Too!

    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-carrying parasite or something along those lines.
  • Jordyn Goolsby
    Published 3 years ago
    Willow The Axolotl

    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 native to Mexico, it has a very distinct look because it has four legs and external gills. They can get to be a good size (they can get up to 12in in length). They can also regenerate limbs and parts of their head which I think is awesome! Willow is very special to me and I wanted to share his story with the world. This is the story of Willow the axolotl, the best pet I’ve ever had.
  • D. White
    Published 3 years ago
    Exotic Pets: Axolotls

    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 other general information.
  • Taylor Shipley
    Published 3 years ago
    Bearded Dragons

    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.