Exotic pets are wild animals gone domestic; explore the absurd, fascinating and sometimes illegal exotic pet industry.
In my article Venom, I talked a little bit about these strange yet harmless little creatures. Now I'm back to offer some more info on keeping these salamanders which are being kept alive by the Pet Trade. Axolotl's are native to lake Xochimilco in Mexico City, but are now rarely found in the wild. These creatures now only exist in captivity in labs and as pets. They are inexpensive and easy to keep, so keeping them and breeding them is a helpful act of conservation. I won't get into breeding them, but I will give some basic tips on how to care for one.
Venom 9-22-2020 10:07 pm I like animals. I’m one of those people who likes animals more than people. I’m a reptile person. I’m one of those people with a room in their house filled with tanks of snakes and lizards.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.