exotic pets

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

  • 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.
  • Sage Fear
    Published 3 years ago
    Snakes: They Aren't as Awful as You Think

    Snakes: They Aren't as Awful as You Think

    When you hear someone mention snakes, you probably think of the slithery, legless lizards. Most people have this idea that snakes are out to make lives difficult for humans and intentionally attack them. This is not true, and I'm here to debunk myths and get rid of the negative stigma surrounding these beautiful reptiles.
  • Azzyness E
    Published 3 years ago
    Exotic Pets: What is a Sugar Glider?

    Exotic Pets: What is a Sugar Glider?

    Sugar gliders (Petaurus breviceps) are originally from Australia, Tasmania, Papua-New Guinea, and Indonesia. They have been bred in captivity in the USA and UK for around 15 years. They are part of the marsupial infraclass and their closest relatives include possums, koalas, wallabies, and kangaroos. The name "sugar glider" comes for their preference for sweet foods such as nectar and their ability to glide through the trees, using a membrane similar to a flying squirrel. Sugar gliders are nocturnal marsupials which mean that they raise their young in a pouch and sleep during the day. They are very small mammals, averaging about the size of a hamster. Adults weigh between 4 and 5 ounces, whereas babies are no larger than a grain of rice at birth.
  • Marlene Affeld
    Published 3 years ago
    Giant Birds of the Jungle

    Giant Birds of the Jungle

    Highly entertaining and more interactive with owners and others than any other pet, a macaw requires a major commitment of time and energy; they can live for over a 100 years.
  • Ossiana Tepfenhart
    Published 3 years ago
    Most Unusual Pets To Own

    Most Unusual Pets To Own

    The exotic pet industry is booming, especially as people begin to see pets as an extension of themselves. After all, who would want a regular cat when they could have a serval? Who would want a dog when they could have a legit fox?