Exotic pets are wild animals gone domestic; explore the absurd, fascinating and sometimes illegal exotic pet industry.
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.
Diary of a Working Housewife (Part 7)
Saturday Oct 5th, 2019 8:50 AM: Dear Lord give me patience! This morning I woke up to another disaster I have to clean up. Once again I fell asleep before I let Khaleesi out of her playpen for the night. The outcome; a poop bomb exploded in her nice clean sleeping quarters. This is the usual result when Khali doesn't get her "play" time at night.
I Married a Herpetophile (Pt. 2)
Chapter 4—Snakes as Pets Snakes, like iguanas, make good pets if you don't have an urge to run screaming from the room if you see one. They are very quiet and stay in their tanks as long as you have a really heavy book or rock on top of the cover (I don't take chances).
I Married a Herpetophile
Preface A herpetophile is someone who loves reptiles (like snakes, iguanas, geckos, etc). A person who marries someone is a person who loves that person. A person marrying a herpephile does not necessarily love reptiles, but it helps if she cannot run screaming from the room (or house) where a reptile is present, and with a herpephile, reptiles are likely to be present almost anywhere.
A treat that has been enjoyed for tens of thousands of years by Australian Aboriginals, involved finding a nest of native bees in a hollowed out tree branch, and tasting their delicious honey. But, the Aboriginals never got stung robbing the hive. These bees don’t sting.
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.
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: