Types of Exotic Pets

5 Types of Exotic Pets 2021

Nowadays, exotic pets seems to be irrelevant as there have been increasingly numbers of pet owners that love exotic pets as much as other common pets. The ‘Exotic Pets’ is originally referred to species that were considered wild animals and were not commonly kept as domestic pets. However, what is termed an exotic pet now has a legal grounding. When these pets need medical care, you will need to seek care from an exotics veterinarian. Here are some of the exotic pets that have been ruling our social media:

1. Reptile

Leopard Gecko

Reptiles has becoming more and more popular among youth. That’s because they require less daily care and exercise than other pets; yet, good care requires unique expertise and can result in major health implications from poor foods, handling, or habitats. Some reptiles have their morphs as it differs them in appearance from the parents because of altered genes and DNA. Through selective breeding, these pets come in a wide variety of cool looking and stunning colors and patterns nowadays.

Because all reptiles (and amphibians) might potentially contain Salmonella bacteria, these pets are not suitable for very young children who may come into contact with them and then put their hands in their mouths. You can choose from many species such as bearded dragon, geckos, pythons, boas, snakes, turtles & tortoises.

2. Rodents

Dwarf Winter White Russian

Furry, cute and small is what make them popular! There are several pets that are classified as rodents, including chinchillas, mice, gerbils, prairie dogs, and rats. When considering about obtaining a rodent pet, consider whether they are nocturnal critters that sleep during the day or if they follow a schedule more like yours and are awake when the sun comes up.


3. Birds

Buffon Macaws

When it comes to pet birds, finches and cockatiels are the most prevalent, but exotic species are also popular. This includes parrots like African Greys, a medium-sized parrot with a high intelligence, and Amazons, which are talkative. Canary Wing Bee Bees, Cockatoos, and the vividly colored Lories are among the other exotic birds.

Before you buy an exotic bird, make sure you have a cage that’s large enough to accommodate it.

4. Insects

Chilean Rose

Ants are less fascinating than Madagascar hissing cockroaches, praying mantis, and stick insects, particularly the latter two. As one for its meditative posture, and the other for its ability to blend in with its environment. Some individuals enjoy keeping scorpions, which are harmless yet can sting. Though the venom of some scorpions can be deadly, the most common scorpion kept as a pet is an emperor scorpion, which has the venom potency of a bee sting.

Tarantulas are an option for arachnids. Keeping a tarantula is a great responsibility because they can live for three to ten years. They are, however, simple to care for, require little attention, and only require feeding once or twice a week.

5. Amphibians


African Clawed Frogs, Dwarf Clawed Frogs, Fire Bellied Toads, and Northern Leopard Frogs are examples of exotic pet frogs and toads. Amphibians have thin, delicate skin that can easily dry up and harm if handled harshly. Amphibians, such as frogs, salamanders, and newts, are generally more difficult to care for than most reptiles, hence most amphibians are not suitable for children.

They also absorb toxins and germs through their skin, so they should be handled as little as possible, and when they are handled, they should be touched only with moistened gloves and not bare skin.

Do Research First Before Buying Them

Regardless of the type of animal you want to keep as an exotic pet, do your study before purchasing one so that you can properly care for it. There are other type of pets that you can consider to buy but it may be illegal in some part of countries and states.

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