How to Adopt and Care for a Monkey as Pet

pet-monkeysAre you a pet monkey enthusiast who love taking care of monkeys of all species and animals in general? Pet monkeys seem cute, cuddly to handle, attention getters and intelligent at all times. The most intelligent ones possess human-like traits and can perform fascinating tasks such as flipping a light switch, towing movable objects, memorizing numbers, climbing on bookshelves and perform other related monkey-helper tasks. (more…)

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The Pros and Cons of Adopting Exotic Pets

monkeyIt is estimated that more than 20 million exotic pets are being kept in different homes across the US. The popularity of exotic pet keeping has grown massively over the last couple of years and many people are opting for these animals over the traditional pets such as dogs and cats. Exotic pets, being wild animals that are domesticated, offer many pros for their owners. You need to take proper care and hygiene to have a peaceful co-existence with your pet. The pet’s shelter should be clean and well maintained. Those living around Decatur should consider seeking the services of Decatur Carpet Cleaners to clean the home for your pet. This article will give you an insight into the pros and cons of keeping the exotic pets.(more…)
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How to Own a Pet Leopard

snow-leopardLeopard cubs are cuddly and beautiful right? Well, the process of owning a leopard can be a stressing one if you don’t have the right information. A leopard is a cute and wonderful animal if it is well handled and cared for properly. Before owning a leopard, consider the following factors.

Before buying a leopard pet, make sure that your state allows exotic and big cats pets. Currently, 21 states in the United States ban all dangerous exotic pets. Five states do not have laws on keeping dangerous wild animals. If you live in North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Nevada and Wisconsin, then you can get a wild pet without any restrictions. If your state doesn't have a ban, you need to check the states regulations before buying the pet. (more…)

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The Best Exotic Invertebrates to Keep Today

tarantulaInvertebrates are fascinating species to keep, but not all of them are ideally suited for beginners. Some are poisonous posing a huge risk to keeping them. Choosing the right one from a vast array of spiders, scuttling insects, scorpions among others, represent a daunting prospect. When starting out, it is good to identify which ones are docile and which ones are aggressive, to command a highly specialized care.

We have outlined our list of the top 5 inverts exotic pet enthusiasts should keep. (more…)

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Best Exotic Birds to Keep Today

penguinsFor the majority of people around the world, owning a bird is one of the great joys of their lives.  There is a broad range of available exotic pet bird species that can be easily tamed. Exotic birds are highly entertaining pets that develop strong bonds with their owners. Research is needed when deciding to adopt birds, as some require extensive care and a great deal of daily interaction with their owners.

Here are our top 5 picks for exotic birds kept as pets. (more…)

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How to Domesticate Pet Wallabies

wallabyAre you for the playful pet? A wallaby is your ideal pet. Wallabies are very playful and fun to be around. Wallabies are unique little macropods with special behaviors. During hot climate, you will find wallabies licking and salivating on their pawns as a way to cool themselves. Wallabies usually regurgitate their food laying down and then re-consume it. Before buying a wallaby pet, it is very critical to understand their behaviors to know how to handle them. Wallabies are considered very cuddly, social and playful with other house pets. (more…)

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How to Keep and Care for Exotic Corn Snakes

corn-snakesBringing a pet snake into your family requires preparation. Additionally, you have to ensure that everyone will be comfortable with the new addition. Corn snakes are fascinating animals to look after, and quite easy to take care of once set up in the right environment. Now that you have decided to own a pet snake, there are a couple of things you need to get right from day-to-day care, feeding, exercising, and shelter.

There are many types of snakes, both small and gigantic, kept as pets. With more than 2,900 snake species found across the world, you would have different kinds of snakes readily available to choose from. However, we are only going to talk about keeping the most popular type- the corn snake. (more…)

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Tips on Living With Your Exotic Pets

scorpionExotic pets are loved for their unique looks and nature. Even though they are domesticated, these animals belong in the wild and as such cannot fully be tamed. They have extra needs compared to traditional pets such as dogs and cats.Furthermore, these animals can be very susceptible to illnesses and even death if not well cared for. It is thus important to treat your exotic pets with extra care and conduct research on their special needs. This list comprises of tips that can help you care for your exotic pets and enable them to live a full life.(more…)
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Exercises for Your Exotic Pets

LionAnimals need exercise, just like human beings. Lack of exercise can cause mental distress and health problems for exotic pets. Some of the importance of exercise in exotic pets includes:

- Helps to avoid obesity - Prevents loss of muscle tone - Prevents accumulation of fats around animal organs and subsequent illness - Averts aggression due to confinement in one place - Averts boredom and depression especially if exercise is fun and playful

While dogs and cats are walked, some exotic pets may not be exercised in a similar manner. We have created a list of activities that you might introduce in your exotic pet exercise routine.(more…)
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Exotic Pets Nutritional Guide and Advice

snakeA nutritious, balanced diet is essential to keeping your exotic pet healthy. Exotic pets’ nutritional needs are dependent mostly on three factors - Age, Activity level, and Ideal weight. Selecting the right food for your exotic pet that will keep the pet healthy and energetic, starts with knowing the pet's eating habits and lifestyle. You should always give your pet a complete and balanced food. With over 20 million Americans owning exotic animals, it is, therefore, important to discuss the necessary nutrition to these pets.(more…)
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