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Exotic Pets - What are Exotic Pets

Guest Author - Diana Geiger

Exactly what is an exotic pet? In my opinion it is a pet that is not a dog or cat; though some dogs and cats are exotic pets. So that leaves a wide range of animals that can be exotic pets. Some say birds are not exotic pets but I consider the beautiful Hyacinth Macaw an exotic pet. How about fish, are they an exotic pet?

I remember taking care of my brotherís place when he went on vacation with his wife. I took care of his Koi pond. I was reminded how expensive these fish were when he left. They were beautiful. They were fun to take care of until the liner to the pond went on the blink. It was a scary experience. Some saltwater fish are certainly exotic, at least in my opinion.

So what is an exotic pet? Some use the terms non-traditional or unusual. The Department of Wildlife often uses the term wild even for the ferret that has been a domesticated pet for thousands of years. I honestly donít consider the ferret an exotic pet; it is the third most popular pet next to the dog and cat. However, I love the ferret and it does fall under my category at BellaOnline as an exotic pet. Pet Ferrets

I donít consider rabbits as unusual and the rabbit Rabbits certainly falls under exotic pet. I have written about pygmy goats Pygmy Goats as a Pet. Does the pygmy goat fall under the category of exotic pet?

Are exotic pets just for non- traditionalist? Someone willing to buck the system at any cost, hardly! It could be someone that lives in an apartment, doesnít have a lot of space, and wants a pet that is affectionate and quiet! Several animals come to mind rodents Rodents a sweet rat or mouse or a big variety of other quiet sweet rodents.

Some reptiles would also fit in the menu of quiet, sweet apartment dwellers; the bearded dragon is the first reptile that comes to mind. Bearded Dragon other reptiles may fit the bill as well, you decide. Reptiles

What criteria do you use to determine the pet you want to bring home, to live with you for all of the petís life, or in many instances, all of your life because the pet may outlive you? How to pick the right pet Ė criteria to use

What do you consider an exotic pet and why? Your opinion! I would like to see Exotic Pets BellaOline become a more interactive site, after all I am doing all this work for you. What do you think? What do you feel? Do the new anti exotic pet laws make you angry? They should!


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