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June 26 2007 Exotic Pets Newsletter

I'm sending out this note to introduce myself, I am Meg Grooms, your new exotic pets editor!

Exotic pets are a special interest of mine. My love of these animals dates back about ten years, when my husband worked as a zookeeper and we opened a small reptile rehab center in Central Florida. We were known as the turtle people, even convincing pet stores to lend us their sick animals.

It's my honor to be serving as your editor, and I welcome all comments, questions and suggestions!


Wild Caught or Captive Bred Animals?

When buying your exotic pet you often have two choices, wild caught versus captive bred. Which is the right choice and how to you go about finding the animal that was bred according to your choice?


Leopard Gecko, the Gateway Reptile

Leopard geckos, eublepharis macularis, are small reptiles found in parts of Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and Iran. Leopard geckos are widely known as a "gateway reptile", that is a reptile that is ideal for first time lizard owners. What makes the leopard gecko a good choice for first-timers?


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I hope to hear from you sometime soon, either in the forum or in response to this email message. I thrive on your feedback!

Have fun passing this message along to family and friends, because we all love free knowledge!

Meg Grooms, Exotic Pets Editor

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