If you are considering raising exotic pets and reptiles, a crested gecko might be just what you are looking for. Here are some pros and cons of wildlife as pets. Sometimes any unique and wild-looking pet (including common domestic animals such as the ferret) is called as an exotic pet. Another issue Dr Werney regularly encounters – particularly with big cats – is bad diet, with their owners simply not satisfying the animals’ need for red meat, causing them to suffer from malnutrition.
So take care of your exotic pets. However, most of the insurance policies for exotic animal coverage will provide for many additional benefits as well. All too often in my work time I am presented with a sick animal and a bewildered owner wondering why their animal is unwell.
In an ideal world, I would use culture and sensitivity for every infection I encounter in clinical practice, on exotic and companion animal cases. When pets attack humans, accidentally or intentionally, the result is almost always that the animal pays with its life, even if all they are doing is acting naturally.
The animal can spread diseases to native species, or could kill native animals and pets. There’s …
Do you love having animals at home but you want to have something that’s a bit different from cats and dogs? Freaking out that we extracted 9 rotten teeth during your pet’s dental or haggling and complaining about the astronomical cost of the procedure we had to perform on your animal that we told you it needed every year for the past three years at its annual health check, but you decided to forget about each time you walked out the door.
Thinking of these considerations, perhaps the worst possible husbandry system for R.I.’s in reptiles is the all too common trend of keeping snakes (single lung, poor clearance) in rack systems, with very little space to move (inhibits respiratory clearance), in close proximity to dozens or some cases hundreds of other animals (thus facilitating spread of infectious agents) and where they are not checked frequently enough or for a sufficient time to spot the early signs of infection in the first place.
These effects include genetic defects not conducive to survival for a natural lifespan, or animals not surviving far past hatching or birth if at all, decreased disease resistance, a failure to thrive or internal deformities not apparent …
Dogs, cats, hamsters and parrots are some of the most common domesticated animals and pets in households today. Some exotic pets also fall under federal statutes. Like any responsible animal breeder, exotic pet breeders will not always have specific breeds on hand and they care about where their animals are going. Things are definitely slower in my reptilian patients compared with dogs and cats.
Although certain species of animals are protected by laws and are prohibited from being treated as a household pet, some pets can be lawfully taken care of as a pet. Below are some of the many types of exotic pets you can find today. Keeping exotic pets such as reptiles and amphibians has massively gained in popularity in recent years.
Sometimes when these animals hatch or are born the hole in the body wall fails to close completely and an umbilical hernia or body wall defect is left behind. The trade in wild animals is regulated by Cites, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, which has procedures in place to protect rare species.
Most people seek out an exotic pet because traditional options aren’t meeting their needs in one …