Exotic animals such as lizards, hedgehogs, monkeys, macaws and even tigers and bears, are often purchased from stores, over the internet, or in auctions, so that people can keep them as pets”. Often, the animal will not have any interaction with other animals of its own species and will be left to leading a lonely and solitary life. The countless neonates produced by large scale breeders of reptiles which fail to hatch or are dead at birth are often dismissed as casualties of breeding large numbers of animals.
Many people in countries such as the U.K., Africa, China, Canada, etc, keep them as pets; however, in some of these countries, it is illegal to release them into the wild as they are a highly invasive species. If keeping reptiles or amphibians in the home with children it is crucial to teach them the importance of good hand washing after handling any animal, not just exotic species.
Otters can get very aggressive in the mating season so you have to make sure that household pets or other animals are not in the vicinity because an otter will drag an animal into the water and eat it. Diet and space are key issues in the care of wild animals.
Ecologists are initiating surveys to find out which animal species is important to be left alone in their natural habitat. Buzzle’s articles about different species of animals will tell you how to take care of such pets and the legalities that you need to be aware of.
Respiratory diseases in captive reptiles are all too common unfortunately and are a great source of frustration for owners and vets alike, as well as being a serious welfare concern for the animals affected. The fact is he took far too simplistic an approach to keeping what are highly specialised pets that don’t forgive shortcuts in care.