Some people are attracted to the novelty of owning an exotic pet. The right exotic pet, which suits your lifestyle, personality and habits, can be a great reward. Wild animals, although hand-reared, still maintain their wild instinct. This is an important time when health problems can arise however, especially in species such as tortoises that have hibernated over winter and are at their lowest ebb in terms of energy reserves and immune function than at any other time of year.
3. No parasites – With dogs and cats, you have to constantly watch out for ticks and fleas. In fact, chimpanzees, a common exotic pet, have been estimated to have five times the arm strength of a human male. When getting a pet snake, choose one that is captive bred over a snake that is caught in the wild.
Comparing artificially selected animals bred for appearance and other arbitrary human values, aesthetic or economic, with wild populations where an occasional inbreeding event has no great impact on the population is an invalid argument. Even if an owner does everything right to care for their exotic pet, there is always going to be a risk of escape.
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