The term “exotic pet” covers a pretty broad sweep of animals. Descendants of the European polecat, ferrets are cute little mammals that are very popular as pets. Every month, the environment authority in Sharjah confiscated around 25 wild animals and reptiles, she said. However, most of these laws are poorly enforced and designed to protect humans from disease, rather than ensuring that animals are handled in a humane and kind way.

But using other animals models like pigs, goats, dogs, horses and etc. Among all the types of lemurs, the mouse lemurs and ring tailed lemurs are perhaps the most commonly purchased species as pets. All of the normal females in my collection are wild bred (aka captive hatched) animals that I purchased 10+ years ago.

But he had recently been released from prison on a gun charge (why am I not surprised?), his wife had left him, he was broke, and there was clearly no way he could take care of these animals. Those who dislike the idea of snake ownership or exotic animal ownership feel that these animals should never be housed indoors and belong in the wild.

Belong to the Wild educated more than 30,000 students from Grade 4 and 5 about the danger of keeping wild animals as pets and why these species belong to the wild,” she said. You also need to consider the special lighting and heating needs, as many exotic pets originate from tropical locations.

These animals are for sale as exotic animals. The exotic pet trade threatens the very existence of some species. You should avoid species of venomous snakes and large constrictors, like boa constrictors and Burmese pythons; they are best for the more veteran reptile owners.

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