Owning an Exotic Pet

Eclectus parrot and Bassett HoundHave you ever thought of owning an exotic pet? Sure, dogs and cats are great, but more and more Americans are welcoming ferrets, guinea pigs, birds, and other small mammals into their homes.

Many people do not realize everything that goes into owning an exotic pet, however. It is extremely important to research the species before taking on ownership of one of these amazing animals.

Poor husbandry and a lack of understanding of an exotic pet is one of the most common cause of medical problems. When first caring for a new species, be sure you have a thorough understanding of all areas of its care. Continue…