Why choose an exotic pet?

People often asked would I like a foreign pet (bird, rabbit, guinea pig, chinchillas, ferrets, lizards, turtles, snakes, hedgehogs, sugar gliders or other unique animals), more than a dog or cat. My answer to this question is that there is no single answer. Of course, there are no problems with cats and dogs; except for my exotic family members, I like these animals, as well as some of my own. Just because there are too many reasons to raise an exotic pet, it is difficult to limit my reaction. But there are several very important reasons for having an exotic pet:

1. Exotic pets and cats and dogs are so different that having a pet can be an incredible learning experience.

Exotic pets are fascinating. Their unique behavior and complex social interactions, whether with us or each other, can really teach us all kinds of new information. But for an owner, their gregariousness is a double-edged sword; these exotic pets have very special social and environmental needs, and you should make sure you understand the exotic countries you are considering before you start a journey with exotic pets. The pet species needs so that you don't end up with a pet, it has more demand than you would expect.

2. Many alien species take up little space.

For many urban residents living in small and narrow apartments, pets like dogs or cats spend most of their time outside the cage, which requires a lot of space, which is impossible. Small mammals (such as hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, chinchillas or mice) and even reptiles or birds can live in a fairly small cage, which may be a more viable option. Ask those who have these small alien species and they will tell you that these pets can provide the same love, friendship and satisfaction as big dogs or cats. Remember, good things are small packages.

3. Foreign animals are very good for people who are allergic to pets.

Although many people like to keep dogs or cats, they usually don't because they or their families are allergic to dandruff on furry pets. However, these people have not lost everything; if they choose a reptile with no hair and no dandruff on their skin (such as lizards, turtles, turtles or snakes), they can still have a cute pet. If they are not severely allergic, they may even have a hairless mouse or guinea pig; if they are not allergic to feathers, they may also have a bird. So if you are allergic to hair, don't despair!

4. Most exotic pets do not need to walk.

For many busy pet owners who work long hours, raising a dog that needs to walk every few hours is not an option because they can't go home to do it, and there is not enough money to pay for the dog. The good news is that most exotic pets don't need to walk; while exotic pets need to be treated to socialize and have a good quality of life, most birds, small mammals and reptiles can adapt to the busy schedule of humans. Speaking of "time out." In general, as long as you have time to interact with these animals every day, your time is flexible for most alien species.

5. Many exotic pets live long.

People often comment that they can never have pets because they are so attached to it that they can't stand losing it. Of course, no pet, whether foreign or otherwise, can live forever. However, certain species, such as large birds and some reptiles, can be kept for 20-40 years or longer. Of course, these animals must be properly cared for – feeding the right diet, feeding them according to the needs of the species, and performing regular medical tests to adapt to their genetic potential. But for many people who are saddened by the loss of a relatively short-lived pet (such as a dog, cat, small mammal or bird), the prospect of having a pet that can live a long life is very attractive. of. Once again, this longevity may be a blessing or a curse. Before you go out to buy or adopt a new reptile or big bird, you should seriously consider whether you have time, lifestyle and money. Come and raise a pet that lives longer than you!

If you are not sure why you should have an exotic pet, please let me know and I will come up with another ten reasons. In fact, when people take the time to provide them with special dietary, environmental and social needs, a variety of exotic pets can be cute, interactive and charming companions!