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Essential Facts on the Care of Exotic Animals

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

The most common pet that you see in households are cats, dogs and birds. These are all domestic pets and have learned to adapt human life. Since they are easy to train, many individuals have preferred to take care of them rather than to take care of the exotic ones. Exotic pets are those pets that have lived in the wildlife and if you are planning to take care of one, extra precaution is advised the same as when planning to purchase rechargeable stun guns for self defense wherein the individual needs to take extra care and should be responsible with the handling of the device.

There are already some individuals who have chosen exotic animals as pets for their kids. There are instances wherein we are overjoyed with how exotic animals behave and give fun when we visit circuses, zoos and other animal shows that is why kids love to have them around as pets. But it really takes a lot of patience and determination in order for these types of animals to be trained and be understood by others. It takes a lot of responsibility and courage to take care of exotic pets because firstly, they are not able to adapt well on human life and they are used to living in the wildlife which have made them become fierce and dangerous.

As mentioned earlier, extra precaution is needed when caring for exotic animals such as tigers, lions and reptiles like snakes. These types of animals have more strength just like the strength of the strongest stun gun as compared to humans and they might attack you all of a sudden as you turn your back on them. They need a habitat that is just closely similar or related to that of what they have been used to. Placing them inside a cage will keep them away from creating harm and danger to your family and other people.

Their food is another problem that needs to be dealt with. Exotic animals have different food preferences as compared to domestic animals. Domestic animals are used to eating scrap and prepared food such as dog and cat food available in the market. On the other hand, exotic animals prefer to eat fresh meat and those which can be found in the wildlife. In general, keeping exotic animals at home requires a lot of responsibility, from the training all the way to giving them the right treatment. If you love exotic animals, just let them be free in the wild or perhaps let the experts on their care take the responsibility. They belong to the wild and they should be where they should be.

Exotic Pet Dangers

Friday, April 9th, 2010

In light of a trainer’s tragic death from interacting with a supposedly trained killer whale, it is interesting to note that this is not first, and not even the second, but the third death caused by this powerful animal. Even though the trainers realized that this was still a fairly wild animal, they trusted the creature enough to be in the water with him. Although the killer whale was less than a pet, this incident still highlights the dangers of interacting with exotic animals. When comparing domestic animals to exotic ones that are kept as house pets, you must realize that humans have been in the process of domesticating cats and dogs for thousands of years. Puppies and kittens are able to get used to humans from the second that they are born, which helps adapt them to the presence of people. On the other hand, exotic animals may have been living in the wild for years, only to be yanked out of their natural habitat.

There are a wide variety of exotic pets kept as animals. While some people choose to keep tigers, lions, bears, and wolves for their pleasure, even non-human primates and some reptiles count as exotic pets. Some of these animals need a larger amount of habitat than you can provide in just your yard. Still others rely on exotic foodstuffs that cannot be found in your neighborhood pet store. This can result in suffering for the animal. With this suffering, exotic pets can become agitated and dangerous. Some people choose to put their animals through processes such as declawing and tooth removal in order to make them less able to cause injury if they decided to attack. However, this can make an exotic pet still more frustrated and angry.

Many people do not realize the strength of exotic animals. In fact, chimpanzees, a common exotic pet, have been estimated to have five times the arm strength of a human male. This can result in deadly disasters if they become panicked around a human. Besides strength, chimps also have strong, sharp canine teeth that can rip and tear. Some people and places work hard to keep exotic animals in as natural of a habitat as possible, such as zoos and wildlife preserves. However, keeping an exotic animal as a house pet can be very dangerous for you and those you love.

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