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Questions tagged [exotic-pets]

Exotic pets are generally rare or unusual animals that aren't usually thought of as pets.

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Leopard gecko… Skin won't come off of his toes [duplicate]

So I've had my leopard gecko for a while now and every time he shed he would be able to get the skin on his toes off now for some reason it isn't coming off, I've put him in a hotish /warmish bath to ...
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Are rodent repellent devices safe for snakes?

We have young curious large breed dogs who make using mouse traps and poison difficult and/or dangerous. We also have a ball python who lives in his terrarium, not free roaming. All information I ...
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Leopard gecko got calcium in eye

My cousin was feeding the leopard gecko a cricket which was dusted with calcium. Some of the calcium got in her left eye. Could this cause any health problems?
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Does a pet boa/python measure the owner by lying straight?

I read it somewhere, maybe as a Facebook photo of some Tumblr or yahoo a long time back (hence not a reliable source) that the user found it's pet snake (which was not eating food for quite some time) ...
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How to properly take care of pet slow loris?

I keep watching youtube videos of cute slow lorises kept as pet. When they enjoy on being tickeled and raise their arms, it is so good to watch. I am planning to adopt a slow loris as pet. I want some ...
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Should I get a small animal or a dog to take to college with me?

When I go to college I plan on getting or bringing a pet with me, I'm trying to decide if a papillon (dog breed) or a small animal (ferret, rat, sugar glider, or Madagascan Hissing Cockroach). I ...
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How to take proper care of a Javanese Jungle Scorpion?

My local pet store has recently brought an adult Javanese Jungle Scorpion. It is very beautiful and I am planning to buy it. Please advice me on how to set up proper environment and properly take care ...
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My pet emperor scorpion is not eating

I have bought a female emperor scorpion 20 days back. But she has not eaten still now. I try to maintain the right temperature by placing heating mat under the tank. I try to maintain right humidity ...
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Are crows good pets?

So I was curious about owning a pet crow, do you guys know in which state in the US it is legal and if it is a good idea. I have seen that they are very smart and I was wondering if by using this ...
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How to know if my pet emperor scorpion is pregnant?

I bought a female Emperor Scorpion. I have heard that they have long gestation periods and are often pregnant when bought. How can I find out if my scorpion is pregnant?
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Is it safe to keep bonobos as pet?

I have a wish to take a great ape as pet. The most commonly taken ape as pet is chimps. But as the chimps get adult it becomes difficult to control them and many end up in zoos. Also I have heard many ...
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Koalas as pets in the EU

Are Koalas allowed and realistically viable as pets in the EU (Ireland)? Many reasons speak for them as good pets: they are cute. they appear to be clean they dont make noise they are also cute. ...
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What is a good beginner species? [closed]

I'm thinking about getting a snake and I want to know what is the best breed to start with. I've worked with lots of snakes so far at work, but I would like to get one of my own and I don't know what ...
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Can a grizzly bear be kept as a pet?

I saw that video a few time ago. It shows the story of Brutus the Grizzly which is living as a pet with his owner. I take grizzlies as dangerous animals and so I think the grizzly must have been ...
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Can I keep a monkey as a pet?

It seems it's not common to see monkeys as pets. I'm not sure of the reason, despite they're supposed to be smarter than any other pets (e.g. dogs). It is possible to have a monkey as a pet (in the ...
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How can I make my Fennec Fox more tame?

I have a 1-year old female fennec fox which I brought home from the wild when she was only a few days old. I was not around for most of this time so she was kept isolated from people. Now I'm in the ...
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What happens if I buy an exotic pet in Ohio and it take to my home in Pennsylvania?

I have heard that Ohio has different laws (or maybe no laws) governing the making of pets of wild, exotic and/or non-native species. I have also heard that occasionally people will purchase a "pet" ...
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What are the differences between taking care of a california king snake, and a corn snake?

I've been taking care of my snake as if it was a corn snake, but today I was looking images and my mom suggested it might be a California king snake, then I started doubting what the vendor said. If ...
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Does the United States have requirements or certifications to be classified as an “Exotic Animal Veterinarian”?

An answer from How can I gauge a vet's experience with reptiles? mentions The Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, which as best I can tell is a membership organization, not a certifying ...
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What do I have to consider before getting a sugar glider as a pet?

I am thinking about getting a sugar glider as a pet. What are the main issues I should think about before getting one? Also, I am planning to buy a dog (boxer) later on when we move to a bigger home, ...
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Would a sailfin dragon get along with a cat?

I've read that Sailfin Dragons a quite receptive of human handling and can make pretty good pets. I'm curious if that means they would get along with other animals too. I have two cats, and they're ...
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How often should I perform water changes in my Red-Devil Crab terrarium?

I have a terrarium of Red-Devil Crabs. The terrarium is about 70% land, 30% water. I have pea gravel underneath the Exo Terra bedding, so that it isn't touching the water. There's no airstone or ...
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Can I make a baby wild rabbit a pet?

We had a cottontail rabbit that made a nest near our garden. She had a litter of babies about 2 weeks ago but the other day she was hit by a car. I checked on her babies this morning and only one is ...