Bill Kelly from Wyoming on April 26, 2016: I've owned pet snakes for over ten years. You're a big girl, I am sure you can find the info if you were really interested in facts. Animals that are allowed as pets without needing a permit include hedgehogs (if purchased within the state), non-native venomous reptiles, and ferrets. They even ban domestic creatures as pets. Beware that 'road side zoos' may put your animal in a small cage with little enrichment... i was wondering if it is better to take some animals to the zoo to live or to give them up for adoption coz i really love my fennec foxes but their mother just put to birth and i am on my way out of the country can some one help me? Hook/tap training a snake is much more reliable and less stressful than feeding in a separate enclosure. I'm tired of repeating myself. Concrete Jungle Exotic Pets Current Livestock List: gecko-kus: Shop Classifieds: 2: 02-02-2012 09:44 PM: I want an exotic mammal! The data on why exotics and non-domesticated animals make extraordinarily difficult and inappropriate pets is all over and readily available. This advert is located in and around Warrington, Cheshire. Checkout the list below and place your order with us at affordable prices. Frida Nyberg from Sweden on November 25, 2016: No Chris, a Boa constrictor can't EAT a human, unless we're talking infants. The final case is the boa constrictor mentioned in this article. They have an outdoor run and they can choose if they want to be in the house or outdoors. Sometimes when you keep hearing something it's because YOU NEED TO LISTEN. Invasive and Exotic Mammals . Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty Images. The use of your Animal Planet link as 'proof' that exotic animals are often illegally caught from the wild for the American pet trade is so unfathomably pathetic. The prospective owners should also preferably set them up in colonies so that they can benefit from social enrichment. I wish my state was as lenient as yours. I've seen the pictures of the aftermath. I have and do care for exotic pets which have been given up by owners who thought it was cool to have them, until they realized that meeting these animals' basic needs was beyond the ability of any normal home or caregiver. Interesting article. In other words, if a chimp mauls their owner, a fennec fox is also responsible for it. All reptiles are undomesticated and considered to be exotic pets. Crittery is a exotic pet resource website providing information on common and exotic rodents and small mammals such as African Pygmy Mice, African Pygmy Dormice, Fancy Mice, Harvest Mice, Mongolian Gerbils, Mouselike Hamsters, Southern Flying Squirrels, Steppe Lemmings, Sugar Gliders, Hedgehogs, Tenrecs and Zebra Mice amongst many others. We pose more threat to any animal, then they do to us. Melissa A Smith (author) from New York on October 27, 2013: Haha well my snakes seem to get stressed easily so I don't like moving them. In addition, wild animals seldom make good pets. Melissa said: "Why don't you think about that for a while.". I strongly believe not everyone should be allowed to own certain dogs. If it is even a problem, it is only one or two states' problem. See more ideas about pets, animals, exotic pets. Well, that makes life interesting for you, I'm sure. Koala Red kangaroo Tasmanian Devil Wallaby: Rodents Beaver: Small Mammals. A wild cat would also be amazing! Heck, cows are domesticated and they still ban them in some places. 2. Don’t let this derpy marsupial’s whiskers fool you. There are, however, many articles that indicate their disgust with keeping even small pets like these. Scratch marks can be expected for the owner who will interact with their pet genet (mine have significantly decreased since my genet’s babyhood). Most don't survive the trip but yes, it does pay when the poacher manages to sell the one or two out of 20 that did survive. Her mother used illegal drugs. The public, and animal rights groups in particular, always seem to have such a negative impression of more unique animals being kept as pets. I remember a while back when people said they owned ferrets people gasped in disbelief, but now they are very common. Muebles de jardin from madrid on May 03, 2014: Melissa A Smith (author) from New York on April 22, 2014: Jabberwocky-- Her comments were utterly untrue. Answer: These cats have never caused a fatality in the U.S. and generally only pose risk of injury to people who own or choose to contact them. Getting drunk is perfectly legal as long as you aren't behind the wheel. Melissa A Smith (author) from New York on August 19, 2013: Steven, it is likely that a zoo that accepts pet cast offs isn't really a decent zoo. You mention how there are more incidents of "domesticated animals" like dogs hurting people than there are "exotic animals". Genets are very skittish and hate to be restrained by humans, and the last thing any person needs to worry about is their neighbor’s genet attacking them. That's a freak accident, but it doesn't suggest over aggression. In small enclosures, fennecs should be let out to play daily. They look a lot like kittens with the pointy face of a ferret, the spots of a cheetah, and the tail of a lemur. However, fennec foxes are actually one of the most popular exotic mammals. I have seen in television that there are people that keep snakes as their pet. I've addressed these assertions, tirelessly, tediously. I LOVE YOU . Meerkat : Primates: Ungulates. Used with permission: TamanduaGirl via Flickr. Unlike other foxes, these animals make good house pets. Note - the fellow who was killed by the boa was drunk, and decided to dance around with the animal around his neck to show it to his terrified girlfriend. Oppressive? What are invasive species? Many use a litter box with varying levels of consistency, and the droppings are dry since this desert dweller conserves water efficiently. In both cases, the owner was trying to administer medicine alone. i really want a Fennec fox AND a small big cat. Not the right pet for me -- we have enough rabble-rousers in the house already with the 3 cats, 2 dogs, and 4 pet rats, but I'd love to see one up close someday. It's like saying cars should only have safety features that protect the uninvolved public, not the owner/operator, who should just do research and take their chances with a potentially unsafe vehicle. Approximately 68% of all confined exotics were found in the Edwards Plateau (Texas Hill Country) region. This is why there are so many animals in zoos and sanctuaries who began as pets and end up mistreated, displaced, animals with health problems. Also someone said that taking a desert animal & making it a pet is cruel. Even the boyfriend's pet snake was underweight. That should make you think. I'd personally like a Wallaby someday but I'd build the right enclosure first. Here at Mansfield Aquatic, Reptile and Pet Centre we are one of only a few shops around the UK that stocks exotic animals and can give advice on them as pets. "How can you have that as a pet?" It's not _public_ safety, those are not Boa constrictors you are hearing about. From echidnas to hairy-nosed wombats, see ten of the rarest and weirdest mammals on Earth, as ranked by the Zoological Society of London. Thank you for posting this amazing article! If a human contracts monkey pox from a pet Gambian pouched rat, you should fear disease from any other animal that isn’t domesticated even though domesticated animals are capable of zoonotic transfer as well. For one, they get larger, much larger, and two, they reproduce at a faster rate since, unlike boas, they lay eggs instead of giving life birth. For to many people are doing that nowadays. That's what really pissed me off about the new "documentary" (what a joke), called "Wild and Dangerous: The World of Exotic Pets". Owners can seal a connection with these marsupials early on by carrying them in a makeshift pouch sling in their early adolescence. I think as time goes by we will start to have more homeowners host exotic pets. "That's dangerous!" I've heard that the snake did not attack but was just exploring and constricted the owner's neck in order to climb onto a shelf or something. We offer insurance for a wide range of exotic mammals including Pygmy Hedgehogs, Micro Pigs, Skunks, Sugar Gliders, Meerkats, and many more. Those fennec foxes sound amazing! He naturally fell down, scaring the snake even more, and the girlfriend ran outside. Exotic mammals for sale UK. Snakes over about 12 feet in length require a little more attention to logistics, but they aren't dangerous to their owners or the general public. Once I smartened up and began to feed in the enclosure, that's all stopped! Most of these animals are not bred in the states and so you end up ordering one on the internet like the new latest gadget. The South Texas region accounted for the bulk of the free-ranging exotics I'm sorry her response to you wan't original-- the lack of originality may have to do with the basis in fact. Outside of ideologies, no valid reason exists to ban these animals as pets. Search. The comment immediately preceding mine where you smugly dismiss someone's very polite and conscientious objection is a stellar example. In Pennsylvania, you must acquire a permit for exotic animals that are listed as exotic wildlife by the state. We have one (along with 2 Kenyan sand boas and 2 ball pythons), and he's a delight. The animals on your list do require cages and restraint. I wonder, if the 'industry' for more atypical exotics is booming so much, why no major retailers provide any products for the millions of owners of pets like those on this list aside from the snake? Can domesticated animals harbor potential pathogens or cause deaths? Sort by . Find local exotic mammals' classified ads in the UK and Ireland. I don't know exactly what they were doing in each case, but medicating a snake usually involves either giving a shot, putting medicine in a prey item and feeding the snake, or putting a tube down the snake's throat and pouring liquid into the stomach. Since then a number of introductions have "The American Veterinary Medical Association, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have all expressed opposition to the possession of certain exotic animals by individuals. 1 - 5 of 5 ads. Many exotic pets take far more patience and training than the average cat or dog. In fact, from what I can find, servals have been responsible for no human fatalities or even any significant injury in the US. The idea of a large rodent as a house-pet may sound weird to another person, but it truly is a harmless pet that a person should be allowed to keep if that is their desire. You may need a permit or license for importing, exporting, or keeping the wallaroo in your state. Your just saying that lumping all exotic animals is ignorant. If he did escape, my biggest fear would be his death, not him "sneaking into someone’s doggie door and messing with someone" (as was literally stated by the Wild Justice episode). For the previously stated reasons, I’ve never been interested in owning monkeys without garnering the needed experience and financial means, but I think bush babies differ from monkeys, other prosimians and certainly great apes (which don’t belong with any private owner—no exceptions). I am glad to see boa constrictors on here! My genet is extremely hesitant to leave my room, let alone the house, not that I would allow that to happen. While in the tub, she strikes the side any time I move too close to it. Please feel free to list and submit any animals for sale that you want as we continue to build the site. Oh yes, I'm sure the lions and alligators and raptors of the world would appreciate being forced to go on a vegan diet. They also pose safety and health risks to their possessors and any person coming into contact with them.". Every day new photoshop and photography contests are posted to compete in. Ask about past experience, expectations of exotics, ect. Some animals are better off in the wild, but some are fine as pets. Participation is 100% free! An episode of the show Wild Justice on the National Geographic channel will call them a "wild African exotic mammal.". For more information on this, scroll down past the list. This is because they require dedicated individuals who have the animal smarts to understand their complex needs. Well is it cruel to own a St. Bernard or Siberian Husky in a warm climate? Melissa A Smith (author) from New York on June 03, 2015: Yvonne--that's not what this article is about. Consistent handling will make them wonderful pets for true exotic animal lovers, and they are relatively popular in terms of exotic mammals. I would love to have a big cat like that. I do support open-mindedness, and I oppose pet bans. I do like the fact that multiple people seemed to skip the bold words before the article begins that you aren't saying that these animals should be bought and sold legally. Tropical Beauty. Leigh Anne is correct. And of course, more difficult animals can be owned too. Melissa A Smith (author) from New York on September 15, 2014: Only in a few states, but they aren't really in the private sector. Thank you for this hub :) Have a wonderful week. It depends on how much environment you have and what your neighbors say. On top of these issues, any unhealthy animal is more likely to react defensively to a strange situation. Her mother's boyfriend used and dealt drugs. Yes, but this article without that information is just promoting bad decision making. although the conservation status is "least concern" it may drop and there is a possibility that they could become extinct. How many have went extinct, or on the brink of it? This is why I said "how original". As the most "intimidating" animal on this list, servals deserve a spot on this list. Here's my trivial moral objection-- THOUSANDS of exotic, non domesticated animals are subjected to improper living conditions, abuse, bad, unnatural diets, and abandonment because of YOUR TRIVIAL desire to own a cool pet. TRIVIAL moral objection? If you think your dog poops too … £14.99 For Sale Stocked Exotic Mammals at Warrington Exotics. Photography and photoshop contests We are a community of people with a passion for photography, graphics and art in general. Melissa I really enjoyed your article and the positive spin it put on exotics! I've read a few of yours after ending up on Hub to read a review of the movie Blackfish. Keep up the good work! Remember, injuries are also a part of public safety issues, not just fatalities. Kinkajous require a spacious cage and need an outlet for their energy at night. We’ve got the scoop some popular small pets that, in one way or another, reward their owners with companionable ease. A baby wallaby and its albino mother in the background. No one likes getting a shot, and anything that simulates feeding can trigger a snake's constrict and feed response. I can personally attest to the harmlessness of this supposedly intimidating-looking exotic pet. Even some exotics can be easier than dogs and cats, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't research at all. Login / Register. She runs a blog dedicated to cute animals on, 50 of the Most Beautiful Exotic Animals on Planet Earth. During that time, I'm aware of five deaths in the United States. Melissa cares for a variety of exotic animals and has completed a certificate in veterinary assisting and a bachelor's degree in biology. One big danger of any snake over 9 or 10 feet is tripping over a part of the snake's body if one is walking and carrying a snake that is draping part of its body towards the ground. If you want to participate in our photoshop and photography contests, just: LOGIN HERE or REGISTER FOR FREE, Excellent Photograph’s ….impressed a lot !!!!! I actually just met a guy who used to privately breed Kinkajous for private homes. Colubrina asiatica. Coatimundis and ringtail cats are also closely related exotic pets that are similar. Tropical Beauty. is a joint project of University of Georgia - Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA Forest Service, USDA Identification Technology Program, and USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture I am so glad I found this..tired of all the sites like born free etc. Interesting hub. arts although my class finished the unit. Melissa, I thought you deserved a somewhat respectful reply to your hub, but after reading your responses to your detractors-- including the one directly above this-- I really don't have enough respect remaining for you to offer one. Hailing from China, Japan and Russia and introduced in Europe, the mandarin duck is a race appreciated by its enormous beauty. Of course, this has to do with smaller populations (especially hyenas and chimps) and more precautionary actions taken, but that's to be expected. More importantly, this Hub is addressing public safety, and an attack against the owner of the animal is not considered to be an attack against a member of the uninvolved public. I just don’t know enough to really say this but, The rest of the animals all seem right to me! They were privately/ranch raised for the past 200 years. I recommend posting this information in these locations: If you have information on how to go about properly finding a reputable breeder of any of these please let those commenting know so they can purchase a healthy animal they can love for a full lifetime. Pets & Animals. Leave it to naïve celebritiesto give exotic pet owners bad names due to their mishandling. At any one time we have over 500 reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and other exotic animals for sale. They weigh as much as a chihuahua and are harmless. What we're supporting here is NATURE, and allowing creatures to remain and thrive in their natural habitats rather than be a cool talking point amongst your friends when you bring the exotic out at house parties. How many people would feel threatened by a two-toed sloth? The word exotic has never been synonymous with the words "large and dangerous," but of course, this is its main association. A common tactic by anti-captive animal organizations (such as The Humane Society of the United States or the Animal Legal Defense Fund), is to ever so subtly, throw all so-called exotic animals into the same category when these groups speak to legislators. Get a quote This is because they thrive with the proper owner, being one of the easier exotic animals to manage. Where is the proof that most exotics are illegally poached? Sloths do possess teeth, and in the worst case scenario, a person holding one can sustain an injury. People releasing their pets is almost a non-existent factor. Approach these patients calmly, gently, and quietly. The photography is very nice, I was expecting to see a few more reptiles, but it is a perfect list none the less. They require special care, housing, diet, and maintenance that the average person cannot provide. The "invasive" snakes are kind of tropical and sub-tropical and so they don't survive temperate conditions very well. Unless the person has exotics already and you are comfortable with them. Classifieds. He has never hissed at me, and only struck at/bit me when I was feeding out of the enclosure due to his feeding response. There is no way to be sure the person you are dealing with is reputable, or responsibly breeding or legally harvesting. Pz, I believe that anyone with the right resources and the right knowledge (that can mean anything from going to a breeder in combination with a lot of google searching to owning a similar creature) can own any animal. Fennec foxes are pretty well-known animals and are prevalent in the trade of exotic mammals, but the slightly larger bat-eared foxes, also from Africa, are much less common. where is all this info in the article coming from? Animals of any respectable size have teeth and can cause minor injury. Similar to pot-bellied pigs, muntjac deer are kept by some as house pets, and they are … In general, … Great article. Melissa A Smith (author) from New York on March 04, 2014: Correction to one of the paragraphs I made above due to a typo: Despite the millions of Boa constrictors that exist in American households and private facilities across the nation where they are legal, they have *NOT* established a single confirmed invasive populations in the continental U.S., and Florida has even made an exception for them that still allows their ownership as pets whereas they have banned large pythons. :P. We also have nearly 20 Fallow Deer and we're on waiting lists for both Muntjac Deer and Patagonian Cavies. :D, Hello I am getting a wallaby in the near future for my b day and I am so exided lol, I had 2 sugar gliders, 1 escaped and 1 died. Today’s showcase presents 50 of the most stunning and exotic animals that can be found between the two tropics, creatures that most of us get to see in a zoo only, during a lifetime. Some people say it doesn't make a difference, but at least a couple of my snakes seem to know what the tub means. African lion Cheetah Dingo Fennec Fox Moose Polar Bear Sea Otter : Cetaceans. Voted up! Other than the boa constrictor I’m good. Exotics for Sale. melissa said: "There are millions of people out there who would love to ban non-vegan food, and I can certainly tell you animals would be a fan,?". Although I can understand humans being scared of animals, I cannot understand their lack of desire to be rid of such fear. I was absolutley appalled by response to lyndarox's comments. We paid 94% of pet insurance claims in 2019. That's why it's called 'dangerous wild animal act', ect. It is a GOOD thing that overall, exotic pet owners have been responsible enough to severely limit fatalities and injuries. This type of ban has recently occurred in Ohio, because when people think of a wild feline, they generally think of big cats. We are open 7 days a week. As far as these animals escaping and running rampant, causing problems for other people, it's impossible. Melissa A Smith (author) from New York on January 14, 2014: I only found one boa-related fatality brianna. I can assure any person that they would rather spend an hour in a room with an angry serval than 10 minutes with a protective dog on its turf that they don't own. Exotic Animals for Sale, Sugar Gliders, Pygmy Mice and Hedgehogs at Urban Exotics, we always have a large selection of exotic mammals in stock, UK delivery available, located in Kirkby In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire between Mansfield and Nottingham. No. Currently, their captive-bred populations are small, and they are (thankfully) unpopular as pets. The discussion of exotic pet ownership then becomes a battle of which side can effectively exploit the ignorance of non-animal oriented legislators. it isn't good to keep wild cats as most of them are endangered and if it is in captivity it does not contribute to conservation and by buying it people create a demand for it and the number of these species in the wild decline. We're the ones who are ignorant and oppressive? And you love it and hug it and squeeze it and call it George so it's just FINE. Check it out! I recall a non-pet owner getting attacked by a bear (I'll have to do one on them later), and my recent write up lists the potential uninvolved public incidences with big cats. People shouldn't ban animals just because they aren't domestic. ;) I have one, and he's pretty docile. by the way boe constrictors aren't safe because they can eat a human. 3- Squirrel Monkey- $8,000 (For Babies) From the tropical forests of Central and South America, the … Exotic pet species, like reptiles and other wild animals in captivity, have the same needs as they would in the wild.So their environmental, dietary and behavioural needs can be challenging. I want muliple of the animals on this list :). Talk to anyone who works in exotic animal rescue. Definitely worth taking a good look! (I used your article on dangerous animals for a lot of sources.). They can strangle you, but that's a different thing, and is extremely rare, as for a snake to strangle you, they have to first view you as potential prey. Sometimes in martial arts, someone is put in a sleeper hold and just doesn't wake up again. 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