Exotic pets CAN NOT be treated like
dogs or cats!
Each species has special
needs and unique temperaments.
Do you think an exotic might be
right for you? Do your homework first!
Is it active
during the day or night hours?
(Hard to enjoy an always sleeping pet.)
What does it
need to eat and can I readily get those food items?
(Unlike dogs or cats, there
really are no commercially available "foods" that are
complete. You may have to chop a variety of fruits and
veggies, feed a precise combination of insects and small
mammals, and add specific vitamins and minerals, offer
special lighting in many
What kind of an
environment does it need?
(Is it a desert dweller, needing high heat during the day
with colder nights? Does it need a very humid
environment? Does it need to climb? Swim?
Are there any
special medical concerns?
(Does it need vaccinations? Does it carry diseases or
parasites that you could get? Are there common health
problems in that species?)
If you already own an exotic, is
it getting the best care possible?
correctly answer all the above questions for you pet?
Is your pet
thriving or does it seem lethargic, sickly, or have a poor
Exotics are a huge investment of
time and money! If you are thinking of buying an exotic or
if you own one and aren't sure you are doing the right things,
CALL ANIMAL ANSWERS at 541-591-8123 or
for an appointment.