7 Reasons to Choose an Exotic Pet


Have you ever dreamt of owning an exotic animal? A monkey, a spider or a pet snake and something other than gold fishes, dogs, cats, parrots and hamsters. I’ve always dreamt of owning a spider so the idea of exotic and unusual pets sounds appealing to me. In fact, having an exotic pet could be a new, rewarding and fun experience. Here are a few reasons to choose an exotic pet.

1. You love that pet

I find spiders fascinating and cool and I’d like to have one as a pet. I can only imagine how fulfilling and satisfying would it be to have the animal I want and admire and be able to touch it, watch it grow, care for it, and feed it.

2. You’ll be an object of interest everywhere you go

Having an exotic pet, such as a snake, a spider, or any other scary creature that you could train and even make public appearances is another reason to choose an unusual pet. Such cute pets as squirrels, monkeys or chinchillas are probably something many people find less frightening and worth seeing. If you choose one of these animals, you and your pet might be an object of interest everywhere you go.

3. It’s fun

Your exotic pet could be a cute and peaceful chinchilla or a big and scary spider – no matter what other people think, the most important thing is that you feel great having it. It’s actually fun and even such normal thing as feeding can be interesting. Trust me, mixing different brands of cat food is not the most interesting thing you can do!

4. It’s a new experience

Usually not all cats and dogs act the same, and now imagine how many interesting and new experiences could come out of having an exotic pet. The times of night and day when the pet is more active, the way it acts when it’s scared or hungry or expresses its affection for you, these things will be absolutely unknown and new to you.

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5. Become more responsible

Some exotic pets are dangerous, and others can be very sensitive so taking care of them is not all games and fun. It’s a great responsibility that will help you to develop the skills you will certainly find useful in life. You’ll have to make sure your pet is not left to wander around unattended, feed it special food, etc.

6. Meet other pet owners

Today lots of people find exotic pets interesting so if you choose an exotic pet, you could meet many interesting exotic pet owners and even make new friends. Talking about exotic pets and sharing some tips is only one of the benefits you would be able to enjoy, especially if people find your pet scary or too gross to talk about.

7. It’s convenient

Most exotic pets don’t require a walk two times a day, brushing and baths and I think that’s certainly a pro! Of course, most of them require special food like bugs, mice and something like that, but you can get it in a pet store, so I don’t think it’s a big problem. Even dogs and cats need special food, but many people disregard this, and feed their pets with leftovers and expect them to be healthy.

Would you like to own an exotic pet? Share your thoughts, please.