Exotic Pets Archive

Leopard Gecko on sand

Cold-Blooded Companions

They may not wag their tail and lick your face in joy to see you, or purr in contentment while curled up in your lap, but people that own pet reptiles are no less happy with their choice of animal companionship. These …
Grey Chinchilla

Feeding the Pet Chinchilla

The chinchilla is a medium-sized rodent whose original habitat included the semi-arid, rocky slopes of the Andes in present day Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina.  Chinchillas are known for their thick lustrous fur coat, which enables them to thrive at the cooler …
Rat in Hand

Man’s New Best Friend?

How many of us have a pet that comes when their name is called (usually), rolls on its back to have its belly rubbed, is intelligent and playful and licks our face to show affection? Those of us who own a dog …