1. Home
Send to a Friend via Email

Pick A Pet

By

Exotic pets are appealing on many levels to many different kinds of people. Find out what pet is right for you.
  1. Exotics Vets
  2. Exotic Pet Insurance
  3. Zoonotic Disease Concerns
  4. Pocket Pet Health and Diseases

Exotics Vets

Getting an annual exam by an exotics vet is step one in keeping your exotic pet healthy. Even if your pet doesn't need any vaccines your vet will aid in early disease detection and help you keep your pet in tip, top, shape.

Exotic Pet Insurance

Photo © 2006 Lianne McLeod

Currently there is only one company that offers insurance to exotic pets. Be sure to look into the costs and benefits for your particular pet before signing up. Insurance is a wise investment if you want to keep your pet healthy for their entire lives and would like to do everything you can to treat him when he gets sick.

Zoonotic Disease Concerns

Photo © Lianne McLeod

Unfortunately pets can carry diseases that can be passed onto humans. Owners and potential owners of exotic pets need to be aware of the possible risks, and know how to prevent zoonotic diseases from spreading.

Pocket Pet Health and Diseases

Winston - Chinchilla Picture

Pocket pets, such as ferrets, rabbits, and guinea pigs, often have dental and gastrointestinal issues as well as other common diseases. Learn what to watch for in your pet pocket pet.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.