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10 Animals You Should Never Keep as a Pet
A list of the top 10 animals that make bad pets.
Do Sugar Gliders Make Good Pets?
What you need to know if you are considering a sugar glider as a pet, including basic care information and links.
Exotic Pet Names
Browse through a list of reader-submitted pet names for hamsters.
New to Pet Snakes? Figure Out What Type is...
Thinking about a pet snake? Learn about what you should consider before deciding on a snake as a pet, good snakes for beginners, and some basic care requirements of pet snakes.
Want an Exotic Pet? Check Out These State Laws...
Not sure if it is legal to own the type of exotic pet you have or are looking to get in the state you live in? Find out the exotic pet laws in your state here.
Mr. Frodo, Myrtle the Turtle: Popular Names for...
Browse through a list of reader-submitted pet names for turtles and tortoises.
Over 100 Names for Your Pet Fish
Browse through a list of reader-submitted pet names for fish.
What's the Best Name for a Pet Snake?
Browse through a list of reader-submitted pet names for snakes.
Coatimundi
Coatis, commonly incorrectly referred to as coatimundi, are an interesting exotic pet from the raccoon family. Read more about coatis here.
What Should I Name My Pet Pig?
Browse through a list of reader-submitted pet names for pigs.
What's It Like to Have a Pet Raccoon?
A look at the characteristics of raccoons and whether they make good pets
Here's a Giant List of Great Names for Pet...
Browse through a list of reader-submitted pet names for lizards.
What Should I Name My Exotic Pet?
Browse through a list of reader-submitted pet names for pairs of pets.
Pot Bellied Pigs as Pets: Here's What You Can...
A discussion of what to expect if you choos a pot bellied pig as a pet.
A Beginner's Guide to Keeping Ball Pythons as...
Basic information on ball pythons, including choosing a pet ball python, providing a proper cage, and feeding ball pythons.
What You Didn't Know About Capuchin Monkeys
Pet monkeys are controversial pets across the country. The Capuchin monkey is known for its tiny size and baby face. Capuchins are loved by their owners but do not typically make good pets. Learn more about Capuchins here.
6 Reasons Why a Pet Monkey Might Not Be Right...
A look at the reasons monkeys can be very challenging and difficult pets.
5 Exotic Pets That Are Great for Kids
Find out what exotic pets are good for kids.
What You Should Know About Keeping Pet Chameleons
A look at chameleons, their characteristics and what kind of pets they make.
Buying a Hamster? Here's What You Need to Know
A guide to help you choose a hamster, care for a hamster, and handle a hamster.
What is Your Guinea Pig Trying to Tell You?
An introduction to guinea pig behavior, including common vocalizations and other things guinea pigs do to communicate, to help with understanding guinea pig behavior.
Do Domesticated Foxes Make Good Pets?
Are you interested in getting a pet fox? Can a fox be kept as a pet? Find out here!
Cute Names for Your Pet Goat!
Browse through a list of reader-submitted pet names for goats.
What to Consider Before Getting a Pet Corn Snake
Here is a guide to choosing a corn snake as a pet with information about this animal and how to care for pet corn snakes.
How to Feed a Red Eared Slider Turtle for...
Answer in response to a question I am asked frequently about feeding red eared sliders, especially young turtles.
Interested in Reptiles? Here Are Some Good...
Information for inexperienced owners looking for their first reptile, including four good reptiles for beginners
How to Choose and Care for a Pet Lizard
About keeping lizards as pets, including choosing the right lizard and some basic but important care concepts.
Do Fennec Foxes Make Good Pets?
A look at what an owner can expect from a pet fennec fox.
Everything You Should Know About Owning a Pet...
An introduction to tortoises as pets, including things to consider before committing to a pet tortoise, and links to species information.
Everything You Need to Know About Chinchillas
Profile of chinchillas as pets, basic information about chinchillas and basic care information
What Should I Name My Hedgehog?
Browse through a list of reader-submitted pet names for hedgehogs.
Unsure What to Name Your Guinea Pig? Here's a...
Browse through a list of reader-submitted pet names for guinea pigs.
Your Quick Introduction to Pet Lovebirds
Infomation about keeping lovebirds as pets, including basic characteristics and care of pet lovebirds.
How to Choose and Take Care of a Tarantula
What you need to know before getting a tarantula, and choosing a pet tarantula
Your Quickie Guide to Tame Siberian Pet Foxes
After over 50 years of selective breeding, the tame siberian pet fox is gaining in popularity for its looks and personality. Read more about these newly domesticated foxes.
Bailona, Bazoo and Other Great B-Names for Your...
Browse pet names submitted to the site beginning with the letter B.
Pet Monkey
Learn about different monkeys that are kept as pets.
Everything You Need to Know About Pet Guinea Pigs
Facts about guinea pigs, what to consider when choosing one, links to tips about caring for one.
A Whole Bunch of Possible Names for Your Pet...
Browse through a list of reader-submitted pet names for ferrets, from A to M.
8 Things You Should Know About Caring for a Pet...
A guide to pet rabbits, including making the decision if a pet rabbit is right for you, choosing a healthy rabbit, and the proper care of a pet rabbit.
Explore Quick Facts About a Popular Exotic Pet
Basic facts about sugar gliders, incluing expected life span for pet sugar gliders.
Your A-to-Z Guide to Exotic Pets
Looking for information on a particular species? An index of all the types and species of exotic pets covered on About Exotic Pets.
Need a Name for Your Pet Rat? Here Are...
Browse through a list of reader-submitted names for pet rats.
All About Pet Veiled Chameleons
Information about veiled chameleons and their care in captivity.
How to Make Sure a Guinea Pig is the Right Pet...
Guinea pigs can make lovely pets, but there are a few things you should know before getting a guinea pig
A Beginner's Guide to Keeping Axolotls as Pets
An introduction to the unusual and exotic axolotl, including basic housing and care information.
Thinking of Getting a Pet Wolfdog? Here's What...
What you need to know about keeping wolfdogs as pets, including what you should consider before deciding on a wolfdog as a companion.
The Facts You Need to Know About Keeping a Rat...
What you need to know about deciding on a rat as a pet - life span, size, and characteristics.
What Should Pet Rats Eat?
Components of a good diet for pet rats includes food designed for rats as well as some fresh healthy food choices.
Which Small Rodent is the Right Pet for You?
A quick comparison of hamsters, gerbils, mice, rats, and guinea pigs, which are all common choices as family pets.
What's it Like to Own a Bearded Dragon?
An introduction to keeping bearded dragons as pets.
How to Set Up a Tank for Your Pet Fiddler Crabs
Information on fiddler crabs and how to keep them as pets, including setting up a tank appropriate for fiddler crabs.
Fish Names
Are you looking for a fish name for your pet fish? Check out this list of user-submitted fish names.
Exotic Pets for Apartment Living
Sometimes exotic pets are a good choice for apartment living, assuming (of course) that pets are permitted where you live. As always, there is no one pet that will fit all situations, for it will depend on what you want from a pet and the type and amount of space you have.
Your Quick Guide to Keeping Degus as Pets
About degus as pets, including basic care information.
Your Guide to Keeping Leopard Geckos as Pets
Introduction to leopard geckos and their care as pets.
Need a Name for Your New Exotic Pet? Check Out...
Alphabetical list of all the exotic pet names submitted by our readers.
Easy Ways to Tell if Your Snake is a Male or...
It is not easy to tell the difference between male and female snakes and it is something you should get an experienced keeper or vet to show you.
Do Lions, Tigers and Other Big Cats Make Good...
A look at the ready availability of big (non domestic) cats in the pet trade and the problems that can result when the reality of caring for a pet tiger or other large wild cat sets in.
Everything You Need to Know about Keeping...
Information on keeping aquatic turtles as pets, including what to expect from a turtle and the level of care and commitment required to keep turtles as pets.
New to Ferrets? Here's Everything You Need to...
Information about keeping ferrets as pets, including a care guide and some facts about ferrets.
What You Need to Know Before Purchasing an Iguana
What to expect from a pet iguana and links to some of the best iguana care information available online
Pet Tigers
Keeping tigers as pets and why it isn't a good idea.
How to Set Up a Home for Your Sugar Glider
Information on the ideal cage size and type for sugar gliders, as well as accessories to make the cage a good home for gliders.
My Hermit Crab Isn't Moving; Is He Dead or...
How to tell the difference between a molting hermit crab dead hermit crab
What Are Budgerigars and Why Do They Make Great...
Introduction to keeping pet budgies along with a quick summary of their care (cages, feeding).
Fennec Foxes
Basic information on fennec foxes and keeping them as pets
Fun Facts About the Fennec Fox
Here are a few interesting and true things about the cute and tiny fox known as the fennec fox.
Exotic Pet Names - Z
Browse pet names submitted to the site starting with the letter Z.
What Should I Name My Pet Bird?
Browse through a list of reader-submitted names for pet birds.
Pet Sloths
Learn the basics on caring for pet sloths.
Exotic Pet Names - M
Browse pet names submitted to the site beginning with the letter M.
Why Glass Surfing is Not Cool for Bearded Dragons
Find out what glass surfing is and why your bearded dragon is doing it.
Need a Name for Your Hermit Crab? Here’s...
Browse through a list of reader-submitted pet names for hermit crabs and fiddler crabs.
How to Choose the Right Pet Frog
Keeping frogs as pets - pros and cons, what to consider before choosing a frog, good frog species for beginners, and links to care sheets.
Thinking About a Pet Gecko? What You Should...
Information about the care of crested geckos.
Simple Tips for Finding a Lost Hamster
Tips on finding and recapturing a lost hamster.
My Hermit Crab Is Out of His Shell! What Should...
Sometimes a hermit crab will come out of its shell and not get back in. There are numerous reasons this can occur, and it can be tough problem to overcome because of the stress crabs are under when this happens.
Everything You Need to Know About Pet King...
An introduction tot he closely related king and milk snakes, and how to choose a healthy snake.
How to Keep Your Canary Happy and Healthy
An introduction to the pet canary and basic information on the care of pet canaries.
What Kind of Tank and Supplies Will You Need...
Red eared sliders are not difficult to care for, but it is important to choose a tank that is big enough, and provide sufficient water, a basking area, water filtration, and appropriate heat and light in order to keep your turtle happy and healthy.
How to Handle and Tame Your Pet Hamsters
Information and advice on taming and handling your pet hamster.
Exotic Pet Names - T
Browse pet names submitted to the site beginning with the letter T.
Need a Name for Your Mouse? Here Are Some Cool...
Browse through a list of reader-submitted pet names for pet mice.
Interesting Facts About Raising Hedgehogs
A quick guide to hedgehogs as pets, and basic care information.
Considering a Pet Turtle? 6 Things to Know...
Considering a pet red eared slider? There are a few things you should know about aquatic turtles before deciding if a red eared slider is the right pet for you.
Want a Pet Lizard? Consider the Chinese Water...
Information and facts about water dragons and basic care information.
“A” Names for Your Aardvark or...
Browse pet names submitted to the site starting with the letter A.
How to Keep Your Pig Healthy With Proper...
Information on the proper diet for pet pot bellied pigs
How to Care for Pet Red Eared Slider Turtles
Red eared sliders are one of the most common types of turtles found in the pet trade, but many owners are surprised by the amount of care they need. Here's what you should know about red eared sliders before getting one, and a basic guide to their care.
Why Isn’t Your Bearded Dragon Moving? He...
Bearded dragons sometimes go into brumation. Explore this interesting behavior of bearded dragons and learn more about brumation of Pogona Vitticeps.
Have a Pet Turtle? Make Sure You Keep Its Water...
There are several ways to keep your turtle tank clean. Having a tank that is set up well with a good filter is a good start. Page 2.
Why You Should Put Your Macaw in Your Will: A...
Some estimated expected life spans for some commonly found parrots and other pet birds.
What Types of Snakes Make the Most Popular Pets?
There are many different snake species people keep as pets. Take a look at a list of some of the more common ones.
What to Feed Your Pet Mouse
Introduction to keeping fancy mice as pets, incluinding tips on choosing a pet mouse.
Going to Buy a Hamster? Get These Supplies...
A list of supplies and equipment needed for pet hamsters.
Proper Feeding Rates for a Red-Eared Slider
How much and mow often to feed red eared sliders and other aquatic turtles
Surprise Hamster Babies: How to Handle a New...
What you should do if your hamster unexpectedly has a litter of babies (pups).
Give Your Bunny a Pedicure: A Guide to Rabbit...
How to trim the nails of your rabbit.
Do Ferrets Make Good Pets? 10 Factors That...
Reasons that ferrets can make excellent pets.
How to Keep Emperor Scorpions as Pets
Introduction to scorpions as pets, with an emphasis on the care of the large emperor scorpion.
How to Pet a Hedgehog Without Having a Prickly...
A reader wants to know if hedgehogs are spiky, whether hedgehogs can be held and cuddled.
Tips to Make Cleaning Your Rabbit Cage an Easy...
Cleaning cages is not a fun chore for any pet, but making cleaning as easy as possible and sticking to a schedule will make cage cleaning less of a chore and simply part of your routine.
Do Prairie Dogs Make Good Pets?
The pet prairie dog is a large affectionate rodent if handled as a baby. It requires a long-term commitment and much attention from a devoted owner.
Is a Hamster the Right Pet for You?
What you need to know about pet hamsters before choosing one as a pet.
Exotic Pet Names - G
Browse pet names submitted to the site beginning with the letter G.
How to Tell if Your Red-Eared Slider Is Male or...
Determining if a red eared slider turtle is male or female: sexing red eared sliders.
Pet Goats? Why Goats Are Moving From the...
Some things to consider if you are thinking about getting a pet goat.
Exotic Pet Names - D
Browse pet names submitted to the site beginning with the letter D.
Why Fire-Bellied Newts Are Among the Most...
Information on setting up a tank for fire bellied newts, and how to feed fire bellied newts. Page 2.
Can Bearded Dragons Live Together?
Keeping bearded dragons together is commonly mentioned but does not always work out.
Why Zebra Finches Make Great Pets for Beginners
About zebra finches as pets - what to expect from a pet finch.
What to Know about Black-Throated Monitors as...
The Black-Throated Monitor, also referred to as a Black Throat Monitor, is a large lizard with a typically mild temperament when kept as a pet.
Housing Your Tortoise Indoors? Think About a...
Tortoises do best if they can live in an outdoor pen, at least for part of the year. Tortoises that are kept indoors can become quite stressed and suffer health problems as a result. Building a custom indoor enclosure is the best way to house tortoises indoors if the outdoor option is not available.
Exotic Pet Names - P
Browse pet names submitted to the site beginning with the letter P.
A Guide to Geckos as Pets (We Promise Not to...
A introduction to keeping geckos as pets, including links to more information on a variety of gecko species.
Learn About the Floppy Cuteness of the...
A profile of Lop-Eared Rabbits.
My Hamster Bites! What Can I Do?
How to deal with a biting hamster.
Just Got a Pet Rat? Learn These 3 Essential Rat...
Information on caring for pet rats including setting up a rat cage, and providing toys and exercise, and feeding.
Want an Exotic Pet? Make Sure It’s Legal...
A quick guide to finding out about the legal status of exotic pets where you live.
You Can’t Have a Pet Leopard, So Think...
Profile of leopard tortoises and their care as pets.
What to Know About Keeping Your Turtle in an...
Information and tips about keeping aquatic turtles such as red eared sliders in outdoor ponds
Common Diseases and Health Problems in Hamsters
A quick guide to common health problems seen in pet hamsters.
How Do I Determine if My Hamster is Male or...
How to tell the difference between male and female hamsters.
Never Heard of a Kinkajou? Learn More About...
A look at keeping kinkajous as pets, and a look at their basic care and needs.
How to Raise Crickets for Your Reptile's Food
The advantages of keeping and raising crickets as food for your pet, and information on gut loading them before feeding them to your pet.
Why Dust=Clean For Your Pet Chinchilla
The importance of dust baths for chinchillas, and how to provide the dust bath.
Can’t Think of a Cool Chinchilla Name?...
Browse through a list of reader-submitted pet names for chinchillas.
Geckos - Tail Loss
Geckos can drop their tails as a defense to get away when something grabs their tail. What happens when a gecko drops its tail, and will the tail grow back?
How Rabbits Stomp, Grind Their Teeth and...
A quick guide to some of the things rabbits do to communicate and what they likely mean.
Pet Pot Bellied Pigs
Basic information on pet pot bellied pigs.
Choosing a Balanced Diet for Your Hermit Crab
What to feed hermit crabs as part of a balanced diet.
Exotic Pet Names That Start with "C"
Browse pet names submitted to the site beginning with the letter C.
A Gallery of Cute Guinea Pig Breeds
Description and picture of a peruvian guinea pig. Page 3.
Exotic Pet Names - S
Browse pet names submitted to the site beginning with the letter S.
Want a Pet Siberian Fox? Check Out the Pet...
The Institute of Cytology and Genetics has developed these tame pet foxes through long-term selection and breeding for behavior.
The Basic Diet Your Pet Rabbit Needs
A guide to properly feeding pet rabbits, who need ample roughage and fresh vegetables in their diets.
How To House Train a Pot Bellied Pig
A simple how to on house training pot bellied pigs.
Figuring Out What to Feed Your Sugar Glider
A look at various diet recommendations for sugar gliders and links to resources for further information.
Thinking About a Pet Lizard? Learn the Basics...
Green Anoles, also called American chameleons, can be kept as pets. A brief introduction on caring for the reptiles, e.g., setting up tank & feeding.
What Substrate Should I Use for My Leopard Gecko?
Advice on choosing a substrate for leopard geckos.
Signs That Your Snake Is About to Shed
Snakes generally shed their skin several times a year, and young growing snakes shed even more frequently. You will likely be able to see some tell tale signs that your snake is about to shed.
How to Choose the Right Food For Your Hamster
Advice on proper feeding of pet hamsters.
Moomin the Hamster, Binney the Pot-Bellied Pig,...
Browse through a list of exotic pet names submitted by readers and sorted by type of exotic pet.
Is a Rabbit the Right Pet for You?
Rabbits can make lovely pets, but as always, having the right expectations is paramount to developing a strong bond with your pet. Find out characteristics and quirks of pet rabbits to help you decide if a pet rabbit is right for you.
Ferrets and Cats - Ferrets and Dogs - Ferrets...
A look at choosing a pet ferret when you have other pets in the home.
Can Skunks Really Make Good Pets? You Might Be...
An introduction to the characteristics of skunks as pets and what to expect from a pet skunk.
Thinking About a Pet Lizard? Learn About the...
Care requirements for a pet savannah monitor.
How Do You Adopt and Care for a Boa Constrictor?
An introduction to boa constrictors as pets, choosing a snake, and a care sheet for red tailed boas
What You Should Know About African Grey Parrots...
Quick care guide for African grey parrots. Page 3.
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