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Small Exotic Pets That Are Easy to Own _18 Exotic Pets
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Raising exotic pets continues to grow in popularity as people look for new and different types of pets. Unfortunately, owning many of these pets may not be valid for you where you live and requires very special care and behavior which makes them quite difficult to own. The following list of exotic pets includes some of the best exotic small pets that others can easily own.

Fennec fox

Fennec fox
If you want to take an unusual and exotic pet and incredibly beautiful, you can’t go wrong with the Fenek Fox. These foxes are small and the size of a Chihuahua dog when fully grown. Phoenix foxes are not easy to find and can be very expensive, although they can easily become readily available at low prices as their popularity grows.

 

They need a lot of socialization to be comfortable around their people, and when they are “like dogs,” it is not a pet that you can ever take roots in the park. However, they are social animals that need attention and work well if you have more than one, so they have regular companions. They may be trained to house like cats, although most owners keep them in a large cage enclosure instead of giving them a free cage. Again, however, they need regular time from the kennel.

Axolotl

Axolotl
This salamander is growing in popularity. The axolotl is Mexican and strangely beautiful. These are found in most pet stores that specialize in fish because they are aquatic species.

 

Axolotls are a good beginner pet because they are not very difficult to care for, and they can do well even in a small tank, such as 10 gallons though large. They live in fresh water and need a good, strong filter because they can get dirty. Axolotl can eat frozen, frozen-dried, or fresh bloodworms, shrimp, or even ground beef. In addition to frequent water changes, cleaning their tanks, and providing them with proper food, they are low maintenance and attractive pets.

Degu

Degu
Degas looks a bit like a cross between a guinea pig variety and a hamster. They are very social and friendly animals, and they need to keep up with at least one other Daegu to be happy. But men will fight, so it is better to have Digas of the opposite sex together. They can be in the same kind of cage as you would find for ferrets or rats and use lots of the same things and toys. They resemble chinchillas that need to be bathed in their dust.

 

One advantage of owning a dagger compared to other pocket pets is that they are nocturnal and stay active during the day when you want to communicate with them. However, Degas can nip if they are scared or not accustomed to dealing quickly and often. They are also illegal in certain states like Alaska, California, Connecticut, Georgia, and Utah.

 

Axolotls are a good beginner pet because they are not very difficult to care for, and they can do well even in a small tank, such as 10 gallons though large. They live in fresh water and need a good, strong filter because they can get dirty. Axolotl can eat frozen, frozen-dried, or fresh bloodworms, shrimp, or even ground beef. In addition to frequent water changes, cleaning their tanks, and providing them with proper food, they are low maintenance and attractive pets.

Cockroaches

Cockroaches
You might be surprised to know that cockroaches are considered a good exotic pet. Commonly kept as pets are the Hisag cockroach of Madagascar, the head cockroach of death, the Indian domino cockroach, and the Cuban cockroach. Although they are not a pet you want to be affectionate with, you can handle them fairly easily. Depending on the species. However, you may need permission from your state’s Department of Agriculture. These can be considered invasive species, and transport within their states is regulated.

 

These cockroaches are one to three inches long and live about a year, although some can live up to five years. They should be kept in groups or teams because they are social, but they do not need a large aquarium. It is important to find someone with a locking id because they are strange mountaineers. They will also need a heat lamp or pad to maintain the tropical temperature. As far as diet, they are very easy to deal with because they can eat anything and everything, including fruits, vegetables, leaves, wood, and even cat kibble and fish shots and flakes.

 

One advantage of owning a dagger compared to other pocket pets is that they are nocturnal and stay active during the day when you want to communicate with them. However, Degas can nip if they are scared or not accustomed to dealing quickly and often. They are also illegal in certain states like Alaska, California, Connecticut, Georgia, and Utah.

 

Axolotls are a good beginner pet because they are not very difficult to care for, and they can do well even in a small tank, such as 10 gallons though large. They live in fresh water and need a good, strong filter because they can get dirty. Axolotl can eat frozen, frozen-dried, or fresh bloodworms, shrimp, or even ground beef. In addition to frequent water changes, cleaning their tanks, and providing them with proper food, they are low maintenance and attractive pets.

Sugar Glider

Sugar Glider
Sugar gliders are adorable small tree resident marsupials. Like flying squirrels, they have thin skin membranes on both sides of their bodies that allow them to fly from one high place to another. Unfortunately, sugar gliders are also illegal in many states, including Alaska, California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, and New Mexico.

 

Sugar gliders can be so easily kept that they are small and succeed in companionship to be very affectionate. However, they are untidy and cannot be house trained, and they have four scented glands to mark the area. In addition, they can bite when scared. Since they are very social animals, you may need to keep two sugar gliders with you when you are not at home.

Millipedes

Millipedes
Millipedes are an unusual choice for exotic pets, but obviously, it is easy to care for and requires minimal space. The type of millipedes that are usually sold as a pet is the African giant millipedes. They can grow to reach up to 10 inches and do not require an extra-sized aquarium to live in. Of course, they will need a certain level and lighting and heating elements to keep the temperature and humidity appropriately. Still, these are all easily acquired in most pet supply stores.

 

Millipedes are herbivores, and you feed them fresh fruits and vegetables and a calcium supplement. Although they are not cuddly, they can be managed and not bite. However, they can create a substance that can irritate your skin, and it is better to wear gloves.

Hedgehogs

Hedgehogs
Hedgehogs, affectionately known, are cute little creatures with quills covered above and fur beneath them. When they feel threatened, they roll into a forkball, but you can teach them to handle handling with gentle perseverance. An adult hedgehog is about eight inches tall on average. It is illegal to keep hedgehogs as pets in California, Georgia, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, and New York City.

 

Hedgehogs can make beautiful pets because they don’t need a ton of interaction to be calm and happy. They also don’t need too much makeup. However, these are nocturnal, which means they can be more active at night when you are off from your day. They should also have a single pet in their enclosure, so you need a separate cage if you want more than one. They can transmit diseases in humans, such as virus ringworm or Salmonella.

Tarantulas

Tarantulas
Tarantulas are not everyone’s cup of tea, but some people find them attractive. The advantage of owning tarantulas is that they are very low-maintenance pets that require nothing more than feeding and cleaning their cages.

Sea Crab

Sea crab
Tarantulas are not everyone’s cup of tea, but some people find them attractive. The advantage of owning tarantulas is that they are very low-maintenance pets that require nothing more than feeding and cleaning their cages.

Ball Python

Ball Python
Some pet owners may not consider snakes “exotic,” but keeping reptiles is certainly unusual to many everyday pet owners. For one thing, you need to feed your ball python frozen or live rats and mice, which can set them apart rather than keeping them average cats or dogs. Of all types of pet snakes available, ball pythons are the easiest and good choice for beginners.

 

These are usually flexible and easy to handle, and the hardest part of their ownership is letting them eat. Ball Python can pick and refuse to eat from time to time. There are strict requirements for their cages, such as a heated and basking area and actual humidity. Ball pythons are very easy to find and not too expensive unless you crave one of the many available variants, ranging from a few thousand dollars.

Hyacinth Macaws

Hyacinth Macaws
Hyacinth Macaw is a fantastic parrot that can create an amazing pet in the right home. These birds need a large enclosure and daily engagement with their verity owners. They are very intelligent and smart and can be loud if they are stressed or lonely. They live up to 60 years, so they need to plan if they can survive you. In most states, their ownership is legal even though they are covered by endangered species laws that regulate their transportation and trade in the United States.

 

Although they are certainly large, intimidating birds, they are known for their affectionate personalities. They are not a flexible choice for beginners, but if you have bird experience, time, and a place to keep, a hyacinth macaw can be an amazing pet.

Chinchillas

Chinchillas
The chinchilla is a type of rat that is not as widespread as other pocket pets, although they are not difficult to find in general. They are easy to care for unless you provide them with proper food, adequately sized cages, and a warm, draft-free area of ​​your residence. They don’t need too much makeup and don’t need unusual “dust baths,” which are pretty adorable to look at. Although chinchillas can be affectionate, they can also be shy and don’t enjoy much handling.

Scorpion

Scorpion
The Scorpion is not a faint-hearted pet or a person who doesn’t take care of insects. Despite their terrific reputation and appearance, they are a simple exotic pet and can do well in very small places. They will need a tank with the right amount of moisture and temperature. The downside to owning a scorpion is that it is not a pet that you will ever be able to hold or even hold as a scorpion bite, and even the most mildly poisoned people are still very painful. However, if you want easy and unique pets to care for and don’t require too much space, makeup or exercise, you can enjoy getting a scorpion.

Quaker Parakeets

Quaker Parakeets
Although the parakeet is not a very common pet bird, the Quaker parakeet or the monk parakeet, it is illegal in many states to own a Quaker parakeet. It can only be kept with the permission of others. These parrots are considered and sacrifice an invasive species but can be a great pet if you can get and own one wherever you live. They get their name from the behavior of lowering the head and shaking the body, which is very normal and does not mean that the bird is in trouble. In addition to the legitimacy of ownership, Quaker parakeets are hard to find and valuable, but if you can own them, you will be able to keep these smart, active, and social birds.

 

Quaker parakeets are intelligent, attractive birds that enjoy the company of humans and need the companionship of other birds if you can’t provide them constant companionship for all time. They learn easily to talk from an early age and can be a great parrot for all sorts of behaviors for clicker training.

 

Cheetah Geckos

Cheetah geckos
Geckos are popular exotic lizards that come in many colors and types. Leopard geckos are most popular because of their attractive spotted pattern and their friendly nature. Geckos can be a great pet for you for a small space because they can do well in a small tank, such as at least 10 gallons at least 15 to 20 is good. Geckos need their tanks at a certain temperature but do not need a UVB lamp like other reptiles. They are also easily fed with insects readily available in pet stores. They are seen to enjoy handling and conversation with humans more than other lizards. One caveat about leopard geckos is that they can transmit Salmonella to you, and it is very important and you must to wash your hands after handling them.

 

Ferrets

Ferrets
Ferrets are another small pet that is gaining popularity, and it is easy to find. However, they are completely illegal in California and Hawaii and in some cities and counties where they are legal. Caring for ferrets is not difficult, and you can buy a commercially prepared ferret’s diet. They need a large cage that gives them enough space to move around and expand, and they also need time outside the cage to play and explore. They are extremely intelligent and cuddly little animals.

However, if they are tired or overly excited, they may become nauseous and intolerant to manage. Ferrets also need minimal decoration, although some owners bathe them often because they have a musty smell. Another potential disadvantage of owning a ferret is that they need to have at least one other ferret to be happy, so you have room and at least two people.

 

Halloween Moon Crabs

Halloween Moon Crabs
If you like to crustaceans but find the Hermit crab a bit annoying, you’ll love the Halloween moon crab surely. These crabs look like as  they were painted by numbers and come in bright colors like purple, red, orange, and yellow. They are related to hermit crabs and are sometimes known as Halloween hermit crabs. These can be easy to handle depending on the individual crabs. Halloween moon crabs are relatively inexpensive and available at pet stores for between $ 10 and $ 20.

 

If you want to keep a Halloween moon crab, you should have at least two because they are social though they need to be kept in separate tanks in case of battle. They don’t need a big tank, and they can climb up and around with a sand layer and lots of rocks and driftwood with a 15 or 20-gallon tank. They will also need fresh and saltwater pools that should be changed and cleaned daily. They can eat fruits, vegetables, and even cooked meat.

 

Bearded Dragon

Bearded dragon

Bearded dragons are one of the easiest low-maintenance and lizards and cool to keep and are known to be humble and friendly. They can do well with an excellent “beginner” lizard and teach children to manage them responsibly. These do not grow as large as some lizards and can be comfortably kept in a small space like an apartment when they need an adequate habitat size. The bearded dragon is one of the most popular pet lizards, and ownership is legal in most states except Hawaii.

Like other lizards, bearded dragons are at risk of being infected with Salmonella if they do not practice hand washing well after handling them. In addition, some work is required to feed them, including regular preparation of fresh vegetables and live insects.

 

Think carefully about the simplest exotic pets

There is certainly a certain temptation to own an exotic pet, and some pet owners prefer the idea of ​​owning something unusual that others do not have. However, if you are thinking of bringing an exotic pet home, do your research carefully. While these animals may be easier to care for than some other “regular” pets, many of them have very specific food, shelter, and cosmetic needs that you should know before bringing them home. You may also have the necessary permits to own where you live, or they may not be legal. Check with your landlord or homeowners association, and even if they are legal, your residence may block or limit their ownership.

 

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