Pets exotic animals
Who not only kept people in their apartments! Here elephants, perhaps, do not hold – they are a bit too large. And all others – please, start. What is so interesting about exotic animals? Perhaps the most common reasons for purchase of exotic – this desire to stand out, to emphasize their individuality, and the desire to get new impressions from contact with an unusual pet…
Some people just have to abandon the traditional Pets in favor of exotics. For example, people who are allergic to cats and/or dogs, can afford to maintain a lizard or a snake. Others opt for exotic pet due to …low cost and neobmenennogo content, for example, insects or rodents.
What animals belong to exotic
Explanatory dictionary Dahl explains, the word “exotic” as alien. In a broader sense, under the exotics we understand something unusual.
The exotic animal is a relative term. On the one hand, experienced animal lovers will not surprise even homemade penguin or kangaroo, and for the layman, even the most ordinary Russian or manual crow really looks very exotic. Many vidyawati (for example, decorative rabbits or chinchillas) gradually change their title of “exotics” on the status of customary Pets.
Exotic can be called not only representatives of the wild fauna, but certain species are traditionally allowed, e.g., miniature swine, goats, horses, or breed of hairless rodents (although hairless cats and dogs for a long time already you will surprise nobody).
Main groups of exotic Pets
If we extend the standard framework of selecting a pet “dog-cat-hamster”, you can discover a very interesting and well able to coexist with human animals. Let’s try to list the main groups of exotic Pets:
Arthropods — spiders, cockroaches, crickets, stick insects, Scorpions, etc. the advantages of the majority of arthropods can be attributed to their low cost and ease of maintenance. They are not noisy and do not smell, do not take up a lot of space and time. But this animals are not for socializing, but for observation.
Reptiles (lizards, snakes, crocodiles, etc.) and amphibians (frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, etc.) the Word “exotic” is most commonly used in these animals. Setting the stage for them, You create a microcosm in Your apartment – terrarium, simulating a corner of nature. With rare exception (iguanas, pythons), these animals remain indifferent to man. But the observation of their clear, well-calculated movements teaches composure and helps to get rid of excess emotions.
Rodents – this is probably one of the most numerous and “democratic” groups of domestic exotics. Chipmunks, squirrels, gerbils, dormice, Mysovka, marmots, ground squirrels, jerboas, shinshily, rabbits, etc. – fit perfectly in a city apartment. They require regular, but not very complex care (cleaning cages and feeding), which can handle even a child. Rodents are very active, they are interesting to talk. But to let out to walk around the apartment only major representatives of the families, and then only under supervision.
Predators. Most often (of course, after cats and dogs) contain mustelids, primarily ferrets (freak), much less can be found at home wolves, foxes, lynxes. The contents of small predators is comparable to the content of cats and dogs, though it has its own small features – a stronger odor, difficulties with toilet training. Living in the same house with an exotic predator, you cannot forget that they are only half tame. But if the ferrets from small size much harm to cause can’t, then to large predators (tigers, lions, bears, etc.) careful about even experienced trainers.
Primates. Monkeys, Capuchins, marmoset, chimpanzees and other monkeys are easily tamed, and well trained. But to keep monkeys in the house is not only very interesting but also very troublesome. Imagine a year-old child with his mood swings, the restless craving of the study, and all “children’s surprises”, now mentally increase his speed and agility three times, and You will understand what it means to contain the monkey house. But if You do not mind taking care of the “eternal child”, then You will not find a more intelligent and amusing pet than a monkey.
Next of kin monkeys – lemurs (of paleobotany). They are more orderly, calm and absolutely not aggressive. Despite the fact that they are lower than the present apes in intelligence, animal lovers get them more often.
List the types of exotic animals goes on and on. Outside of the above list remained hedgehogs and bats, falcons and owls, kangaroos and koalas and many others. Maybe You will be lucky to get to know them, and become neighbors with them not only the planet, but also in the apartment.
What you should know before you get an exotic pet
We must not forget that even the most exotic Pets in the first place living beings. They not only adorn their home and entertain their owners, but require constant attention. Unfortunately, for many aspiring home owners of the zoo turns out to be unexpectedly complex care care, housing, feeding and, God forbid, treatment. Many animals require large and specially equipped rooms for normal existence; not rarely they are very particular to a certain climate (temperature, humidity, light).
Often attractive at first glance, animals, disappoint the owners of “boring, boring” character (eg. snakes). Some exotics, such as parrots are very active, loud lifestyle, and the owners have to either change their mode, or to relocate the animal. Don’t forget that many representatives of wild fauna at the wrong content can be dangerous for humans ( predators, crocodiles, poisonous snakes). For many people, unacceptable is the need of feeding Pets (such as snakes) live food is mice, frogs, etc. But the most harmless vegetarian diet (e.g., monkeys) can create a serious problem – not everyone has the opportunity to buy daily fresh tropical fruits.
Exotic animals, like any other, susceptible to disease, but specialists able to treat such unusual patients, very little. Therefore, the owners of snakes and monkeys the cost of veterinary care is considerably more than the lover and cat owner (and have to spend not only money but also time and nerves).
All these features do not become for You an unpleasant surprise and a reason for parting with a pet, before you buy an exotic, you should be familiar with his habits, figure out what conditions he needs. Thoroughly prepared for all the difficulties, then You will be able to fully enjoy socializing with the animal. And may unexpected for you will only be a pleasant discovery.