Despite our nation’s love for cats and dogs, there is a growing trend in exotic and pocket pets. Animals such as rabbits, chinchillas, reptiles, and Guinea pigs have become popular among American families over the past few decades, appealing to those who appreciate their size and unique characteristics.
Common species now kept as pets include:
- Guinea pigs, hamsters, and gerbils
- Rats and mice
- Lizards, turtles, and snakes
Like cats and dogs, exotics also need quality veterinary care, a nutritious diet formulated for their species, appropriate shelter, interaction or socialization, and psychological enrichment. Continue…