Category Archives: Exotic Pets

I’m Welcoming a Rat to our Medley of Pets

I’ve already got a zoo-load of pets and everyone of them has got some fantastic characteristic about them. My wife doesn’t know it yet, but it looks like I might be adding a rat into the interesting mix of creatures we keep. The boy’s mother discovered the rodent and demanded he get rid of it immediately. It’ll be due into our home in a day or two and I’m doing a bit of research on rats as pets just so that I’m prepared for our new addition. One thing is for sure, the rat is going to be kept in a cage indoors. Rats are pretty much misunderstood and are far cleaner and intelligent than people give them credit for. It seems rats make brilliant pets too, so I’m looking forward to this cool addition to our animal children.

the most adorable pets

I’ve been onto the Internet to see how having a rat as a pet is going to influence our lives, and the information tells met that keeping a rat is no problem. Its just a case of cleaning out the old bedding material, adding in new dry straw and some bedding, wipe down the cage with a damp cloth, and that’s it, you’re done. People who’ve kept rats say that they really have loads of personality and because they are so clever, you can actually train them. Anyone of you kept a rat as a pet? Let me know about what you find so exceptional about your unusual pet – I’m looking forward to welcoming our new pet.



Guinea Pigs- (Cavia porcellus)

Guinea pigs hail from the the cavy family, originally from the Andes region of South America and they are becoming highly popular house pets. These furry cuties weigh a maximum of two to three pounds and prefer to live in groups. With that said two guinea pigs introduced as roomies from the very beginning can manage quite happily. If you introduce a new friend to one who has been solo, he or she may have become extremely territorial and it will take time and perhaps separate living quarters with supervised play dates. Loveable with unique personalities it is important to note their specific susceptibilities to illness and how to maintain a healthy environment. They particularly need high levels of vitamin C best served in food form, not supplemented.

There are a wide variety of breeds.

A variety of guinea pigs all cute and adorable

Owners often and should take great pride in their guinea pigs appearance. Exhibits and competitions are enjoyed across New Zealand.

Heart breaking as it may be many of these family pets wind up in the wrong hands, get lost or simply dumped to fend for themselves. Thanks to animal lovers, especially guinea pig lovers there are rescue centers if you ever find yourself in this unfortunate situation.

Like any pet, before investing and taking one into your care, do as much research as possible. The guinea pig remains one of the most desirable pets and although considered exotic, your local veterinarian most likely know how to care for your loved one.

Having exotic pets

As I have already mentioned, I absolutely love snakes as pets. They are a lot of fun. Maybe this is why I still sort of have a soft spot for people who wish to have exotic animals as pets (some varieties of snakes can be exotic, you know!). However, if you are not a cat, dog or a bird person and you think fish are too boring, maybe an exotic animal is just what you need! You just have to make sure that you do your research, so that you get the right animal for you, and so that you do not end up breaking any rules!

Exotic Pets New Zealand

There are a number of exotic animals that are not endangered and are perfectly legal to own. If you already know what kind of animal you wish to own, you should check and see if it is illegal for you to purchase one.You should also find out if you can actually have that animal live in your house (we do not want another Ross and Marcel moment, do we?). Once you have done this, you should look up tips on how to maintain the animal, how much it would cost to feed it the right food and whether or not there are any vets who will be able to provide your pet with the care it deserves.

Yes, owning an exotic pet might be slightly more difficult than owning a normal pet, but it is worth every bit!