Exotic pets are naturally more expensive than most other animals, though it depends on how rare they are and how well they breed. Their price also depends on the demand for them. Spring is a good time to purchase them if you want a baby animal. Breeders often advertise their animals on their websites, when […]
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An exotic pet is a rare or unusual animal pet, or an animal kept within human households which is generally thought of as a wild species not typically kept as a pet.
Commonly, the definition is an evolving one; some rodents, reptiles, and amphibians have become firmly enough established in the world of animal fancy to no longer be considered exotic. Sometimes any unique or wild-looking pet (including common domestic animals such as the ferret and the fancy rat) is called an exotic pet.
“Exotic” generally refers to a species which is not native or indigenous to the owner’s locale; and “pet” is a companion animal living with people. However, many use the term to include native species as well
Therefore, the American College of Zoological Medicine has defined the group as “zoological companion animals”.
Legally, the definition is subject to local jurisdiction, but is defined federally in the US, in part: “[An animal] …that is native to a foreign country or of foreign origin or character, is not native to the United States, or was introduced from abroad.” However, “[The term pet] …excludes exotic animals and wild animals.”