Environmental Enrichment Is Crucial for Exotic Pets

By Dr. Becker
Exotic pets, which may refer to reptiles, birds, “pocket pets” including hamsters and rats, rabbits, ferrets, amphibians and other less-common pets like pot-bellied pigs, make up a small fraction of pets in the U.S. compared to dogs and cats. However, that’s not to say they’re a rarity. More than 19 million U.S. households are home to at least one exotic pet,1 and their owners have a variety of reasons for wanting such an unusual family member.
Some may be allergic to dogs or cats …

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