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The Benefits of Having an Exotic Pet

Are you looking for a pet that is pretty and unique? An exotic pet may be a perfect match for you! While exotic pets, such as snakes, lizards, and chinchillas, may not be as popular as dogs or cats, they can make great pets. In fact, there are some wonderful benefits to choosing an exotic pet. A local Westminster, CO vet lists a few of them in this article.

Noise

One of the best things about owning an exotic pet is that they are typically very quiet. You won’t have to field calls from neighbors that are annoyed because your snake won’t stop barking!

Behavior

Exotic pets are absolutely fascinating to watch! You may find observing your little buddy both interesting and relaxing. And while exotics aren’t quite as affectionate as Fluffy and Fido, many are quite gentle and friendly, and don’t mind being held.

Training

We love our canine pals, but they do need quite a bit of training. Exotic pets, on the other hand, don’t need training at all. You won’t need to housebreak your gecko, or teach your snake to sit!

Décor

A tank or enclosure can be both unique and attractive, and can be a great way to add character to your home. Ask your vet for advice on setting up your new pet’s home.

No Smells!

As long as you take good care of your pet, and keep his or her cage or enclosure clean, you shouldn’t have problems with foul odors. That’s definitely a great bonus!

No Messes

Because most exotic pets live in enclosures, you won’t have to worry about your pet eating the sofa cushions, digging holes in your yard, or leaving a mess on the rug.

Hypoallergenic

While no pet is 100% allergenic, exotic pets—particularly reptiles—are great options for people with allergies. Ask your vet for more information.

Low Maintenance

While daily care requirements do vary greatly from pet to pet, many types of exotics require very little as far as day-to-day work, aside from providing fresh food and water and removing waste. Snakes are a great example of this: they don’t even have to be fed daily.

Do you have questions or concerns about your exotic pet’s health or care? Please contact us, your Westminster, CO animal clinic, for all of your pet’s veterinary care needs. We are here to help!

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