Question: Do Exotic Animals Carry Diseases?

Why is it bad to have exotic animals as pets?

This disrupts their natural sleep cycle, making it very hard for them to sleep properly and lead normal lives. Because they’re very social animals, if they don’t get enough attention, they may harm themselves or die from the stress of loneliness. Exotic animals kept as “pets” can also be dangerous.

How many deaths are caused by exotic animals a year?

Born Free USA, a nonprofit advocacy organization that strives to end the ownership of wild animals, has documented some 1,500 attacks, including 75 human deaths, escapes and other incidents involving exotic pets since 1990, according to MyHealthNewsDaily.

Do guinea pigs carry diseases harmful to humans?

Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM) is a rare viral disease that can be transmitted through the urine, droppings, saliva, or cage material of infected wild and domestic rodents, including hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, mice, and other small rodents. Human infections with LCMV are rare, especially from pet rodents.

Is a hedgehog a pig?

Prickly pigs? Hogwash! Even though these cute little animals have “hog” in their name, hedgehogs aren’t any sort of swine, nor are they related to porcupines! The hedgehog’s closest family are shrews, moles, and moonrats.

How do you become exotic?

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