Why We Shouldn’t Own Exotic Pets?

Why you shouldn’t own exotic animals?

Here are five reasons exotics don’t make good pets:

  • Exotic pets are wild. They do not adjust well to a captive environment.
  • Exotics come from a variety of sources.
  • Exotics are dangerous.
  • Some exotics carry disease.
  • You may be breaking the law.

Why keeping exotic pets is bad?

Taking them from the wild can endanger the species.

The enormous global demand for these and other exotic pets is fueling the illegal capture and trade of millions of birds, mammals and reptiles annually, most of which die while being captured or transported.

Why should exotic animals be kept as pets?

Just like all animals, non-traditional pets can carry pathogens. Some might even be transmissible to humans and cause mild illness. The unaccepted exotic pet’s relatively low population and the fact that they most often do not come from the wild lowers their much overstated threat to public health.

What is considered an exotic pet?

An exotic pet is a rare or unusual animal pet: an animal kept within human households which is relatively unusual to keep or is generally thought of as a wild species rather than as a pet.

Why are zoos bad?

Reasons why people think keeping animals in zoos is bad for their welfare: the animal is deprived of its natural habitat. the animal may not have enough room. although animals may live longer lives in zoos than in the wild, they may experience a lower quality of life.