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What exotic pet is right for you?
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I have several pets both exotic and typical pets (like cats and dogs). Think you would like a pet that is a little more intresting? Want to find a new fuzzy friend?

                 
First do you have a lot of money to spend on your new pet?
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Have you done any research on any exotic pets you might want to own (now or in the future)?
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If you have not done any research then an exotic pet might not be for you at this time. They are very costly and require special care.
 
 

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Do you live in a rented/shared apartment, condo or town house? (If you own the building in which you live then put "no" regardless of structure type)
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Do you have a room/caging area set aside for your new pet?
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Do you prefer reptiles to mammels?
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Do you like snakes?
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I suggest doing some research into a beginner snake Corn snakes, King Snakes, Milk Snakes and Ball Pythons are all fairly easy to care for and have a pretty friendly temperment if properly cared for and socialized. The down sides are keeping the temp & humidity high enough in the enclosure also snakes can carry mites. The plus side is the snakes I mentioned don't get larger than 5 feet long and eat only once a week. Never feed snakes live mice because they can carry harmful diseases that may harm your snake. A snake's life span varies by breed and you can find some amazing color morphs for a price of course.

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Do you have land in which you could house an outdoor exotic pet?
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Do you prefer a large exotic pet?
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Do you have a lot of time to spend with your new exotic pet (can you take it with you everywhere you go?)
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Please be very honest is the main caretaker of the exotic pet going to be a female or are there children in the home?
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I recommend an Iguana. They are pretty cool pets, they are herbivores that should be fed daily. However there are some draw backs to owning this giant lizard. One they do whip their tails, and they have a very nasty bite (look it up before buying one please) also they can become very agressive with women who are menstrating and should never be trusted with small children.



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I recommend a Wolf (or Wolf-hybrid). They are large and require a pack leader, they DO NOT do well with any other pets so they will need to be your only pet. They need plenty of space to run and play. Another downside to these lovely creatures is the fact you will likely have to have a permit to own one. Please do research before buying one.
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Do you have experince with large animals?
I recommend a Fox (domesticated NOT wild captured). They are very simular to owning a dog. They can learn tricks and do well in obedience. Their diet consists of small prey (mice/rats, small lizards, veggies, and dog food). They come in a wide array of colors and you can find them in diffrent sizes but they don't get any larger than about 35lbs. (Fennec fox is a small fox at about 3lbs) They can get along with other pets like cats and dogs (but not with reptiles). The biggest down side is some places require permits to own these lovely critters so do your research and make sure you can own one before you start contacting breeders. AGAIN NEVER TRY TO CATCH A FOX IN THE WILD!
I recommend a Sugar Glider (or two is better as long as they are fixed). They are nocturnal and they do require constant love and attention. They have a diet of meal worms, crickets, green/brown anole lizards, as well as fruits and veggies. They must be socialized and they will play all night. The males do produce a scent and they can be very messy, noisy, needy, and they do glide and climb. They are very curious and require a owner that is consistant.
 



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I cannot recommend an exotic pet for you at this time, however I will update this quiz when I have more time. Please check back soon.