More Reasons

We know you love animals, but owning wild animals can be a risky business! And it’s not good for you or the animal.

Thinking of getting an exotic pet? Think twice! We can come with serious consequences: for both you and me.


Owning an exotic pet is harmful to both animals and people—particularly from a wildlife trafficking and zoonotic disease perspective. Other reasons to avoid exotic pet ownership include the high cost of care and special food, veterinary, and habitat needs.


Many wild animals have very specific needs that cannot be replicated in your home. Take a look at our infographics to learn some of the reasons we don't make great pets.

Instead of owning an exotic pet, learn what you can do to help animals in a more positive way!


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