Exotic Pets

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We accept all exotic reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish, mammals and invertebrates at Exotic Pet Amnesty events. In the exotic pet context, some owners have argued that regulations depriving them of their pets constitute a taking of their animal for the public welfare, and that they must receive just compensation for their loss. Yes, they can make good pets but it depends on what you’re hunting for and willing to tolerate. Furthermore, because numerous exotic pets live in dirty and stressful conditions, they are far more most likely to contract and transmit diseases like salmonella. Presently, their captive-bred populations are small and they are (fortunately) unpopular as pets. Courts have disagreed, and affirmed agencies’ appropriate to seize animals whose owners have violated exotic pet regulations.

A reminder: This article is not a care sheet nor do I endorse any of these animals as pets. Salmonellosis associated with exotic pets has been described as a single of the most crucial public health diseases affecting more people and animals than any other single disease. Michigan bans acquisition and possession of wolf-dog hybrids and big carnivores, although it grandfathered” animals currently owned as pets at the time of the laws’ enactments.

Due to the lack of wildlife infrastructure, in certain biological information, nearby laws are much less likely than state laws to be distinct enumerations, and might basically refer to wild,” unsafe,” or exotic” pets. A third critical variable in exotic pet laws is the consequences for violation of the statute, in both human and animal terms.

However, captive care and husbandry data for a lot of typically kept amphibians, reptiles, birds, and small exotic mammals are extensively offered through literature, animal enthusiast groups, and World wide web websites and discussion forums. Constant handling will make them wonderful pets for true exotic animal lovers, and they are fairly well-known in terms of exotic mammals.

The county realized that by their very nature, inherently harmful exotic animals are wild and potentially unsafe, and, as such, do not adjust effectively to a captive atmosphere.” The county board of commissioners, for that reason, banned all inherently unsafe exotic animals” from the county, and gave existing owners a year to get rid of their pets.