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Why Should You Choose an Exotic Pet?


Are you thinking of choosing exotic pet pals? Do you want an animal that fits your routine? We have five top reasons you should consider a unique pet for your home.

Your exotic pet may live a long life.

While specialty diets and habitats are necessary for your pal to thrive, it is not uncommon for adult children to take an exotic pet to college. You may have a lizard or turtle last between 20 to 40 years in your care. Remember that regular medical care is vital to finding health issues to lengthen your pet's lifespan.


Most exotic pets need less space than cats or dogs.

Guinea pigs, lizards, and chameleons can thrive in small cages and aquariums. A dog or cat often takes over a room, or the entire house it seems when they sprawl out on the bed at night. Your lizard will easily fit on the end table in the living room when you get one as a juvenile.

When choosing exotic pet pals, you may love the no walking requirement

  • Your exotic pet does not need to go outside frequently

  • No parrot will wake you to do its' business before the alarm clock rings

Choosing an exotic pet gives your family a unique and rewarding experience

  • Long Island Bird & Exotics Veterinary Clinic can help you learn all about a new species

  • Plenty of bonding and memory making opportunities

Some of our favorite exotics are great choices for people with allergies. Turtles do not shed. Lizards have no long fur. Choosing an exotic pet helps you avoid dander allergies.

To find out how to help your exotic pets live a long and satisfying life, check out our blog posts. When you have questions, please call us at 516-482-1101


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