Thursday, 20 March 2014

What is an Exotic Pet?

An 'exotic' pet is one which is not native to the country in which is it being kept or is not considered to be a 'domesticated' pet such as a cat or dog. Most exotic pets are reliant upon their keeper to provide the correct and ambient temperature, appropriate diet and environment to help them stay healthy and flourish in captivity.

A lot of research has been carried out by scientists to determine where the fear of spiders comes from and many now believe that this irrational fear can be inherited from parents and grandparents, rather than from a child's personal experience, but after working with children for over 28 years I totally disagree and would say without doubt the fear is caused by negative conditioning during childhood rather than being inherited..

Monday, 17 March 2014

Teaching Your Pet Bird To Talk

All species of parrot have the ability to vocalise but whether they will or not depends upon several factors; it is best to attempt to teach a bird to talk while it is still young, if you are a person or family that are communicative...

Anyone wishing to have an exotic pet maybe should start with the easiest of creatures which do not require too much interaction and Spiders, Bugs and Creepy Crawlies come into this category. From the sturdy, passive Hissing Cockroach, Mantids, Stick Insects, to some impressive looking Tarantulas, all are relatively simple to look after providing they are kept in the correct environment and fed on suitable food.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

The Creepiest of the Crawlies

Creepy crawly pets have the potential to bring out phobias in countless people and attempting to show your beloved pet tarantula to an arachnophobe may result in screams of terror. However, the humble Tarantula is an extremely quiet, clean pet and is loved by many. Like many of the 'creepy crawlies' which some people choose to have as pets, the tarantula can instil fear in the strongest of men and cause terror in the hearts of the weaker ones.