Are you bored with common pets like dogs, cats and fishes? Well, then it’s time to own some exotic pets if you are a hardcore animal lover. Not many people can keep exotic pets, because the type of special care and attention they need is totally distinct from other regular pets. Starting from food habits to sleeping habits, these creatures have different requirements and require determined care and attention, which may sometimes be quiet difficult to follow. This article will give you briefing about six best exotic pets you can own.
1. Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrchaeris)
Quiet similar to Guinea pigs, Capybara are the natives of dense forests and love to live near waters. Capybaras are vegetarians and they mainly feed on aquatic plants, grasses, fruits and tree bark. Nature wise Capybaras are very friendly and will allow humans to touch and feed them. The adult Capybara is about 1.2 meter in height and weighs about 45 kilograms.
- Caring for Capybaras – Capybaras are not usual pets and hence you need to keep them as a pet in early childhood. They need an open space to live and should have a place to spend their time in water bodies as they are semi-aquatic animals. Feeding them with grass will suffice their nutritional needs. They live long when they are active breeders.
2. Sugar Gliders (Petaurus breviceps)
It is a small and cute omnivorous marsupial. They look like flying squirrels and are natives of several islands. They have a body length of about 16 cm and average body weight of 140 grams. They feed on wide variety of foods which include pollens, insects, lizards’ bird eggs and small birds as well.
- Caring for Sugar Gliders – Sugar Gliders are extremely loyal when they are kept as a pet and they are very playful as well. If you want to keep these small creatures at your home, then you have to bear with the noises that these nocturnal creatures make at night. They require extreme care and attention for their survival. They are happiest when they are kept with someone of their kind and they need to be in a place where they can climb up and down the tree branches.
3. Wallaby (Macropus agilis)
These are herbivorous marsupials and are miniatures of kangaroos. Wallaby eat all vegetarian food stuffs like grasses, leaves, foliage and vegetables. These creatures are native of Australia and are tree dwellers. Wallaby have an average height of 1.5 meters.
- Caring for Wallaby – Wallabies love to hide and are very timid in nature, and hence they require a lot of open space for their survival. You need to have a good fence system so that they cannot escape (they can easily jump over and break regular fences). These animals are nocturnal and hence you have to bear their noises at the night.
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