Exotic Animals & Wildlife

Nearly everyone is fascinated by exotic animals and wildlife, but care must be taken when handling or encountering these animals. While many people are excited about keeping exotic animals as pets, they may not realize that keeping these animals healthy takes hard work and a great deal of skill.

You may love the idea of keeping a snake, spider or rare animal as a pet - but each year, hundreds of these animals are injured, killed or abandoned by owners who didn't know how much work it would actually be to care for them. Let's face it: If you are considering keeping an exotic animal as a pet, you're going to need help.

Our articles can give you information on the diet, habitat and care requirements of animals such as macaws, degus, sugar gliders and other popular exotic pets. Have you wondered what it would take to care for a pet tarantula, or where you would even find such animals for sale? Do you want to know what the regulations are in your state for keeping exotic or wild animals as pets? Let our articles help you find the information you need.

Campers, hikers and people who live in certain regions of the country may face mountain lions, bears and other large wildlife. We can give you the information you need to survive encounters with many of these wild species. Our authors have a great deal of experience in handling, observing and caring for exotic animals and wildlife, and they're happy to share their knowledge with our readers.

If you're interested in conservation, our articles can teach you about endangered wildlife and wildlife conservation. You can learn interesting facts about endangered rain forest species and so much more. Whether you're an amateur naturalist, a hopeful pet owner, or just someone who's generally interested in animals, our articles have the information you need!

More Exotic Animals & Wildlife Articles

  • How To Trap Coyotes

    Coyotes are very wily and crafty carnivores so hunting and trapping them is easier said than done. These creatures have a very sensitive spot on the nose, which...
  • How To Set Up a Worm Farm

    As icky as it initially sounds, worm farming is very beneficial and can actually make you a lot of money. They are quite cheap to maintain and the benefits of having...
  • How To Make a Deer Feed Block

    Attract deer to your backyard with a deer feed block you can make yourself out of inexpensive feed.
  • How To Build a Ferret Wire Cage

    Building a ferret wire cage on your own allows for customization and saves you a lot of money. Follow these instructions.
  • How To Identify a Coyote

    Also known as the American jackal or the prairie wolf the coyote will be easy to recognize if you follow these hints.
  • How To Clean a Sugar Glider

    The only drawback with having a sugar glider as a pet is the odor they develop, especially if there is no regular cleaning regimen in place.
  • How To Catch a Rabbit

    A rabbit is a cute creature that some kids want to keep as a pet, but don’t be fooled by their appearance. When left in your garden, a rabbit can feed on your plants...
  • How To Catch Feral Pigs

    If you are planning on catching a feral pig, just follow the steps provided below.
  • How To Catch a Raccoon

    If you are having raccoon trouble at home, you do not have to call someone for help right away. You can catch the creature on your own using a bait.
  • How To Catch a Fruit Bat

    4. These are the simple steps that you have to follow if you want to catch a fruit bat.
  • How To Care for a Baby Badger

    Before attempting to raise a baby badger, read on so you know what kind of care is required.
  • How To Locate Animal Control

    Whatever your problems are with regards to animals, you should know who you wanna call: yes, that's animal control.
  • How To Locate a Pet Monkey Breeder

    Since regulations on monkey breeding and ownership differ from state to state, your initial efforts should be focused on getting ample details about such laws.
  • How To Build a Bat House

    Much like a bird house, a bat house can be made from wood. Unlike bird houses, bat houses are very narrow and the opening is located on the bottom.
  • How To Keep Sugar Gliders Healthy

    Sugar gliders are unique pets, marsupials, originally from Australia. Here's how to care for a sugar glider and keep them healthy.
  • How To Find the Closest Wild Animal Clinic

    This article provides resources for the closest wild animal clinics that give proper care to wounded animals until they are able to return to the wild.
  • How To Keep Mealworms

    Mealworms make a nutritious meal for many pets, including birds and reptiles. Here's how to keep mealworms.
  • How To Keep Raccoons out of a Trash Can

    Are raccoons constantly digging through your trash can at night? Use these tips to keep them out of your trashcans.
  • How To Keep Squirrels Out of a Garden

    I was fortunate this year to not have any squirrels or bugs invade my garden. I will share with you the advice my Grandfather passed on to me.
  • How To Find Ugly Animals

    Targeting an animal as repulsive is largely a matter of opinion. However, certain specimens would unanimously win the ugly title.
  • How To Look for Endangered Animals Pictures

    There are many other sources of endangered plant and animal pictures on the Web. Visit these sites now and you may be able to help decrease the endangered species list.
  • How To Legally Hunt Coyote

    Coyote hunting is made popular by human intervention in keeping the balance of nature, and of course, the hunter’s pleasure that inevitably comes with it.
  • How To Identify Wildlife

    Your wildlife identification skills must be excellent if you are a regular hiker or outdoorsman. Having these skills may even save your life.
  • How To Build a Lion Habitat

    Anyone looking to build a habitat for a lion must carefully consider the following.
  • How To Understand Endangered Rainforest Species

    Some animals and plants are tagged as endangered because people see a potential risk for them to become extinct. Here's how to get more facts.
  • How To Avoid a Black Bear

    Black bears only attack for two reasons: to defend themselves, or for food. To avoid an attack, don't put a black bear in either of these situations.
  • How To Take Care of a Baby Penguin

    Although penguins live in the cold southern hemisphere, penguin eggs need to be kept warm in an incubator. Learn more facts about baby penguins and how to care for them.
  • How To Survive an Encounter With a Mountain Lion

    If you encounter a cougar while camping, the right actions may save your life. Educate yourself on surviving an encounter with a mountain lion.
  • How To Set Pigeon Traps

    Are you having trouble with pigeons? Or are you just a kid at heart and want to catch them? Learn how to set pigeon traps in a few simple steps.
  • How To Help Endangered Animals

    Animals classified as endangered species are those that are in risk of becoming extinct due to a critical decrease in number attributed to a change in their...
  • Choose Snake Cages

    So, you've chosen one or more snakes to liven up your home or office and now you have to choose a proper snake cage for showing your pet(s) off to colleagues, friends...
  • Use Spider Control Products

    Being afraid of spiders is very common. I don't know if this is because the little things have eight legs, the multiple eyes or a fear of a lethal bite, but it makes...
  • Find a Ferret Adoption

    Ferrets make great pets, if you're willing to up with some of their quirks. These furry charmers are intelligent, can be litter trained and love to play. But ferrets...
  • Get Involved in Ferret Rescue

    Owning a ferret is a massive responsibility that only should be accepted by those who are willing to care for their pet no matter what circumstances arise....
  • How To Kill Spiders: Spider Pest Control

    Spider sightings seem to peek a few times a year. Most noticeable is late fall, when spiders seem to find a way to creep inside the warmth of your house. Then the...
  • Find Cheap Ferret Cages

    Finding cheap ferret cages doesn't necessarily mean finding low quality ferret cages. But remember never to let your desire for a bargain get in the way of finding a...
  • Use Coyote Urine to Repel Other Animals

    Eeveryone around the world is becoming more and more concerned about being "green" and "environmentally friendly." Some people who live intimately...
  • Find the Right Snake Enclosures

    Many people find snakes to be the perfect choice when selecting a pet. Snakes require little space, infrequent feeding, and don't leave hair on your shirt when you...
  • How To Buy Deer Feeders

    First start by deciding what type of feeder you want. There are a few choices of automatic deer feeders. There are freestanding and hanging deer feeders or you can...
  • How To Use Deer Feeders

    Big game can be hard to find. They feed on soft grasses in fields and hide in the deep brush. Serious big game hunters know the secret to finding big game is to grow...
  • Find Exotic Live Pets for Sale

    The first thing you need to do before purchasing an exotic pet is to check with the law to assure the animal you want is allowed in your area. Many states, cities, and...
  • Finding Exotic Pets for Sale

    How can you find exotic pets for sale? These days there are several ways to find exotic pets that are for sale. If you get a local newspaper, you can certainly go into...
  • How To Find Exotic Cats for Sale: Cat Breeders

    People who like cats usually fantasize about having their own wild, exotic cat at home, such as lions, tigers, cougars, and even hybrid cats like the Savannah Cat...
  • How To Care for a Pet Tarantula

    A tarantula is the ideal pet for some people. With a little bit of background knowledge, you can have a great pet that is fairly easy to take care of and that is very...
  • How To Set Up a Beta Fish Tank

    Beta fish, often known as betta fish, Japanese fighting fish, or Siamese fighting fish, are beautiful and can make for a wonderful addition to your home. Add a...
  • How To Decide What Pet Is Right For You

    Selecting a new pet is a big decision for anyone. Remember anything you do will now impact the life of another creature. Below are some things to think about before...
  • How To Give a Pet as a Gift

    Advice about purchasing a pet as a gift for the holidays.
  • How To Know If a Ferret Is the Right Pet For You

    This article will help you decide if a ferret is the right pet for you. Are you willing to commit to long-term care and give your ferret every advantage at having a...
  • How To Assess Wolves as Pets: Facts About Pet Wolves

    Wolves are wild (not domesticated) animals and therefore it is important to learn how to assess these creatures as pets. This means that they like to live outdoors,...
  • How To Cope with the Loss of a Pet

    There's no easy way to cope with the loss of a pet, nor should you try to bypass the natural grieving process. Always remember, you're not alone. Everyone...