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Sloths, The Cutest Exotic Pet You Can Own

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If you’re wondering what’s the cutest, most adorable exotic pet you can own, hands down the answer is… a sloth. Looking at this slow-moving, tree-dwelling Amazonian mammal, you’d swear it is smiling back at you. And how many friends do you have that own a sloth for a pet? Probably you’ll be the first in your group. So after buying that exotic pet insurance, prepare for the deluge of visitors who want to see your exotic pet.

Does a Sloth Make a Good Pet

does sloth make good pet

Though sloths are slow, they more than make up their speed with their personality. Sloths are very affectionate pets. Cradling one is almost like cradling an infant. In fact, sloths particularly love to play peek-a-boo, like babies! They love to hide under blankets, seemingly saying “Come find me if you can.” And because sloths are slow, you wouldn’t have problem about them escaping and ransacking your closet like other exotic pets do. Sloths are great around young children also; they may have somewhat sharp claws, they don’t use it to claw on people. And sloths love to be bathed and blow dried; the animals are very clean despite being so hairy.

Pet Sloth Diet

feeding pet sloth

Although you paid for an exotic pet insurance, it’s heartbreaking to see your sloth get sick. So keep yours healthy by feeding it proper sloth diet. In the wild, sloths eat mainly tree leaves and occasionally munch on fruits. If you live far from the Amazon, however, it’s impossible to get hold of the tree leaves that these guys munch on. Luckily, sloths eat prepared Marion Zoological Leafeater’s Diet Biscuits, which you can buy exclusively from Marionzoological.com. The Marion Zoological Leafeater’s Diet Biscuits are mainly sold to zoo keepers only, but you can get your supply by contacting the center. So it’s best to secure your sloth’s special food first before you bring home your new pet. For treats, you can give sloths lettuces, some tropical fruits, and a couple of insects.

Housing a Pet Sloth

pet sloth cage

Sloths are tree dwellers doing most of their business high up on tree branches: eating, sleeping, mating, and all the works. In your house, your sloth would appreciate if you can put a tall cage with a couple of fake trees in it. Put ropes and a hammock in to serve as your sloth’s cozy bed. But, like other house pets, sloths will eventually learn to love your house too. So expect your sloth to be comfortable in your sofa, bed, or in your heated bathtub once it’s domesticated enough.

Where to Buy a Pet Sloth

purchase pet sloth

If you live in the U.S., you can count by your fingers the duly licensed sloth breeders and distributors. One such sloth distributor is Incredible Pets Incorporated located in Melbourne, Florida. If you live elsewhere, do not buy sloths from illegal poachers if you don’t want to face a hefty fine or imprisonment for illegal wildlife trade. Even buying a baby sloth from a friend who has one is considered illegal if you don’t have proper permits from your local Department of Agriculture or Bureau of Wildlife Rescue.

Is It Legal to Own Sloth

exotic pet laws

Aside from exotic pet insurance, you should secure all licenses before getting your first pet sloth. Different states and different cities have particular ordinances and laws that govern people who want to own exotic pets, let alone endangered, such as a sloth. So know the laws in your area first to avoid a hefty fine or a possible incarceration. Bornfreeusa.org should provide you an initial knowledge about your legal obligation and contact information of the proper offices in charge in the country.

Exotic Pet Insurance

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And to ensure everything runs smoothly, don’t forget to purchase an exotic pet insurance for your sloth. No matter how you care for your sloth, sooner or later, your pet is bound to need an exotic pet veterinarian whose fee could run up to your neck. An exotic pet insurance should take care of this matter for you.

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258 Responses to “Sloths, The Cutest Exotic Pet You Can Own”

  1. Paige said:

    Hello, I live in Canada, Where can I find a sloth? Ive looked everywhere online because I want to adopt one, and I can’t find anywhere that sells them. Please help
    Thank you

    Paige

  2. Kris said:

    I live in Canada and I wanna know if I have to get special papers or licenses to own a sloth. Also, names of any breeders would be helpful too.

  3. kizzy said:

    hi, i’m wondering what licenses are needed to own a sloth, and i like in the uk, so where could i get hold of a breeder near enough to the uk? i’ve looked all online, but can’t find anything
    thank you
    kizzy

  4. Mira said:

    I live in Canada and I was wondering if there are any breeders that are selling sloths or any websites that could ship them to me.

  5. brenda said:

    can I own a sloth in Alberta Canada? Do I need any special papers for it other than insurance? If so, how much do they cost?

  6. justin said:

    hey i live in australia and i was wondering if we could get sloth imported and how much it would cost?

  7. Cassidy said:

    YOOOOOOOOOOOOO lemme get that sloth fooo freeeeeeeeee

  8. Nicole said:

    Hello, I live in New Hampshire and I am also wondering where I can buy a baby sloth? Also I check and there are no laws in New Hampshire about sloths so do I still need any licenses’?

  9. Bella said:

    Hi, how much for a cute ass sloth? I live in Philly, represent! (PA) also, how long till it reaches my destination? I want one of them jawns now.

  10. Bryan Gass said:

    Hello im a 13 year old boy who lives in Massachusetts. I was wondering if its legal to buy a sloth with out owning a zoo, if it is where can i get one and how much is it.

    Much thanks
    Bryan Gass

  11. Justin said:

    FYI: Incredible Pets Inc., in Melbourne, FL and as referenced under “Where to Buy a Pet Sloth”, is no longer in business. At least according to what’s left of their web site. Is anyone able to recommend another supplier? I live in Mass. Thanks! Justin

  12. Natalie said:

    Yoooo. Im with Cassidy.
    Nigguh send me some free slothsss. (:

  13. danny said:

    I will take good care of it.

  14. Major Huntsman said:

    how much is a sloth for sale and can i legally own one is
    Australia

  15. Sara Delumyea said:

    I am looking for a baby two toed sloth. I live at 617 north gedds sreet in syracuse new york. i want a sloth for about $1000 dollars i still have to get a licenses and special papers if you have one in my area, so call 315-218-6865

  16. Sara Delumyea said:

    AGain i am waiting for a two toed sloth. so call 315-218-6865. i live in syracuse new york. So call me if you have one in my area. PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSE. i will really take care of it. i already have 5 fish, 1 iguana, 3 dogs, two cats, 1 hermit crab, 1 ferret, and two hamsters. so call me and mabye can you hold on to it for a while i want it under$1000 dollars. i still need a licenses and specail paper work so thats why i will need you to wait. thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Michael said:

    if anyone has information on where i can purchase a sloth please email me at Miketylerabc@yahoo.com

  18. alexander jennings said:

    Hi im alex,
    I’m not to entirely sure how I go about doing this but I would love to adopt a sloth the personality described, how dorky and cute they look, one would fit in perfectly in my house hold. I live in gillette wy. where would the closest place to find one of these “adorkable” bundle of joys at.

    Sincerely,
    Alexander Jennings

  19. Hannah said:

    Hello i live in the usa and i want a three toed sloth, do you know where i can find one? Because i’ve looked online and could not find it anywhere!

  20. Cara Petricca said:

    Wildlife rehabber looking for a sloth for education and as a pet. Thank you.

  21. Peter said:

    hello i live in australia and would like to buy a sloth is it possible?

  22. amy grant said:

    i have looked everywhere for a sloth, they do not sell them in argos or tesco, i would like to know how much they cost, send it to sunbury please.

  23. Monica R. Vizcarra said:

    I want to buy a sloth, I’d like to know who I can contact to get a breeder in Florida, my email is monicarvizcarra@Yahoo.com.mx and my phone is 3055990057

  24. jamie bay said:

    hey my names jamie bay and i live in indiana. im only 15 but i love sloths ! and i really want one.. do they even sell them ?

  25. jess said:

    To the person above … under $1000 im from the UK and im looking at paying 6000 £££ for a female sloth! so good luck with that!

  26. jeff said:

    the link to the sloth website to buy them dosent work so what price range am i looking at

  27. nikki said:

    i paid 5000.00 for my sloth . thety are gr8t pets!

  28. liquid todd said:

    Look at what I want for Christmas!

  29. Lacean said:

    Hi, i live in NEW ZEALAND (: where can i get a sloth. because i want a sloth. because sloths are amazing :D and i would like to adopt one: )

  30. Gaby Bergman said:

    Hi, my name is gaby and I don’t know how to get about adopting a sloth please if you have any information email me, I’ve always to take care of one and give it a good home and care it needs. Any information like I said is much appreciated.:)
    -Gaby

  31. Tempest said:

    from childhood, I have wanted a pet sloth… I never realized that it was possible living so far from the amazon. :)

  32. thomasjefferson xD said:

    hey i was wonering if u can have on in calfonria beacuse they are illgeal here …. if u get a permit … does than enable u to get one legally?

  33. Patti Watkins said:

    I would love to own a sloth,do you know the laws on them in TN. What kind of permits do you have to have? Do you know where I can buy a sloth,I live in Ripley,Tn. About how much do they cost and the permits? I would like to have a baby sloth or very young one. Please let me know. Thank You,Patti W.

  34. nacona said:

    how much for one, and were can i find them… oh and are they easy to handle and clean up after? do they need a big space?

  35. Taylorr Estrada said:

    Hello, I live in southern California and i REALLY want a sloth. I know they’re illegal here, as are ferrets but a lot of people have those still; so I want a sloth. Where can i find one closer than florida? please help me!
    Thank you,
    Taylorr

  36. Al Johnson said:

    We are interested in purchasing a baby sloth to integrate into our family.

  37. wally said:

    Hello, I have been studying and inquiring about sloths for awhile now for a pet for my mom. She adores them! I live in Massachusetts area of united states. Where do I shop for one, is it legal to own one, is there a vet in mass who can do check ups or health services on one, and, is it easy enough to get there bisquits on line???? Thank you very much.

  38. Taylor Russom said:

    Hello, my name is Taylor Russom and I am very interested in adopting a sloth. I was wanting to ask a few questions about cost and any special permits I would have to obtain.

    Thank you for your time.

  39. Natalie said:

    Hey, i live in florida and i want to know where i can buy a sloth…. does the place in melburne florida sell sloths?…. or just have them for show? i would lik to adopt one, i have an exotic pet lisense and i have set up everything for my new friend… but i do not have one yet…. i used to own one a few years back, but sadly my house was broken into and shooshoo was taken from me… it took me a while to recover but i am ready to start a new chapter with a new sloth for my life! so please answer all of my questions!! i would appriciate it very much!!

    Thanks a ton!!- Natalie

  40. Chris said:

    Hi, I live in Lassen County, California, and my family and I want very badly to adopt a sloth.
    How do we find out if we can own exotic pets in our county and state??
    Where do we get exotic pet insurance?
    and where do we get licesnses for a sloth pet.. and finally where can we adopt a sloth? Appreciate any help.

    Thank you.

  41. suzy poole said:

    i want a sloth what the cost and where can i buy one im in ms

  42. brandon said:

    hi i live in pennsylvania i have benn wonndring everywhere for a baby sloth so can you help me find one

  43. Sophia said:

    Hi, i’m from Denmark, does anyone know if i can get one here, and where? i want one so bad. awwwwww

  44. Daisy Nunn said:

    Is it legal to get a pet sloth in England? If so where can I get one?

  45. Samantha said:

    Oh my gosh, this is so awesome! I didn’t think that owning a sloth would be legal, especially since owning a ferret as a pet (in California) is illegal! Crazy! But also completely awesome! =) I don’t have the money to take care of one properly right now, so of course getting one would be completely irresponsible; but if at any point down the line I am able to take care of one, I’d love to get one. They are so adorable!! Anyone who hasn’t seen the youtube video of baby sloths taking a bath should google it, it’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!! Thanks so much for the info. =)

  46. apdgett said:

    I love sloths for my 15th b-day im gonna get one!

  47. annon said:

    really? they are wild animals people! … !?

  48. mike jones said:

    please please please let me have one there like my favorite animal and i would take vary good care of it

  49. Bethanie Vasquez said:

    I want a sloth. NOW. For 15 dollars.

  50. derek gomes said:

    hey live in Massachusetts and i have been searching around for information on permits and license that i need to have to own a sloth. Does anyone know what i need to do to get a permit/license

  51. Miaouz said:

    you’re all fucking strange. Every single one of you.

  52. morgan said:

    no no no dont do this to sloths

  53. mandy said:

    My daughter wants a pet sloth. I live in Garden City Savannah Ga.

  54. beesting said:

    Sloths are not to be owned. If you think they are cute donate money to an organization that protects their habitat. Baby sloths desperately need their mothers to survive. Please expand your mind before you purchase from an exotic pet seller. They are destructive to the very lives of the creatures you find so cute.

  55. Jessica said:

    Hello, where could i buy one in england and fast [please help asap thank you so much

  56. Sasha said:

    i live in melbourne aus, were can i adopt a pet sloth. please help me!! thanks so much! x

  57. Sasha said:

    do they come in different colours??? thanks

  58. Chuf said:

    Hi, i really really really really want a SLOTH!!!!!! pls help me! where can i get one in melbourne?
    xx

    p.s how much are they?

  59. Sash said:

    I really really want a sloth. where can i get one in victoria autralia?
    thankyou, sasha

  60. Sash said:

    Hello,
    i was woundering if you could pls help me find a sloth.
    thankyou
    Sasha

  61. chloe anderson said:

    hello, how much is a sloth and can i buy it as a house pet?

  62. aqua said:

    This is sick sentimentality!

    -Leave the poor sloths in the trees, rain,sunshine, foliage, jungle where they belong and are adapted to

    -NOT in some horrible synthetic home full of ugly man made crap, its really cruel-And if you GENUINELY care about them -work to protect them AND their environment.

  63. aqua said:

    And by paying 5000 for one you stimulate a market for them. Think about what your doing.
    Just because you WANT one doesnt means your desire should be satisfied
    Control yourself for the sloths sake.

  64. Amanda said:

    Hello there,
    I am living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I am VERY interested in getting a sloth and have been for a very long time i was wondering if there was anywhere you could direct me towards getting one. I would prefer to get a baby

  65. Deanna said:

    I live in Louisiana, and I would like to have a pet sloth. Where might I find one, and how much would it cost me?

  66. Fabio said:

    SLOTHS ARE THE CUTEST THINGS EVER !
    go on google images and type in funny sloths and the cutest little sloth is there on a double yellow line and it says:
    ‘oh hai! i just straitening this line, k?’
    AAAAAAWWWWWWW ! <3

  67. shayshay said:

    i want a sloth

  68. Matthew said:

    I have 3 sloths available for adoption. So if you you have proof of license, and reciept for 1 year worth of leafeater’s diet biscuit I would be willing to adopt out for free. NO OVERNIGHT SHIPPING. Must come and pick up sloths at your expense. 1 male 1995, 2 females 1999, and 2006.

  69. caylen steadman said:

    hey, i was wondering if exotic pet insurance is too expensive…what is the decent amount for a sloth per month and how much would the sloth itself cost?

  70. Sabrina said:

    Hi, I live in the United States and I was wondering if it’s legal to own a sloth and if it is, where I could get one?

  71. Savannah said:

    i want a sloth so bad. i live in ft. lauderdale though is there somewhere closer to get one? also how much do they cost? i would like to know as much as i can about having a pet sloth like all the costs. please help me!
    thank you!

  72. Lexie Cashh said:

    Hello,
    I live in Australia and am wondering if it is legal to own a sloth here?

    When I finish my studies I plan on moving to America though, How do you get an exotic pet license? and where would you get a sloth from?
    Thank you,

  73. Carolina said:

    I live in sweden but i gotta move to London. Where can i buy a sloth?

  74. ellie villarreal said:

    im really looking for a white baby sloth, please contact me as soon as possible thank you

    _Ellie(:

  75. kathy seabolt said:

    I would like to buy a baby sloth . How much are they ?

  76. Ciara and Stephen said:

    is it possible to buy one in ireland???? or bring one from america to ireland? and how much would it cost .. reply soon

  77. Haley Martin said:

    I would like to know more about owning as sloth, and where i would go to buy one. And how much a year it would be.

  78. uber mormon said:

    hi im a crazy mormon who is obessed with sloths and i would like one for FRREEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so you should give me one cuz i hav mormon powers!!!! :) anyways so i was like ya and malissa was we should go make rice crispys and i was like ummm no i want gold fish and she like i hate gold fish and i was WAT THE FREAK IS WRONG WITH YOU!!! and she was like im blonde

  79. Millie said:

    I live in the UK and I really want a pet sloth, where can I get one and how much would it be to have one/ pet insurance?

  80. Fisher said:

    hi!!! i live in Connecticut and i was wondering if they are legal to own! i really want one!

    Thanks,

    Fisher

  81. Anna Parham said:

    Hey! I want to buy a pet sloth so badly. However, I am underage. I plan on buying one in a few years…I live in South Carolina and would like some more information about sloth breeders. Thank you!

  82. brielle justice said:

    hello! i am very instrsted in buying a pet sloth, and the link to the website is not working. is there another place i can contact to purchase one ?

  83. Alexis said:

    I live in the United States and i was wondering where or how can you get exotic pet insurance?

  84. madison said:

    where can i get a sloth if i live in maryland also how much is a sloth includin the insurance

  85. Beatrice said:

    Hi!???? me and my cousin, sophia were watching videos on youtube about sloths the other day, we love sloths so much that we started looking fo sloths for sale. We searched and searched but we couldnt find any that we could afford… But then, i came across your site and found everything i needed to know about them. So now that we found the perfect person to ask…. You! ???? here are a few questions that i HOPE you can answer for us:
    Q1: how much will he/she cost?
    Q2: may he/she be two toed?
    Q3: can he/she be shipped to the philippines?
    Q4: are they good with dogs?
    I just want to say one more thing, i live in the philippines, i am 11 years old
    and my cousin is 16 years old. I have a puppy at home. We just want you to know, that we are very good with animals and we want a sloth sooo much.
    Thank you very much ????

  86. Kieran said:

    SLOTHS ARE GR8. Where can i get one?

  87. Brooklyn Messina said:

    I am 14 years old, and wanted to know if it was legal to own a baby, female, two-toed sloth in Marion, Illinois.

  88. demi sarvanakis said:

    i live in australia, i love sloths, i just want to know if you can import sloths to australia and how much it would cost?:)

  89. Sam Hardy said:

    Hi,
    I am wondering how I would go about purchasing a pet sloth?
    Is it legal to own one?
    I live in Sydney, Australia.
    Thanks.

  90. Christina said:

    Hello,
    My name is Christina and I live in Las Vegas, NV. I’ve been looking for a two-toed sloth as a pet, I cannot seem to find one anywhere. I’m not sure if you actually sell sloths or just insurance for them. If you could let me know that would be great!
    Thanks

  91. Abigale said:

    I WANT A FUCKING SLOTH

  92. Kalynn said:

    I live in florida. I was wondering where I could get a sloth? I have a large farm and would love to add one to my collection. Please contact me if you have any information that could help me. Thank you

  93. melodie said:

    Hello. I am in the process of looking to obtain a pet sloth. I don’t know where to buy one. I live in texas and I am not sure if it’s possible to to ship a sloth. But I am willing to go get it if possible.

  94. Heather duffer said:

    I would like information on adopting and pricing

  95. Sam said:

    Why does everyone comment on here that they want a sloth? Do they think someone is really going to give them one for posting a comment?

  96. Maddy said:

    i really waanna have a pet sloth i have looked every where online please help me i need a sloth

    Maddy

  97. Alex mikhailov said:

    Where can I buy a sloth in Washington state? Or someone around

  98. Ivy said:

    I really want a pet sloth I have been looking absolutely everywhere. I live in Australia (Queensland)
    1) Is it possible to own one?
    2)If so where can I get one?

    Please contact me I need a pet sloth soo desperatley now!

  99. Isabelle said:

    Hey I live in Australia and I love sloths soo badly. I would pay anything for a sloth to be my pet. I live in Queensland
    1) can I get onw imported?
    2) Is there a way?

    I would really appreciate it if you could reply

    Isabelle

  100. Morgan pinnell said:

    I want to own a sloth because they a cute and I love them and I will take very good care of it

  101. karma said:

    i love baby sloths and i would love to have one i live in iowa and i’ll take any baby sloth

  102. Mark said:

    Hello, we are very interested in parenting a sloth baby. Please contact me so that we may set up a visit to learn more about Sloth life.

  103. cloee said:

    Hello,my name is cloee i love animals and my favorite is the sloth i absolutly adore them I have been on the internet 2 days straight literly trying to find one but I just can’t find one andI would like to know how to get one please.:*(

  104. Stacy said:

    Hi!!! Living in Brentwood, TN., Williamson County. Where could I find a baby Sloth, or rescue, for sale?? Already have an excellent exotics Veterinarian! Would appreciate any help or guidance you could provide. Also, driving to pick up would not be a problem!!

  105. Debbie Meachem said:

    Hi i live in canada is it possible to adopt a sloth here or somewhere close?

  106. riley said:

    Hi! I want a fucking sloth! NOW!!!!!!! please import it immediately to Southeast Missouri State Towers South Room 904! :)
    Thank you,
    your friendly sloth lover!

  107. cindy hodd said:

    Hi,
    I have always been a huge animal lover,i have owned & raised baby raccoons ,i have as well indoor cats,but i would like to know if it is legal to own a sloth in ontario canada & if so what papers etc are required to own one.
    Thanks kindly cindy hodd.

  108. Amber said:

    hi there i live in Canada BC and would like to know how much it usually is for the exotic pet insurance.

  109. nicole smith said:

    im really looking to get one! its a dream of mine to rescue animals and i think these little guys are so amazing!

  110. brandon said:

    i have a sloth for sale must live in usa im in florida

  111. Hannah Grable said:

    I’m interested in buy a baby sloth. Please reply with information about it.

    Thanks,

    Hannah.

  112. ryan bell said:

    tek off ya creps naa blad

  113. ryan bell said:

    while im here does anybody want to buy a fish? its dead but still fun to play with

  114. Ashley Sullivan said:

    I was wondering if someone could inform me of where I could possibly rent a sloth for a day. My friend LOVES sloths and her birthday is coming up, so we were just wondering if we could rent a sloth for only about an hour. Thats really all we need and it would mean the world to her. Thank you

  115. Rachel said:

    Hello, i live in canada and would love to know how to adopt a pet baby sloth.
    its for my 15th birthday and i would really love to know where i could get one?
    and how much is the exotic pet insurance ?

  116. Ashley Law said:

    I live in PA would it be safe to get a sloth with the different types of climates? And if so where could i buy one and get the proper diet it need?

  117. Laura Murray said:

    Hey, I live in England near newcastle a small town called chester-le-street and I would love to own a sloth as a household pet, where would I even start to own one?

  118. Sami said:

    Hi, I live in sydney, Australia . Is there a license that need’s to be obtained to adopt a pet sloth ?

  119. Britni said:

    Hello! I would LOVE to buy a sloth and if that is not possible maybe rent one for a while? These creatures are so adorable and they seem so lovable. I could not reach the florida company you mentioned in the article. Please let me know of a place where I can get one! I’d also like to see any pictures you have of these sloths! Thank You

  120. daniella Hauser said:

    I am interested to see if I can buy a sloth when I am older. I love sloths and want one really bad

  121. Earl s keller said:

    I really want a sloth

  122. meg said:

    hi i was wondering how much a sloth would cost. i love exotic animals and i would love to get a sloth but i need to know the cost of the animal, cage and food it will need.

  123. Nicola Lynch said:

    I would like a sloth

  124. Nicola Lynch said:

    sloth party

  125. Grunweid said:

    Hey i breed sloths and give them away for free, i do charge £5000 for my telephone number though.

  126. Jennifer Tijerina said:

    I am so grateful that the people commenting on here can’t find a sloth to purchase. Based on these comments none of these people should be allowed to purchase any exotic animal. I would love to have a sloth but Im not selfish enough to take one of these adorable creatures and domesticate it. How can these people expect to recreate their habitat? They can’t and owning a dog, cat, fish, etc does not make you fit to own a sloth.

  127. Tamsin Gallie said:

    i have just had a sloth sent to me by a mate in equador. he is so cute and lovely and very well behaved.

  128. Pat said:

    Learn 2 google you retards!!!!! There is a link in the article above concerning lagality wherever you live in USA. Google search for “sloth for sale” will tell you where you can buy one. I’m pretty sure if you simpletons couldn’t figure that out you have no business owning an exotic / special needs pet.

  129. Bill Cohwer said:

    I want a sloth so I can Rape it then kill it and rip it in half and beat my child with the smashed sloth. Please I need a sloth now give me a call at 1800 GO FUCK YOURSELF sloths are fat lazy and gay as hell

  130. SlothFucker101 said:

    Hey im looking for a sloth to buy i live in Australia. Could i possibly get one delivered? I would like a female sloth because i love sloth bitches. I ain’t gay.I’m just a single man looking for a sloth to make love nd have sloth children for the rest of my life. Is that to much to ask?

  131. Katelyn Norton said:

    umm my name is Katelyn and I’m 17 and i live in the us and I want a sloth so that i can name HIM Phylis and he can be mine. I am OBSESSED WITH THEM! i love them, although some of them look like Coconuts, and bowling balls and most recently told, Christmas Ornaments. I am going to order a sloth and he will live in my room. I cannot wait…Dad, you asked what I want for christmas…well her you go.:D

  132. lucero garza said:

    Sloths such beautiful creatures:)

  133. tessa said:

    i live in maryland i think it would be cool if i could have a baby sloth i would take grate care for it. i whould let it have its own room in my house and i will buy toys for it to play with pluse i will hang baskets thrue the house for it to climb on from the sealing and sleep in .if theres is any thing that i need for the sloth i am open to all sagestuns,i like to no how much thay are as whell all though money is not an isue,,i have been looking all over for one,i fownd this sight and i belive its god;s work or his angles please i love it more then anything and davote me time with it after school every day tillwe master each outher.and my family.god bless and thank you so very much,armonie tessa’s dauther,and tessa the mouther please help me and my dauther no one whould love it more thanks god bless happy hollidays and a happy new year.

  134. Taylor said:

    I live in Perth, Australia, and I really want a pet sloth, where can I go?

  135. Sara said:

    This is pretty upsetting that so many people want animals like this for pets. They are meant for the wild and it is a selfish act to force something like this to live in an environment that is the complete opposite of what it is meant for. If you truly love these animals, you would not invade on their lifestyles and force them to live in a cage in your basement. Unless you have some kind if a licensed wildlife sanctuary, it is a bad idea to have wild animals in your homes. These animals are endangered and we should be promoting better habitats for them in the wild instead of selfishly seeking to harness them. It’s actions like this that lead to problems like the fact that there are more tigers in captivity than in the wild. That’s sad. These animals are wild.

  136. Kelly said:

    Just give me a goddamn sloth

  137. Eric Arvizu said:

    I live in Tampa and was wondering what I have to do to get the ball rolling on adopting one of these beautiful animals.

  138. trevor Hansen said:

    Contact me – Interested buyer

  139. joel monroe said:

    Do you have any sloths for sale

  140. rob taylor said:

    i really want a sloth. i like sloths. and i would look after one, do u know any breeders for sloths? i live in somerset and its in the countryside, witch would be better for a sloth!

  141. Sahara said:

    Hello , Im from New Jersey , I Really want A Sloth . They seam cute & I Love To Be Different .

  142. Phil Kroeker said:

    I was just curious if it was legal to have a sloth for a pet in Canada and what kind of paper work and insurance would be involved. Thanks.

  143. hope said:

    hey im 13 and iv always wanted a sloth i live in bellingham and have the perfect environment for one. so please email me at speekhope@hotmail.com. okay plz help

  144. Melissa said:

    I’m only 14, but I’m in love with sloths. I can’t wait until I’m old enough to get one!

  145. juju the sloth lover said:

    can i buy one, i want a farm of sloths. i need 10 to be exact and i need 3 babies and 6 girls and 1 boy

  146. Nick Broussard said:

    I live in New Orleans would I be able to get a sloth?

  147. Anna said:

    Hello. I live in Connecticut. Can you legally own a sloth in Connecticut without any permits? I’ve looked everywhere online because I want to adopt one, and I can’t find any website with the answer. Please help.
    Thank You

  148. serena said:

    sloerthhhhhhhhhhhhh

  149. Mona Thorne said:

    I live in Indiana. I am interested in adopting a baby sloth. I have always wanted one and I am finally at a point in my life to make my dream come true. How much does a baby sloth cost? Thank you!

    Mona

  150. Lucy Hicks said:

    I find sloths just adorable and i really want one. I live in the UK and it has been my dream to have a pet sloth since i was about 7, i’m 19 now and i want to buy one so i have someone to cuddle with at night. #foreveralone
    Where can i get one? Do they sell them in pets at home? What do they eat? Can they spoon me at night (preferably the big spoon).

  151. Dorian Derange said:

    These things are so cute! They’re so slow as well which makes them easier to hunt! When I get one I’m literally going to hug it to death and feast on its insides!I heard sloth meat is tender, is this true? If so what could I feed them so I get the best meat? Much love Dorian

  152. raheema said:

    hi,I live in Ontario Canada and was wondering
    where I can get an exotic pet licences and how?

  153. gen said:

    I live in perth western australia, where could i buy a sloth? and how? Please help! Thankyou.

  154. Jack H said:

    I live in Texas, where can I buy a Sloth? Thanks

  155. Abby said:

    I live in Australia, where am i able to legally purchase a pet sloth? thank you

  156. Brent Crandall said:

    Hello, my partner and I run an upscale restaurant and were interested in serving a premium item of sloth. I doubt the pet store could supply us regularly, do you recommend a direct source?

  157. macayah said:

    i really want a sloth but who sell’s them

  158. macayah said:

    i live in california is it leagel hear?

  159. Oana said:

    Hey, I live in Romania. Where can I find a sloth to buy or adopt in Europe?:D thankies

  160. Ashley… said:

    i really like the sloth race. they are cooler than zac efron on the beach during the fourth of July.

  161. Victoria said:

    I’m interested in buying one…where can I get one in New Mexico?\

  162. Alyssa Andrews said:

    Hello my name is Alyssa and I am looking forward to buying a sloth within the next year. Of course, I have done much research and know all their is to know about them. I just wanted to some more information on where/how to order the specific foods they need as well as anything else that would make them comfortable in my home. Thank you! Also, a rough estimate on how much a female sloth would cost me to buy as well as ship and or pick up?

  163. Alonzo Stewart said:

    Live in Louisiana and I want a sloth

  164. Ariel said:

    Where can I buy a sloth in Australia?

  165. Foster said:

    If you want some more info on those cute little sloths, go to slothville.com. Make sure to watch the videos!

  166. Alonzo Stewart said:

    I want a pet sloth

  167. Kelcie Myers said:

    Hi i am interested in buying a sloth.I would like to know how much it would cost to buy one. And what you recommend me buy for it to eat. If you could email me back as soon as possible that would be great. Have a nice day.

  168. Anna Avny said:

    Hi,

    I was hoping to adopt a baby sloth in about 3 months. I could save up and was hoping you guys could put me on a waiting list and help me with all the necessary paper work.

    How much would it cost? And which gender is less aggressive and is easier to bond with? I do plan on having the sloth be around me constantly and my family. Please let me know.

    ~Anna

  169. Christina said:

    Never seen a bigger bunch of fucking idiots in my life. The sheer stupidity displayed by most of these comments and the lack of reading anything in the article/previous comments just proves that none of you should be allowed to procreate or own any pet, exotic or not.

  170. niamh macaulay said:

    i would love to own my own sloth to care for and look after

  171. emily said:

    i want a pet sloth, can you buy them in the uk? if so plz email me x

  172. PAUL MICHAEL CLARKE said:

    Where can i get one!?!?!

  173. Lenaa said:

    I Want A Sloth, I live in guthrie Oklahoma. I WANT ONE.

  174. Alexis Daniels said:

    i really want a pet sloth. I live in Michigan & would be willing to pay 2,000 dollars. PLEASE email me , with information on where to get them. sloths are angelic & my life <3 <3 <3

  175. melissa dixon said:

    hi im melissa,
    i live in victoria australia, and
    wanted to know if its possible to own a
    pet sloth? i do have advanced wildlife licence.. and if you can how would you
    go about getting one over here and the
    cost? i love them with a passion
    regards
    melissa

  176. ray said:

    I live in Lenexa, Kansas I’m getting my license would it be ok for me to get a sloth? If so where can I buy one?

  177. Bill said:

    Hi,I live in Montana, and I was wondering if it was even safe for the sloth to live here, also where would I find one online and would I have to go retrieve him/her, or would they deliver him/her to me? Thank You!
    Bill

  178. efren said:

    i want a sloth and i live in florida and sometimes mexico and where can i buy a sloth

  179. Nicci said:

    Hello, I am curious about this, and I was wondering if Sloths are legal to own in Queensland, Australia?

  180. Mitch said:

    I want a sloth,how much do they cost?.

  181. Slammy said:

    I really want a sloth.

  182. Rebecca said:

    Hellaw. I live in the UK do you know where I can get a sloth? I reaaaally want one but nowhere has one. Thanks bex.

  183. Andrew Soulsby said:

    Hi,
    I live in the UK and want to know if it is illegal to own one in england? Also what is the best kind to get?
    Thank you.

  184. Ashleigh said:

    Hey there I absolutely love sloths but I live in Australia is there any way that I could own one of these beautiful creatures?

  185. Geraldine Smith said:

    Hi, I live in the U.S.A, the state of Kentucky. I am wanting to adopt a sloth were can I get one?

  186. Michaela Houser said:

    Very interested in buying a sloth!! Are they allowed to live in the US? If so where do I get one? And How much?

  187. Margarette said:

    HEY!! i live in canada i was just wondering where i can find a sloth im in ontarioi have looked and looked but can find and site for canada please help! thanks :)

  188. Amanda Carrete said:

    Hello. I am Amanda and I want to order a pet sloth. I would like you to tell me where I can purchase one. Thank you.

  189. matthew valdes said:

    Hello sloths are my favorite animal of all time.. an before I dk research.. how much for a amazing beautiful animal?

  190. Claudia said:

    I live in Sydney , Australia NSW how can i own a pet sloth?

  191. cassandra said:

    Hey I Live In El Paso Texas & Me & My Friend Evy Want To Get A Sloth SO BAD! We Were Wondering Were We Could Get One, How Much It Would Be, & If It Could Be Sent To Us.

  192. Liz said:

    i want a sloth!

  193. niamh macaulayn innes donn said:

    I would love to own a sloth because they just hev so much #yoloswag.

  194. Susie Rodgers said:

    you can call me when ever 724-290-1011

  195. Nash said:

    Hi i live in Australia Were can I find a sloth? I’ve looked everywhere online to adopt one.

  196. Christy said:

    Hello! I live in West Tennessee, and I was wanting to know how much a license would cost. I have been very interested in these magnificent creatures for quite sometime, and I would love to add one to our family! If you culd give me a list of breeders, too, that would be great! Thanks in advance.
    – Christy

  197. Ally said:

    more info on sloths

  198. Harry said:

    I want one, I live in Northern Ireland, Belfast where the fleg is flying high! Can i get one pwitty pwease xoxo

  199. Mario said:

    NO offense, but after reading the comments… I seriously doubt the IQ of the majority that commented… Come on people, the article gave links and gave good info that might be the first step in THINKING to get a sloth for a pet. Google is your friend
    USE IT!

    I think a sloth is a good choice for a pet, but
    you need to do research and make sure it is what you want, not just because it is cute and cuddly… People with a short temper that get angry easily should stay away from getting a sloth. They are more vulnerable than you think.

  200. Hitler said:

    hey i want a sloth.

  201. Fabian Rivera said:

    Can you please send me a link to a place where baby sloths are available? I looked up the laws of my state and its legal to own a sloth as a pet.

  202. Bob Johnson said:

    Hello there! I would like to buy a sloth from you! I live in Canada though, so I am wondering if you can get it to me?
    Thank You

  203. heather said:

    i live in the UK and i’ve always wanted a baby sloth is it possible to have them in the UK? if so how much do they cost?

  204. Veruca Salt said:

    Daddy, I WANT a sloth please. GET me a sloth NOW. DADDY!!! I WANT A SLOTH!!!

    You people are sick, spoiled, selfish brats with little sense of right and wrong.

    Get a grip!

  205. Rae said:

    Hi I would really like to get a sloth but can’t find one sloth that’s under 5,000 dollars. Please help me find one . I live in Montana and iv researched a ton on sloths so I could adopt one. Thnx and please help

  206. Brittany said:

    Hi,
    I live in Canada, I would like to know where I could adopt a sloth here? and also what procedures need to happen in order to own one?
    thank you!!

  207. Isaac Marker said:

    Me and my room mate are looking into buying on of your sloths!;)

  208. Lizzie Bryant said:

    I really, really, really want a pet sloth! Do you know how I can get one, and how much it would cost? Thank you.

  209. JasonBlackwood said:

    Hey, is it possible to own one in ontario, canada. And what would I be looking at in a total price range.

  210. Suzy Guerra said:

    Plz send me information on how to adopt a sloth adult or baby. Thx for your time

  211. Lyndon said:

    Does anybody now if I can buy a sloth in United Kingdom

  212. Laurennnn said:

    Where can I get a sloth, and are they legal in Ohio?(:

  213. callan said:

    i live in Texas where could i get a sloth?

  214. caitlyn said:

    where could i buy a sloth?

  215. connor mathias said:

    hey i live in sydney australia i was just wondering were i could buy one from

  216. Pat said:

    Where can i find a sloth

  217. Val & karina said:

    we love sloths

  218. Annmarie said:

    Hello,
    I live in North Carolina and I really want to purchase a baby Hoffman’s two-toed sloth! I know it’s a long process and there are permits and regulations you have to get taken care of, but if I live in eastern North Carolina (the beach) would it hurt for me to adopt and raise one here? Please help, I’m desperate.
    Thanks (:

  219. Herpsss said:

    To anyone who tries to obtain a sloth. You first need to see if there is a vet in your area that can competently treat a sloth. I guarantee, most of you won’t find one, even hours away from you.
    Second, you need to find out about local laws. Start with animal control in your area or fish and wildlife services. If they are illegal, you may want to find out how hefty the fines are if you are caught. Third. Liability insurance. These animals cannot be vaccinated for rabies. If it scratches or bites someone, you will be liable. And as soon as they run to the doctor or animal control, get ready for a lawsuit and likely confiscation of your “pet”.

  220. Jordan_slothlover234 said:

    Hi. I am interested in adopting a sloth for the care and keeping to be done by my school’s prestigious theatre department. I think it would just be a great learning and nurturing experience, as well as bonding for the casts and crews of the various shows we put on. I would highly appreciate it if I could get some information about the adoption. Thank you!!!

  221. Tina Lopez said:

    I want a sloths for my son name Jovani perea

  222. Tina Lopez said:

    Hello ,I live in Chicago ,where can I find a sloths? I’ve everywhere online because I want to adopt one, and I can’t find anywhere that sells them. Please help thanks you

  223. Tina Lopez said:

    My son is cry for one he loves them

  224. Demi said:

    I live in western australia any chance I can have one?how much do they coat weekly?

  225. Amy Wright said:

    Hello I would like to buy a sloth I am a fully trained zoo keeper and have exotic pet insurance and lisance. I have plenty of experiance and overflowing knowledge on Sloths. I own my own jungle and lake this has heating that are perfect fpr sloths. If you want any help with your sloths send them to me and I can train them as I am a fully trained sloth trainer. Please can i have a male sloth I will name it Sid ! Do you like that name ? XXXXXXX

  226. Kendra said:

    I really would like a sloth. They are so cute. How much are they?

  227. Kay said:

    How much are they

  228. Shannon said:

    Where can I buy a sloth? I really want one and I live in the US. So email me if ya know where to get them <3

  229. leah whitman said:

    IM IN ENGLAND. CAN I GET A SLOTH

  230. Brianna and Dusty said:

    Dear Sloth owner, My friend and I would like to become sloth breeders, we’re only 14 but its okay. Please write back, we want a sloth. Thank you.

  231. Mason said:

    I want a sloth.

  232. Maddy Torres said:

    I WANT TO BUY A PET SLOTH. help me find one for me and my family. I love sloths. they are so cute.

    Thanks,
    Maddy Torres

  233. megan said:

    i am a sloth

  234. ryan Van Zyl said:

    Good day
    I live in Durban,South Africa. I would really love to own a sloth as my pet. how would I go about finding a breeder and what would the average cost involved be? I think these animals are amazing!

  235. Amy Gonzalez said:

    Hello, i just wanted to know where i can go to buy an adorable beautiful sloth because my daughter wants one for a companion and someone to give her attention. Thank you!

  236. Morgan said:

    Hi! I live in western New York and my friend and I have been researching for days and we could never find where to buy a sloth. Can someone please help? We’re desperate and would like to become sloth breeders by our early 20s. Thanks! Bye :*

  237. jack said:

    hey, let me tell you somethin. back in nam we found tons of sloths and they were delicious. hey, how cans i gets me ones of dems……. JACK

  238. Courtney gove said:

    Omg I really want to own a sloth I’ve wanted one for years how much would they be lots:(!!xx

  239. tayler said:

    I WANT A SLOTH PLEASE….

  240. Danielle graves said:

    Hi my names Danielle I’m almost 17 and I want a sloth for my birthday but I need to figure out what I need and how much it ill cost I live in Fort Worth Texas and I’m obsessed with sloths they make my world go round so please let me know

  241. Hhs1998 said:

    Hello I want to buy a sloth so I can laugh at its funny rape faces I live in Luton England so can anyone post one to me.

  242. Hhs1998 said:

    Btw it will be called Jack the Ripper and how much would it be?

  243. lauren said:

    i want a sloth and know nothing about them
    can they drown and how do you prevent this
    i really really want a sloth
    my mum won’t let me
    she said it will drown

    help me i want one

  244. Aggie said:

    Hey I’m Aggie I looked up buying sloths and they are 8k :( I really want one I might have to start saving :)

  245. shaniqua said:

    i want a sloth
    can you get them from australia if so can i please have details thanks .. xox
    yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa buddddddddddyy

  246. Kaysha said:

    Hey I live in New Zealand and im wondering if its posible to get a sloth

  247. Courtney said:

    Hi, I was wondering if you guys rent sloths for like a day or something?

  248. me tucker said:

    Where can I get when and how much do they cost I really really really really really want what

  249. Karen said:

    hi my names karen i really want a sloth my friend danny she wants a lion an we cant be friends wif we dont adopt are animals, please help us save are friendship an contact us to (323) 413-0039 thank you(‘;

  250. Joanna Russo said:

    Hi, I would love to own a sloth and would like to know what steps I need to take to have one. Please e-mail me with any information possible. Thank you for your time.

    Joanna R.

  251. barbara garrison said:

    Considering buying a sloth. How much would exotic pet insurance run per month.

  252. Jewelly said:

    Where can you buy a sloth?

  253. Sam Fowler said:

    I really want a sloth. where can I get one, and how much would it be to adopt one?

  254. Vanessa said:

    Hi. Was just enquiring about how much a sloth toe nail would cost as I would like to frame it. Get back asap. Thank you for your time.

  255. Natalie said:

    GIVE ME A FREE SLOTH TOO LOL!!! I LOVE SLOTHS!!!!

  256. peanut said:

    screw you guys deleting my comment about sloths, hundreds of sloths drown every day and you deleted my comment so now NOBODY KNOWS HOW DANGEROUS THIS IS

  257. Brooke Schmidt said:

    Hello, I am from Idaho and I would LOVE to adopt a baby sloth. Would you so kindly tell me where I could adopt them and how much would they be? Thanks.

  258. Luke Bryan said:

    Hi, i live in PA and i was wondering where i can get a baby sloth? How much do they cost? Can i ge one online? Please let me know.

Confused About Pet Rodent Choices?

pet rat supplies

With the many choices available, it’s easy to get confused about the best pet rodent for your child. Imagine walking into a pet rat supplies store and introduced to gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, prairie dogs, rats, etc. Where do you start?

You start by educating yourself briefly about each pet rodent choice: their unique needs, special characteristics, and the degree of care difficulty.

Gerbils

gerbils as pets

Although small, gerbils are pretty jolly rodents. They’re not a boring pet rodent to have – you can even take them out of their cage to play in the living room. Keep a pair of same sex gerbils if you don’t want to care for a litter, though. Gerbils are pretty easy to house and to feed, too. They require only a small cage and simple pellets, which you can purchase from your pet rat supplies store. A gerbil’s tail can be as long as its body length, but never pick up your gerbil by the tail please!

Guinea Pigs

guinea pig as pets

Guinea pigs are larger compared to other popular pet rodent species. Despite their size, they’re very gentle animals who rarely bite even when provoked. So don’t abuse guinea pigs as they don’t know how to fight back. Their diet is more complex than their smaller pet rodent cousins though. They particularly need vitamin C supplement, which you can readily shop online from pet rat supplies stores. The cavies are social animals too, so a couple of same sex cavies is recommended than keeping only one. They also need their exercise, which they can get from playing in a training wheel in their cage or running in your living room for example.

Hamsters

hamsters as pets

If you’ve got limited space that you can only squeeze in one small pet rodent, then get a hamster. Hamsters are solitary rodents, so they need to be caged alone. However, despite their size, hamsters are pretty naughty specially those that are not used to human interaction. They’re known to bite! That’s why hamsters may not be the best choice if you have young children at home. There’s no question about their diet and housing needs though. They eat almost anything you give them, but it’s best to give them only hamster food sold in pet rat supplies store where you get your hamster from.

Mice

mice as pets

Although mice and rats look exactly alike, they are slightly different in terms of their size. Mice are smaller than rats, and they are more agile and cranky. So you can’t take them out of their cage for playtime. If watching your pets go about their business in their cage is enough for you, you can get mice. A pair of mice requires only a small cage: a 12 inches x 18 inches floor space and 12 inches ceiling will do. This pet rodent species is not expensive to feed; they can eat anything you eat – no need to shop from pet rat supplies stores. However, don’t give them high in salt, sugar, and fat diet to protect their tiny kidneys.

Prairie Dogs

prairie dogs as pets

Prairie dogs are the largest among the common pet rodent species. Unlike other pet rodent species that you can easily purchase from pet rat supplies near you, prairie dogs are mostly acquired from the wild as babies. Yes, it’s legal to catch prairie dogs for pets in the U.S. – ask your local authorities if you live in other countries. Despite their size, prairie dogs can be very affectionate animals if you raised them from babies. They’re really like little dogs in terms of affection if they’re well bonded with you. Untamed prairie dogs, however, can bite. So don’t get them as adults if you have young children at home. And because they’re wild animals, prairie dogs need a lot of exercise and interaction, so they need time commitment. They’re fed grass hays, green vegetables, and rabbit pellets on rare occasions.

Rats

rats as pets

Despite how rats are condemned in the allies, domesticated rats are very clean and very affectionate pet rodents. In fact, you can take out a well bonded rat from its cage for a playtime. Just keep an eye on it all the time; a rat can’t return home alone if it’s lost. You can feed your rat the same healthy food you ate for dinner, so it’s not expensive to keep a pet rat.

Whatever your chosen pet rodent, it’s best to buy it already tamed and in tip-top shape. Look into small breeders rather than large ones with plenty of stock in their nurseries. Small breeders have more time to spend associating with each rodent, so their rodents are tamer than large breeders’.

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One Response to “Confused About Pet Rodent Choices?”

  1. Lauren said:

    Great article, but I’m very surprised to read that mice are cranky and can’t be handled. I have only owned five mice, but they are the most docile, gentle and sweet creatures on Earth who can’t wait for someone to open the cage. I think that pet mice are often purchased from pet stores and were meant as feeders, but a well-bred, hand-raised mouse is a very gentle and sweet pet. I have never once been bitten by any of my mice. Thank you for your article on rodents! Perhaps you can consider resiving the section on mice! :]

Owning a Pet Fancy Mouse

fancy mouse

Ever since, mice have been given a bad rap by the media. They’re one of the most condemned animals that walked on the face of the earth—mouse control contraptions of all types and sizes have been created for their demise. But for some people, the atrocities of mice are part and partial of their being mice. And for some, a fancy mouse even makes a great, intelligent companion pet to have.

Varieties of Fancy Mouse

pet fancy mice

If you’re planning to have a pet but want to avoid the cliché (i.e. dogs, cats, birds, etc.), a good alternative is a fancy mouse. There are five varieties of fancy mice that you can choose from as identified by the National Mouse Club:

Self – Fancy mice that are singly colored belonged to this variety.

Tans – This variety has rich golden hue (tan) coloration on the belly with clear demarcation of the top colors from the jaw to the flank.

Marked – These are beautifully colored fancy mice with distinct color patterns.

Satins – Fancy mice with bright, glossy sheen on their fur belonged to this variety.

AOV (Any other variety) – These are other fancy mice that don’t belong to the first four verities.

Fancy Mouse Temperament

types of fancy mouse

If you can look pass your prejudices toward a fancy mouse, you might be surprised to learn they’re actually pretty docile animals. They make good pets for children! A mouse control is not needed if you know that mice will not bite unless provoked. The known bites by pet fancy mice are caused by mishandling including holding the animal while your fingers smell like cheese from a recent meal.

Fancy Mouse Intelligence

brown fancy mouse

Pet dog owners might stop patronizing their pets’ intelligence if they know that fancy mice are equally if not more intelligent than larger, more common pets. A fancy mouse is able to recognize its name; it can be taught tricks; it has acute sense of smell like dogs; and most of all it’s able to potty train itself.

Fancy Mouse Shows

pet fancy mouse

Since the organization of the National Mouse Club, fancy mice have become one of the smallest livestock shown to compete and win coveted prizes. Mouse shows are awaited competitions among fancy mice owners. It’s an annual event that fosters new friendship and spurs new ideas for mouse breeding and for more events. Having a pet fancy mouse can’t be boring.

Fancy Mouse Show Preparation

cute fancy mouse

Fancy mice owners go to great lengths to prepare their pets for mouse shows. Preparing these pets ready for competitions involves more than just shampooing, powdering, or mites control; the fancier has to prepare mentally too. They take these competitions seriously, after all. Most of all, there are certain winning points that judges look for from a fancy mouse; fanciers must know these points too in order to secure the price when competing in a mouse show.

Pointers for Raising Fancy Mouse

raising fancy mouse

When you plan to enter your fancy mouse to a mouse show, the preparation goes further back than just weeks before the event itself. The way you care for your mouse, that is to say feed, shelter, handle, train, and play with your pet can greatly determine whether you have a good chance of winning in competitions or not. Even the choice of the cage and substrate for your pet have also a bearing toward bagging the prize.

Now that you know what are possible when you have a fancy mouse for a pet, you might finally change your mind toward these animals. You might even put your mouse control contraptions in exchange for a pet mouse cage.

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  1. Maria said:

    Mice are really great pets, but as a tip- If you’re really sensitive to unpleasant scents, get two females. Male mice constantly mark their territory, and every time you clean the cage- If you clean it too well, they go into a marking frenzy and it’ll smell worse than before. If you decide to get a male anyways, use a good quality anti-odor substrate like Carefresh. When you clean the cage, save a handful of dirty bedding to mix in with the new- so it still smells like their territory. When you clean their cage, you can’t just replace their bedding either- They’ll mark everything. Walls, ceiling, tubes, houses, food dish, toys, even themselves. So wipe down everything with a pet-safe cleaner, but take a dry cloth first and rub it on something like a house in their cage, and after you’re done cleaning, rub the dry rag over some of the things you cleaned- Again, to put a little bit of his scent on it. Better to have the territorial smell not completely gone than have it twice as bad. Good luck.

How to Care for a Whip Scorpion

whip scorpion

Although they may look like a pet insect or scorpion, a whip scorpion is neither. Being an arachnid, whip scorpions are closer to spiders in terms of genetic makeup than an insect or a scorpion. Despite its monstrous look and intimidating name, however, a whip scorpion is a gentle pet arachnid to have. It’s gentler than other pet insects, and it’s not venomous compared to real scorpions.

Whip Scorpion as Pet

pet whip scorpion

Whip scorpions are non venomous compared to real scorpions, and they rarely use their pincers to inflect damage to a human being. Their whip tail is nothing like a whip also; it practically does nothing in terms of defense. The only defense they have is to spray vinegar to startle another prey. So they are a safe choice for children who want a venomous pet insect or spider. Whip scorpions are not demanding in terms of care and maintenance too, so you never have to worry in case you’re left to care for the arachnid when your son goes to summer camp.

Whip Scorpion Description

whip scorpion description

A whip scorpion got its name because of its appearance; it looks like a scorpion with a long thin tail like a whip and foreboding pincers like scorpions’. The arachnid can grow anywhere between 0.98 mm to 85 mm with most averaging to 30 mm in length. To defend itself, it sprays vinegar from its abdomen, thus its other name vinegaroons. People not familiar with a whip scorpion may mistaken it for a pet insect because it walks using 6 legs only when really the other pair of legs in the front is modified for use as antennae.

Feeding a Whip Scorpion

feeding whip scorpion

Part of the fun of having a pet whip scorpion is to watch it hunt for its food. Whip scorpions are fed with live feeder insects, so they appreciate freshly caught insects in the garden like grasshoppers, crickets, forest cockroach, etc. If you can’t be bothered to hunt for insects, you can order mealworms or crickets from your nearest exotic pet store. An adult whip scorpion can eat a full meal, meaning large insect, at least 3 times a week. Keep clean water in a shallow water dish with sponge in your pet’s tank all the time.

Housing a Whip Scorpion

housing whip scorpion

Lucky for you whip scorpions are diurnal, so you can observe them active during the day. They come from the tropics so they need their tank to be relatively warm at about 20 degrees Celsius. A heat mat laid under half of the tanks bottom is the number one choice for heating. They thrive well in sphagnum or peat moss substrate that allows them to burrow. To complete the set up, have some hiding place like log tunnel or a creviced rock.

Handling a Whip Scorpion

handling whip scorpion

Unlike in other pet insects, children can hold whip scorpions. The pet, however, is easily spooked, so sudden movements or touch should be avoided when handling whip scorpions. They should never be held high from the ground because a bad fall can kill them. They must be held low on the ground; they’re not allowed to run over the edge of a table; and they should never be picked up by their tails.

Choosing a Whip Scorpion

pet vinegaroon

If you don’t want to end up with a bunch of little whip scorpions, always ask the pet store owner to give you a male whip scorpion. If you want a female, make sure it’s not pregnant. A healthy pet whip scorpion is active that can run pretty fast. It’s not limp, and it should have 4 pairs of legs including the antennae, a pair of pincers, and a whip tail.

Whip scorpions are a perfect pet for people who love to observe. They are perfect for children not just because they’re pretty docile, but because they make good pets for show and tell too.

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  1. tom said:

    by the way, this is a supposed whip scorpion care sheet.. you frequently show images of tailless whip scorpions. i suggest removing them because people may mistake them for an unhealthy vinegaroon

  2. The Weird Girl with many pets said:

    whoa these are ugly…………….. ME LIKEY!!!!!!!

  3. The Weird Girl with many pets said:

    How much do they cost?

Popular Pet Parrot Species

pet parrot

This might surprise some: choosing a particular parrot species to take home as pet is challenging. You think you know what pet bird to get only to be surprised with a wide array of pet parrot species when you get to the pet store. The choices can be confusing, and if you’re buying a pet parrot for the first time, it means double the trouble for you. Knowing just the types of parrot is too broad; what can help you avoid the confusion is to know exactly the parrot species you want to get.

1. Budgerigar

pet budgerigar

The budgerigar or the budgies for most people is the number one favorite pet parrot in the world. It’s the number one favorite pet bird in general. Budgies are attractive in so many ways than their vivid colors. For one, budgies are the least demanding compared to the other parrot species; they basically eat anything you give them provided it’s raw. If you choose, you can do away parrot insurance because budgies are pretty sturdy pet birds that can go on for days without water. And contrary to popular belief, as small as they are, budgies are able to speak too.

2. Lovebirds

pet love birds

In all honesty, lovebirds may have become the second most popular pet parrot because of the hype about the species. But lovebirds may not be the best choice if you are a first time parrot owner. You might be surprise to find out that there are larger parrots that are generally easier to handle than lovebirds.

Lovebirds tend to be aggressive especially when in pair, and you can’t cage them together with another bird species or even another unfamiliar lovebird because they’re pretty territorial. Nonetheless, they are the only small parrot species that resembles larger parrots in terms of color pattern, beak shape, and other abilities.

3. Cockatiels

pet cockatiel

Cockatiels are the crested, small parrot species from Australia. Like their cousins, the budgerigar, they are popular pet parrots for the right reasons too. Because of their popularity, you can get cockatiels pet parrot insurance much like other larger parrot species.

The Lutino cockatiel is the most popular color mutation among cockatiels. Lutinos have white to light yellow plumage with a cute orange circular pattern on the cheeks. And of course their crest makes cockatiels standout among other small parrot species. They are fairly easy to feed; a balance diet of seeds, fruits, and organic vegetables is fairly cheap and readily available to buy. On the downside, cockatiels have difficulty vocalizing like humans compared to other popular parrot species.

4. Hyacinth Macaw

pet hyacinth parrot

The cobalt blue and the yellow coloring at the base of a hyacinth macaw’s beak are perhaps what make this species the most favorite among big parrots. Under different light intensity, the plumage of a hyacinth can show hues of purple to violet. Although large, hyacinth macaws are one of the most affectionate parrot species. But being just birds, they don’t know how much power their grip and their friendly pinch pack, so handing them over to children to play with is not advisable.

If you couldn’t get a properly socialized macaw, though, it’s best to get one as a baby. Making the bird understand their strength through proper training must start at a young age.

5. African Grey

pet african grey

If you want a talker, hands down the African grey parrot is the best parrot species for you. Because of their scary ability to speak, African greys tend to be expensive. That’s why you need parrot insurance for your African grey to mitigate loss or other possible cost outlay in owning the pet parrot.

The intelligence of African greys, however, can play toward their disadvantage. This parrot species need constant stimulation to avoid boredom, which could lead to plucking. They need human interaction; they’re not the type of parrot you can leave alone in the cage for days at a time.

These are the five most popular parrot species you can choose from. As you can see, not all of them are popular because of their amazing attributes, so choose wisely when you decide and stick to your plan when you actually shop for your pet bird.

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  1. gowthaman said:

    I like to grow pet birds and i want to put pet shop for that where i can buy the pet birds.give me some idea.

The White Lion

pet white lion

Owning an exotic pet white lion may only be possible for hardcore pet lovers with extra million dollars to burn from their asset because keeping an aggressive predator such as a lion as pet is expensive. Having a lion in your yard can be a cause of alarm for many: the neighbors’ cats and their owners, your family and friends, even the life of the exotic animal itself can be in danger if proper care and looking after is not ensured. That’s also the reason most states regulate owning an exotic pet white lion in the household level.

Here are some common questions and answers if you’re considering owning a white lion as pet.

Who Can Own a White Lion

pet white lion insurance

Licensed zoo included, anybody with millions of dollars extra budget to burn may own a pet white lion. To begin with, a white lion cub can cost no less than $130,000 to acquire—forget about the measly couple of grand exotic pet insurance. (Forbes list white lions as the world’s most expensive pet.) If money isn’t a problem, consider your qualification of owning exotic pets.

Owning any exotic pets, much more a lion, is highly regulated by the state. If your state’s laws allow exotic pets at home level, you still need to apply for a license from proper agency, usually the Department of Wildlife and Rescue or any equivalent office. You must prove to the state that you are capable of caring and barricading your potentially dangerous pet from harming you, your family, and your community. This is the trickiest part of applying for a license: you may need to hire a pro zoo keeper to look after your pet before a license can be issued.

Where Do White Lions Originate

white lion origin

White lions originate from specific regions in Africa: their natural habitat is the region of Timbavati in South Africa; some sightings of white lions are also reported in the Kruger region. It’s not true what they say that white lions die of starvation in the wild due to camouflage issues when hunting: they thrive well in this region where the grassland are pale in winter and the ground are mostly white from extinct seabed.

Why are White Lions White

white lion gene

The exotic pet white lions are white because of a yet to be identified recessive gene that’s dictating the color of their coat, contrary to popular belief that they are albino. However they differ in terms of genetic makeup from their tawny cousins, they’re not classified as a subspecies of the Panthera leomaking them just ordinary lions.

Why are White Lions Not Considered Endangered

pet white lion

Because white lions are not accepted (at least not yet) a subspecies of Panthera leo, they’re not considered endangered species. This means it’s easier to own exotic pet white lions than other exotic pet species, if you have the money. Even then, there is evidence of rarity of these kinds of lions in the wild, so owning them should be done in a very responsible and secure way, if the laws in your state will allow individual ownership.

What’s Involved in Owning a White Lion as Exotic Pet

white lion

Aside from the essential exotic pet insurance that’s required of you as part of granting you license to own white lions, you’re in to other “pricey” necessities of owning an exclusive fresh-meat-eating predator. The veterinary needs of lions are pricey too: not all vets and vet clinics can handle, much less trained to take care of, big, exotic pets such as lions. You might need to hire the same vets that licensed zoo hires for their animals

By now you should be able to decide if an exotic pet lion is for you or not. Just keep in mind to keep your family, community, the animal’s, and your safety above your desire to standout or own a stunning pet such as a white lion.

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  1. Sara Delumyea said:

    Can i have a white lion for 10000 dallars. alive please call 315 218 6865

  2. claudia ryan said:

    Hi I’m doing white lion pamphlet for school and I think they are absolutely beautiful animals and for Sara Delumyea I think you are an absolute idiot for wanting such an animal for such a low price YOU can’t spell DOLLARS and I doubt you even put the right phone number bitch…

  3. Sara Delumyea said:

    i do not want a lion anymore

  4. ronnie cooley said:

    can i have a white lion alive for a pet

  5. Rilee said:

    Stop fighting cause thats creepy

  6. candy said:

    i love lion it cute and bab it veary cute went they have a baby u do not wnat to give itup at all it mack me feel in love like a baby mack my heart feel good and not sad it love it is a baby and ever let it go like that it have that good feel in u and say that i wnat to adoupter u in my life it that that one good feel wnet u talk to u and say hlep are be my mom that what u are thank adout not him he feel love by his real mom not us people yes he my look nice look sad that u do nothave the ritgh to do that at all and mack your sefl happy not sad for u killer stop ti now u are killto much animial y do not tell for money now stop it if a lion come at u ,u sout not be there at all thx u……: bye :alex

  7. The Weird Girl with many pets said:

    … Only the most stupid IDIOT would want to buy a beautiful, wild animal like this. They deserve to be free, not to be cuddled and hugged. Do you (Sara Delumyea) not care that this animal could kill you? Or your loved ones?

  8. Obafemi Tunde said:

    cute lions.Are there black ones

  9. Dennis Painting said:

    Good article on white lions but I see that you are using one of my pictures without permission and it is copyrighted (this is the picture under the section of “What’s Involved in Owning a White Lion as Exotic Pet”

  10. Nick Bowers said:

    I want a white lion

  11. bernardbear said:

    bitch please…. did you know I have the orange one? that’s the $10000000000 pet

  12. usman ahmed said:

    i will pay 600000 dollars i want white baby lion but two of them cuz i love them

Bengal Cat: Big Cat for the Big Boys

Considered the big cat for the big boys, the Bengal cat is an exotic pet that you can get if living with a dog in a condo is too cliché for you. Packed with playful attitude, immunity to common lethal feline viruses and leukemia, and a build of an Asian leopard cat wrapped in an amazing color pattern, you couldn’t ask for anything more from a Bengal. Despite the fact that they are bred by humans by crossing domesticated cat and Asian leopard cat, the Bengal is still considered an exotic pet fetching a price from $1,000 up.

Why Own a Bengal Cat

pet bengal cat

If you set a sight on a Bengal cat, there’s almost no more reason needed to get your own. Beginning on its exotic Asian leopard color pattern, you can see clearly that there’s no other domesticated cat that can come close. Proceeding to its precession built physique; the cat is agile like its wild ancestor. And then there’s its immunity to feline immune virus and other common viruses that are lethal to common housecats, the Bengal is built to last its lifetime. If you want a bonus, the Bengal is short haired, dander free so people with allergies can handle it!

Bengal Cat Temperament

bengal cat temperament

Although Bengals have Asian leopard cat genes in them, they’re not at all aggressive like wild cats. In fact, they’re affectionate, sweet exotic pet kittens that adore their people. They’re very playful unlike their cousins the housecats that sits almost all day annoyed if you make the slightest move to play with them. A Bengal cat would definitely not pass an opportunity to sniff catnip or play hide and seek in the sofa with you. They’re gentle enough to be handled by your nieces and nephew too.

Bengal Cat Color Pattern

What attracts people to Bengal cat the most is its distinct coloration. There are basically four color patterns of Bengal cats: spotted to a brown or white background or marbled to a brown or white background. The most common color pattern is the spotted in brown background and the rarest is the marbled in white background, thus it’s the most expensive.

The leopard color pattern of a Bengal clearly shows it’s an exotic pet that demands attention wherever you take your cat. The best spot or marble coloration on a Bengal is that with light surrounded by dark hue.

Exotic Pet Insurance for your Bengal Cat

bengal cat insurance

Because Bengal cats are exotic, they fetch a price from $1,000 up—they’re expensive but with their life expectancy of up to 16 years, it’s a good investment. Your exotic pet cat will be with you for the long haul. Exotic pets are illegible for exotic pet insurance—you must. It’s an expensive cat to have; an exotic pet insurance should mend possible losses with your pet, if not mend your broken heart. But to be sure, don’t let your pet Bengal roam outside your perimeter for whatever reason if you don’t want to post a lost kitten bill around.

Guide to Buying a Bengal

buying bengal cat

The high price of a Bengal attracts fly-by-night, unqualified breeders that results to Bengals that are not properly crossed. These Bengal cats are less immune to diseases—worse they develop signs of inbreeding that causes troubles to your cat’s health. So avoid unnecessary vet cost and heartache by buying from reputable Bengal cat breeders only. These breeders are licensed or a member of one or more Bengal cat owner and breeder associations; look for proof of membership from the breeder before buying your pet Bengal.

Bengals are playful, exotic pet that needs daily attention from their owners. So if you’re a first time cat owner, you might want to learn everything about them before coming home with an exotic pet such as a Bengal cat.

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  1. lauren said:

    I thought they were tigers!

  2. lauren said:

    i wanna tiger!!

  3. jaria said:

    informative site

  4. YIDONIS said:

    I WANT A WHITE TIGER! SO BAD!:)

  5. YIDONIS said:

    HOW DO WE GET THE PET WE WANT?

  6. The Weird Girl with many pets said:

    To Lauren: You’re an idiot, okay? You want a tiger that could possibly kill you. Fine by me, i mean, take out the stupid with a tiger! Take out the stupid and cruel. Go ahead. Get a tiger and let it kill you. (by the way, don’t acctually get a tiger, I know your that stupid, I’m just telling you my opinion and the possible outcome)

  7. SlothFucker101 said:

    To the person that commented above me, i once owned a bengal tiger. it attacked me but i survivd then the next day i went into its cage and killed it with my bare hands. I then cut its head off and fucked it.

  8. Ben said:

    To ‘The Weird Girl’
    Why do you even care if she wants a tiger? It doesn’t affect you either way

Raising Exotic Pet Chameleon

There might be many people who don’t know much about reptiles and might be wondering if it’s safe to adopt a chameleon as pet. The first thing that comes to mind is whether they are poisonous or safe. Most people who want to keep chameleon as pet for the first time might not know how to take care of them, so here’s a lowdown about the color shifters.

The Veiled Chameleon

veiled chameleon

The most common type of chameleon available for keeping as pet reptile is the veiled chameleon. This breed of Chameleon is found in large numbers in Saudi Arabia and Yemen and is exported to many countries around the world. The huge popularity of veiled chameleon is due to the fact that it is extremely beautiful with bright colors and fairly large size than other type of chameleons and is prolific even under extreme climatic conditions.

Veiled Chameleon Description

veiled chameleon description

This reptile is extremely hard to find because it lives in the wild in extreme temperature and humidity level types of environment. Veiled chameleons are the most preferred to keep as pet reptile. However, like other breeds of chameleon, it doesn’t like being played with and at times may turn aggressive. Most veiled chameleons may even attempt to bite when provoked. Thus, it makes sense to handle your pet only when cleaning its cage or taking it to the vet.

Veiled chameleons as a pet reptile are only meant for display rather than for playing which requires handling. Apart from their ability to change color, the look of veiled chameleon is quite appealing for a pet. Their shifting colors, which are indication of good health, may vary from very dark to very pale colors. They have prehensile tails which act as additional hand for changing positions or grasping limbs.

Feeding Veiled Chameleon

feeding veiled chameleon

Most of veiled chameleons are not particular about food. They can eat approximately ten crickets every day as staple diet. Other insects that can be fed to these reptiles include grasshoppers, spiders, flies, earthworms, cockroaches, beetles, and moths; they can also eat newborn mice. Feeder insects can be gut loaded or dusted with calcium and vitamin supplements twice or thrice a week to ensure proper nutrition of our pet reptile.

To balance your pets’ diet, give them romaine lettuce, collard greens, mustard greens, carrots, watercress, dandelion leaves, sweet potato, and spring greens occasionally. Chameleons feed on plants during the summer months to quench their thirst.

Housing a Pet Chameleon

pet chameleon cage

Chameleons, especially adults require adequate living space. The enclosure of chameleons should be well ventilated that is preferably created out of mesh. The cage for adults should have minimum height of 4 feet and the sides not less than 3 feet.

Exotic Pet Chameleon’s Special Needs

pet chameleon care

Veiled chameleons are extremely territorial preferring to live in alone. Therefore, to keep another chameleon in the same cage may cause them to display aggressive behavior against each other. You do not want to stress chameleons this way because they might refuse food as a result. You should keep this in mind when placing your reptile pet in its cage.

Another crucial aspect that is often overlooked when comes to chameleon care are the female chameleons’ special requirements. An innocent neglect of this special requirements often results to untimely deaths of female chameleons. So, if you’re planning to have a chameleon as pet reptile, you must decide whether to get a female or a male chameleon.

And last but not least, ensure that you have reptile pet insurance when you want a chameleon as pet. It’s a way to save your pocket for unavoidable future loses with your pet chameleon.

Training a Thoroughbred

thoroughbred horse

It’s a joy for thoroughbred owners to see their pet horse develop to its full potential and claim its glory, even just once, in a racetrack. To make this happen proper diet and “horse training” should be the brick and mortar of a thoroughbred. For this, horse racing programs that ensure the proper physical, emotional, and psychological development of your thoroughbred should be a pet horse owner’s top priority. If you must invest money on your thoroughbred, make it money well spent on horse racing programs that are developed by professional horse trainers and horse veterinarians.

Take it Slow

thoroughbred training

Have you heard of the saying “I’m slow because I’m in hurry?” To hurry to where you want to go with your thoroughbred (the winners’ podium), you must take it slow with your thoroughbred’s training. You can’t rush your horse’s development; a young horse takes time to develop its brain as well as its body muscle to be fit to run in a racetrack with an objective to win.

So be wary about trying horse training programs that promises your thoroughbred to be ready to race in a month or two. Although certified, professional trainers have slightly different approach to horse training, on average it takes about 6 months from start of training for your young thoroughbred to be able to run its first race—provided the training runs smoothly without injuries or other setbacks.

Teach the Gallop

thoroughbred gallop

Provided the young thoroughbred is already broken, the first exercise your pet horse is going to master is the gallop. Excellent horse racing programs almost always start with good gallop training. For this a trainer will have your pet horse jog one-half to one mile to warm up followed by the 1-2 miles galloping exercise daily, depending on your horse’s stamina and physical state. To start, a gallop speed of one-eighth mile in 18 minutes is good. This should pick up as the training progresses. It usually takes about 1 to 2 months for a young thoroughbred to develop a winning gallop speed, so be patient about the training.

Proceed to Breezing

thoroughbred breezing

By now you must have known that the daily horse training is started with a jog, and now with a gallop too, to warm up. The breezing part of the training is where you see an aggressive pickup in speed. But again apply the brakes by taking it slow at first. A good training program starts by an “in hand” breeze that lets your thoroughbred show off what it’s got by breezing through the track without urging of any kind by the rider—let your horse run on its own without cracking a whip or kicking the saddle.

The speed in breezing exercise will depend on the stage of the training and the kind of track your horse run through. Working closely with a professional horse trainer at this period is the best practice.

Ready to Race

thoroughbred racing

Depending on your horse’s progress, a breezing exercise should wrap up your thoroughbred’s training program. Once your trainer is confident that your horse can deliver a good fight in the racetrack, you can now become a proud of owner of a thoroughbred that’s ready for its first race!

Other Thoroughbred Training Essential

thoroughbred training essentials

No matter how you train your horse, without proper food and pampering your thoroughbred will just not have enough energy or inspiration to win a race. That’s why horse training programs always have the best health, diet, and pampering program in them. Think about the money you spend on horse massage as investment for your pet.

At the end of the day, a thoroughbred horse training program is subjective. No single horse training schedule fits a thoroughbred. The training schedule should depend on your horse’s progress and state of being. Because of this, working with a professional horse trainer is the only way to go.

Common Heart Diseases in Dogs

dog heart disease

There are two different types of common dog heart diseases. One of them is Congenital and the other one is acquired dog heart disease. Anyone who owns a dog must have the knowledge of these common dog disease and medications. If you have enough knowledge of common heart disease in dogs you can deliver swift medication and dog medications on the right time to save your beloved pet.

Congenital Heart Diseases

dog Congenital Heart Diseases

The congenital heart diseases are those with a dog is born with. Most of these diseases are caused by genetic predisposition, pregnancy problems, and even problems during birth. These are the main congenital heart diseases in dogs.

Tetralogy of Fallot

dog Tetralogy of Fallot

Tetralogy of fallot (TOF) in dogs is consists of four heart abnormalities that result in insufficiently oxygenated blood being pumped into the dog’s body. It is the most common cyanotic heart disease in dogs. TOF consists of pulmonic stenosis, a ventricular septal defect, ventricular hypertrophy defect, and an overriding aorta. For this there are not so many dog medications options available.

The only definitive solution for tetralogy of fallot in dogs is open heart surger, which is very dangerous especially for small dogs. There’s another heart surgery that are less dangerous and is recommended for smaller dogs, but it’s effects are less definite than full open heart surgery.

Patent Ductus Arteriosus

dog Patent Ductus Arteriosus

This is another main congenital heart disease in dogs. Patent Ductus Arteriosus is a small arterial connection between the aorta and pulmonary artery in dogs that normally closes at birth or shortly after that. The treatment of this problem can be done only by surgery. If your dog is younger than 2 years, then surgeries are the best dog medications for this disorder.

Heart Valve Dysplasia

dog Heart Valve Dysplasia

A dog with heart valve dysplasia has a defect in the main mitral valve; it is the left atrioventricular valve of the heart. Unfortunately, there’s no cure available for this disorder. There are some dog medications that can be taken just to make your dog feel better, though.

Pulmonic Stenosis in Dogs

Pulmonic Stenosis in Dogs

In this type of congenital disease the connection between the right side of heart and the lungs is blocked. Dog doctors suggest heart surgery to get rid of this disease.

Acquired Heart Diseases

acquired heart diseases in dogs

Acquired heart diseases are not born defects. These disorders are caused or acquired after the birth of the dog. So they occur in their life time.

Chronic Valvular Disease

dog Chronic Valvular Disease

Chronic Valvular Disease is the degeneration and thickening of dog’s heart valves. It is very common. It also represents the adult canine heart diseases in dogs. To cure this disorder you can use positive inotropic drugs increases contractions of the main cardiac muscles.

Myocardial Disease

dog Myocardial Disease

This disorder affects the muscular walls of a dog’s heart preventing the walls from expanding and contracting correctly for proper blood flow. This problem needs heart transplant, and since there is no transplant available for dogs, it cannot be cured.

Arrhythmias

dog Arrhythmias

Arrhythmia is caused by multiple problems like illness, hormones, electrolyte imbalance, etc. Common dog medications like digoxin and atropine are some of the treatments of this disorder.

Pericardial Effusion

dog Pericardial Effusion

Pericardial effusion is the fluid accumulation in a dog’s pericardium. This disorder needs prompt treatment. In most cases, vets will drain the fluid out of the lungs to reduce the pressure.

These were the main heart diseases and the corresponding dog medications to treat them. Look out for the symptoms of any of these disorders. If you suspect your dog has any of these heart diseases, go to your pet’s vet immediately for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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