Many pet breeders who specialize in exotic pets advertise "hand
fed" animals. At Texas Exotic Animals we try and go a step
further. Unlike dogs and cats that have gone through many
centuries of domestication, most exotic animals available to the
public are only a few generations from their wild heritage. This
means that it takes a bit more effort, attention, and interaction
to create/maintain them as a good "pet" that will enjoy
interaction with humans. With most wild animals their fear and
avoidance of humans is one of their best and strongest
instincts, and what keeps them alive.
There are activists who claim that all exotic animals should be
left in the wild. However, the truth is that habitat destruction
and human encroachment impact exotic animal populations on a
daily basis. Every second we lose an area of tropical rainforest
larger than two football fields. With that in mind controlled,
professional breeding is the best chance that many exotic
animals have for survival and preservation of their species.
As long as you can provide a suitable environment and proper
care you can feel good about helping to care for one of
nature's fascinating creatures.
Texas Exotic Animals
PO Box 293
Mt. Vernon, TX 75457-0293