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Are you considering getting a pet other than a cat or dog and wondering which pets might be friendliest? As an exotic animal veterinarian, I am frequently asked about which non-traditional pets are normally the most people-friendly, and my answers sometimes surprise people.
Here are what I consider to be the top 5 friendliest exotic animals and why they can make great pets:
5.Bearded dragon lizards
There are so many different types of domesticated pets to choose from that it can be overwhelming and confusing to know which one is right for you. Different species have different merits and fit the lifestyles of some potential owners better than others. If you are looking for a good-natured, gentle, fun exotic pet, think about choosing from among these top five. As always, do your best to educate yourself about any new pet before bringing one home and establish a relationship with a veterinarian knowledgeable about the species you have chosen so that he or she can advise you about proper routine and veterinary care.More on Vetstreet:
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