03 May 2019

BEST BEGINNER EXOTIC PETS

Hi, friends! Here are my suggestions for great exotic pets for beginners. Let me know your favorites down in the comments! Our GoFundMe: ...

hi everyone its Caroline from CS Royals

and please excuse this girl right here it is one day off a feeding day and she's already just like making her laps as she does whenever it's one day before feeding day so today is kind of a different video one that has been requested before but I've never actually gotten around to to filming it just because I didn't know how appropriate my expertise was but I figured some people appreciate my opinions on certain things so I figured I would share my three top favorite suggestions for beginner exotic pets so I'm talking exotic pets like across taxa across the different species across different orders even so I'm very excited to share why I think that these three pets make really really great beginner exotic pets so I've kind of separated them into three categories or three areas on different spectrums from low maintenance to moderate maintenance from low bond to high bond of course I have a disclaimer because I always have a disclaimer these are just my opinions based on the pets that I've kept in the past so if I haven't kept a certain kind of pet I'm not gonna recommend it because I don't have first-hand experience but that's where everyone

else comes in and they can leave their recommendations down in the comments below and where they fall on the maintenance and spawned scale so I will tell you what I mean by that by getting into the first animal that I think makes a great beginner exotic pet and that would be the Chilean rose tarantula and I know what you're thinking that's downright insane but hear me out so Chilean rose tarantula are really really low maintenance but they're low bond what I mean by low bond is that a Chilean rose is very much a look don't touch kind of pet so if you're looking for something low maintenance you just want to care for and look at a Chilean rose tarantula is a great way to go they're incredibly low-maintenance they if you live in a moderate temperature environment they don't need any external heat or light sources they have really minimal food and water requirements and if you get a female they can live up to 30 years so it can be kind of a pet that you can have for a really long time and they don't need a whole lot of space either I have mine in a glass tank and she has been in that glass tank since I got her basically and

she's never needed an increase in size in fact I think people will keep them in even smaller enclosures than a 10 gallon but that's just what I keep my tarantula in and with this kind of look don't touch pet you're not going to really establish a relationship with the Chilean rose tarantula they don't particularly enjoy being held they have educating hairs which means they have these fiberglass like hairs on their abdomen that they can flick off of their bodies if they feel threatened and tarantulas are known for being incredibly fragile so one drop from your hand level could mean the end of a tarantula so as far as maintenance they're very low maintenance but they're also really low bond any bond between you and your tarantula is likely going to be completely one-sided the second suggestion I have for a beginner exotic pet is kind of in the middle of both of those scales it's a little bit higher maintenance than a Chilean rose tarantula and it can be handled more than the Chilean rose tarantula and that is a corn snake so my first snake was actually cored snake and I had him for like 15 years

and he was an amazing pet they require external heat sources and sometimes that external heat source is a light so sometimes they require light and if you want to provide them extra UVB then you can provide them a light as well and they may need slightly more space than a Chilean rose tarantula but as far as snake keeping goes and reptile keeping in general corn snakes are some of the easiest snakes to keep they are temperate species so if you live anywhere in the US they're gonna be really really easy to meet their heat and light requirements and they only eat once a week or so and you can feed them frozen thawed mice or rats if they get big enough they tend to not be picky about their food at all so ball pythons kind of have the reputation once you get them on live they'll never go back to frozen thawed I switched mine all back to frozen thought but it is a process corn snakes are much less picky and they're much less finicky so that corn snake is likely going to eat for you once a week every week pretty regularly and corn snakes are also long-lived they live anywhere from 10 to 20 years in captivity so they can also be a pet

that you get to have for quite a long time and then a potential downside of the corn snake is their ability to escape their enclosures and they kind of have a reputation for being amazing escape artists especially when they are small little babies so if you decide to get a corn snake think about looking on Craigslist first but be careful think about looking at on Craigslist first for juvenile or adult corn snakes instead of teeny-tiny little baby corn snakes baby corn snakes can be really difficult to hold they're very Wiggly and they will really try and escape from you so if you do end up getting a corn snake make sure you keep their enclosure locked tight at all times and then the third suggestion I have for a beginner reptile Falls high on the maintenance scale and it falls high on the bond scale and that's the bearded dragon so I'm sure you've heard of a bearded dragon some people might not classify them as beginner pets but if you are looking for a beginner exotic pet but you want to establish some kind of bond with your exotic pet I think a bearded dragon is the way to go they enjoy spending time a lot of bearded dragons really enjoy

spending time out of their enclosure they get baths you can hold them and bond with them and a lot of bearded dragons really benefit from that kind of care but they do require more than say a corn snake or a Chilean rose tarantula they have very specific heating and lighting requirements so while the corn snake may have only had heating requirements they also have lighting requirements and they also have a much more diverse diet so they need a combination of fruits and veggies as well as a protein source from insects most of the time our bearded dragons get mealworms and dubia roaches we stopped keeping crickets because they were just too much and they also get veggies and they need to be fed every day so a corn snake might only get fed once a week a Chilean rose maybe a couple of times a week to a week but bearded dragons do need to be fed every single day and sometimes people even feed them twice a day bearded dragons also need more space than a corn snake or a Chilean rose and they unfortunately don't live as long usually they live around eight to twelve years which is still quite a long time but not necessarily as long as a corn

snake or a female Chilean Rose but what you put in for their care you get out in the level of bonding that you can do with a bearded dragon so while they do require a lot of work a lot of people consider it worth it in the end because you get to spend so much time with them because they can be a really enriching experience to keep as pets so there you have it those are my top three beginner exotic pet species again they range from low maintenance high maintenance but they also range on the level of relationships that you can have with those animals so a low maintenance pet is probably going to be they're probably going to have less of an emotional connection to but a higher maintenance pet you may find more rewarding and more enriching for you and for the so again those are just my opinions based on the species that I've kept in the past and let me know your recommendations for a beginner exotic pet species so I hope you enjoyed this video if you did you can give it a thumbs up and you can subscribe to my channel if you want to but only if you want to you can also follow me on instagram at caroline serpentine or at

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