"As pet-keeping continues to grow in popularity, exotic pet-keeping does as well. Many people are surprised to learn about the great diversity of species that we have on this planet, and this variety extends to the animals we keep in our homes."
"Traditional" pets are great, but some people prefer something a little more unusual. Keeping exotic pets, which are often incorrectly considered to be 'wild animals,' has become very controversial."
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