Exotic Pets™

The show for people interested in pets that slither, hop, creep, fly or swim:  from bunnies to iguanas, parrots to ferrets, snakes to tortoises. Information on the physical requirements of these exotic pets and how to manage the often challenging environment and correct diet essential to their welfare. Doug Mader (The Vet at Noah's Ark)Co-hosted by Dr. Doug Mader, author of "The Vet at Noah's Ark: Stories of Survival from an Inner-City Animal Hospital,"who is a world-renowned specialist on exotic animals, author of four major veterinary textbooks on reptile and amphibians, and a passionate educator. Early episodes of this show were co-hosted by Dr. Karen Rosenthal, Director of Exotic Animal Medicine at several institutions of higher learning.

Hosted by Tracie Hotchner, Karen Rosenthal

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An African Gray Keeps the Baby at Bay

Exotic Pets (06-28-2023) #221: Jenny Bilfield & Joel Friedman are a New York City couple who for years thought they weren’t going to have a child because of their parrots (Jenny’s bird is Heathcliff is a rare Greater Vasa parrot, originally from Madagascar, and Joel’s African Grey parrot, Percival. Their mentor had a Store “33rd and Bird” in NYC with a sign in the window “the 10 reasons not to own a parrot.” Spoiler alert: they had a baby anyway!