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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Cricket Shortage Affects Exotic Pets

Exotic Pets (04-20+-2015) #210: Dr Karen talks about the recent cricket shortage in Hawaii — pointing up the unique food needs of exotic pets, which are not “convenience” pets! Advice on why to never feed a commercial cricket unless it is “gut loaded:” you have to put them in a box of oatmeal, sprinkle with calcium powder, so as the cricket grooms itself it will ingest the calcium and be “ready to serve” in a week!