Exotic Pets

This show is for people who have — or are curious about owning — any of the birds, snakes or small mammals who are considered exotic pets — from bunnies to iguanas, and parrots to ferrets. Dr. Karen will help you understand the physical requirements of these animals and how to avoid most of the medical problems these pets can develop once you understand the often challenging proper environment and correct diet that are essential to their welfare. Co-host Karen Rosenthal, DVM, MS, has an impressive professional history, from being Director of Special Species Medicine at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by years focused on Avian and Exotic pets at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. She is now Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine at St. Matthew's University in the Cayman Islands, British West Indies.

Hosted by Tracie Hotchner, Karen Rosenthal

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Exotic Pets #206 (01-05-2015)

Exotic Pets

Exotic Pets (01-05-2015) #206: THE LIZARD SHOW on which Dr. Karen introduces us to the popular Australian Bearded Dragon, which make the best pet of all the reptile choices: they stay small, they “color morph” and can be very beautiful, have a pleasing personality (you need to interact with them!), don’t need to climb and are generally easy to keep.  Other lizards like the Nile Monitor are very aggressive, the Savannah Monitor gets large and needs to eat small mammals, and chameleons, the most difficult lizard to keep in captivity because, amongst other lifestyle requirements,  they need to get their water dripped off the end of a leaf!