That, my friends, will be one of the best things you could do for your children. It will also be something worthwhile on behalf of our scaly, creepy and feathered friends, otherwise known as exotic species and, perhaps, who knows, soon to become exotic pets. The reason behind this initiative is not just for the benefit of your children and the rare creatures that we are aiming to cherish and protect, it is also for your benefit. Some of you might be just a little too enthusiastic in my view. I would much rather you learn to appreciate budgies and parrots long before you ever have an opportunity to gently stroke one and feed it in your own home.
Budgies and parrots are fragile creatures, in any case. It is still too easy to walk in to a pet shop and purchase one or two of these creatures and about the most new owners are given by way of instructions on how to care for them and feed them is very fleeting indeed. I’ve seen this with my own two eyes. All that is given to the new owner is a short pamphlet of instructions, very brief dos and don’ts really, and a huge sack of birdseed to go along with the cramped predicament of what resembles a bird cage. You know, even animated feature stories are ahead in the game of educating our populace on the fragile lives of exotic creatures, right from the prehistoric eras to the present day.
If the talented creators of cartoon animals can educate millions of fans from around the world through entertaining storytelling, you can properly educate yourself and your children on exotic animal species. For the sake of their survival, I urge you to do this. See it another way then. Rearing and caring for exotic pets is very much similar to bringing up your own children. It requires lots of patience and proper parental planning, and then guidance. The biggest ingredient of this task is love. Without true love for the tiniest of creatures that you’d like to bring into your home someday, their lives could be doomed.
Since day one, their lives, even in the wild, have been a dangerous game of survival. At least when they were in the wild, they were, more or less, able to fend for themselves in accordance with their nature. By the time human invaders entered places such as the Amazon rainforests and the Borneo jungles, Africa’s deepest forests and the dry, barren plains of the ancient lands of the Australian Aborigines, all hell broke loose for these creatures that did not know how to defend itselves. Hunters came in with weapons and snares that would surely hurt, maim and traumatise the animals.
By the time they were captured, placed in dark boxes with little room for breathing and moving about in, and certainly without food and water, sold off to the quickest bidder and then eventually placed in the ignorant care of unscrupulous and dispassionate owners, all was lost for them. It would require a mammoth effort to heal these animals and nurse them back onto a healthy path of recovery. In most cases, the possibility of them ever returning to the wild was nil. That is where you and I could play our positive part.
Prepare yourself well for the day when you will be properly and legally qualified to keep an exotic pet. So you don’t have time to visit the museum today with your kids, or you aren’t able to plan a road trip to a game farm just yet. You’re reading this special message, so that tells me that you can start your intensive reading, research and learning program right here on the internet. Try and ask as many questions as possible for the experts on exotic pets to consider for you.