Newport News, VA (PRWEB) February 15, 2008
Exotic mammal ownership is on the rise. Why are these small unusual pets becoming so popular?
According to http://www.exoticnutrition.com president Ken Korecky, whose company specializes in foods and supplements for exotic pets, "The popularity of small exotic animals, specifically exotic mammals, has grown tremendously over the past 5 years. Keeping reptiles and amphibians has always been a popular hobby, but recently, smaller exotic mammals such as Degus, Sugar gliders, Hedgehogs, and Chinchillas have become increasingly popular, not only in the U.S., but in Canada and many European countries."
What is the most popular small exotic mammal to own? Korecky responded, "Sugar Gliders are by far the hottest pet on the market. These animals are small, cute, and can be easily handled, they are also small enough to be kept as an apartment pet." Korecky added, "The launch of our new website http://www.sugar-glider-store.com , focuses primarily on this one species. Due to demand for foods and accessories, we found it necessary to create a web store that offers all of the items necessary to keep Sugar gliders as domestic pets."
What is the attraction for owning these exotic pets, Korecky was asked. "Making a statement about who you are, is the real attraction, exotic pet owners want others to know, that they are as unique as their pets, and that they follow a different path, owning an exotic pet reflects this."
Are these exotic mammals legal to own, and how does one go about buying an exotic mammal? Where would you start looking for an Australian Sugar glider or an African Pygmy Hedgehog, we asked.
"Our company offers reference information pages on our website http://www.sugar-glider-store.com, that can guide potential exotic pet owners on legalities. To locate an exotic mammal, start with your local independently owned pet store" Korecky says, "The Internet is a great source for locating exotic pets, many breeders (and there are hundreds) will ship the pet to anywhere in the country. The animals themselves can sell for up to $300.00 each, but to the prospective exotic pet owner ... it's worth every penny to own such a unique pet."
So how many of these exotic animals are actually out there? "Currently there are thousands of exotics mammals and hundreds of breeders, and the population is growing rapidly. Recently we launched a new website, http://www.sugar-glider-store.com. Small exotic mammals are gaining tremendous popularity," says Korecky. "We expect the population of Sugar gliders alone to grow by 30% in the U.S. over the next 2 years. It's the law of the jungle, owners that have a breeding pair, will have 3 new babies in the first year. We like that ... more little mouths to feed, and more customers that require our products!"
For more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Ken Korecky, visit http://www.exoticnutrition.com, or call 757-988-0301 (option 1) or send an email to: email@example.com