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We are your dedicated exotic pet portal, with a continually growing and evolving database featuring your favourite exotic pets from around the globe.
Please check back regularly to see what new exotic pets we will be featuring next or what tips and advice we may be revealing to our valued members in the forums.
Ultimate-Exotics.com is proud to provide caresheets and articles relating to a wide variety of exotic pets, as well as offering advice and guidence from experts around the globe in our exotic pet forums. If you are seeking for specific information which we do not currently have listed, then please send in your request and we will endeavor to add your chosen species to our database for future reference.
We currently specialise in a number of different exotic pet species, with our biggest category falling under reptiles. Such a large and diverse group of animals which can be broken down into subcategories for lizards, snakes and chelonia. Amphibians come a close second and Invertebrates third. More information can be found below or in the menu on the left. We also host a variety of information on keeping live food which is essentail knowledge for any exotic pet keeper.
We will also be looking to integrate an online exotic pet store offering a variety of exotic pet supplies desgined specificially for individual species. Only the best products will be recommened so you can trust in us to provide you with the information and supplies you require to keep your exotic pet happy and healthy.
Amphibians are a peculiar type of animal which begin their lives as jueveniles living and breathing under water. Later they develop into adult, air-breathing forms which usually live on land. Amphibians are superficially similar to reptiles, due to the fact they are cold-blooded and typically have four limbs (excluding the worm-like caecilian). In many parts of the world amphibians come in a vibrant array of exotic colours and markings, which make them perfect pets for displaying in your home.
An invertebrate is an animal lacking a vertebral column (spine) and includes 98% of all known animal species on Earth. It excludes those in the Chordate subphylum Vertebrata (those animals with spinal columns i.e fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals). Obviously, it would be extremely difficult to list all of these on this site, so we will only be specialising in those species you normally find in exotic pet shops (Tarrantulas, Millipedes, Centipedes, CockRoaches, Stick Insects, Praying Mantis.
Reptiles (class Reptilia), are air-breathing, cold-blooded vertebrates that have skin covered in scales as opposed to hair or feathers. They are tetrapods (having or having descended from vertebrates with four limbs) and amniotes, whose embryos are surrounded by an amniotic membrane. Modern reptiles inhabit every continent with the exception of Antarctica, and four living orders are currently recognized:
Crocodilia (crocodiles, gavials, caimans, and alligators): 23 species
Sphenodontia (tuatara from New Zealand): 2 species
Squamata (lizards, snakes, and amphisbaenids ("worm-lizards"): approximately 7,900 species
Testudines (turtles, tortoises, and terrapins): approximately 300 species
Live food is an essential requirement for the majority of exotic pets kept in captivity today. Live food can take the form of any small animals such as insects, mice, birds and other small mammals which are to be fed live to larger carnivorous or omnivorous species kept in either zoos or as exotic pets. Insects are the most common form of live food, with crickets being widely available in pet stores and online. These are the least expensive and thus most popular form of live food and are used to feed reptiles such as bearded dragons, geckos, skinks and a variety of insect eating amphibians and invertebrates. Other popular insects which are available as live food include mealworms, waxworms and to a lesser extent cockroaches and locusts. Small birds and mammals, such as mice and baby chicks are available for live feeding, however these are more commonly sold frozen and allowed to defrost before beging fed. This is the most humane and less riskly method of feeding carnivorous reptiles such as snakes. To ensure that your exotic pets are fed the most nutritious live food available, we have provided easy to follow guides and caresheets which will keep your live food alive and stuff them full of nutritious goodness.