Wolves are one type of exotic pet. Photo credit: Ben Sklar for The New York Times
As opposed to cats and dogs, exotic animals pose a threat due to their tremendous strengths and sizes. Moreover, these animals have been removed from their natural habitats where they have access to others of their kind and can obtain proper nourishment — bottles don’t grow on trees. Additionally, the lack of proper living spaces makes these animals ill. What is the sum of all this? Unnaturally aggressive behavior which puts people and property at risk. Is keeping a large animal in your background really worth the potential danger to you and your loved ones?