Most people would agree that mammals make wonderful exotic pets, each with their own unique temperaments and personalities. This is why cats, dogs, hamsters etc are always so popular. But why stick to these unadventurous pets when you could try something new and far more exciting?
A wide range of mammals are regularly kept as exotic pets, including charming fennec foxes, impossibly cute African Pygmy Hedgehogs and amazing Sugar Gliders, as well as a host of creatures you might have never considered as pets, like raccoons, skunks, pot-bellied pigs and degus.
This brilliant diversity of furry wonders means there’s almost certainly an exotic mammal out there that’s perfect for you and will become one of your closest companions. These truly are fantastic creatures, and well worth looking into.
Here at Exotic Pets Resources, we aim to provide everything you need to know when it comes to caring for your mammal pets, including detailed care sheets along with recommended products and supplies to keep your mammal happy.
To explore the different species covered on this site, either use the drop-down menu at the top of the page or take a look at the complete list of mammals below:
African Pygmy Hedgehog
The site is constantly expanding and new species are added every day, so if you can’t find what you’re looking for, it’s worth checking back sometime soon!
A note on primates: We believe that it is almost impossible to provide captive primates with enough space or to give them the social structure they need. These are highly intelligent animals that are very difficult to care for and require very large enclosures and huge amounts of attention. If you cannot provide this, you should not consider buying a primate as a pet, even if it is legal where you live. We believe that, generally speaking, keeping primates as pets is cruel and should not be attempted, even by experienced owners of exotic pets. You can read more on our primates page here.