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By: John Rowlinson - Updated: 29 Nov 2010 | comments*Discuss
About Our Site

KeepingExoticPets was formed to offer a unique reference point on help and advice on caring for exotic pets.

It's not so very many years ago that anyone who chose to keep a snake, snail or spider as a pet would probably have been looked on as a little strange, but today keeping exotic animals is one of the fastest-growing areas of the pet industry.

More and more people are discovering the appeal of having a pet that's just a little bit unusual and an increasing number of different species are finding their way onto specialist suppliers' lists and even into traditional high street pet-shops.

However, not all exotic pets are the same and with such a variety of creatures being offered, picking the right one for you and keeping it in good health can often be a confusing process; this site aims to make things a lot easier for novices and knowledgeable keepers alike.

Filled with a wealth of information and interesting facts about a range of amphibians, reptiles, insects, spiders and other invertebrates, the unique content available here - specially written exclusively for this site by knowledgeable experts - provides a one-stop source of practical guidance for the UK pet-keeper.

Looking after any pet is a serious responsibility and these species are certainly no exception - so the more you know about your animal and its particular requirements, the better you'll be able to care for it. Covering everything from the tanks and essential equipment needed, to finding a vet, this site provides a valuable and comprehensive resource for anyone interested in keeping exotic pets.

Our concern was that there was no single UK resource for interesting features and practical advice on this subject.

Our features and articles are written by experts - who have experience, or a particular interest in this area.

Our Background

Dr Gareth Evans, the primary writer of this site, is a freelance writer and environmental consultant.

Gareth has written books on bio waste and environmental biotechnology. He has a practical background in this subject, keeping a wide range of reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates since childhood and acting for a number of years as the International Herpetological Society's Conservation Officer.

KeepingExoticPets was founded by John Rowlinson, the founder of PtS.

John, through PtS, is involved in a number of ventures including software and property companies. A percentage of revenue from these activities goes towards funding KeepingExoticPets and a number of similar sites.

Our focus is simply on having experts create the highest quality information possible that is widely read.

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