Scott Martin

Pets At Home

The keeping of exotic animals as pets has risen dramatically over the years with current statistics showing that in the USA there are more tigers being kept as pets than there are in the wild and here in the UK, reptiles are more common as pets than dogs.

Unlike most mammals that are kept as pets, reptiles do not generate the feeling of companionship nor for the need of being loved. Therefore the attraction and motivation for having a reptile as a pet must be completely different. Pets At Home explores the relationships that these exotic animals have with their owners. Martin has delved deeper to see what the reasons are for having such animals as pets. Martin has seen many reasons why owners choose to have these animals as pets such as a collection; a form of conservation or just through curiosity and fascination. It is often a complex combination of some if not all of these elements.