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Pet Snakes, Lizards, Birds, Rats: All Unlikely Companions


Dr. Laurie Hess, author of “Unlikely Companions: The Adventures of an Exotic Animal Doctor (Or, What Friends Feathered, Furred and Scaled Have Taught Me About Life and Love)” and Deb Krohn, AKC “the frog lady” from the Chicago Herpetological Society talk with me HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio about loving pet birds, pet snakes, pet lizards, even pet sugar gliders, and other sorts of alternative pets.

DR. Laurie Hess and Deb Krohn

DR. Laurie Hess and Deb Krohn

Pet expert Steve Dale interviews Dr. Laurie Hess and Deb Krohn about exotic petsBut do these sorts of pets have the capability to love you back Krohn and Hess both agree that these animals are more intelligent than you may give them credit for.

If you have feather or fur allergies – an reptile might be just right for you, says Hess. However, DO YOUR HOMEWORK first so the Chicago Herp Society doesn’t need to rescue the lizard, frog, amphibian or snake. Learn more about Chicago Herpetological Society, aside from rescuing animals they also focus on education.Pet expert Steve Dale interviews Dr. Laurie Hess and Deb Krohn about exotic pets

Because of their extraordinary intelligence – can we really properly care for pet parrots?

We each also take a stab at what we each feel a great starter exotic pet might be.

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