Welcome to The Exotic Pets, a pet blog educating pet owners on how to take good care of their furry family members!
At The Exotic Pets, we understand the unique joys and challenges that come with owning exotic pets. Our story began with a group of enthusiasts who wanted to create a space where exotic pet owners could find everything they need – from expert advice to high-quality products. Our mission at The Exotic Pets is to make the lives of you and your exotic pets easier and even more enjoyable.
Born out of passion and a deep understanding of the exotic pet community, The Exotic Pets was established in 2023. Our journey started with a small blog that quickly grew into a comprehensive resource, thanks to the support and engagement of our growing community.
Meet Our Veterinarians
Our vets have chosen the best products to ensure your pet’s health and happiness.
Our team of animal behaviorists has curated a selection of products that enrich your pet’s life.
Our pet care professionals have hand-picked our products to guarantee your furry friend’s well-being.
Say goodbye to guesswork; our vets have picked the best for your pet.
Meet some of our Veterinary Review Board members below.
Dr. Jonathan Roberts
Dr. Jonathan Roberts, a licensed veterinary surgeon specializing in small animals and behavioral medicine, brings his expertise to a Cape Town animal hospital. With a BVSC from the Onderstepoort Faculty of Veterinary Science and a love for miniature schnauzers (he owns two!), Dr. Roberts is a dedicated and passionate veterinarian. Read More
Joanna is a seasoned vet who primarily works with companion animals. While still seeing patients two days a week, she realized she could reach a wider audience by writing about the topics she discusses in consultations. Joanna dedicates most of her time to crafting pet health articles for various publications, allowing her to share her knowledge with pet owners worldwide. Read More
Dr. Natasha Diehl is a DVM with expertise in both small and exotic animals. After graduating from Iowa State University in 2020, she completed a general practice internship and is now pursuing a specialty internship dedicated to exotic animal care. She collaborates with other experienced vets, ensuring her knowledge stays at the forefront of the field. Read More
Dr. Nick Saint-Erne, a DVM with 35 years of experience, brings a wealth of knowledge to Arizona Exotic Animal Hospital. He treats a diverse range of animals, from common pets like dogs and cats to exotic species and zoo residents. Beyond clinical practice, Nick’s passion for animal welfare extends to pet store ownership and technical writing for pet care materials. Read More
Meet our team of seasoned writers, each a master in their chosen field and boasting years of expertise.
We meticulously select writers based on their extensive knowledge, passion, and proven track record.
Dr. Rebecca MacMillan
Veterinarian, Pet Writer
Dr. Rebecca, a dedicated companion animal veterinarian with a flair for writing and a love for client communication, graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2009. Since then, she has amassed a wealth of experience in first-opinion small animal practice, excelling in both clinical and managerial roles. Based in the South West, Rebecca tackles a diverse caseload, from routine check-ups to emergencies, with a particular passion for medicine.
Lizzie, a graduate of the University of Bristol (2011), has dedicated her career to first-opinion companion animal care. With experience across diverse clinic settings, from bustling hospitals to intimate rural practices, she thrives on a variety of cases, tackling medicine, surgery, and emergencies with skill and passion. Currently, Lizzie cherishes the close-knit community and the opportunity to provide personalized care to her beloved animal patients.
Austin Cannon, editor for The Spruce Pets and Daily Paws, is a seasoned journalist with a background in award-winning reporting for publications. Austin joined The Exotic Pets in December 2023. Austin holds bachelor’s degrees in journalism and political science from Drake University (2016). He edits and produces most of the site’s content and trending stories, giving pet owners daily joy and knowledge.
With over two decades of experience in veterinary medicine, Jenna Stregowski, a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), currently serves as an editor. She has contributed to The Exotic Pets since its inception in 2023 and wrote about veterinary medicine for About.com for nine years. To stay abreast of the latest advancements in veterinary science, she actively participates in veterinary conferences, seminars, and continuing education courses.
Our primary goal is to be your go-to source for all things related to exotic pets. We aim to:
Educate: Offer accurate and up-to-date information to help you care for your exotic pets.
Support: Provide a supportive community where you can share experiences and learn from fellow pet owners.
Innovate: Continuously seek new ways to improve the lives of exotic pets and their owners.
Join us in our journey to create a better world for exotic pets and their owners!
Who Are We?
We constitute a global team of devoted pet and animal enthusiasts who firmly believe in providing the utmost care for our beloved animal companions, be they furry, feathered, scaled, or anything in between.
Our diverse writing team comprises practicing veterinarians, vet technicians, animal trainers specializing in animal psychology, and individuals deeply committed to the welfare of animals, regardless of their size.
Dedicated to delivering practical and well-researched advice, we draw on scientific insights and provide transparent sources for our research data, ensuring you receive the best and most accurate information. Our coverage spans a wide array of topics, including nutrition, safety, equipment, and behavior, addressing pets of all sizes, from hamsters to horses.