My name is Tiffany and I love animals. I was born on a farm and learned to walk among cows and chickens. We even had a pony I could ride as a young girl. My love of animals and nature stayed with me even as my family moved off the farm and to the suburbs.
Growing up I had a variety of exotic pets including fish, frogs, turtles, and a rabbit. We even had a “regular” pet dog who was a very loving black lab.
When I went to college I couldn’t have any pets, but my love and experience with animals landed me a part-time job at a national chain pet store. As an “Animal Care Specialist” I took care of the store’s assortment of pets for sale, including fish, frogs, crabs, birds, reptiles, and small animals like hamsters, guinea pigs, and chinchillas. I learned a lot about caring for new types of animals and also discovered how many products sold in pet stores are actually terrible for the pets they’re marketed for. One of the responsibilities of my job was assisting customers who came in to buy a new pet, including helping them buy a cage, food, and other supplies for their care. It was incredibly frustrating how often I had to recommend products that I knew we’re the best for the animal because there weren’t any better options available.
Once I graduated college, I started working as a freelance writer. I’ve enjoyed owning many pets as an adult including a variety of fish, a pair of rabbits, and a pet chinchilla who is now 17 years old.
About Exotic Animal Supplies
Based on what I learned working at a pet store in college plus my first hand experience as an exotic pet owner, I decided to start Exotic Animal Supplies. There is so much misinformation about how to care for exotic pets, some of it coming from “trusted sources” like ill-informed vets! So many times I’ve tried to search for suggestions online of how to care for my pets and came across sites filled with inaccurate articles. My goal with this website is to provide correct care information along with tips and tricks to make the task of raising these unique pets easier.
Every product recommendation I make is well researched and based on my own personal experience and the recommendations of animal non profits, rescues, breeders, and long time pet owners. I try my best to keep all of the articles up to date and make corrections when new information or new best practices become available. My hope is that current and prospective pet owners can come to Exotic Animal Supplies to learn about their unique pets and how to properly care for them.