They may seem cute, exciting and manageable when they are young, but exotic pets such as reptiles and birds can mean a big commitment. They can grow to unexpected sizes, live for long periods and require more room and specialized care over time.
For that reason some of these species have been released into the wild by well-meaning owners with environmentally disastrous results according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
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