Can you all please just be critical of any videos of exotic animals you see, even if they are cute? Some red flags to look out for are:
- exotic animals in a home environment
-exotic animals being kept in an inappropriate environment (indoors, a small enclosure, etc.)
-multiple species interacting that should have no business together, especially prey species being exposed to predator species
-the animal being exposed to unnecessary stress
If you do not know if a video is actually cute or not, have a look through the notes. Maybe another person has pointed out something or has found a source for the video.
Sometimes it’s hard to know if an animal is exhibiting stress signs. What may look cute to you may be an animal expressing fear or distress. If you are unsure, it’s just better to not share it.