Exotic animals to be banned from travelling circuses
If you are considering your own exotic animal as a pet, don’t forget pet insurance.
08:51 14 July 2013
Insurance comes in many different types, from building insurance to life insurance. While those are some of the more common types, a recent news article reminds us that there is another less-common need that certain insurance can cover.
The recent news article referenced the animal ban for circuses, but opponents say the bill is not clear enough to distinguish between animals that are more like domesticated exotic pets than traveling circuses. As anyone with an exotic pet knows, it can be worthwhile to purchase pet insurance that will cover specific needs.
- We tend to think of exotic animals as the ones we see in zoos, or larger animals from other countries. In reality, the term “exotic pet” often refers to a less common pet such as a hamster, guinea pig, hedgehog or chinchilla. It also does apply to some larger animals such as horses and donkeys. Very small animals and very large ones can have specific needs for medical care and treatments that pet insurance may cover.
- Many people feel that pets are a part of their family, whether they are the scaly kind, or the furry kind. Pet insurance for exotic pets makes sure that things such as veterinary fees are covered or partially covered for accidents, illness, or something more severe such as a disease. This can bring a family peace of mind when a cherished pet needs special care.
- There are many things that can separate a family from its pet, and death from accidents, old age, or disease take quite a toll emotionally, but can also financially. Exotic pet insurance can offer families the funds to at least help with plans for the remains to be properly taken care of. It is just one way that an insurance company can try to help reduce burdens when times are already difficult.