Two students are discussing if it is okay to raise exotic animals as pets. Jane: Unlike cats and dogs, most exotic animals, like reptiles and amphibians, are low-maintenance. So they’re perfect for busy people. Reptiles and amphibians are also good for people with allergies to fur and feathers! Tom: Exotic animals that are endangered or predators should not be taken in as pets, but many people still illegally obtain them. Owning such animals can cause harm and spread diseases.