So you got a pet for Christmas. Now what?


LAS VEGAS, Nev. — So Santa left a new pet under the Christmas tree.

Congratulations, to both of you. And now that the frenetic activity of the holiday season is over, it’s time to start integrating your new housemate into your family’s normal household routine.

If this past Christmas held true to form, families are welcoming a new member into their homes. The last 10 days of the year typically are “pretty hectic,” said Ken Foose, owner of Exotic Pets in Las Vegas. “Especially the soft-furry stuff, like hamsters, guinea pigs, ferrets all sell out by the end of the year.”

Not that snakes, lizards, turtles, rabbits, frogs, salamanders, gerbils and

 

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