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Exotic pets are in the spotlight at expo in Chesapeake

Local exotic pet owners haven't been able to get together for a long time because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But this past weekend, they finally could.

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — As with everyone and everything else, exotic pet owners haven't been able to get together for a long time because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

But this past weekend, they were finally able to congregate an an expo at the Chesapeake Conference Center.

There were breeders and distributors of a wide variety of reptiles, including snakes, lizards, geckos, amphibians, arachnids, and also furry exotic mammals like Sugar Gliders, Ferrets and other pet rodents.

You could also get feeder insects and rodents for scaly pets. The event also featured tons of discounted dry good products such as enclosures, light bulbs and everything to setup exotic pets.

13News Now photojournalist Bono Herrera takes us inside the event.

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