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Experts 'worried' about exotic household pets

1 November 2011 Last updated at 19:15 GMT

Dogs and cats have always been traditional household pets, but now meerkats and racoons are becoming more popular.

People that breed exotic animals, like racoons, need a licence to do so, but anyone buying one doesn't.

Experts are worried that people buying exotic animals won't be able to look after them properly and may release them into the wild, which is illegal.

Ore has been taking a look exotic household pets.