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High School Students Learn Responsibilities of Exotic Pets

(Milledgeville, GA) October 2, 2003 – GMC high school students recently learned about the responsibilities of owning exotic pets during a special presentation from Don and Julie Walker, owners of Petland, and Elizabeth Zartman, Petland Community Coordinator. Mr. Walker spoke to the students about the animals’ dietary needs, special health problems, safety issues, and the costs involved with purchasing and maintaining a healthy exotic pet, such as a snake or cockatiel. The presentation followed a class project in which each student used a wireless laptop computer to access the internet and research exotic pets and their care. Mr. Walker (left) is pictured with biology students Tony Hicks (center) and Tony Jackson (right).
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