Exotic Pet Names That Start With 'C'

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Although the definition varies, exotic pets generally include anything that is not a dog, cat, or domesticated farm animal. If you've just acquired a new exotic pet of your own—whether it be a chinchilla, fish, or lizard—choosing the right name isn't always easy. You might want to select a name based on your pet's appearance, such as Caramel for a golden hamster. Or maybe you would prefer to pick something that represents your pet's natural environment, such as Coral for a pet fish. If you still need suggestions, here are some great exotic pet names that start with the letter C.

Top Exotic Pet Names

  • Calypso
  • Captain
  • Carrot
  • Casper
  • Chickpea
  • Chomper
  • Cinnamon
  • Claws
  • Clover
  • Copper
  • Coral
  • Cotton
  • Cricket
  • Crikey
  • Cruiser

Tips for Naming Your Exotic Pet

Some exotic pets, including mice and hamsters, only live around 2 to 3 years on average in captivity. But others, such as tortoises, can live for 50 years or longer when given the proper care. So you should focus on selecting a name that you will be happy with for your pet’s entire lifespan. Not every type of exotic pet will actually end up learning to respond to its name, though many will react to the sound of your voice. However, changing a pet’s name can be a hassle, especially if you’ve used the name on vet records and other information. 

Furthermore, be mindful about choosing a name that you’re comfortable sharing with your veterinarian, as well as with your friends and family members. It might seem fun in the moment to give your pet a humorous or otherwise offbeat name. But if you think you’ll ever be embarrassed hearing a particular name called in the vet’s waiting room, that’s probably a sign you should select something else. 

So take your time settling on the perfect name. It won’t hurt your pet’s feelings to be without a name for a little while. Use the time to observe your pet as it gets comfortable in its new home. A naming option might strike you as you see its true personality start to shine through. You also can consider names based on general species traits, such as the animal's markings or the way it moves. Or perhaps you simply are looking for a name that starts with a certain letter of the alphabet. 

C Exotic Pet Names

  • Caboodles
  • Cackle
  • Cadbury
  • Cake
  • Calamity
  • Calico
  • Calypso
  • Cameo
  • Camomile
  • Candy
  • Cannoli
  • Capri
  • Captain
  • Caramel
  • Carolina
  • Carrot
  • Cash
  • Cashew
  • Casper
  • Castor
  • Cha-Cha
  • Chachi
  • Champ
  • Champagne
  • Chance
  • Chanel
  • Chaos
  • Charger
  • Charlie Brown
  • Charmander
  • Chase
  • Chatter
  • Checkers
  • Cheddar
  • Cheerio
  • Cheese
  • Cheetah
  • Cherry
  • Chewie
  • Chevy
  • Chica
  • Chicklet
  • Chickpea
  • Chico
  • Chief
  • Chili
  • Chip
  • Chives
  • Chocolate
  • Chomper
  • Chopper
  • Chubby
  • Chuck
  • Chum
  • Chunky
  • Chowder
  • Cinderella
  • Cinnamon
  • Circe
  • Claws
  • Clementine
  • Cleo
  • Climber
  • Cloud
  • Clover
  • Cocoa
  • Coconut
  • Coffee
  • Cola
  • Cole
  • Cookie
  • Cooper
  • Copper
  • Coral
  • Corky
  • Cornelius
  • Cornflakes
  • Cosmo
  • Cotton
  • Cottontail
  • Cowboy
  • Crackers
  • Cricket
  • Crikey
  • Critter
  • Croak
  • Cruiser
  • Crunch
  • Crush
  • Cuddles
  • Cupcake
  • Cupid
  • Curious George
  • Curly
  • Curry
  • Custard
  • Cutie Pie
  • Cyclone
  • Cyclops
  • Cygnus

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