Exotic Pet Names That Start With 'L'

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So you’ve brought home a new animal and have its enclosure, food, and toys all set up. But you still can’t decide on a name. It sometimes can be a challenge to pick the perfect name for an exotic pet—that is, anything that’s not a dog, cat, or domesticated farm animal. Many people draw naming inspiration from their animal’s species traits or appearance, such as the name Licorice for a black rabbit. You also can look to pop culture and select a name from your favorite TV show or movie. Or maybe you just want a name that starts with a specific letter of the alphabet for your new exotic pet. Here are some pet name options that start with the letter L.

Top Exotic Pet Names

  • Lacy
  • Leapfrog
  • Leonardo
  • Liam
  • Lightning
  • Lilo
  • Lily
  • Linus
  • Littlefoot
  • Loki
  • Lovey
  • Lucky
  • Lucy
  • Luigi
  • Luna

Tips for Naming Your Exotic Pet

Sometimes you just need to give your pet a bit of time before settling on a name for them. Your animal certainly won’t mind being without a name for a little while. And as you get to know your new pet, you’ll discover personality traits, favorite foods and toys, and other characteristics that could lend themselves to a good name. For instance, you might notice your parrot always steps up onto your hand with its left foot first and decide to name it Lefty. Or perhaps you discover your pet rat is very friendly and affectionate and name it Lovey.

Some exotic pets, such as certain small rodents and fish, only live for a few years on average in captivity. But others, including large parrots and tortoises, can live for decades. So you’ll want to pick a name that you’ll be happy with for all the years you have your animal. Yes, most animals can adjust to a name change. But it still can be a hassle to alter a name on vet records and other information midway through their life. 

It’s also important that you select a name you’ll be comfortable sharing with family members and friends, as well as hearing called in your veterinarian’s waiting room. Certain humorous or offbeat names might seem fun in the moment. But if you ever think you’ll be embarrassed by the name down the road, that’s probably a sign you should go with something else. 

L Exotic Pet Names

  • Lacy
  • Lady
  • Laila
  • Lala
  • Lamb Chop
  • Lancelot
  • Lancer
  • Lane
  • Larry
  • Laser
  • Latasha
  • Latoya
  • Latte
  • Laura
  • Laurel
  • Laurence
  • Laverne
  • Leapfrog
  • Leap
  • Lee
  • Lefty
  • Legolas
  • Lei
  • Leia
  • Leilani
  • Lemon
  • Lenny
  • Leo
  • Leon
  • Leonardo
  • Leroy
  • Levi
  • Lewis
  • Lex
  • Lex Luthor
  • Lexi
  • Lexus
  • Liam
  • Libby
  • Libra
  • Licorice
  • Lightning
  • Lil
  • Lil Man
  • Lil Miss
  • Lilah
  • Lilith
  • Lillian
  • Lilo
  • Lily
  • Lime
  • Lincoln
  • Lindy
  • Ling
  • Link
  • Linny
  • Linus
  • Lisa
  • Little Miss Piggy
  • Littlefoot
  • Liv
  • Lizzie
  • Llama
  • Lloyd
  • Locke
  • Loki
  • Lola
  • Lolly
  • Loopie
  • Lord Stanley
  • Lorelai
  • Lorenzo
  • Lorraine
  • Lorrie
  • Lottie
  • Lotus
  • Louie
  • Louise
  • Lovely
  • Lovey
  • Lucille
  • Lucius
  • Lucky
  • Lucy
  • Ludo
  • Luigi
  • Luka
  • Luke
  • Lulu
  • Luna
  • Lunar
  • Lunch
  • Lurk
  • Luv
  • Lux
  • Lydia
  • Lyla
  • Lynn
  • Lynx
  • Lyra

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