Exotic Pet Names That Start With 'S'

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Naming a new pet can be more difficult than it seems. And exotic pets (pets other than cats, dogs, and domesticated farm animals, generally speaking) can be even harder to name because of their unique nature. So you might want to get a little creative. If you are looking for the perfect name for your new critter—whether it be a hamster, snake, scorpion, or other animal—here are some exotic pet name options that start with the letter S.

Top Exotic Pet Names

  • Safari
  • Sahara
  • Scabbers
  • Scout
  • Sebastian
  • Shelly
  • Slider
  • Slithers
  • Slowpoke
  • Snowball
  • Sonic
  • Speedy
  • Splash
  • Stuart
  • Surfer

Tips for Naming Your Exotic Pet

Don’t hesitate to take your time settling on the perfect name for your new exotic pet. Many people prefer to gather a short list of names they like and wait to see which one best fits their animal. Some exotic pets, such as small rodents, only live a few years on average in captivity. But others can be a lifetime commitment. Tortoises, for instance, can live for 50 years or longer. So it’s important to select a name that you will be happy with for your pet’s entire lifespan.

Not all exotic animal species will learn to recognize their own name. But you'll likely have to use the name on vet records and other information, which can be a hassle to change. In addition, remember you will have to repeat your pet's name to your veterinarian, as well as to your family and friends. You might think it's all in good fun to select a humorous or otherwise eccentric name. But if you wouldn't feel comfortable with that name being called in a vet's waiting room, you might want to choose something else.

If you're undecided about a name, give your new pet a chance to settle in. Once it becomes comfortable its true personality will shine, and you might be able to take some naming cues from that. For instance, you could choose Sassy for a pet that has a bit of an attitude. Many people also select a name based on their pet's appearance or species traits, such as Snowball for a white rabbit. Or maybe you just want a name that begins with a certain letter of the alphabet. 

S Exotic Pet Names

  • Sable
  • Sabrina
  • Sadie
  • Safari
  • Saffron
  • Sage
  • Sahara
  • Sal
  • Salem
  • Salt
  • Samwise
  • Sandy
  • Sapphire
  • Sasquatch
  • Sassy
  • Savannah
  • Scabbers
  • Scamp
  • Scar
  • Scarlett
  • Schnapps
  • Scooby
  • Scooter
  • Scotch
  • Scout
  • Scrappy
  • Scratchy
  • Screecher
  • Scully
  • Sebastian
  • Shadow
  • Shark
  • Shelly
  • Sherbert
  • Sherlock
  • Shorty
  • Shrek
  • Sidney
  • Sierra
  • Silk
  • Silver
  • Simba
  • Sir
  • Sizzle
  • Skampi
  • Skeeter
  • Skinny
  • Skip
  • Skitter
  • Skittles
  • Skooter
  • Sky
  • Sleepy
  • Slick
  • Slider
  • Slim
  • Slinky
  • Slithers
  • Slowpoke
  • Slug
  • Smaug
  • Smeagol
  • Smiley
  • Smokey
  • Snail
  • Snapper
  • Snickers
  • Snitch
  • Snoopy
  • Snorkeler
  • Snow
  • Snowball
  • Snuggles
  • Socks
  • Sonic
  • Sparky
  • Speckles
  • Speedy
  • Sphinx
  • Spider-Man
  • Spike
  • Splash
  • SpongeBob
  • Spooky
  • Spot
  • Sprout
  • Spud
  • Sqeakers
  • Squishy
  • Starburst
  • Stretch
  • Stuart
  • Sugar
  • Sunny
  • Surfer
  • Sushi
  • Swamp
  • Sweet Pea
  • Swimmer
  • Sylvester

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