Where to Find Them

Catalina macawPhoto: Bobby Doherty/New York Magazine

To Buy New:

330 E. 53rd St., nr. First Ave.; 212-471-0228.
A long-standing midtown resource for all things avian.

265 W. 87th St., nr. Broadway; 212-877-2473.
A high-end exotic-pet mecca specializing in pet sales as well as products, grooming, boarding, pet-sitting services, and pet-care workshops for just about everything but a cat or dog.

Fishtown USA
196-33 Northern Blvd., nr. 196th St., Flushing; 718-539-5396.
A family-owned mega fish store.

Manhattan Aquariums
522 W. 37th St., nr. Tenth Ave.; 212-594-2272.
A Hell’s Kitchen one-stop shop for your home aquarium.

Multiple locations.
The big-box pet chain sells lots of little ones as well as the accessories you’ll need for them.

Multiple locations.
Carries a big reptile collection, plus small and furry classics.

To Adopt or Donate:

Chin Friends Chinchilla Rescue
L.I. group that finds homes for chins.

Empty Cages Collective
Peruse pets online, and the local rescue group can drop off critters at your home.

Have a Heart Guinea Pig Rescue
Jersey-based org that will coordinate guinea-pig delivery.

House Rabbit Society
The local branch of this national nonprofit offers adoptable bunnies through various city Petco locations.

Long Island Parrot Society
This group places rescued parrots and cockatoos in homes in and around the city.

New York Turtle and Tortoise Society
This nonprofit finds new homes for surrendered tortoises and turtles.

Sean Casey Animal Rescue
153 E. 3rd St., nr. Ft. Hamilton Pkwy., Windsor Terrace; 718-436-5163; 551 39th St., nr. Fifth Ave., Sunset Park; 347-599-1500.
Two shelters run by wildlife-rescue guru Sean Casey rehome reptiles, amphibians, birds, and small mammals.

Note: Be sure your exotic is “captive bred” before buying or adopting—meaning it wasn’t taken from the wild or imported illegally.

Where to Find Them