Well, I guess the dogs & cats aren't very exotic
I've seen some I thought were quite exotic ... I love all animals (well, almost all) so what species they are really doesn't matter to me.
I'll tell you though, my cat Mini-me is quite mixed up. She's not sure what species she is. For awhile she thought she was a dog. The dogs tried to convince her otherwise and finally gave up. Then she thought she was a duck - but she didn't like the food except on live mealworm/cricket day. (She slept with them at night and hung out all day. It was really funny.) When the other birds came along she gave that a shot too, but she quit hanging out with them when a macaw used her tail for dental floss <img src="/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" />