November 22 – exotic

November 22, 2019 =========

☆  exotic 外来の


One of the week’s useful phrases is, “My friend keeps exotic birds.” In other words, the friend has birds from exotic, distant, foreign locations, at his (or her!) house that are his pets. When I was growing up, my mum loved her parakeet, but that is hardly an exotic bird. Everyone keeps them!

Nowadays, though, exotic birds are becoming much more popular. Because of this, there are strict regulations and laws to stop people from illegally importing or breeding them. They can also carry diseases that we don’t have in Australia, so when they come here from exotic locations, there are a lot of medical checks they need to clear before they are allowed to be a pet.

Are exotic birds popular in Japan?