Teenager opens exotic pet shop

18-year-old Ed Scott has opened his own exotic pet shop in Oakengates, according to local paper The Shropshire Star.

The shop opened last week and is reportedly “proving popular” with local customers.

The business is currently in the process of requiring a license from the Telford and Wrekin council, in order to be licensed to sell animals. 

The shop is currently housing 28 different animals across 13 different species, including lizards, snakes and frogs.

Scott told the paper that he has been “fascinated” by exotic animals since he was a child. 

He said: “Since I was nine I have had frogs. My granddad got me into that and since then I have had about 50 different species of frog.

“I got into work with someone I knew who was doing wholesale and I thought when I turned 18 I might as well do what I have always wanted to do and set up my own shop.”

He added: “Now I can deal with all the animals, have a set up that not only looks amazing but is similar to what they would be in the wild.

“I have had quite a lot of people bringing children in who weren’t even looking to buy anything, they just want to come and look at the animals.”

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