There are so many reptiles that would be considered exotic such as bearded dragons, Corn snakes, Leopard geckos, And so many more. There are so many varied species so there is always learning experiences in each reptile. When owning an exotic reptile you also might be saving it and giving it another advantage in a safe habitat. As long as you are educated in the exotic animal you own and you are trying to replicate its home I don't see the problem. After they are settled in in their new home they calm down and in some like bearded dragons and leopard geckos they will bond with you. Most exotic animals are harmless are will end being sweet babies if taken care properly.