How many times throughout your life have you been able to sit outside and enjoy the warmth of the sun, or watch a beautiful sunset? More times than you can count right. You probably cannot think of what life would be like without ever having a sunny day. That sun shining on you, does more than just brighten your day; it provides your body with much needed vitamin D. Not only humans require vitamin D to be healthy, animals also require sufficient vitamin D in their bodies.
Sadly many animals that are confined by private individuals, or unaccredited facilities do not have the opportunity to feel the warmth of the sun. Some of them are locked away for their entire lives in dark cages with no access to the natural sunlight, and no proper UV lights. This can cause rickets, a bone disease that can be fatal if left untreated. This is one of many reasons why these exotic animals do not belong in the hands of untrained, and uneducated people.