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Photo by Brian Hansel Addison Crocker lets her pet ball python rest around her neck. The snake will grow to a length of five feet. Pythons are considered great pets for mouse control.

Pet Freaks expands into the exotic

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The people at Pet Freaks are good at eliciting feedback from their customers. It is not unusual to hear a scream in the Wadena pet shop. The stock has a lot to do with that. It moves.


"Matey" is a lovebird that co-owner John Jensen hand-fed from the time it was a chick. The bird flies about the shop freely and occasionally rides on Jensen's shoulder.

But not everything flies around Pet Freaks. Some of it crawls.

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