- The RSPCA received 2,700 calls about neglected, abandoned and stray exotic animals in the East and West Midlands last year.
The animal welfare charity received 15,790 calls about abandoned, sick, stray, suffering and neglected exotic pets in England and Wales last year.
2,700 of those were from the East and West Midlands.
Some of the cases in the region include a white-knee tarantula that was discovered by a dog walker, after being tossed into a bin in a Nottinghamshire park.
Two dead boa constrictors were found in a bag left in a Coventry park.
And a 6ft boa constrictor was discovered in a Sutton Coldfield park.
The charity says one reason behind the suffering of exotic pets is that owners don't research how to take care of them properly.
This results in them escaping, being abandoned or neglected.