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Last Updated: Sunday May 03 2009 11:23 GMT

Why meerkats don't make good pets

Have you ever been tempted to get an unusual animal you've seen on TV as a pet?

Wildlife experts say lots of people have and now they're worried that more people are wanting to keep meerkats ever since a certain advert hit our screens.

Meerkat breeder Gareth Welsh says they're not really suitable as pets. Sonali's been finding out more...