Back in 1976, Edward Korecky purchased a small pet store in his hometown of Kenilworth, NJ. Over the next 15 years, Edward and his son Ken learned about domestic and exotic pet market, developing the store into a thriving business. In 1993, Ken and his wife moved to Virginia where for 10 years he worked for a leading pet product distributor. After decades of experience working with animals of all kinds, Ken recognized the need for higher quality exotic pet foods and supplies, and he started to develop Exotic Nutrition. During the early days, all production and packaging was done in the family’s one car garage and Exotic Nutrition pet products were distributed in only a few states surrounding Virginia.
As the need for exotic pet supplies grew, Exotic Nutrition's first production facility was built in 2007 in Newport News, VA. The brand was able to expand with new diets for multiple species of exotic pets and wild birds. In 2017 Ken’s children joined the company and Exotic Nutrition moved to a larger 25,000 square foot production facility to better serve their customers. Over the years, the company added new team members and recruited an animal nutritionist to better develop products for the pet product marketplace. Today, Exotic Nutrition offers a diverse line of over 500 unique products that are distributed to major on-line retailers and hundreds of retail stores around the world. Exotic Nutrition is still owned and operated by the Korecky family.