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About Marc Morrone

Marc Morrone, The Petkeeper

Marc Morrone, named personal "pet keeper" by Martha Stewart is an animal expert and pet store owner. He's written several books on various animals and recently penned his own memoir "A Man for All Species: The Remarkable Adventures of an Animal Lover and Expert Pet Keeper."

Previously, he guest starred on several TV and radio pet shows including The Martha Stewart Living show and eventually became the star of his own TV show, "Petkeeping with Marc Morrone".

Morrone adopted his first pet at the age of four, a parakeet named Jinxie. By the time he was 18, his pet collection was big enough to start a pet store "Parrots of the World" with his business partner, Nick Guerra in Rockville Centre, New York. In addition to his own bird collection, he imports exotic birds, mammals, and reptiles as well as companion animals such as ferrets and cats.

Morrone's pet expertise led to guest appearances on the News 12 local cable station program, The Family Pet. Later, he started his own cable show in 1995, Extra Help Pet Show, which was renamed to Metro Pets. Morrone's television career landed him several guest appearances on the Martha Stewart Living show where she gave him the moniker of "pet keeper." In 2001, he starred in his own show "The Pet Shop With Marc Morrone" and in 2003, was given his own show, Petkeeping with Marc Morrone by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. This show was filmed on location at his pet store.