For years, people who kept exotic animals and especially reptiles as pets were viewed by society as strange and possibly morbid individuals. In the last two decades due to the work of outstanding individuals such as Steve Irwin the crocodile Hunter and Brady Barr of the National Geographic Channel, the attitude of the public majority has begun to change to a more positive one. We are going to look at some of the positive effects of caring for a reptile pet.
The opportunity to interact with rare and exotic species
One of the clearly evident positive outcomes of keeping reptiles as pets is that you and your family will get an opportunity to interact with exotic animals from around the world. Most of the reptiles kept as pets in the United States can trace their origins back to far flung corners of the globe. They are from exotic countries and continents such as Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Ghana, Suriname, Guyana and Colombia just to name a few. Most people will rarely get a chance to visit these countries and see these animals in the wild but you can care for and raise some of the rarest species of exotics right in your own home.
Having a non allergenic house pet
Another benefit that is often overlooked is that most reptiles are non-allergenic due to their lack of fur and dander. They also make very little if any noise and have a very minimal requirement when it comes to feeding, housing and veterinary care. Following a simple protocol of keeping your reptiles enclosure clean and washing your hands after interacting with them will ensure a long lasting and mutually beneficial relationship with your pet reptile. If you are looking for a unique pet that can be kept in a small living space then you should look into reptiles for sale.
Learning about reptile species from around the world
Finally the most obvious benefit of caring for reptiles as pets is the fact that you and your family will learn about a new species that lives and behaves in ways very different from our own and other more common pets. You will have an opportunity to learn about habitats that may be strange or bizarre and get to learn to interact with a life form that sometimes has no limbs at all. A life form that sees in the dark using heat vision and one that can taste the air to determine which way its food may be. Ones that can climb, swim, burrow and sometimes glide through the air with no arms or legs. The potential for new experiences and gaining new knowledge from caring for a reptile pet is endless.
At xyzReptiles we house, maintain and offer a huge variety of reptiles for sale on a year round basis. We infuse our passion for animals into our every-day life and whenever possible take the time to educate a new reptile keeper about the animals they are obtaining and their environmental needs.