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It's not everyday you get a shipment of large reptiles, but that was the case for KC Pet Project.
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If going by cargo, make sure that you use an airline approved carrier for your type of pet. For larger reptiles, such as iguanas and larger snakes, a cat or dog carrier may be sufficient. Make sure the carrier is large enough so your pet can move around but not too large as the animal could injure itself. Again, the airline can be a great resource regarding a carrier because they transport pets every day.
Sure, big lizards aren’t for everyone. It takes someone who has the available space and time to devote to such a large pet reptile.
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This docile snake makes it a great choice for the first-time snake owner. They're easy to care for and they do not grow too large. Another beautifully colored snake, the corn snake is easy to handle and the same goes for its care. Corn snakes can grow up to about 3 to 6 feet and live for 15 to 20 years. Be careful with their housing because they are great 'Houdini' escape artists!
Of course, with most of the above mentioned reptiles, you should check with your local city, town or borough as to the legality of owning exotic pets in your specific area. Lizards and snakes and spiders, oh my! Preuss Pets has a large assortment of reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates.
Photo provided by FlickrSure, big lizards aren’t for everyone. It takes someone who has the available space and time to devote to such a large pet reptile.
Photo provided by FlickrArctic Mice Large Frozen Rats at PetSmart. Shop all reptile food online.
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Iguanas possess atrophied venom glands that produce a weak harmless venom, and they are common pets to reptile collectors. Nevertheless, iguanas possess dozens of sharp serrated teeth. Although bites are relatively uncommon, they can produce serious injuries to faces, fingers, wrists, and ankles. Some of the warning signs of an impending strike by an iguana include standing on all fours, drawing in a deep breath to make the body appear larger, the lowering of the animal’s dewlap (the skin flap under its chin). Some iguanas, however, have been known to strike without warning.There sadly is a tendency in the reptile hobby to keep as many animals as possible in the minimum standard conditions necessary to keep them alive. There is a big difference between an animal that is alive and one that is allowed to thrive! Aspire to keep a few animals amazingly well with ample room, enriched environments and the best diet possible rather than many animals in cramped conditions and care that merely maintains them as part of a large collection. We need to step away from the minimal standard, cost saving husbandry practices all too often advised for captive reptiles. Otherwise opponents of this hobby have genuine cause for concern when they push to ban keeping pet reptiles for future generations. We are privileged to be able to keep such fascinating creatures and relics of prehistoric times in our homes. Let’s try give them the best lives possible, and encourage the next generation to learn about their conservation and natural history.Don’t impulse buy a pet reptile! These are specialised animals with very exacting standards of care. If you fail to provide the exact conditions and diet necessary for them to thrive, they will become ill and die. Patience is required, and lots of research! Read all the sources of information you can on a new species you are thinking of buying long before you buy it. Buy a book. Buy several books! Try to make contact with other successful keepers. If you can’t provide for the animal for the duration of it’s life then think of a more manageable species you could keep. This is especially true with large snakes such as boas and pythons or potentially aggressive lizards like iguanas and monitors. Too many end up dying, being dumped or in rehoming centres because people bought them on a whim without adequate research.The rosy boa (Lichanura trivirgata), though not as popular as the corn snake or the California kingsnake, is still a popular pet snake in the hobby. Fairly docile, the rosy boa doesn’t get too large, growing to about 4 feet in length when fully grown, though average sizes are 2 to 3 feet in length. The rosy boa can be purchased for around $30-40 as hatchlings at reptile shows, reptile stores, and on the Internet. They are not typically found in the big box retail pet stores, where you can readily find corn snakes and ball pythons. The rosy boa is a long lived snake, capable of living 25+ years or more. My best friend growing up had a rosy boa that lived 16 years.