Easy Ways to Help Your Child Be Comfortable Around Pet Reptiles

Pets such as dogs and , though beloved by millions, require a lot of attention. Reptiles don’t.
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This captive bred snake is also a good pet for a new reptile owner. Despite its name, the Ball Python is actually one of the smallest of the pythons. The Ball Python is attractive with varied colors and markings. An adult Ball Python can reach the lengths of 90 to 120 cm, though there have been recorded longer lengths. When this snake is threatened or stressed, it curls itself into a ball. The Ball Python is easy to maintain and only needs a small warm enclosure. This pet will eat mice or rats and can be fed once a week or once in two weeks.
Moreover, there’s this: A pet reptile doesn’t need to be taken for a walk to go to the bathroom.
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When it comes to care and maintenance, reptiles vary greatly from mammals. Each reptile has its own unique requirements, so we encourage you to research your chosen reptile thoroughly before bringing it home. Generally, a pet reptile will require the following supplies: Reptiles don’t make as much noise as other pets; they certainly don’t bark or yowl.
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Below, I have listed three types of pet lizards that I recommend for inexperienced keepers who are new to lizards. Some types of pet lizards are fairly easy to care for in captivity, while others have more specialized needs and are therefore best left to experienced reptile keepers.This is probably one of the most popular types of pet lizards for reptile keepers of all experience levels, from the beginners to the pros. And there's a good reason for that. If their basic needs are met, bearded dragons do well in captivity and can live a long, healthy life.So which ones are which? Which lizards make good pets for beginners, and which lizards are more challenging to keep? Well, I'm sure everyone has their own opinions on the subject. But here's my list -- and it's a list based on 25 years of reptile experience.The uromastyx is a little lizard with a lot of personality. While it does have some very specific care requirements (such as a basking spot topping 120 degrees), most beginning reptile keepers could successfully care for this type of lizard as a pet. Thus it deserves a place on my list of top three types of pet lizards for beginners. Researchers in the southwestern English county of Cornwall found that out of 175 cases of salmonella in children under five over a three-year period, 27% occurred in homes which had reptile pets.This fact sheet will provide you with some basic information about reptiles and their care, in order to help you choose an appropriate reptile pet that will suit your lifestyle. This fact sheet is also available in a condensed, printable brochure format—. "Coupled with evidence of increasing ownership of indoor reptile pets, the incidence of RAS hospitalisation is likely to increase. Health professionals such as general practitioners and pediatricians need to be aware of this risk."Before you choose to keep a reptile as a pet, you should be sure you are prepared to provide your new pet with the appropriate environment and care that it needs. All reptiles share the following basic requirements: