Reptiles Are The New Pets
Reptiles are easily available Reptiles have personalitiesThey have many advantagesReptiles are for ages 5+
The reptile industry has increased by 200% since 2005 (Animal Network.PetChannel.com) • “Reptiles are capable of recognizing people by voice, sight and smell; many are capable of learning. (Petfinder. ASPCA) • Reptiles do not carry allergens, need only limited space, and eat do not eat everyday. (The Humane Society of the United States, Washington D.C., Seminars in Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine) • There are reptiles for beginners, the intermediate, and experts; there are reptiles for children and the elderly. (ANASPID.org)
Humans have an evolved predisposition to learn to fear snakes and relate snakes to all reptiles. (Developmental Science) • Many reptiles can transfer salmonella to humans. (Environmental Microbiology)
According to Animal Network.PetChannel.com, most reptiles are captive bred and are usually tameSimple precautions like washing your hands before and after handling should prevent transmission of salmonella. (Seminars in Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine)
Get a reptile and enjoy it’s qualities. Be responsible and love this great pet.