We all love pets, and if you don’t, well, maybe you should get that checked.
Pets teach us about loyalty, unconditional affection and fill our lives with joy. And let’s not talk about how cute they are!
When it comes to pet ownership, it goes without saying that it comes with great responsibility. It’s another member of the family that will be completely dependent on you — from their feeding, hygiene, and health, to their emotional needs.
Now, we have become accustomed to the fact that the most common thing to do is adopt dogs, cats, rabbits, and rodents. But the truth is that there is another type of pet that sheds less hair and is just as cute!
We are talking about domestic reptiles, a new (or perhaps more shared on social media?) trend in the world of pets. Reptiles are quite calm, strong, and with less specific care requirements.
If you’re like us and are thinking of adopting a reptile, here’s everything you need to know before you do.
Yes, there’s such a thing as domestic reptiles
Adopting reptiles as pets is something that brings many advantages in terms of time, money, and general care:
They are very independent animals, making them ideal for those who want a pet that does not need too much attention.
They are animals without fur, so they have almost no body odor, and you are less exposed to suffering allergies.
They do not need to eat daily.
The most important thing when adopting a reptile is to know what type of habitat it needs so that you can condition it correctly in your home. Since it’s a cold-blooded animal, it cannot maintain its body temperature and will need some heat. The second thing is the type of food it needs, since depending on its species, it can be omnivore, herbivore, carnivore, or insectivore — meaning, it can eat either plants, other animals, or insects.
Types of domestic reptiles
They are the most common pets among reptiles. Turtles are animals that require very little care. They only need a good tank and special food that can be obtained in any pet store. Besides being comfortable due to their small size, they are animals that have a very long life.
The second most common pet. Snakes are undoubtedly very exotic animals because of their bright colors and infinite varieties. Depending on this, we can find carnivores (which only feed on live prey) or insectivores (which feed on insects).
These amazing reptiles are also a very common option when adopting. They do not require much care and feed on insects and vegetables. They only need a spacious habitat since they can grow up to 2 meters.
One of the quietest reptiles and undoubtedly the most striking for their particular color changes, these small creatures require a little more specific care and a very well-conditioned habitat. They feed on small insects and are very playful.
Remember that before adopting any animal, you should inform yourself as well as possible. Especially with reptiles, you should have advanced knowledge about what they need to lead a healthy and peaceful life.