Want To Purchase A Reptile? 2 Tips To Help You Choose The Right One

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If you would like to purchase a reptile to have as a pet, there are many to choose from. This can make it difficult to know what would be best for you. Keep reading for two tips to help you make this choice. 

Reptile Choices

The first thing you should do is decide what type of reptile you want to purchase. One you can choose is the bearded dragon which has a cool name but is actually a lizard. This reptile is gentle and a good choice if this is your first reptile. They eat a variety of food, such as worms, veggies, and crickets, and will not mind if you pick it up. These reptiles can live a long time and can get long so make sure their enclosure is large enough for them to move around in. 

Another option you have is the leopard gecko. This is also a good choice if you have never owned a reptile before. They are gentle lizards and do not mind being held. Put caves in their enclosure for them to hide in during the day as they are nocturnal reptiles. This reptile can also live for many years so make sure you want it before you make your purchase. 

If you have experience with reptiles, consider purchasing a water dragon. Their natural habitat is in the rainforest, and they spend much of their time in trees on branches that are around water. Consider a screen enclosure for this reptile as they love to climb. They will not be as happy with glass as they will rub their noses against it trying to climb up, which can cause injury. 

Reptile Needs

When it comes to their needs you need to make sure they have enough heat as most reptiles are not able to control their body temperature. The temperature needed depends on what reptile you choose so make sure you have this information. The humidity levels are something else that is important. The amount of lighting is important for many reptiles. 

Each reptile is unique so do research before you buy so you can be sure to provide the reptile with the best home. You should know their natural habitat so you can duplicate it as best as you can. Some reptiles love to climb while others enjoy hiding in caves and other structures. 

Talk to someone who has raised the reptile for sale to learn much more about how to set up their enclosure and how to properly care for it. You can also talk to your veterinarian for more information.


27 March 2023

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