Choosing Pet Reptiles

By PetMD Editorial on May 26, 2015

Finding the best reptiles to add to your family isn’t easy. There are many different types of reptiles, each with their own unique needs and characteristics. So how do you know which is the best pet reptile for you?

Before adding any new pet to your family, it is essential to do some research. This will help you evaluate how suitable a certain reptile will be as your pet. It is also important to assess your own lifestyle so you can evaluate how it will impact your new pet reptile.

When searching for the best reptile for you, you’ll want to consider a handful of factors, like their size, lifespan, diet requirements and reptile habitat. No two reptile species are the same, and each will require a different level of care.

Some reptiles are best for beginners, while others may require a more experienced caretaker; understanding the difference is essential for finding a reptile that’s appropriate for your lifestyle.

To give you a starting point in your pet reptile research, here’s a breakdown of some popular reptile species.

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