I Want A New Pet!

22 Apr

So the time has come and either you or maybe your child has requested that you and your family make an addition to the family of the “Inhuman Kind”.  Now before you go off running and screaming I can help you if you’ll answer a few questions, I will guide you to the best reptile, amphibian, or insect pet that you or your family are looking for.

Question 1:  Do you want the new pet to have legs?

Then look into Lizards, Arachnids, Amphibians, or Testudines.

Question 2: Do you want the new pet to have four legs?

Then I would suggest looking into Lizards, Amphibians or Testudines.

Question 3: Do you want the new pet to have eight legs?

Here you would be looking at Arachnids.

Question 4: Do you want the new pet to have more than eight legs?

In this case you’d definitely be looking into either Millipedes or Centipedes.

Question 5: Do you want to handle your new pet?

In this case I would suggest Snakes, Lizards, or Arachnids.  As these are all pets that can be handled to some degree.

Question 6: Do you want your new pet to be active during the day?

This again opens the door to all the genre covered here.  Snakes, Lizards, Testudines, Arachnids, Amphibians, and even the Millipedes and Centipedes.

Question 7: How much room do you have available?

If you have a smaller space then I would recommend that you look into the smaller species of Geckos, Snakes, Arachnids, Amphibians as well as Centipedes and Millipedes.

Question 8: Are you willing to feed bugs to your pet?

A lot of the species mentioned here in this site are known as insectivores or bug eaters.  A few are herbivores such asTestudines and Millipedes. While the majority of snakes are carnivores.

Question 9: Are you willing to feed rodents to your new pet?

If you’re willing to feed rodents then the first thing I mention is that you do not feed live rodents.  Rodents should only be purchased as frozen and then thawed completely before feeding.

Question 10:  How much time per week are you willing to dedicate?

All pets have requirements which must be met to remain healthy in a captive environment.  The time dedication to these animals can be anywhere from an hour a day to a few hours a day.  Please make sure that you are willing to dedicate the time that is needed to maintain your newly acquired pet prior to bringing the new pet home.  You’ve already taken the first step by reading this site.  I encourage everyone to do further research than just this site and read more than one book prior to bringing your pet home.

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