Tea / Brillig / Harley /
I got my first snake in 2008, and my knowledge is mostly centered on green tree pythons. If you have questions, I'll do my best to answer and/or direct you to someone more appropriate.
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Next time you’re at the pet store and are thinking about taking home a new friend, keep in mind that this should be for life! But how long might that life be? Small mammals, like rats and mice, often have fairly short lifespans, with many of the pet trade’s rodents only living a year or two. Reptiles and amphibians, however, can have much longer lifespans. Here is a chart I made when looking at the reptiles and amphibians my local PetSmart had in stock.
Obviously this list is nothing close to complete, but take a good look! Just because a reptile is inexpensive doesn’t mean it’s going to live a short life; leopard geckos, for instance, can cost as little as fourteen dollars at the pet shop but can live a very long time. Some of the oldest have lived longer than twenty-five years! And then take a look at how long the Russian tortoise can live. If you buy a Russian tortoise as an adult, there’s a chance it can outlive you! Small pets deserve the same love and respect we give our dogs and cats; help your pet live out its full lifespan healthily and happily by making sure to know all you can about your pet’s species and its needs!
earthmindheartsky said: Have you ever read the children's book Verde? It's a beautiful and charming tale that I think you'd enjoy. (::
*Verdi, pardon me!
I love Verdi—have a copy sitting on my bookshelf! It’s a wonderful little book, with beautiful art, and all snake folks should read it, whether they have kids or not. :)
For anyone who hasn’t seen it, it’s this book.