Three Great Starter Reptiles
Owning a reptile can be a big commitment. If you’re not looking to jump right into owning a full-size iguana, or if you have young children just starting to get the hang of pet ownership, consider these options as discussed by your Arlington, TX veterinarian:
Anole lizards are quite common small lizards that only reach a few inches in length. They’re easy to care for, don’t bite, and are very personable little creatures. In addition, anoles don’t live nearly as long as other larger lizards, so if you’re not in the market for a long-term commitment, an anole may be perfect for you.
Leopard geckos are small, docile, and easy to care for. Although larger than an anole lizard, leopard geckos don’t get especially big and are very easy to handle, as lizards go. Many consider the leopard gecko the quintessential “starter” lizard.
The common corn snake is another great starter reptile. They only reach about three to five feet in length, and are very docile creatures. Like most snakes, corn snakes will need to be fed small mammals for food (usually mice).
Ask your Arlington, TX veterinarian for more information on reptile pets.