When you think pet you tend to think cats and dogs, but here are 10 reasons why reptiles make great pets as well.
They are not as messy as the average mammal. They can stay confined to a vivarium or tank and if kept clean, they do not smell at all.
No fur, dust mites or pet dander which accounts for a large percentage of allergies in the home.
Feeding may be as little as a couple of times a month, or even longer.
Some species live longer than other pets. It is not uncommon for some pets to live for a very long time.
They will recognize you and some will have favorite family members. Some seek out their owners for attention especially turtles.
They are content to be left at home for an entire day or even for overnight trips.
They do not need walks, grooming or training.
You can create a slice of the rainforest, desert or other landscape in your own home. Create a home that in some ways protect the species from the wild.
You never stop learning, there is so much to learn and so much more research available every day. They are a gateway to learning.
They can be inexpensive over time although there may be some initial investment in equipment.