Reptiles & More can make good pets in Alabama if they match your IifestyIe. Reptiles are interesting animals. Many types of reptiles and amphibians are kept as exotic pets. Snakes, turtles, iguanas, and frogs are popular examples. Keeping a reptile as a pet is a tremendous responsibility. Many reptile owners discover that owning a reptile is not as rewarding as they had hoped. Reptiles do not bond with people the way mammals can, and are sometimes neglected for that reason. Also, many people purchase young, small reptiles without being aware of or prepared for their eventual adult size. For example, Burmese Pythons are often bought as pets when they are about two feet long. However, many do not realize that Burmese Pythons are among the largest snakes in the world, with adults averaging 23 feet in length and weighing hundreds of pounds! There is now an established invasive population of Burmese Pythons in Florida due to pet owners releasing the snakes into the wild. Scientists believe these huge snakes will keep spreading out and will one day inhabit one third of the United States! Some owners are not prepared for the long lifespan of a pet reptile. Some species of turtles are known for their extreme longevity. Iguanas can grow to be six feet long and then live for 20 years. Sadly, many captive reptiles suffer from dehydration and kidney problems, poor nutrition, and all other manner of neglect. A person who is truly ready to commit to a reptile pet can alleviate some suffering by adopting an animal rather than purchasing new.
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| The word Reptile comes from the Latin Repere, which means to creep. In the Florida Everglades, there are over 20,000 non-native reptiles such as Burmese Pythons due to people releasing reptile pets into the wild. The breeding or keeping of reptiles is called Herpetoculture. The largest Burmese Python in captivity weighs over 400 pounds and is about 27 feet long.
Reptiles & More Rescue
Alabama Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
Shelby County - Columbiana 35051
Humane Society of Shelby County 205-669-3916
Jefferson County - Birmingham, Alabama 35209
Greater Birmingham Humane Society 205-942-1211
Jefferson County - Homewood 35209
Alabama Animal Adoption Society 205-871-6351
Madison County - Huntsville 35805
SNAP (Spay/Neuter Action Project) 256-830-8459
Etowah County - Gadsen, AL 35901
Humane Society of Etowah County 256-547-4846
Marshall County - Guntersville, Alabama 35976
Guntersville Animal Shelter 256-582-3184
Calhoun County - Anniston, AL 36202
League for Animal Welfare 256-820-3218
Baldwin County - Fairhope 36532
Fairhope Cat Coalition 251-510-8585
Baldwin County - Baldwin, AL 36533
Baldwin County Humane Society 251-928-4585
Mobile County - Mobile 36608
South Alabama Spay Neuter 251-343-5033
Lee County - Auburn 36849
Operation Catnap 334-826-7845
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or if you know another low-cost clinic to recommend, please
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