Reptiles & More can make good pets in Colorado 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.
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Colorado Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
Arapahoe County - Byers, Colorado 80103
Every Creature Counts 720-422-5582
Denver County - Denver, Colorado 80204
MaxFund Animal Adoption Center 303-595-3561
Denver County - Denver 80204
MaxFund Animal Adoption Clinic 303-595-0532
Denver County - Denver, Colorado 80223
Harrison Memorial Animal Hospital 303-722-5800
Boulder County - Boulder 80301
Humane Society of Boulder Valley 303-442-4030
Boulder County - Boulder 80302
Humane Society of Boulder Valley 303-443-8102
Larimer County - Fort Collins 80525
Larimer Humane Society 970-226-3647
El Paso County - Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909
Hamlett Spay & Neuter Clinic 719-475-1800
El Paso County - Colorado Springs 80962
Dreampower Animal Rescue Foundation 719-390-7838
Archuleta County - Pagosa Springs, Colorado 81147
Humane Society of Pagosa Springs 970-731-4771
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