Reptiles & More can make good pets in Louisiana 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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St Bernard Parish - Chalmette 70043
St. Bernard Parish Animal Shelter 504 278-1535
Orleans County - New Orleans 70114
Jefferson Parish - Harahan, Louisiana 70123
Jefferson SPCA 504-733-7387
Orleans County - New Orleans, Louisiana 70178
Southern Animal Foundation 504-861-7729
Tangipahoa County - Amite, Louisiana 70422
Hutchinson Veterinary Clinic 985-748-9160
Lafayette County - Carencro 70520
Lafayette Animal Aid 337-896-1553
E Baton Rouge Parish - Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70817
Capital Area Animal Welfare Society 225-752-5801
Ouachita County - Monroe, Louisiana 71207
PAWS of NE Louisiana 318-397-0007
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