Reptiles & More can make good pets in Mississippi 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. The breeding or keeping of reptiles is called Herpetoculture. Some kinds of turtles can live to be over 100 years old. The largest Burmese Python in captivity weighs over 400 pounds and is about 27 feet long.
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Mississippi Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
Marshall County - Holly Springs, Mississippi 38635
Marshall County Humane Society 662-252-6196
Alcorn County - Corinth 38834
The Corinth - Alcorn County Humane Society 662-284-9787
Hinds County - Jackson, Mississippi 39204
Mississippi Animal Rescue League 601-969-1631
Pearl River County - Picayune 39466
Pearl River County SPCA 601-798-8000
Harrison County - Gulfport 39501
Humane Society of South Mississippi 228-863-4394
Oktibbeha County - Starkville, MS 39760
Oktibbeha County Humane Society 662-252-6196
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