Reptiles & More can make good pets in Vermont 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.
Reptiles & More Rescue
Vermont Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
Bennington County - Shaftsbury 05262
Second Chance Animal Center 802-375-2898
Windham County - Brattleboro 05302
Windham County Humane Society 802-254-2232
Chittenden County - Colchester, VT 05446
Cat Spay and Neuter Clinic 802-878-2230
LaMoille County - Morrisville, Vermont 05661
North Country Animal League 802-888-4303
Rutland County - Pittsford, Vermont 05763
Rutland County Humane Society 802-483-6700
Caledonia County - St. Johnsbury, Vermont 05819
Elizabeth H. Brown Humane Society 802-748-4281
If you find any of the above spay/neuter information is incorrect,
or if you know another low-cost clinic to recommend, please
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