Reptiles & More can make good pets in Wisconsin 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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Wisconsin Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
Racine County - Racine 53403
Countryside Humane Society 262-554-6699
Rock County - Janesville, WI 53545
Rock County Humane Society 608-752-5622
Dane County - Stoughton 53589
Small Animal Advocates 608-873-9851
Dane County - Madison, WI 53718
Dane County Humane Society 608-838-0413
Dane County - Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Alliance for Animals 608-257-6333
Sauk County - Baraboo 53913
Sauk County Humane Society 608-356-2520
Eau Claire County - Eau Claire 54701
Eau Claire County Humane Association 715-839-4747
Washburn County - Shell Lake, Wisconsin 54871
Washburn County Area Humane Society 715-468-4200
Burnett County - Siren 54872
Humane Society of Burnett County 715-866-4096
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