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Bearded Dragons

Bearded dragons are lizards native to Australia. In the wild they live in a variety of habitats, ranging from subtropical woodlands and shore areas to the great interior deserts.

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Box Turtles

Box turtles are small land tortoises native to southern, central and the eastern United States. In the wild they live in a variety of habitats, ranging from subtropical woodlands and shore areas to the plains

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Chameleons

Chameleons are native to many different geographic regions. In the wild they live in a variety of habitats, ranging from tropical rainforests, subtropical woodlands and mountainous jungles.

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Chinchillas

Chinchillas originated in South America. They have energetic, lively and curious personalities. Due to the demand for their pelts, chinchillas almost went extinct in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

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Domestic Rats

Domestic rats make wonderful pets. They are highly social, intelligent and most enjoy the company of people and other rats. The life span of a rat is variable, but can be from 2 – 3.5 years of age.

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Ferrets

Captive bred ferrets are entertaining pets. Ferrets are in the weasel family (Mustelidae) and are related to otters, minks and weasels.

 

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Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs (cavies) make enjoyable pets. They have lively personalities with a gentle disposition.

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Hamsters

Hamsters are rodents and are in a subfamily which contains about 25 different species. The golden hamster, which is common in the pet trade, was first captured and domesticated in Syria by a scientist in Jerusalem.

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Leopard Geckos

Leopard geckos are small, nocturnal lizards native to the deserts of Asia, Pakistan and northern India.

 
 
 

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Rabbits

Rabbits can make wonderful pets. They are curious, independent and can be socialized to enjoy interaction with their owners and other pets in the household.

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Skunks

Captive bred skunks make wonderful pets. They range from 6 – 12 pounds with a life span of 7-10 years.

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Snakes

Pet snakes come in a variety of sizes and temperaments. Most found in the pet trade are tolerant of people, although some make better pets than others.

 

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Water Turtles

Despite the name, water turtles spend their time on land and in freshwater. Their size ranges from small to medium and they are found in almost all areas of the United States.

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Iguanas

Iguanas are diurnal, meaning they are active during the day. They will often awake when the sun comes up, remain active throughout the day and go to sleep when the sun goes down.

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Tortoises

Tortoises are long lived, with some of the smaller species living to be 60-70 years old and the larger land tortoises living to be over 100 years old.

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