Next time you’re at the pet store and are thinking about taking home a new friend, keep in mind that this should be for life! But how long might that life be? Small mammals, like rats and mice, often have fairly short lifespans, with many of the pet trade’s rodents only living a year or two. Reptiles and amphibians, however, can have much longer lifespans. Here is a chart I made when looking at the reptiles and amphibians my local PetSmart had in stock.
Obviously this list is nothing close to complete, but take a good look! Just because a reptile is inexpensive doesn’t mean it’s going to live a short life; leopard geckos, for instance, can cost as little as fourteen dollars at the pet shop but can live a very long time. Some of the oldest have lived longer than twenty-five years! And then take a look at how long the Russian tortoise can live. If you buy a Russian tortoise as an adult, there’s a chance it can outlive you! Small pets deserve the same love and respect we give our dogs and cats; help your pet live out its full lifespan healthily and happily by making sure to know all you can about your pet’s species and its needs!
Would anyone be interested in adopting one of my goldie babies? I have five left after the final cull and I must say they’re pretty cute :3
There are four calico comets and one gray comet. I would give them to you for free, you just pay shipping.
That betta that got his ass kicked by Denver when he jumped the divider is
doing so much better! Very active again and his fins are even growing back.
I’m not much of a football (American) fan, but I’ve named him Diego because
Denver and San Diego are rival teams *rolls eyes*
Look at this trove, treasures untold. How many fish tanks can one fish room hold? Lookin around here you think," sure, they've got everything." I've got tetras and plecos a-plenty. I've got discus and goldfish galore. You want betta fish? I've got twenty! But who cares? No big deal, I want mooOOOORE