So you’ve been looking for reptiles for sale for a while and have decided to make your move. I have to admit, I wish more people saw reptiles as more than just scaly mini-dinosaurs. Reptiles have a lot to offer their owners and when I think about the different types of reptiles for sale (there are millions!) I can say with confidence that there are two specific types of reptiles you can’t go wrong with. Turtles and lizards are common reptile pets for good reason; They are exciting, extremely intelligent and curious reptiles, and they vary in temperament and breeds. With so much variety in these two groups of reptiles, you’re sure to find one that suits your experience level and challenges you.
Why should you buy a turtle for sale?
As well as being cute and friendly reptiles, tortoises are incredibly intelligent and make great companions. Many tortoise owners find that their tortoise will seek them out and stay by their side constantly. They enjoy human interaction and can also get along with other tortoises. As for their intelligence level, a scientist named Anna Wilkinson put a rat and a tortoise in a maze in 2006. She had them navigate the same maze to find food and saw that the tortoise was better at navigating the maze. She did not revisit the same areas and when the maze landmarks were removed for the second round, she was still able to find the same areas where she found food in the previous round. The rat, unfortunately, was not so strategic. If you are willing to commit to having a turtle for several decades and can house it comfortably, any turtle for sale will be a great option for you.
Key things about turtles:
- They don’t need a body of water, like a turtle would.
- Their shells are sensitive to touch.
- They love to dig and hide.
- They require more space.
- They can live for many years.
The most common pet tortoises for sale: The sulcata. Also known as the African spurred tortoise, it is the third largest tortoise in the world! Red legs and leopards are also very popular pet tortoises for sale.
Lizards for sale come in many varieties
It is true! Bearded dragons, chameleons, iguanas, and skinks are just a few of the types of lizards available for sale. So in your search, you’ll want to narrow your choice down to a type of lizard that you find interesting. Before you buy, make sure you fully understand the needs of that particular lizard. Their preferences are as diverse as the breeds themselves, so you’ll want to get it right. Although most lizards prefer to climb and have adapted to life in trees, you can find some that have adapted to burrowing, while some live both on land and in water (semi-aquatic). Knowing what they need will help you figure out what their enclosure should look like. Lizards are fun to handle and relatively easy going with their owners. They are mostly active during the day and need a lot of heat to stay active, although they will likely spend the day basking in the sun and waiting for food.
Key things about lizards:
- Lizards help control the insect population.
- There are some lizards that eat plants.
- Some female lizards give birth to live young.
- There is no specific terrain for lizards.
- The gila monster and the beaded lizard are the only two types of lizards that are poisonous.
Most common pet lizards for sale: The bearded dragon. The bearded dragon itself can be found in a variety of morphs and combinations of morphs. Iguanas and geckos are also very popular pet lizards for sale.
Buy your favorite reptiles for sale online
There are several benefits to buying reptiles for sale online. If you’ve been looking for exotic lizards for sale but can’t find them at a local pet store, you can find dealers online with a simple search. Be sure to do your research and choose from a verified seller, preferably with a good customer satisfaction record and solid reviews.