Dr. Susan Brown says reptiles, can be great pets; HOWEVER, do you really know what you’re getting into?
Listen HERE as Dr. Brown talks about the international trade in reptiles and why buying from pet stores who may be importers/exporters is not a good idea. She says about 70 percent of the animals die in transport. In fact, some of the pet store pets appear so docile because they’re really very sick.
Before purchasing a reptile – do your homework first. Of the many resources, one place to go is the Chicago Herpetological Society.