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zook777
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PowerPikachu21
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Should Reptiles Be Kept As Pets?

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Started: 12/22/2016 Category: Society
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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zook777

Pro

Reptiles can be just as good pets as mammals or birds. Some species are for advanced in the hobby, and others are for beginners. Reptiles are often recommended for first pets because of the ease of care. Some of the more advanced reptiles, such as tegus, are capable of learning their names as well as coming when called. I don't see a reason why you can't keep reptiles as pets as long as you provide the adequate care necessary to keep the animal happy and healthy.
PowerPikachu21

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Here are some reptiles, and why you shouldn't have them as pets:

Snakes: Dangerous. Constrictors are large, and it's hard to find a good place for them. Constrictors can also wrap around you, and suffocate you by squeezing. Venomous snakes, like vipers and cobras, could kill with one bite.

Turtles: Boring. Easy to care for, sure. But they're slow, silent, and often hide in their shells.

Alligators: Dangerous. They can bite your arm off if they want to. Crocodiles are just another version of Alligators they, just live in a different environment.

Lizards: Hard to control. They're small, so you could lose them easily. And if you want to play with them, they could easily run away.
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