I have pet reptiles
I have pet reptiles, and I love them a lot. I did used to buy them from breeders but since then I’ve been sticking to adoption since there are a lot of reptiles looking for homes believe it or not. I spend a good part of my day taking care of them, it’s something I enjoy. I currently have a blue tongue skink, uromastyx lizard, panther chameleon, and a reeves turtle. I care for them the best I can and take them to the vet when needed. I get a lot of judgement for it, people don’t understand why I would choose to have reptiles instead of dogs, rodents, birds, etc. I just enjoy watching them and taking care of them, it feels very rewarding to earn their trust instead of getting it (usually) unconditionally from a dog or something. I do like snakes as well, don’t have any at the moment but I would totally adopt one in the future. I wish that these animals weren’t as vilified, sure there are some dangerous species but the majority of them are completely harmless and uninterested in ruining your day.