Let Us Know if You Purchased a Reptile Habitat That Didn’t Meet the Animal’s Most Basic Needs

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Snakes and other reptiles are sensitive animals who require specialized care, yet they’re sold like merchandise to people with little or no knowledge about keeping them healthy or meeting their basic needs.

Manufacturers like Zoo Med, Zilla, and Exo Terra sell enclosures and kits at big-box pet stores like Petco and PetSmart and at places like Walmart. These manufacturers advertise these items as “appropriate” or even “ideal,” but they aren’t. For instance, some habitats are so small that snakes aren’t even able to stretch out fully, something that’s essential to their health and well-being.

If you were misled into purchasing a snake or other reptile habitat that didn’t meet the animal’s most basic needs, such as being able to stretch out, burrow, or climb, please contact us.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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