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

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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What brand of reptile habitat did you buy and for what type of snake or other reptile?
What store or online retailer did you purchase the item from?
What marketing terms or images do you recall seeing?
When did you purchase this habitat?
What signs of suffering did your animal exhibit because of the habitat?
Did you incur any veterinary expenses for your animal because of the habitat?
Is your animal still alive?
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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind