We at Aqua Jungle Believe Pets & People Before Profits

UNWANTED REPTILES

DO NOT RELEASE INTO THE WILD ITS CRUEL!!!!

 The increasing popularity of reptiles as pets has brought with it a  corresponding increase in the number of displaced and unwanted pet  reptiles. Just like the dogs, cats and pot-bellied pigs before them,  reptiles are being discarded after they’ve lost their novelty appeal or  they become too big, difficult, expensive or problematic for their  owners. Humane societies, zoos and reptile rescue organizations receive a  seemingly endless stream of calls from pet owners wishing to dispose of  their reptiles.  


Some reptile owners abandon their animals in the wild when they no  longer want them. The majority of these animals are stressed, physically  depleted and unable to survive. Most die of starvation, cold or  predation.

Occasionally, abandoned or escaped reptile pets survive. Some even  reproduce and establish self-sustaining populations. This can have  devastating consequences on native wildlife species. For exam­ple, wild  Nile monitor lizards, voracious predators that will consume snakes,  other lizards, young alliga­tors, birds, eggs and small mammals, are now  estab­lished in several locations in Florida. In addition to  out-competing native species, these lizards may pose a threat to the  protected burrowing owl.


If for any reason you need to get rid of  your reptile please call us first! 

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