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Many reptiles have relatively simple needs and do very well as pets (see our starter list below).
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This winter, as the state continues to review and rewrite the list of exotic pets that are permitted in Maine, Bricknell is among many who own amphibians or reptiles and worry they are being shut out of the process. A 10-person technical committee drafting the new list of exotic pets for the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has just one amphibian and reptile owner. Members of the Maine Herpetological Society said there should be more.
Backwater Reptiles sells many herbivores, but this blog article will list our top three favorites that we think make the best overall pets.
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Listed Species: The following species of reptiles and amphibians do not require an importation permit, and can be traded by commercial pet shops, pursuant to Title 12 MRSA 7237, and 7377 and Regulations Chapter 2.3 and 7.60: “Acceptable species of tropical fish and wildlife that may be imported without an importation permit shall be designated by the Commissioner, a list of which shall be maintained and made available by the Department. The acceptability of such species to be imported or possessed shall be based on an informed determination by the Commissioner that the species will not cause an unreasonable risk to indigenous species, or their habitats, or pose other dangers to the natural community, in captivity or if accidentally or intentionally released into the wild.” Sure, a pet reptile can bite. However, a bite from any of the reptiles on my list would be pretty inconsequential.
Photo provided by FlickrWhen it comes to pets who love crickets, reptiles are probably at the top of the list
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Many states have laws dealing with wild and captive (native and non-native) reptiles. These laws range from space and permit requirements to prohibited species—some states don’t even allow reptiles to be kept as pets! Find your local wildlife agency and learn more about your local laws regarding captive wildlife—see for a list of agencies. If you live in Florida, visit for a list of restricted species and links to information about these restrictions.Many reptiles have relatively simple needs and do very well as pets (see our starter list below). They need food and water, a terrarium (their home) and a substrate material that absorbs waste and stimulates natural burrowing and digging. Many other reptiles have very complex needs and require more complex care, such as UV lights. These include iguanas and monitors. Some are very delicate and will react poorly to any type of stress, such as chameleons. So, as with any decision you make about a new pet, it’s important to think about what type of animal will fit in best with you and your family, rather than choosing one based on looks.The right reptiles can make great pets for kids, giving them something interesting and different that can truly be their pet. But which reptile should you choose? Here’s a list of the most popular reptiles that work well with beginners and children.In this article, we’ll list the best biggest pet lizards sold at Backwater Reptiles as well as why we think they make great pets for the right people.Keeping a reptile as a pet is not for the fainthearted. These animals are not your regular house pets like dogs and cats are – but strangely, people who keep reptiles as pets testify to a loving bond. Here’s our list of the top 10 most popular pet reptiles.The most sociable reptile it seems, is a lizard called the Bearded Dragon. Reportedly this friendly lizard makes a very good pet which really likes human interaction and attention. Oftentimes Bearded Dragons aren't compatible with other Bearded Dragons (which contrasts with the Gecko, next on our list, who appears to get along with others of their species) although the bearded dragon tolerates being handled without any problems.