Originally Posted by sharky
it is tragic what happened ... but this is why I believe Pythons and other large snakes arent meant to be pet s... see pythons have sharp teeth (Yes I said teeth) and the grow rapidly and big...so they outgrow there terreium and bite so dumb owner lets them loose
See, I slightly disagree, slightly.
I think snakes make great pets, lizards too, but that there should be size restrictions.
As far as reptiles go, I think if it eats what could be considered livestock (rabbits/chickens or bigger), it should only be in the hands of dedicated herptologists.
And as much as I love iguanas, I think there should be some restrictions on their sale as well, like they have on turtles.
Baby turtles cannot legally be sold, I don't think baby iguanas should be either.
The cute little babies in the pet stores seldom live beyond their first year, which is very sad for an animal with a 30 year lifespan