5 Worst Reptiles for Beginners

ANY VENOMOUS REPTILE !!!!

Do not endanger yourself or others by purchasing a venomous snake. You may think it is cool to keep a rattle snake or a gaboon viper, but it’s not so cool when cytotoxic venom is pumping through your blood. Leave the venomous snakes to the professionals.

LARGE CONSTRICTORS

Large boas and pythons require large amounts of food and huge cages. Face it a four to six meter  long snake is not easy to handle, it requires more than one person to safely handle a snake that size.  Even smaller boas and pythons have large teeth and can inflict a bite that requires stitches.  Keeping a large python or boa is an expensive long-term commitment better suited for experienced snake keepers.

GREEN IGUANAS

Green iguanas are not as easy to keep, as the pet shop owner makes them out to be. They require huge cages, lots of UVB lighting and preferably exposure to natural sunlight. Diet consists of fruit and vegetables that have to be given in the right proportion. Iguanas are not naturally “tame”  like bearded dragons and must be taught to like handling.

LARGE MONITOR LIZARD SPECIES

Another group of lizards that grow too big to maintain properly, difficult if not dangerous to handle, expensive to feed and require huge cages.

WILD CAUGHT REPTILES

No wild caught reptiles should be purchased by anyone, except breeders who are willing to make a considerable effort to breed them.