Due to their long lifespans, many people take on the commitment of owning a reptile but cannot foresee circumstances in the future which may mean they can no longer care for their beloved pet.
Whether it’s a house move, ill health or children growing tired of their pets, there are many people left stranded with a reptile that they can no longer keep.
I just came across a link on PreLoved for reptile rehoming/ rescue in Basildon, Essex (United Kingdom) . The ad reads:
We would very much like to offer a personal and friendly home for any unwanted reptiles, Whether it be you can longer care for them or you are no longer wanting to own your reptile, We would love to offer them a kind, loving, forever home!
We have had many years of experience keeping and caring for a wide variety of different reptiles and other exotic pets.
If you know anybody needing a new home for their reptile, please share this with them.
Other options for unwanted reptiles are:
- Selling on sites such as Preloved, Gumtree, Facebook Marketplace, eBay etc
- Finding a local pet store, or reptile specialist
- Contacting breeders in the area