Reptiles in Apartments
If you live in an apartment and you want a pet snake, turtle or lizard, check with the leasing office ahead of time. Some apartment complexes do not allow reptilian pets of any kind while others allow lizards and turtles but not snakes. If your apartment office does allow reptiles, find out which ones and what types are allowed. Don’t forget to ask if there is a pet charge per month for the reptile like with dogs and cats. Once you get the all clear to have a reptile for a pet in an apartment complex, research what types are best for apartment living. For instance, bearded dragons and leopard geckos are recommended for first time reptile owners and apartment living. Box turtles and slider turtles are among the top recommended turtle pets. Apartment pet snakes that do best include the corn snake and the California kingsnake. For more ideas, ask your Marion IA vets.