This group contains everything from the green anole, to the ball python, to the giant tortoises.  Unfortunately, herps are one of the most misunderstood group of animals. People tend to find them slimy or creepy, but with a bit of knowledge these are some of the most amazing critters on the planet. If you already have a reptile or amphibian for a pet then you know what I mean. As far as owning one, they are pretty low maintenance (if you have the right set up) and don’t require a ton of attention and time. This is not to say that they can’t be pampered. Oh no, if an animal exists, it’s spoilable! These animals thrive when given the perfect habitat, and of course they love basking in the sun with their favorite human. And who can resist an offer like that?

Take a look at the menu above for some herp pampering inspiration, and don’t forget to share your ideas via comments or email.


Note: When cared for properly many herps make great pets, however I would be remiss not to mention that most species are exotic and must be properly managed inside your property.

Random Herp Facts

  • The most common pets are: Corn Snakes, Ball Pythons, Leopard Geckos, and the Bearded Dragon.
  • The most expensive reptile pet was a luecistic Nile monitor priced at $1 million dollars
  • Amphibians (minus some toads) must stay wet because they breathe through their porous skin. For this reason you cannot hold them with lotion, hand sanitizer, or sunscreen on your hands.

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