Have you ever thought of the breed of dog you want and why? My daughter says she wants a Bichon, my ex-husband wanted an Alaskan Husky and neither one had or has a clue about the breed. Neither one was or is aware of the health concerns of the breed or the care necessary to own the breed. This is very frustrating to me, and to many pet advocates.
The decision of having a pet is not one to enter into without thought and education. If you live in an apartment don’t get a Great Dane without any purposeful plans for where the pet can get exercise and play and how many hours a day will be devoted to this end. If you want a reptile look at your living situation closely and educate yourself on how to have a nurturing environment for this pet. www.humanesociety.org
And if you have children teach them how to approach this decision. This is a great opportunity to begin a new generation in a good direction of planning and decision making. When adopting a pet, we make a commitment for the life of that animal or reptile. In almost all cases exotic animals are not in the cards for the general public. Teaching the next generation is our responsibility, let’s do a good job.