I’ve never been a huge fan of reptiles. I’ve always just seen them as slimy creatures that would surely do something to upset me if I interacted with them.
However, since working at PETCO, my opinions have slowly transformed. Touching a gecko for the first time and feeling the sticky texture of the hands was pretty fascinating. And watching my co-worker Daniel’s snake eat? It is nothing short of amazing to see how the food processes through his curvy body.
So I’m opening up. I’m learning to not judge a book by its cover. In fact, I’ve learned that most reptiles are pretty docile pets and are fairly low maintenance, compared to the average cat or dog. Many reptiles only need to be fed once or twice a week, some every two weeks as they get older. Many don’t need to be cuddled or touched, they’re quiet, and they don’t require outdoor excursions or walks. Sounds like a good pet to me – fun to watch, but you don’t have to touch!
This Saturday, PETCO stores across the country will be hosting a Reptile Rally. I’m glad we are giving these interesting creatures some time in the spotlight. Whether you are a reptile enthusiast or just looking for a fun thing to do, there is something for you at this event. Check out what’s going on from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.:
So come learn, take pictures with the reptiles and mingle with fellow reptile owners. You may be surprised at how much fun you can have with such “slimy” animals!
And don’t miss out on some awesome coupons, including deals on reptiles, kits, sand and more. See you there!