Aussie pet ownership is booming like never before, but the backyards have become Jurassic Parks as we embrace reptiles as pets like never before. Bearded dragons, turtles, frogs, and snakes have . According to pet products and services giant PETstock, Australian reptile ownership has doubled to an unprecedented level in the . That spike has outpaced the strong growth of pet ownership in general, buoyed by the .shows we all need help. Aussie
“There has been a substantial boom in pet ownership since 2019 with an estimated 30.4 million pets nationally,” Ann Riad, Head of Merchandise, PETstock, said. “The proportion of pet ownership increased eight points in two years, where reptile ownership exceeded the nationaland doubled during the same period. The market’s doubling number of total reptiles further supported this increase.” The vast increase in demand for reptiles has come from Aussies seeking a different of pet, such as the bearded dragon, which has long been popular in the US. Those or with a small backyard seek a pet’s companionship without the demands or space required for traditional pets such as dogs and cats.
“Thanks to the pandemic, over the past year and a half, thein reptile sales as people seek more quirky and unusual pets,” John Grima, Retail Director from the Pet Industry Association of Australia, said. of a bearded dragon as a pet, despite the insistence of daughter Charlie Coles, 13. But after plenty of research, Charlie convinced her mother of the idea, and Ms. Bianco said she now can’t imagine life without Joey. “The first few months, we were very stressful, and we weren’t sure if we were doing things right,” she said.
“There is a lot to learn, but now Joey is just a part of everything. She has a great personality; she is chilled out and loves to lie on the beanbag or need for research and education for anyone considering a reptile a pet or who has decided to take one on.from Home. She loves a good snuggle, and everyone in the family loves to chat with her.” Kim Kardashian and her daughter North were highly criticized earlier this when they shared a photo of their bearded dragon, Speed, dressed up with animal lovers proclaiming that “animals are not toys”. Ben Dessen, a reptile expert at Kellyville Pets who runs the Petopia masterclass, said the Kardashian experience underscores the
“For many of our customers, it’s know what they are getting themselves into. “That’s why we to ensure they are a right fit.” Don’t miss the new-look At Home magazine with your News Corp metro newspaper this Saturday, or visit us online At Home. Published initially as Pet advice, Reptile ownership booming in Australia, is a reptile the best pet for you?they have thought about for a while, and now they have more spare time, they are committing to it,” he said. “It’s great to if it is gone right and not as an impulse. People have to
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