Friends of Scales Reptile Rescue

Warm hearts and warm homes for the cold blooded

The Friends of Scales Reptile Crash Course!


Ever wonder if a particular species fits your home but don't know where to start looking? Look no further!  We have provided a jumping off point for your convenience! 

 

Size:  1 being the smallest; 5 being the largest

Friendliness:  1 being use extreme caution; 5 being very tolerant of handling

Diet1 being rather easy dietary needs; 5 being complicated dietary needs

Caging:  1 being simple caging needs; 5 being complex caging needs

Cost of Care:  1 being relatively low cost of care; 5 being higher cost of care

Hardiness:  1 being fragile; 5 being extremely hardy

 

 

 

Bearded Dragons

 Size:  2       Friendliness:  5       Diet:   4         Caging:   3         

Cost of Care:   3            Hardiness:  5

 

 

Ball Pythons

 Size:  3       Friendliness:  4       Diet:   2         Caging:   2         

Cost of Care:   2            Hardiness:  4

 

 

Corn Snakes

 Size:  2       Friendliness:  5       Diet:   1         Caging:   1         

Cost of Care:   1            Hardiness:  5

 

 

Box Turtles

 Size:  2       Friendliness:  4       Diet:   5         Caging:   3         

Cost of Care:   3            Hardiness:  4

 

 

Russian Tortoises

 Size:  2       Friendliness:  4       Diet:   3         Caging:   3         

Cost of Care:   2            Hardiness:  5

 

 

Sulcata Tortoises

 Size:  5       Friendliness:  4       Diet:   5         Caging:   5         

Cost of Care:   5            Hardiness:  4

 

 

Leopard Geckos

 Size:  1       Friendliness:  4       Diet:   3         Caging:   2         

Cost of Care:   2            Hardiness:  4

 

 

Veiled Chameleons

 Size:  2       Friendliness:  3       Diet:   3         Caging:   4         

Cost of Care:   3            Hardiness:  1

 

 

Chinese Water Dragon

 Size:  3       Friendliness:  3       Diet:   3         Caging:   4         

Cost of Care:   3            Hardiness:  3

 

 

Red Eared Sliders

 Size:  3       Friendliness:  4       Diet:   2         Caging:   5         

Cost of Care:   4            Hardiness:  5

 

 

Red Tail Boas

 Size:  4       Friendliness:  4       Diet:   2         Caging:   3         

Cost of Care:   3            Hardiness:  5

 

 

Reticulated Pythons

 Size:  5       Friendliness:  2       Diet:   3         Caging:   4         

Cost of Care:   4            Hardiness:  5

 

 

Green Iguanas

 Size:  5       Friendliness:  3       Diet:   4         Caging:   5         

Cost of Care:   4            Hardiness:  3

 

 

Burmese Pythons

 Size:  5       Friendliness:  4       Diet:   4         Caging:   3         

Cost of Care:   4            Hardiness:  5

 

Size:  1 is the smallest; 5 is the largest
Friendliness:  1 is use extreme caution; 5 is very tolerant of handling
Diet:  1 is a simple diet; 5 is a complicated and specialized diet
Caging:  1 is simple caging; 5 is complex and custom caging
Cost of Care:  1 is relatively low cost; 5 is higher cost of care
Hardiness:  1 is fragile; 5 is extremely hardy