8 Cute Reptiles That Will Change Your Mind About These Pets

Garter Snakes Garter snakes, a small and non-threatening species of snake that aren't dangerous, can be quite cute. Garter snakes can be found in many pet shops and suppliers across America. They are one of the most popular snakes to keep.

Box Turtle They can carry their homes on their backs and can live up to 50 years. They are also great characters in childhood stories (ok, it was a tortoise but still). A box turtle is a cute addition to any terrarium, despite its sharp beak, rough skin, and pointed claws.

Crested Gecko The crested gecko is a tiny, slender, sprite-like creature, despite their large eyes and preference for mealworms, waxworms and crickets. They are so tiny! They are some of the most adorable reptiles you can keep as pets.

Chameleon Did you know that chameleons do not change their color to blend in with their environment? Their colors can be affected by emotions (like fear and anger), or environmental changes like temperature, humidity, or light.

Worm Lizard What happens when you mix a slimy, creepy worm and a scaly, insect-eating lizard. This is the world's most terrifying creature. No! It's more like a strangely adorable reptile, which looks straight out of Kevin Bacon's Tremors. They are far less dangerous and more blood-thirsty.

Leopard Gecko Is this your new favorite reptile, tiny and easily spotted? Leopard geckos! These beautiful, exotic-looking men love to eat crickets and mealworms. They also enjoy basking in direct sunlight. In fact, they require 12 hours of light each day. Leopard geckos can live as long as 20 years if they are well cared for.

Softshell Turtle Softshell turtles are loved for a number of reasons. Their unique appearance, which is a mix between an extraterrestrial being, and a videogame character, their small nostrils look like tiny snorkels, and they're often called pancake Turtles!

Corn Snake Although corn snakes can constrict prey and love to eat mice, their calm nature, reluctance bite and manageable size make them a popular pet in the United States. They are adorable little smiles that make it easy to love them.