I have owned all of the reptiles on this list. Reptiles are one of my favorite species. Many are afraid of them, I guess the sharp teeth is a turn off to them, but I’m not afraid of them. Sure, they could inflict some pain if they are not tamed, but the time you spend with them is well worth it. I love the bearded dragon I have. His name is Grendel. He’s 5 years old. He loves sitting on my desk while I am writing. He’s a nice little guy.
8. Sulcata Tortoise
Photo Credit: tedreese
This is a beautiful tortoise. They are native to parts of Africa, including Mauritania, Senegal, Chad, Mali, the Sudan and Ethiopia. They easily reach twenty four to thirty inches in carapace length. I always find them amazing, because of the size. They are eighty to one hundred and ten pounds. The biggest one on record is a male who weighed in at two hundred and thirty two pounds and measured 41.6 inches over the carapace. The oldest one on record was fifty four years of age. I loved my Sulcata tortoise.