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5 Famous Celebrities and Their Reptile Pets | Zen Habitats

5 Famous Celebrities and Their Reptile Pets | Zen Habitats

Did You Know These Famous Celebrities Owned Reptiles As Pets?

From the glitz and glamor of the red carpet to the intriguing world of exotic pets, these 5 A-list celebrities are known for their unique tastes and eccentric lifestyles! While some notable icons opt for traditional furry companion animals, others prefer the more scaly, slithering kind. Today we will explore the fascinating reptilian companions of 5 famous personalities. Get ready to dive into the surprising world of celebrity reptile owners and discover the extraordinary pets that share their lives with these superstars!

1. Leonardo DiCaprio And His Sulcata Tortoise

Sulcata Tortoise in the wild, celebrities that own reptiles as pets.

In 2010, Leonardo DiCaprio purchased a 38-pound sulcata tortoise at NARBC - one of the largest reptile expos in the country - for around $600.. Sulcata tortoises can grow to weigh over 100 lbs and live for more than 70 years!

2. Slash and His Reptile Menagerie!

The lead guitarist for Guns N’ Roses has been known to have quite the affinity for scaly exotic pets, reportedly owning over 100 reptiles at one point! From lizards, to snakes, to crocodiles, Slash has owned a large variety of reptile pets, and has shared several of them to his Instagram page over the years.

Image credit - Slash Paradise. lead guitarist for Guns N’ Roses, Slash, holding a snakeImage source: Slash Paradise

3. Chris Pratt and His Bearded Dragon, “Leo”

On August 31, 2018, Chris Pratt proudly celebrated “Take Your Lizard For A Walk Day” by posting a video to his Instagram profile taking his pet bearded dragon, Leo, out on a walk. Chris encourages other lizard owners to partake in the holiday, and says “Fact: in 2018 fewer than 1 in 12 DPL’s (domestic pet lizards) even have leashes and far fewer will even go on a nice relaxing walk with their owner. Demand action now.”

Chris Pratt and his bearded dragon Leo, image credit - instagram @prattprattprattImage Source: Instagram @prattprattpratt

4. Nicolas Cage and His Personal Zoo

Nicolas Cage has spoken about his affinity for exotic pets throughout the years, giving a glimpse into several unique pets with whom he shares his home. Over the years, Nicolas Cage has shown a two headed snake named Harvey, a speckled Asian water monitor named Michael, and an amelanistic water monitor. In 2021/2022, the owner of Cage’s favorite pet store passed away, and Cage took in many animals that were not spoken for, leaving him with many fish and several species of turtle.

Nichloas Cage's Black Dragon, Image credit - CNNNicolas Cage’s Black Dragon Image Source: 60 Minutes

5. Kim Kardashian and “Speed” The Bearded Dragon

In 2021, Kim Kardashian shared a photo to her Instagram of her daughter North and their newest family member, Speed, the bearded dragon. Kim said that North and Speed “go everywhere together” and really are BFFs. The photo garnered criticism from reptile lovers worried about the ethics of dressing up the bearded dragon and “treating him like a doll”.

Kim Kardashian and speed the bearded dragon. Image credit - Instagram @kimkardashianImage Source: Instagram @kimkardashian

About the author: Maddie Smith Maddie has been keeping reptiles as pets for more than a decade. She has a passion for educating others about animals, and currently works with over 50 different species including reptiles, amphibians, and birds!

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