I know there are quite a few of us on here that acknowledge the ways keeping and breeding reptiles have helped us in different ways. Through not having enough money to pay the bills sometimes to panic attacks that affect our daily lives. Here’s a place where you can talk about that, and the way reptiles have helped you through those rough patches in life.
For me, reptiles got me out of a really bad depression slump. Before this, I kinda just sat in bed self isolating and sleeping. Reptiles also helped distract me from bad PTSD flashbacks and nightmares. It gives me something to do, and if I feel myself slipping back I get up and go research, read, talk about, or look at reptiles. It’s given me something to aim for career wise, it’s led me to a whole new group of amazing people and a new community to interact with. It’s generally helped me out in more ways than I can put on here.
And I’m grateful for that. And I’m grateful for this community that I can share it with. I don’t know all of you (yet), but I hope this thread is just one more way to get to know new people in this community.