When selecting a pet for your family, reptiles are often overlooked, but they are fascinating creatures and include some of the most ancient species on Earth. Pet reptiles are also a great alternative to cats and dogs because they require less daily care and exercise. Before choosing a reptile, people must take many things into consideration, including how the pet can fit within their lifestyle and whether or not a pet reptile is an affordable option. Dr. Adolf Maas, owner of the Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital in Bothell, Wash., talks about selecting a pet reptile