Along with the more traditionally domesticated animals – such as dogs, cats, chickens, and pigs – there have been many more unique species that families are starting to regard as pets, including reptiles! These youngsters meet every week to share a common interest. In fact, raising a reptile as a pet is neither costly or difficult. With their unique features and low maintenance, reptiles have become an interesting choice for a domestic pet. –VNA … [Read more...] about Reptiles become household pets
Viet Nam News PHNOM PENH — For anyone terrified of an albino python, an orange corn snake or a scaly, bearded iguana, Chea Raty says getting up close and personal at Phnom Penh’s first reptile-themed cafe is the only remedy. Taking off from the cat cafes already popular in the Cambodian capital, Chea Raty launched his business to revamp the skin-crawling reputation of lizards and snakes and convince haters that they are simply misunderstood. As customers sip on their lattes and hang out with the reptiles, "they will love them like I do," the 32-year-old said while stroking the scaly neck wattle of an iguana. The walls of his cafe are lined with lit-up glass tanks containing snakes of various lengths and colours, while a bright macaw screeches in the corner. Some visitors look hesitantly at the cages, others are bolder in their embrace of the creatures. There’s no entry fee, so visitors can order a coffee and request a sit-down with a serpentine friend from … [Read more...] about Cambodian reptile cafe slithers into people’s hearts
A man in Hanoi with a special passion for reptiles is raising and living with 30 snakes from around the world. Nguyen Viet Anh with a snake Nguyen Viet Anh, born in 1986, is well-known among the reptile lovers because of his wide collection of snakes, pythons, and Chinese water dragons. Anh said he was fascinated with the animals since he was small and wanted to collect as many animals as possible. He currently owns 30 snakes that were all checked and have proper papers before being brought into Vietnam. "Snakes are very clean and have simple nutrition needs. They are not loud. If they are taken care of properly, they can live from 10 to 20 years," he said. "Snakes don't require frequent outdoor walks like dogs but they still need to be looked after carefully. They need to bathe themselves too, but they just require a bowl of warm water." His 5-year-old daughter, Nguyen Ngoc Thanh, also often plays with the snakes that have been tamed and familiar with being handled by people. A … [Read more...] about Hanoi reptile lover cares for 30 snakes
More people in HCM City are keeping snakes, geckos and bearded dragons as pets. An iguana at the park Hundreds of members of the Iguana Saigon Club with guests often gather at Suoi Tien Amusement Park to exchange about experiences in raising reptiles. The yellow iguana brought to the exchange Quang Dai, a 10th grader in District 9, said he had raised an African lizard for about a year. Vinh, a local in District 3, said he bought an iguana four years ago and had to keep it a secret from his wife. But after looking after the iguana, his wife also loves the animal. "She loves it more than me," he said. Each iguana costs several million VND. Adult iguanas with unique appearance can cost up to tens of millions or hundreds of millions of VND. There are also other types of animals including tarantulas, geckos, colourful pythons, South American horned frogs, and turtles. A couple and their pet Meanwhile, an ornamental shrimp can cost from some millions to tens of millions of VND. … [Read more...] about Reptiles become popular pets
VietNamNet Bridge - ROBO Café, the first café in Hanoi where visitors were served by a robot named Mortar, no longer exists. Customers drink coffee and fish swim below The robotic coffee shop attracted a large number of customers with a robot serving drinks to the tables. The robot was controlled by a touchscreen. It used a battery and moved along a metal line on the floor. But it shut down just after six months of operation. The temperature inside Ice Coffee is always at minus 10oC. Visitors to the café these days have to wear coats to keep warm, while Hanoians suffer from the summer heat with the outdoor temperature reaching 40oC. However, ROBO had to compete with hundreds of other cafes. RELATED NEWS Hanoi's icy coffee shop proves popular during heat wave Amazing coffee shops in Saigon Mai Chi … [Read more...] about Ice, robot, reptile cafes: how long can they last?