Scaly pet lovers share a special bond, which is why they can relate to these reptile shaming photos.
Anyone who has ever owned a reptile knows these animals have unique care requirements that set them apart from their furry counterparts. The relationship between a turtle and its human is not the same as man and dog. But that doesn't mean the bond isn't as strong.
Owners are catching their reptiles doing things only a reptile parent would understand. Take a look at this montage of iguana, turtle, tortoise, snake, bearded dragon, tegu, and gecko shaming.
The Iguana with Perfect Aim
The Tortoise That Failed Potty Training 101
The Tortoise with a Color Fetish
The Tag-Teamed Tegu Escape Effort
I am not a happy tegu mommy. Valkyrie is STILL behind the dishwasher. I think she's been there going on two days now. The dishwasher is bolted into the cubby and after many tries last night, Valkyrie is physically not reachable. ANY IDEAS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED! #help #tegumom #lizardmom #tegu #tegulove #tegutalk #tegusofig #tegufamily #tegushaming #petshaming #lostpet
The Turtle Who Just Wants an Invite to Movie Dates
The Beardie Who's Proof That Size Doesn't Matter
The Tortoise with a Case of the Nerves
The Beardie with Dominance Issues
True story....#Thorn tried to jump and go all #beardeddragon #dominanceshow on the ferrets...had to be kept in a cardboard box the rest of our shopping outing #beardeddragonshaming #beardie #thornzilla #lizardlife #lizardlove #lizardouting #reptilesofinstagram #reptileharness #beardieonaleash #beardiesofinstagram #petcofail (oh and this picture was taken at a red light....so umm yeah no shaming me lol)
The Tortoise Who Is Just a Dirty Old Lady
The Beardie Who's On a Diet And Forgot to Send a Memo
The Snake Who Has No Sense of Boundaries
The Tortoise Who Doesn't Appreciate Good Taste
The Turtle Who Would Like to Be Included in the Interior Decorating
The Beardie Who Was Upset with How Much Attention the Plant Was Getting
"Arty...SUPERSTAR!"-Arty. I should have known she would take this shaming moment as a posing opportunity. Poor little cactus. Beardie fans, tag me in your lizard shaming pics! #beardie #beardeddragonsofinstagram #beardiesofinstagram #beardeddragon #dragon #dragonsofinstagram #dragondrama #dragonphotooftheday #lizard #lizardsofinstagram #lizardshaming #reptilesofinstagram #reptile #reptileshaming #exoticpets #pets #petshaming #radbeardiesofinstagram
The Turtle Who Likes to Show Inanimate Objects Who's Boss
The Introverted Tortoise Who Requests You Respect Her Personal Space
I cannot be the only one who has a naughty tortoise sometimes! We've all heard of #dogshaming, now I want more attention drawn to #reptileshaming. If you have a reptile who isn't the most well behaved, then shaming them on social media should curb the behavior. #tortoise #russiantortoise #reptiles #herpetology
What Geckos Do When They Don't Sell Insurance
The Escape Artist Who Warned You to Keep the Lid on Tight
The Beardie Who's a Little Self-Involved
The Lizard with a Growing List of Dietary Concerns
The Turtle Who Thinks Cleanliness Is Overrated
The Beardie Who Adds Personal Flare to Recipes
Reptile lovers are often misunderstood, and so are their pets. But if you own a scaly creature, then you understand.
Do you have a reptile that could use a little shaming? Share your scaly love on social media with the hashtags #reptileshaming and #WideOpenPets.
We're still holding out for guilty gator photos.