Getting a Pet Lizard, Leopard Geckos

Pet lizards, leopard geckos

Of all the pet reptiles on the planet, the leopard gecko is probably the most popular. There are several reasons for this. For one thing, these lizards don’t grow very large.

An adult will reach a size of only seven to ten inches. For another thing, they don’t need any special lighting, unlike most other lizard species. Another plus is that they’re inexpensive and readily available.

The leopard gecko is an attractive little lizard that’s native to the deserts of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India. Leopard geckos in captivity usually have fairly bright-colored skin marked with dark, irregular spots.
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Pet lizards, how to care for bearded dragon lizards

Bearded Dragon lizards

If you’re thinking about getting a pet lizard, there are several points to consider when trying to choose the specific species that’s best for you. Some lizards grow very large and can be aggressive. Others can be expensive to feed and/or to house.

If you want an inexpensive pet lizard that’s easy to feed, easy to care for, and that doesn’t mind being handled, consider a bearded dragon. Don’t let the name fool you – bearded dragons are very friendly and gentle, and they’re fascinating to watch.

They’re also easy to feed. Being omnivores, they’ll readily consume a variety of plants and insects. Some of their favorite vegetable meals include chopped greens, carrots, beans, and peas. They love insects, too, especially mealworms and crickets. Your pet dragon will also need calcium and vitamin D3 supplements.
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