Best Lizards to Own

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Looking for a lizard? Well look no further! Here are some of the best lizards to own as a beginner !
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Green Anole

These lizards can be green or brown in color. They’re not classified as chamelons but they are actually a part of the Iguana family. They are territorial in nature and love to dine on grass, grasshoppers, crickets and spiders.
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Chameleon

The chameleon as a pet is not for everyone. They need adequate heating and humidity as well as a lot of cage space. If you choose to purchase one, get a veiled or a panther.
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Fire Skink

These lizards love to keep a low profile. They can live up to age 20. They love to east insects, snails, spiders and worms. They need an enclosure of at least 36 to give them plenty of room to move around and grow.
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Savannah Monitor

The Savannah Monitors are a larger, more docile lizard. They don’t mind being handled and aren’t very active. Younger monitors need to be fed several times a week, while adults once a week. Make sure you give them adequate lighting and places to hide.
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Crested Gecko

Crested Gecks are quite popular. They can live for up to 20 years. They thrive in a large terraiums with a screen top. Also, you can have one male and several females in one tank. FYI, having more than one male in tank can cause fighting. They love to eat insects.
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Bearded Dragon

Known for being alert, the bearded dragon is an all time favorite lizard to own. They are also very tame. They need at least a 75 gallon aquarium and also love to eat insects, mealworms and veggies like lettuce, zucchini, carrots and more !
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Black and White Tegu

These lizards are quite docile. They eat domestic rodents, raw eggs and chicks. The females can deposit as many as 12 to 30 eggs at a time.
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Iguana

Iguana need specialized care. You have to be careful of their points as they are sharp. Green iguanas are the most popular to own. They can grow to up to 6 feet in length so they need a very large tank or enclosure. They love to eat “Iguana Food” and veggies.
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Leopard Gecko

Leopard Geckos can live up to 10 years with a maximum of 20 years. They need adequate heat and fyi, they don’t eat veggies. They love their mealworms and crickets.
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Red Ackie

Ackies are very energetic. They also need a large enclosure with proper heat and humidity. They love to eat crickets and lobster roaches!
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