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Next lizard ?

Postby 17degus » Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:38 am

I currently have a bearded dragon, and I love him to bits. I have fallen in love with reptiles since I got him, particularly quince ministers. Obviously I need to have loads more expirence before I even think about one of those haha. so what is another beginner level lizard? I have researched skinks but their arms seem very short and weird? Any advice, thanks
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Re: Next lizard ?

Postby minervasden » Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:25 am

Ask yourself a few questions for example:
What size cage do I have or have room for?
What is your set up budget>
What monthly budget can you afford?
What food items can you easily obtain?
Do you want to interact or just look?
Diurnal? Nocturnal? No preference?
How much time do you have for enclosure maintenance?
Etc. and pick a species to match.

Stick to captive born or well acclimated individuals. As a general certain species of anoles, geckos, and skinks are often recommended. Plated lizards can be good. Long tailed grass lizards are small but can be tamed. Not sure if you would find captive bred ones but if you pick healthy robust ones they are pretty hardy with proper care.
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Re: Next lizard ?

Postby Ash » Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:04 am

Agree with M. :)

The blue-tongue skinks are adorable though. The short little arms are very endearing and sweet. The ones at my work are great (well, we just have one now). A favorite for the kids.

I like them a lot, and would really like to get one someday.
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Re: Next lizard ?

Postby urofan » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:00 pm

Have you considered getting a Uromastyx?
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Re: Next lizard ?

Postby Ash » Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:33 am

Urofan, are you a fan of Uromasyx? :mrgreen: Own any?

The one at my work darts under his stuff and whips his pokey tail to keep our hands out, lol. I don't do much with him, but still see him all the time.
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