suggestions of a different lizard species if they make particularly good pets).
In this article I will briefly discuss several exotic lizards which are easily attainable to the average pet keeper. The word exotic of course is open to the way you interpret its meaning. What may be an exotic lizard species to one reader may be a common or familiar species to a different reader, such as an introduced species from one area of the country to another. In this article however, we will discuss lizards typically kept as pets but not native to the United States of America.
Lizards can be ideal first pets because they do not require extensive care and required visits to a are infrequent. Simply keeping their cages clean, providing an appropriate light and heat source and feeding them correctly is the bulk of their care. Choosing the right lizard means knowing what kind of pet experience you or your child is looking for because some types of lizards thrive with human handling while other types of lizards should be regarded primarily as visual pets to be observed instead of handled regularly or played with. Most species require ultraviolet lighting fixtures and many species of small lizards eat various types of insects and worms. Others are herbivorous or carnivorous. Different pet lizard species also vary considerably in size, ranging from a few inches to more than 6 feet, with obviously different needs for the right type and size of tanks for their homes. They can be an ideal small pet for someone who wants only one, because they do not need the companionship of their own species; in fact, most lizards become stressed by having to share their environment with others and do much better in their own tanks.
Here is a list of 5 great beginner pet lizards
Exotic Pet Lizard Types - Reptiles Magazine
Although there are over 70 different species of monitor lizards, only a few are commonly found in the pet trade. The types available range from small to large and live in different habitats. Below is a list of some of the more common types found as pets. The list is not all-inclusive and other species may be available.Monitor species are not beginner's pets. They are not for anyone who is just looking for a big lizard to impress people. It is recommended that you have a few years experience with reptiles, especially large lizards. It would be even better if you could work with monitor species before purchasing your own. Do as much research as you can from different sources, join forums and ask questions. You can never be too prepared!So it's no surprise that lizards have found their way into the pet industry as well. Many different types of lizards are kept as pets these days, but some lizards make better pets than others. That's the subject of this article. What might come as the most dramatic difference between the blue-tongued skink and other lizards is actually its price on stores. Although it is not particularly hard to find this kind of lizards on the reptile pets market, blue-tongued skinks are generally more expensive than the species mentioned before.