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Old 24-09-2018, 12:17 PM
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Hi, I'm looking to get a starter lizard for my 5 year old. We already have a Royal ball but I thought a lizard would be nice. Looking for something not too nippy and able to take a little bit of handling.

As I'll probably be doing most of the cleaning up etc, a low maintenance Liz would be an added benefit
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Old 24-09-2018, 01:24 PM
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Can't think of any 'low maintenance' species - most will require daily feeding, water changes and spot cleaning so deciding how much time and effort you can devote is vital.


Why not make researching a new addition to the household a fun, enjoyable and beneficial exercise that both yourself and your child can learn from?


Determining the requirements of a species BEFORE you get it will make the whole process far more enjoyable both for you, your child and the animal.
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Old 24-09-2018, 03:15 PM
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Yeah, that standard cleaning. I'm fine with that as I do it for the snake anyway. My wife would freak out if she found out ahead of time. It's easier to ask for forgiveness... Lol. Worked for the snake/cat/dog
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Ordinarily yes, but when it concerns a live animal if everyone in the household is not onboard it can be a real strain and the ultimate looser is the animal.


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Yeah, that standard cleaning. I'm fine with that as I do it for the snake anyway. My wife would freak out if she found out ahead of time. It's easier to ask for forgiveness... Lol. Worked for the snake/cat/dog
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