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Old 03-01-2012, 10:24 PM
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ive noticed that there aren't many reliable places on the inter net than somebody can go to look into what types of lizards are good for begginers :0 so i thought id start this, feel free to post all ideas ;D
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:25 PM
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I woul definitely say bearded dragons are a gud starter lizard it was the first reptile I ever had
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:25 PM
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Leos easy to look after,no special lighting needed and most of the time very tame
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:27 PM
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yehh ive gpt a beardie and a crested gecko but if im to get another it will most prob be a leo !! and then hopefull il work up to a 'diablo blanco leo' haha the look amazing ;D
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I woul definitely say bearded dragons are a gud starter lizard it was the first reptile I ever had
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Leos easy to look after,no special lighting needed and most of the time very tame
Neither of these statements are necessarily true. Bearded dragons are actually really complicated in terms of acceptable dietary requirements, and the live food/veg ratio, among a million other things. And scientific evidence suggests that leo's benefit from a small percentage of UV rather than non at all.

Personally, so long as you do the research and you know what is expected of any lizard, you can get whatever the hell you want!!!
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leopard geckos definately
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:31 PM
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i think bearded dragon are highly rated because of there temperament and almost all reptiles will benefit from a small amount of UV so i totally agree on that . but even with extensive research i don't think a Nile monitor or something along those lines is a good idea at all so there are boundaries ;D
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:32 PM
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There was a really good response to a similar thread by Salazare a few days ago.

Something I'd never thought about before, really to cut a long story short, beardies are not really a good starter lizard. Look at all the problems regarding them on the forum at the moment - my beardie won't eat, acting funny, shedding problems etc.

Just because they are widely available, doesn't mean they are good for beginners. My first rep was a beardie, and because of bad advice I received he developed gout. He's all good now tho

It really depends on what angle you are coming from.

Blue tongues are hardy wee things, eat like troopers, very intelligent. Not very active so good with kids as they are not fast in the slightest.

Ackies are also hardy wee buggers, awesome to watch as they are very active. Not so good with kids I'd say, until they are fully grown as they are the fastest little things I've seen.

From what perspective are you looking at?
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Neither of these statements are necessarily true. Bearded dragons are actually really complicated in terms of acceptable dietary requirements, and the live food/veg ratio, among a million other things. And scientific evidence suggests that leo's benefit from a small percentage of UV rather than non at all.

Personally, so long as you do the research and you know what is expected of any lizard, you can get whatever the hell you want!!!
Yes true but what i meant is they dont actually need it like say a beardie would as long as your providing cal with d3 its fine but yes they would benefit from say a 2.0 bulb
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i kind of think i should have got an akie but know i love my beardie haha and i wouldnt swap him ;D
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