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Old 26-06-2009, 07:36 PM
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Default Can anyone recommend a lizard?

Ive been interested in lizards for a couple of years now, but the chances are I wont be getting a lizard for another year or so. However, I'm always hopeful and I know theres lots to be learned about reptile-keeping, so...

Anyway, what I would really like is a small lizard that could fit in a 2-foot long, 1 foot wide and up to 2 foot high vivarium (preferably a gecko (but not a leo) as these are my favourites) and is nice and easy to care for. A handle-friendly lizard would be a great bonus but its not an essential. I was looking into velvet geckos as they are charming and handle-friendly.

Can anyone recommend a good lizard? Note that I'm a complete newbie to reptile-keeping and I dont have the space for a beardie.
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Old 26-06-2009, 08:05 PM
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have you looked into crested geckos? there a great starter lizard and can live at room temps (as long as your house is not too hot or cold, if they get over 85f it can be fatal).
i went into my local pet shop for crickets and ended up comming out with 3 cresties, there so cute
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Old 26-06-2009, 08:14 PM
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If you don't want a leo I'd go for either a crested or an AFT.
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Old 27-06-2009, 12:17 PM
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Default Cresties win for me.

I picked up this little chappy bout 3month ago ah to die for.





Mind you in saying that I have seen different types since buying my cheeky chappy they all look sooooooo adorable!!!!

Good luck with what ever you decide hun.
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Old 27-06-2009, 12:21 PM
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a baby beardie or two would be alright in that viv for a while and their handleable and great fun
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Old 27-06-2009, 12:23 PM
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Default I agree

Beardies are great to prob is when they grow you will need a 4ft viv at least so it would be more outlay in the future.
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Bearded Dragon !!
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Old 27-06-2009, 09:55 PM
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a baby beardie or two would be alright in that viv for a while and their handleable and great fun
wow not a good answer my beardie is about 7 months old and is 18' with tail so if you got one you would need a new viv pretty soon
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Old 28-06-2009, 12:04 AM
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wow not a good answer my beardie is about 7 months old and is 18' with tail so if you got one you would need a new viv pretty soon
yeah have to agree my fiance has a juvie beardie and he is already in his 4 ft tank as we find they are very active (well are's is anyway). If you were to put beardies in it i would suggest plenty of levels so they can climb and have more space. But as i notice you said no to a beardie so would prob suggest hmm thinking ..... mourning geckos as they are tiny leo's erm or if you fancy going into snake maybe a small bread of corn snake. But TBH would search up on adult sizes of reptiles as the worst thing you can do is buy a small lizard for it to turn into a beast and have to get rid or make it suffer in a small tank
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Old 29-06-2009, 01:27 AM
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Crocodile Tree Monitor perhaps?

Nah, I reckon crestie's sound perfect for you, they don't need much space or heating (if any) and are great fun to handle, plus there are loads of amazing looking morphs to choose from. The only thing that requires much attention is there calcium and vitamin intake, especially when they are young. But tbh this is the same for most geckos and isn't that hard to get right.
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