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Old 28-08-2009, 02:31 PM
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Hey everyone,

I would really like to get a lizard or salamander.
Could anyone suggest a really small breed that can be handled?

I have read around before I created this thread, and think that alot of people are going to say a leopard gecko, is there nothing suitable smaller?

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For a salamander, read up fire salamanders. Or tigers if you can find any that is.

Leopard gecko's are the best bet though for a lizard.
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you could try rankins dragons or a long tailed earless dragon, these can be kept in groups as well.
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Old 28-08-2009, 04:06 PM
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Mini dragons maybe. There was an article on them in PRK a few months back that interested me. They look like tiny beardies but don't need much space and can live in groups.

Other than those i'd say a leo. Fantastic reps available in loads of colours and patterns, they stay small, they're cheap and easy to care for.
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You see the thing is, you asked for something that you can handle. Which nixes salamanders because they are amphibians and the oils on our skin are bad for them. As for lizards the most handleable are either bearded dragon or leopard geckos. Beardies get larger and require fairly big enclosures. Where leopard geckos stay a manageable (not that Bd's arent) size.
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I hear leopard Geckos get up to 11 inches big, that doesn't seem that small to me. (it may be for lizards, but i mean in general).
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I hear leopard Geckos get up to 11 inches big, that doesn't seem that small to me. (it may be for lizards, but i mean in general).
Most max out at 7-9 inches. Unless you buy a giant or super giant variation.
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Old 29-08-2009, 12:48 PM
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A good start is a beardie they are active during the day or a Leopard Gecko more active at night.

For something more advanced

Chinese Water Dragons - need quite a large setup though
You could go for a ackie either yellow or red, mine is called slinkie anyone with one will understand why.
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Leopard Geckos are not to keen on being handeld, but they dont get to big, Bearded dragon love being handeld and are'nt nocturnal, though they can get quite big, the best starter Lizzard ive found are Leopard Geckos
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do anoles like being handled? they seem a bit smaller.

bearded dragons look a bit mean, are they as bad tempered as they look? I am a bit concerned how big they get. I wouldnt like to have to return it to a pet shop someday.
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