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Old 11-01-2013, 11:35 AM
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We were thinking of getting a bearded dragon but after visiting the pet shop yesterday decided we just don't have enough room as they need more space than we can have.
So we need a new idea. We are on a narrowboat so places to home it are limited. Where we wanted to house it we only have 25cm depth and they don't seem to make vivariums/terariums with this dimension. So the next possibililty we have 45cm wide x 45cm deep (height not an issue).

Could you possibly recommend something that has some personality that is suitable for beginners and won't outgrow the room we have available.

Thanks in advance
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:46 AM
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Hi

We were thinking of getting a bearded dragon but after visiting the pet shop yesterday decided we just don't have enough room as they need more space than we can have.
So we need a new idea. We are on a narrowboat so places to home it are limited. Where we wanted to house it we only have 25cm depth and they don't seem to make vivariums/terariums with this dimension. So the next possibililty we have 45cm wide x 45cm deep (height not an issue).

Could you possibly recommend something that has some personality that is suitable for beginners and won't outgrow the room we have available.

Thanks in advance
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Take a look at crested geckos. Great little lizards, full of character and really nice to look at. A single one can live in a 45x45x60cm (LxDxH) glass exo terra tank. If you like the look and sound of them then take a trip over to the lizard section and they will be glad to advise on best equipment etc
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yep, definitely a crestie.
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Another crestie advocate here, they are great little characters
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:30 PM
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you could also consider gargoyle geckos too, they have the same care as cresties
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If you would be happy with something pretty that cannot be handled, have a look at day geckos. Also mossy geckos (rhacodacylus chahoua) which are related to cresties are another option.
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Agree with the previous suggestions.

If you're new to reptile-keeping, a crested gecko would be the simplest - in terms of setting-up and maintaining a suitable habitat. They're also very easy to get hold of, as is all the kit you'll need.
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I'll just echo what others have said and say crestie. Great for beginners and, personally, I think they look amazing.
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I would take a look at golden geckos they have easy care requirements and are so beautiful to look at, they aren't really one for being handled though.
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